October 8, 2020

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 Nominations Underway For The 2020 Saskatchewan Music Award

SaskMusic has recently announced the opening of the nomination submission period for the 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards. The third annual awards will honour excellence in the Saskatchewan music industry and celebrate the achievements of our music industry members over the past year. An awards event announcing the winners will be streamed online on January 24, 2021, in conjunction with the Very Prairie: Saskatchewan Music Summit.

​“We invite artists and industry from across the province to make submissions, and are hoping to see representation that reflects the diverse range of musical styles, cultural backgrounds, and individual experiences of those contributing to the Saskatchewan music scene. It’s an immensely challenging time for our industry, and we look forward to celebrating and sharing the work of our talented artists and industry members from the past year.”

​Submissions for the SMAs will close at 4pm CST on October 30, 2020.

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Sask Venues

Announcing the Second Round of Sask Venues Project Designs

SaskMusic is proud to launch ROUND TWO the Sask Venues Project. We have once again 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. The first round of shirts are now sold out and no longer available.

In addition to t-shirts directly supporting venues, we have created two special Support Live Music options, with proceeds going into a fund to support live crew workers, including sound and lighting techs, tour managers, and riggers. While venues re-open in various capacities and scattered locations across Canada, many highly skilled live workers will not be able to resume regular work until large scale concerts and festivals return. We hope to raise enough funds to offer a number of bursaries to individuals in this sector.

Please note that these shirts are available for pre-order only and will only be available to order until October 16, 2020. After that they will no longer be available. All orders are expected to ship in early November.

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Culture Days

Culture Days x SaskMusic Present: Free Workshops

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. 

Reimagined to engage and delight despite the times, Culture Days has extended beyond the traditional Weekend to a 4-week interactive, immersive arts and culture experience happening across Canada in-person where possible, and online.

This year, SaskMusic is proud to present four FREE workshops as part of Culture Days.

Tuesday, October 6 - The Vocal Routine: How to Achieve Your Best Vocal Performances

Thursday, October 8 - Introduction to Songwriting
Have you always wanted to write a song? This workshop will be geared to those who are interested in songwriting fundamentals, and those in the early stages of their songwriting habit.
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Tuesday, October 13 - Artist Bios 101: How to Write A Bio That Gets You Noticed
Every artist wants a great bio because it can be a powerful part of your marketing toolkit. In this session we'll dive into the basics - you'll learn about what should and shouldn't be included, what parts of your backstory are interesting to your audience, and how to highlight your best achievements. Get started with a bio you feel proud to post and send!
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Thursday, October 15 - Rhythms At Home
Come and join Jayson Brinkworth as he takes you on a fun journey in percussion. We will explore some everyday items and found sounds that are great percussion instruments, make an amazing sounding tape drum and work on drumming techniques to make your everyday plastic bucket sound incredible!
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Please contact brittney@saskmusic.org with questions or for help with registration


Juno Juror

Become a Judge for the 2020 JUNO Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) will be celebrating 50 years of the JUNO Awards in 2021. A national celebration of Canadian music, the 50th annual JUNO Awards will take place in Toronto, ON.

The JUNO Awards are looking for 350 judges; 10 judges for each of the 35 of the craft and technical award categories. To qualify as a judge you must be a Canadian actively working in the Canadian music industry. The ten selected judges for each category are balanced evenly across age, province, gender, ethnicity, language, and occupation. 

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Become a FACTOR Juror!

FACTOR relies on the participation of members of the Canadian music industry to determine which eligible projects are funded under FACTOR’s Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs. These members are called Jurors.

Jurors are volunteers with substantial music industry experience. Their knowledge, expertise, and ability to interpret the current music landscape makes them qualified to help FACTOR assess which applications have the most potential for success within FACTOR’s mandate.

FACTOR draws on a broad and diverse range of industry professionals to help funding reach artists in every community across Canada, in a wide spectrum of genres and styles. We believe that peer evaluation ensures a fair and transparent process and promotes equal representation throughout the industry.

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Feedback Requested: SaskMusic Wellness Workshop Series

We are currently seeking member feedback into a series of wellness workshops we are currently presenting with Amanda Scandrett. Creating in Crisis: Tapping into the Creative Process to Access Coping Skills and Vitality and Working With Ongoing Change: Embracing Creative Flow to Cope and Thrive, we are interested in knowing what you'd like to see next. 

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New workshops and webinars are being added at www.saskmusic.org/workshops!


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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.

Saskatoon group info: https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonsongwriters/

Regina group info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258208420940008/


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Cultural Careers



Regina Folk Festival Seeking Artistic Director

The Regina Folk Festival (RFF) is a non-profit organization that humbly works and plays on Treaty 4 Territory (Regina, SK), the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people and the homeland of the Michif/Métis Nation. At its core, the RFF is about community and artistic celebration. Each August, audiences gather on the lush green lawns of Victoria Park to experience world-class performances at the RFF’s premier event: the Regina Folk Festival.

As Artistic Director (AD), you would be responsible for the artistic direction, personality, and development of the RFF and its events: the annual summer Festival in Victoria Park, RFF Concert Series, and Winterruption.

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