October 23, 2020

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Workshop Announcement! Initiating Personal Change & Growth: "Creating in Unideal Times"

Even in these exceptional times, life is still happening all around us. We do still have goals, dreams, and ways that we want to be living our lives. When it comes to goal-setting and doing during this time, two different reactions tend to arise: 

1. Push through, get it done, keep going- This reaction can easily lead to exhaustion and overwhelm in pandemic times (I bet you already knew that!) Or
2. Do nothing- While this response tends to help us rest and slow down (which we absolutely need right now!) we aren’t necessarily getting that opportunity to feel alignment or in flow.

This workshop aims to offer a variety of experiences to tap into your inner wisdom by tapping into your creative flow to start to create some movement in your life.

This is the third segment in a four part series led by Amanda Scandrett.



We're Hiring


We have just announced two temporary, part-time contract-based positions with SaskMusic. Both are distance-based, and run November 2020-January 2021. Applications close November 4/2020 or when the position has been filled. We are already seeing applications coming in, so if you are interested we do recommend checking out these postings ASAP and replying as noted in the postings. Click each link below for more information.

Indigenous Music Coordinator - will handle Indigenous music market development initiatives, with a specific focus on upcoming video showcase opportunities, the Very Prairie music summit, and other resources.

Production & Event Coordinator - handles all aspects of project management and event production for an upcoming video showcase series, including scheduling and advancing performances, liaising with venues and crews, and reporting on the project.


JUNOs 50

Submissions for JUNO Award nominations are now underway!

NEW: This year, SaskMusic is pleased to be offering bursaries to Saskatchewan artists to help cover the cost of your JUNO submissions! There are also a number of categories that are free to submit into this year! Learn more about the bursary.

If this is your first time applying, you can catch one of CARAS/The JUNOs' webinars on how to submit your work. They will discuss eligibility requirements, fees & deadlines, updates for 2021, the benefits of becoming a CARAS Academy Delegate, and more.
Register for October 22 webinar
Register for October 29 webinar


Sask Music Award nominations

Deadline October 30, 4pm. Free to submit!

Submissions continue 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.

On the Artistic side, there are nine broadly defined Artist of the Year Categories. These are main headings for categories that cover many related styles of music - every genre of music is invited to apply.

  • Alternative Artist of the Year
  • Country Artist of the Year
  • Electronic Artist of the Year
  • Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year
  • Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • Metal/Loud Artist of the Year
  • Rock/Pop Artist of the Year
  • Roots/Folk Artist of the Year
  • Indigenous Artist of The Year

As well, we will recognize

  • Single of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Album of the Year, determined through the Best Saskatchewan Albums annual campaign, with the winner decided by public vote.

The Industry side of the Awards include categories of

  • Industry Achievement Award
  • Venue of the Year
  • Producer of the Year. 

You can see all the guidelines here, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions about your submission:

...or sign up as a volunteer Juror!
Would you like to participate in future SaskMusic juries, including for the Sask Music Awards? Please let us know and we'll keep you on our list through our next year. Selection for any given jury will be dependent on the number of people interested in volunteering, a pool drawn from local and national industry members, our desire to achieve a diverse jury, and the knowledge level you indicate. See more at the form, and thanks in advance: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/juror-signup


NEW: Our latest #BenandBritt news update is also available here if you missed it.

Ben and Britt video




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


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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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Have you recently released or will soon be releasing an official single, music video, or album, in any genre? Have some exciting music news to share?
We want to know what you've got going on! Even if we follow your socials, we (and other media) don't see, or catch everything you post about.
Please let us know your release date and/or other activities. Just follow the links above!


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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.

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

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


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