September 4, 2020

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A Note on all Sask Venues Project T-Shirt Pre-Orders!

Thank you so much for your patience as we wait for all pre-ordered shirts to be finished printing by our friends at Motif Marketing. We should have all the shirts back by September 9th, with them being delivered shortly after. We're also excited to announce a second round of designs coming soon, once again with 100% of all proceeds go directly to support venues through COVID-19.



SaskMusic and TCU Place Present: Social Distancing Concert Series

Along with partners TCU Financial Group and SaskTel Max, SaskMusic co-presented concerts of three talented Saskatchewan artists, representing a re-opening of live music at the Sid Buckwold Theatre, TCU Place, Saskatoon. Held August 6-8, the concerts featured Donny Parenteau (Prince Albert), Megan Nash & the Best of Intentions (Moose Jaw), and Ponteix (St. Denis) and were filmed by SaskTel Max TV, with a socially distanced audience also present for the Donny Parenteau and Ponteix shows. All three concerts can now be streamed on MaxTV’s Local on Demand.

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BOW home

Registration Reminder, BreakOut West: Home Edition

BreakOut West is moving online for 2020! This year, the annual festival and conference was set to take place in Winnipeg, MB from September 30 to October 4. In response to the ongoing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, BOW 2020 will be making the shift to a virtual event, bringing attendees a 15-day immersive online experience that provides artists and industry the opportunity to expand their careers through informative keynotes and panel discussions, mentorship meetings, networking mixers, wellness moments and new music discovery.

BreakOut West: Home Edition will kick off on September 25 with the Western Canadian Music Awards, the winners of the artistic and industry categories will be revealed during a special livestreamed event. Passes for BreakOut West: Home Edition is now OPEN and available for $50 each, with discounts for members of the Western Canadian Music Industry Associations, SOCAN, CIMA and CLMA members. 

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FACTOR 101: Info Session for Hip Hop and R&B Artists

On September 10 at 4:30pm, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) presents FACTOR 101: Info Session for Hip Hop and R&B Artists. Learn more about FACTOR and how you can get started to apply for funding. This free webinar is designed to provide an overview of FACTOR programs, application process, and eligibility requirements. They will cover in detail the two juried programs, Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording.

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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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WAM protools

Women's Audio Mission Presents: Pro Tools for Absolute Beginners - Free Event

Want to learn Pro Tools but don't know where to start? It doesn't have to be scary. Walk through the absolute basics of Pro Tools with Women's Audio Mission Staff Engineer Layla Moheimani. Learn why Pro Tools is the industry standard, how to start a new session, basic editing, and where to go to learn the next steps.

This session is for absolute beginners who are unfamiliar with Pro Tools, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. During this time of social distancing, Women's Audio Mission has launched WAM Everywhere to bring important workshops, trainings, and networking events to women, girls, and gender non-conforming folks everywhere who are passionate about music, audio, and sound.

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RWG promo

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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Dan Hawie Career Tracks

Featured Career Tracks Mentor: Dan Hawie

Dan Hawie is a Toronto-based Project Manager / A&R at Last Gang Records. He also handles all Canadian operations for Dualtone Records. He has worked with several Grammy and JUNO-nominated artists over the past decade, and is currently overseeing record cycles for The Lumineers, Chromeo, Rhye, Holy Fuck, Mt. Joy, Operators, Loving and more. Prior to joining Last Gang/Dualtone, Dan worked as a Marketing Manager for a number of years at Dine Alone Records.

Dan joins the Career Tracks program to provide consultation and assistance with questions concerning: indie labels, building your team, all levels of marketing, album release strategy, navigating streaming and best practices, social media presence, publicity, press releases, bios, EPKs, public and community radio, commercial radio, brand strategy, etc.

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 industry topics.

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


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