SMA Nominations Now Open, Announcing Youth Songwriting Event!
2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominations Open!
SaskMusic will honour excellence, and celebrate the achievements of our music industry members over the past year, with the Saskatchewan Music Awards. The awards will be held on November 28 in Saskatoon, in conjunction with the Very Prairie: Saskatchewan Music Summit, running through December 1, 2019. The Summit will welcome industry professionals from across Canada and abroad for an intensive conference.
Artistic: Artist of the Year Categories. There are no sales qualifications for these categories. Please note these are broad categories; if you don’t see your exact genre listed, simply apply in the most appropriate one.
- Alternative Artist of the Year
- Country Artist of the Year
- Electronic Artist of the Year
- Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year
- Hip Hop Artist of the Year
- Metal/Loud Artist of the Year
- Rock/Pop Artist of the Year
- Roots/Folk Artist of the Year
- Indigenous Artist of The Year
As well, we will recognize the Single of the Year, Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year, Venue of the Year, and Producer of the Year. The Derek Bachman Foundation will present the Breaking Borders Award.
Please carefully review the award guidelines including eligibility criteria, then submit!
Submissions will close at 5pm CST on October 15, 2019.
More info and submission form
Announcing Young Songwriters Event!
We are gauging interest in a free youth songwriting event which would be designed for those aged 14-18 (approximately). This would consist of a introduction to songwriting workshop, overview of how co-writing works, and the opportunity to try co-writing with others from the group. (You can opt out of co-writing if you like, and just write on your own, but we do encourage you to try it. No pressure!)
This event would be open to any Saskatchewan songwriters at any level of experience, however, you'll get the most out of it if you have tried writing a few songs already. You do not need to play an instrument to participate.
We'd love to get your input on days and details. Check out more info.