December 13, 2019

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Best Sask

FINAL STRETCH of voting to determine the Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year!

It’s been another fantastic year for Saskatchewan music! From outstanding singles, EPs, and albums, to international concert stages, our artists are making their presence known at home and well beyond our borders. From the albums released in the past year, we've assembled our Long List of 40 diverse albums and now we need your help to determine the BEST ones of 2019. We encourage you to listen to as many albums as possible before voting, of course.

The Top 10 Saskatchewan Albums of 2019 will be announced the week of December 16. Only one vote per IP address will be recorded (even if you are able to reload the page). Voting closes at midnight, Friday, December 13, 2019 CST (extended).

This project is to promote and celebrate Saskatchewan music. We seek to raise more awareness of our province's music and celebrate our artists’ many successes over the past year. The top album as determined by this poll will receive the Saskatchewan Music Award for "Album of the Year." 

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Holiday Mingle

SaskMusic Holiday Mingle, December 20 in Regina

You're invited to a casual mixer for musicians, artists, industry, friends, colleagues as we get ready to celebrate the holidays! We saw you in Saskatoon for Very Prairie, now come on down in Regina to 'cheers' with us, have some snacks, and enjoy some merry vibes. Bring-your-kids-friendly. The Club side of The Exchange (2431 8th Ave.)

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Sask Music Awards

Announcing the 2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners!

On Nov. 28/19, SaskMusic celebrated the artists and behind-the-scenes music industry professionals of our province with the Saskatchewan Music Awards, held at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.

Interspersed with trophies being handed out were live performances by respectfulchild, Autopilot, Yellowsky, 3 Moonjask, Jay & Jo, and a collaboration between Megan Nash and Jay Semko.

2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners

Alternative Artist of the Year: Foxwarren 

Country Artist of the Year: (TIE) Hunter Brothers and Tenille Arts

Electronic Artist of the Year: Rumpus

Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year: Patient Hands

Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Samurai Champs 

Metal/Loud Artist of the Year: Untimely Demise

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year: Reignwolf 

Roots/Folk Artist of the Year: (TIE) Kacy & Clayton and The Dead South

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Eekwol and T-Rhyme 

Single of the Year: Hunter Brothers, “Lost”

Industry Achievement Award: The Broadway Theatre  

Producer of the Year: Mario Lepage

Venue of the Year: The Broadway Theatre 

Music Video of the Year: Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Petite Fleur,” Ponteix

The Breaking Borders Award, presented by The Derek Bachman Foundation:
Two Recipients, Reignwolf and respectfulchild

In addition to the awards that were handed out at the event, the Album of the Year recipient will be decided by public vote, through the online poll “Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2019,” running November 29 through December 13 (accessible through The Long List was announced at the awards show.

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Holiday Playlist

Need Holiday Tunes? Check out our SaskMusic Playlist!

Enjoy some Holiday and seasonal music released by Saskatchewan artists - both new and from years gone by! Available on both Spotify and the SaskMusic website.

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Volunteer Applications Now Open for the JUNO Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) invites the public to volunteer to participate in JUNO Week 2020 in Saskatoon, SK. The week-long music celebration commences Monday, March 9, closing with the country’s biggest night in music – The 49th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast – which will air live across Canada on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on Sunday, March 15.  

Volunteers will have the chance to meet and work alongside like-minded music lovers, while experiencing first-hand the unique opportunity of participating and assisting in the execution of a pillar event in the Canadian entertainment industry. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older to qualify.

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Apply To Play JUNOfest! Deadline December 20, 2019

For two jam-packed nights, JUNOfest presented by CBC Music will showcase artists, of all genres, from across the country. Featuring over 50 artists in more than 10 venues performing for fans, media and the music industry, JUNOfest will light up Saskatoon, SK on March 13 & 14, 2020.

JUNOfest applications are open to:

  • All genres
  • Solo acts and/or full bands
  • Canadian artists only

JUNOfest is for Canadian artists only. Priority is given to JUNO Award nominees and artists/bands from the Saskatoon, SK-area. All bands will be notified by March 1, 2020.

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Jazz Fest

Performance Opportunity: SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Saskatchewan artist applications are now being accepted for the 34th annual SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, July 3rd-12th, 2020. Whether it's the mainstage, a bustling street corner, intimate theatre, or late night club, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival shines a spotlight on the incredible talent that calls Saskatchewan home.

They want to hear from musicians and bands of any and all genres who are interested in performing during the annual festival! Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 10th, 2020.

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Great Escape

The Great Escape 2020 - Showcase Opportunity, Deadline Feb. 11/20

The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, making 13th-16th May 2020 one hell of a weekend and a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.

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CMW open

Apply to Play Canadian Music Week 2020! Deadline December 15/19

Each year Canadian Music Week (CMW) attracts hundreds of artists and industry from around the world to gather in Toronto, ON for five days of live music, learning, and making new connections. Now is your chance to take part in it! CMW is back, May 19 - 23, 2020. Spend your days attending panels, one-on-one meetings, and more at the music conference before you head out for the night to showcase in front of new fans, fellow musicians, and industry friends.

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Monthly Songwriters Groups

Saskatoon: Next meeting is Sunday, January 5, 1pm at Studio XII (9-1025 Boychuk Dr.) The group meets the first Sunday of each month. Everyone welcome.

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Regina: Next meeting is Thursday, January 16, 7pm at SaskMusic Regina (1831 College Ave). The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome!

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SaskMusic Holiday Hours

Please note that both of our offices will be closed to the public from December 23, 2019, re-opening on January 6, 2020. If you need assistance in that time, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!


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The following is a small sample of listings you can find in our Saskatchewan Events Calendar, one of the biggest resources for live shows around the province, plus Saskatchewan artists show dates across Canada.

You can add your own shows by logging into your SaskMusic account or forward them by email.


Cultural Careers



The Regina Symphony Orchestra is hiring: Executive Director

In partnership with the Music Director, the Executive Director will lead one of Canada’s oldest symphony orchestras into new opportunities for dynamic growth and renewed connections with the communities of southern Saskatchewan. The Executive Director works with the Board, Music Director and administration team in the development of a strategic long-range plan for the RSO. The Executive Director also develops and executes the annual business strategies and has responsibility for all business and administrative operations.

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