August 5, 2020

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Donny Parenteau Ticket Giveaway!

As part of our partnership with TCU place, we are giving away 10 sets of tickets to tomorrow's Donny Parenteau socially distanced concert! Email to claim a pair.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Live at the Sid Buckwold Theatre, TCU Place, the Social Distancing Concert Series will present Donny Parenteau on August 6 and Ponteix on August 8. Tickets for the one-hour concerts are $20 + service charges and can be purchased by phone at 306-975-7799, or in person at TCU Place, 35–22nd St E, Saskatoon (Monday to Friday, 9AM-4PM).

Tickets for each of the shows will be limited to comply with the current phase of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. All safety precautions will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure the safety of patrons, artists and staff.

The concert series is being sponsored by TCU Financial Group, a local credit union who has been helping people and businesses with their banking needs since 1952. They are delighted to support events and non-profit organizations that foster healthy and happy communities. Other partners include SaskMusic, Creative Saskatchewan, and SaskTel, who will also be recording, producing and publishing the shows to maxTV Local on Demand later in August.



Sask Venues Project - Pre-Orders Close Thursday, Aug 6

First to close. Last to open. Help us support Saskatchewan’s venues.

SaskMusic is proud to launch the Sask Venues Project. We have partnered with an array of artists, designers and music venues across the province to create a series of exclusive limited-edition tees. 100% of all proceeds go directly to support venues through COVID-19.

T-shirts for the first set of 13 venues are available now - but only until August 6 at midnight! Show your love & support for them through the pandemic with ALL sale proceeds going to the venues. Stay tuned, more venues to be announced in set two!





CFCR Radio Summer Camp for youth aged 12-16

The CFCR Radio Summer Camp will be a youth empowerment project focused on skill-building in the realms of Radio, Media, and Podcasting. Participants will be immersed in a creative, supportive online atmosphere where they will learn and be challenged through daily activities. The intended outcome will be for the youth to walk away feeling empowered, with all of the skills to host their own live radio or spoken word program. The final projects produced during camp will hit the airwaves, with downloads available online. Due to COVID-19, they are hosting the camp online via zoom. Youth will be encouraged to remain engaged with the station, and when CFCR is able to onboard new volunteers in person for live studio training, participants will be welcomed to come to the station in person.

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FACTOR Phase 2 Deadline Extended to August 12, 2020

IMPORTANT: The deadline to submit an application under Phase 2 - Part 1 (live music industry) has been extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This stream of funding assistance for Venues, Festivals, Artist Managers and Booking Agents.

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SMMART Applications are now open! Deadline August 21, 2020

SMMART stands for “social media marketing for artists”. SMMART aims to provide Saskatchewan artists with opportunities to create new digital content and then give them the skillset to turn that content into the various marketing products that will help them increase their profile online, gain new audiences and engage with both collaborators and consumers in new ways. Through eight online social media marketing workshops, artists will gain the knowledge to take their new digital content and use it to further their careers by creating strategic social media marketing campaigns. 

The Creative City Centre, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, and in partnership with SaskMusic and Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective, has launched SMMART to help creatives learn the essential social media marketing tools needed to succeed online.

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PASSPORT: Music Export Summit, Submissions Now Open

Applications are now open for a new edition of PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. The intensive professional development program is geared at career expansion for artist managers, music companies, and export-ready, self-managed artists in Canada.

Taking place in February 2021, PASSPORT will prepare music entrepreneurs with business skills and product development to help bring Canadian music to the world. PASSPORT is an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals with extensive knowledge and success in preparing artists for international export, and also from their peers.

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Alexis Normand

New Career Tracks Mentor Announcement: Alexis Normand

Recently named Francophone Artist of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards, Alexis Normand has also been nominated for several other awards, including a Canadian Folk Music Award and a Lieutenant Governor's Arts Award in Saskatchewan. She is a multi-instrumentalist and member of the internationally-touring folk trio, Rosie & the Riveters. She has been a full-time independent artist since 2009. She has toured across Canada and the U.S. and she has had domestic and international showcase opportunities such as Folk Alliance International, Americana Music Fest and Reeperbahn. She has received grant support from every funding body available to musicians.

Alexis joins the Career Tracks program to provide consultation and assistance with questions concerning: project management, grant applications, touring, self-booking, self-management/career planning, marketing plans, recording, and Francophone music industry knowledge.

Career Tracks offers confidential, one-on-one assistance to artists and music professionals. SaskMusic members can meet with our team to discuss career plans, marketing strategies, touring, songwriting and copyright, funding and grant applications, demo critiques/reviews, industry trends, or other relevant music topics.

To book a consult with Alexis or to read more about our mentors, click HERE


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The monthly Songwriters groups are currently meeting online via Zoom. Please check out their Facebook groups for more information about the next meeting.

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