January 30, 2020

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SaskMusic is partnering once again with Music PEI to allow one SaskMusic artist/songwriter member to participate in their annual Canadian Songwriter Challenge, taking place May 17-23 in Charlottetown PEI. SaskMusic members from all styles are invited to apply. Travel and participation expenses will be covered for the selected songwriter!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 2, 5pm.



International Women's Day

International Women's Day Performer Submissions 2020

Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 5pm

SaskMusic is pleased to announce that we will be presenting simultaneous events in Saskatchewan on March 7, 2020 in celebration of International Women's Day, and with the generous support of FACTOR Canada. Similar events are being coordinated by music industry associations across Canada.

We are seeking submissions from Saskatchewan-based original artists and bands interested in performing at one of our concerts.



Valentines Playlist

Valentine's Playlist Submissions

Is Valentine’s Day something to look forward to, or a day you'd rather sleep through? To have some fun with these differing points of view, SaskMusic is curating opposing playlists of Saskatchewan music. We are now accepting submissions of songs that would fit on either playlist.

These playlists will be found on our radio player and Spotify in February, and be promoted across our social media. Saskatchewan artists who have recorded songs in any genre that lyrically relate to either topic are invited to submit them for possible inclusion prior to the deadline.





Writer's Block and Co-Writing, with Jay Semko

Sunday February 2, 1pm

SAC Saskatoon Regional Writers Group (Saskatoon Songwriters) and Studio XII Music & Dance Co. will present a workshop at their February meeting.

Singer/songwriter Jay Semko will take you through his methods for overcoming writer’s block and for becoming a GREAT co-writer. As bassist/singer/songwriter with The Northern Pikes, as a solo singer/songwriter who has written and recorded with many of the best in music, and as an award-winning music composer for film & television, Jay has encountered almost every conceivable situation in songwriting and composing.

For example: tight deadlines, writing with people one may have just met, writing with a purpose, making it happen in challenging situations, and most importantly, COMPLETION - Jay will share his experiences and skills to improve your songwriting, whether you are just beginning your songwriting journey or you are already an experienced songwriter...and the most important element - FUN!! Everyone has the ability to IMAGINE and CREATE, and Jay will help you get more out of songwriting adventures!

Join them for an insightful and informative workshop! At Studio XII, 9-1025 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon.


Sask Arts Board

Grant Programs Workshop

The Saskatchewan Arts Board will be holding a 90-minute grant program workshop with a Program Consultant, including an overview of Arts Board grant programs and activities, as well as some exercises in getting participants familiar with how grants are put together and evaluated. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Saskatoon, Tuesday, February 4, 7-9 p.m.
PAVED Arts, 424 20th St West



Bookmark our workshop page to keep tabs on presentations by SaskMusic and others: www.saskmusic.org/workshops


The Regina Public Library: Rapper’s Guide to Mastering Tracks

February 6, 2020

Learn how to make you finished tracks sound like professional hits. Save your files into the format you need for SoundCloud, Spotify and more! Please register before the workshop here:




Guitar Theroy Jam W/ Erik Mehlsen

February 9, 2020

Bring your Acoustic guitar, come learn a few things, and enjoy playing some guitar with a wonderful group of people.

They will be on the CLUB side of the Exchange on 8th avenue.

This is open to all ages / all skill levels.

Cost is $10 to atten...



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Juno Nominees

Sask JUNO Nominees

We're very happy to congratulate the The JUNO Awards 2020 nominees!

Breakthrough Group of the Year: Hunter Brothers
Country Album of the Year: Hunter Brothers, State of Mind
Alternative Album of the Year: Foxwarren, Foxwarren
Traditional Roots Album of the Year: The Dead South, Sugar & Joy
Album Artwork of the Year: Terri Fidelak (art director, designer and illustrator) and Carey Shaw (photographer) for Belle Plaine: Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath

The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, March 9-15, with the televised JUNO Awards taking place on Sunday, March 15 from SaskTel Centre and broadcast live on CBC TV, the CBC Gem streaming service, and via cbcmusic.ca/junos. It will also air as a live radio special on CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC LIsten app.

Tickets to JUNO events are on sale now.

View the full list of 2020 nominees at https://junoawards.ca/2020-nominees/

Tune in to CBC Sask's "Blue Sky" at noon on Monday to hear us chat about Sask's representation.


Breakout west

2020 Western Canadian Music Awards and
Breakout West Festival Submissions

The Western Canadian Music Awards celebrate the best of artistic talent in western Canada. Submissions can be made by the Artist/Industry professional themselves or they can be submitted on the Artist’s/Industry professional’s behalf.
Check out the categories and learn more here.

Each year 50+ bands from across western Canada are selected to showcase for international and Canadian delegates at BreakOut West. Apply to showcase for artist managers, booking agents, festival buyers, label reps and more this year in Winnipeg, September 30-October 4.
Learn more about festival applications here

Submission Deadline: March 18/20.

BOW Jurors

Would you like to jury for the Western Canadian Music Awards?

Learn more here!



Apply to Volunteer at the JUNOs

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) invites the public to volunteer to help with JUNO Week 2020 in Saskatoon. The week-long music celebration commences 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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Monthly Songwriters Groups

Saskatoon: Next meeting is Sunday, February 2, 1pm at Studio XII (9-1025 Boychuk Dr.) This month is a workshop with Jay Semko - see below! The group meets the first Sunday of each month. Everyone welcome.

Group info: https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonsongwriters/

Regina: Next meeting is Thursday, February 20, 7pm at SaskMusic Regina (1831 College Ave, West side door). The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome!

Group info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258208420940008/


Sled island

Sled Island Performance Opportunity

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival (June 24-28/2020, Calgary AB)
Deadline February 7/20

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 40,000 attendees in more than 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.




Take the MMF Survey

Help out our friends at Music Managers Forum Canada with their survey to help them determine how to best serve the Canadian management community (artists and others welcome to contribute), and you could win a free MMF membership. Survey deadline extended to February 7, 2020; it'll only take 5-10 minutes.

Take the Survey


There are many other deadlines and opportunities posted on our website - updated regularly!

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Send us your events!

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.


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