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IndustryMusic and Entertainment
GenreIndigenous,Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap & Throat Singing
FounderThor Simonsen
HeadquartersIqaluit, Nunavut
Website[// ] 

Founded in 2016 by Thor Simonsen, Hitmakerz is a full-service record label based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, specializing in creating world-class Inuit and Indigenous music.[1]


In 2006, “International” by Thor Simonsen was nominated for a Planet Award: Best New Artist. In 2008, FAROE5 won the Faroese Music Awards|Faroese Music Award for Best New Artist. In 2010, FAROE5 was #1 for 10 weeks on the Faroese Pop Charts (Mús/KVF), with their song, Tell Me Now Pt. 2[2]


In 2018, Kelly Fraser’s album, Sedna, was nominated for the Indigenous Music Award: Best Pop Album, and nominated for a Juno Award: Best Indigenous Album [3]That same year, Jhyve was nominated for a Juno Award: R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (Human) and Aasiva reached #3 in Pop Album Sales for iTunes Canada[4]. In 2019, Angela Amarualik was nominated for three Indigenous Music Awards, she ended up winning Best Indigenous Language Album[5]. Angela also reached the #1 spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown along with Ajungi[6]. In 2020, Joey Nowyuk won an Indigenous Music Award for best music video for his debut single “Nalligigaku (Because I Love Her)”[7]

Production History


2010 – FAROE5 (self-titled)


Thor Simonsen “Territorial”

Jhyve “Human”

Kelly Fraser “Sedna”


Angela Amarualik (self-titled)

Aasiva (self-titled)


Ajungi (self-titled)


Shauna Seeteenak “Therapy Sessions”

Joey Nowyuk “Tumitit”

Community Involvement

Ajungi Mentorship

A songwriting/musical training online and virtual mentorship.

Arctic Hitmakerz

A Songwriting/musical training in 13+ Nunavut communities[8].


Ukulele/musical training with Aasiva in 3 Nunavut communities[9].


Pre-employment and essential skills training for at-risk youth in Arviat[10].

Iqaluit Landscaping

Temporary low-skill employment for at-risk youth in Iqaluit.

How to Buy a House in Nunavut

An educational book on financial literacy for those living in Nunavut[11].


  1. Krewen, Nick (February 7, 2020). "HITMAKERZ: ADVOCATING FOR THE NUNAVUT SOUND". Socan.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Biography – Thor Simonsen". Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  3. Music, Manitoba. "'Sedna' by Kelly Fraser". Manitoba Music. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  4. News, Nunatsiaq (2019-05-21). "Two Inuit songwriters pick up Indigenous Music Awards". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  5. News, Nunavut (2019-05-18). "Angela Amarualik earns Indigenous Music Award". NUNAVUT NEWS. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  6. Melanson, Jenna. "PREMIERE - Angela Amarualik releases video for "Sapingillunga" | Canadian Beats Media". Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  7. "Indie Week Canada connection helps net Indigenous Music Award – Indie Week Canada 2020 Online Nov 10 – 14 – Log On + Connect + Progress". Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  8. Zerehi, Sima Sahar (August 24, 2016). "'Chasing their dreams:' Nunavut Hitmakerz hold music workshops for youth".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Sharma, Rajnesh (2019-12-01). "Iqaluit musician teaches ukulele to youth in three Nunavut communities". NUNAVUT NEWS. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  10. News, CBC (January 5, 2019). "Employment training in Arviat to give youth tools for 'positive change'". CBC News.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. News, Nunatsiaq (2017-05-15). "New Nunavut guide offers help and hope to potential homeowners". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

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