February 14, 2020

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Valentines playlist

Love Bites? Love Rules? You decide!

Happy Valentines Day! We've curated two playlists, one for each extreme for the feeling Valentine's Day can generate. Our submissions were pretty equally split this year! Check them out on Spotify or the SaskMusic web player. Links below!

Love Bites!
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Love Rules!
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New FREE Skills Lab: Ask Us Anything!
Regina and online February 26
Saskatoon and online February 27

These sessions will be presented in a panel format, with folks from many areas of the music industry on hand to answer all of your burning questions in a group setting. Planning an album release? Have questions about exporting? Booking shows? Just getting started? We encourage you to bring all your random questions and we'll cover as much ground as we can! An anonymous question box will be available. 

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New workshops being added at www.saskmusic.org/workshops!


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Breakout west

Western Canadian Music Awards and Breakout West Festival!

Submissions for the Western Canadian Music Awards and BreakOut West Festival now open. The Western Canadian Music Awards celebrates the best of artistic talent in western Canada. 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, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4. Submission Deadline March 18/20.

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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/



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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Showcase submissions for AMERICANAFEST 2020 are now open
Deadline March 6, 2020

The 20th annual AMERICANAFEST® will take place September 15-20, 2020, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. With planning already underway, 2020 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana's influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST® brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for six days of music and education.

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RWG promo

Monthly Songwriters Groups

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

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


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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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