November 20, 2020

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Winter showcase

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Winter Showcase Intake

We are seeking submissions from Saskatchewan-resident artists who are interested in having a live performance professionally filmed for the purposes of marketing their music and/or for export development opportunities. These performances will be filmed without an audience present, and following cleaning and social distancing protocols. Artists will be filmed in either Regina or Saskatoon with a professional sound and video crew on a date to be discussed with artists

Submission Deadline: extended to 5pm Monday November 23/2020.

More info and to apply


Folk Unlocked

Folk Alliance: 'Folk Unlocked' Showcase Opportunity
Deadline Nov. 26 (midnight)

SaskMusic is teaming up with BreakOut West, Manitoba Music, Alberta Music, and Music BC to present a pre-filmed showcase at Folk Alliance International's 'Folk Unlocked' Virtual Conference, February 22-25, 2021. This is an opportunity for two Saskatchewan acts (solo artists or bands) who perform in folk, roots, and related genres to perform for (virtually) and network online with influential music industry professionals from the Canadian and international folk and roots community.

Presented by Folk Alliance International, Folk Unlocked is a four-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship.

More info and to apply


Export Program

UPDATED SaskMusic International Export Consultant Program

Working in partnership with the UK-based Enki Music, one-on-one consultations with in-market experts are now available to export-ready SaskMusic members based in Saskatchewan.

We recognize the impact that COVID-19 and the inability to tour has had on many artists' careers, and we hope through this program we can help artists who are at pivotal points in their careers to better understand their options, to workshop campaign strategies, and to develop in-market infrastructure. Artists who have previously performed internationally, or who had plans to tour internationally that were impacted by the pandemic, are encouraged to apply for a consult.  

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Self Care in Surreal Times

Self-Care in Surreal Times led by Amanda Scandrett
December 2, 2020 at 7pm online

In workshop #4 in our 4-part series on pandemic wellness, we will focus on Self Care in Surreal Times. The holiday season is often reason enough for self care, so as we move through these unprecedented conditions into the upcoming holiday season we all might need a bit of additional grounding and centring. 

Our workshop will focus on features such as:

  • What is self care, actually? (We'll go beyond chocolate and bubble baths—you might be surprised!)
  • Self care & the pandemic: What even "works" anymore?
  • Tips and resources for creating your own self care plan as you move through the holidays and into 2021

This workshop aims to offer a variety of experiences to tap into your inner wisdom in order to identify self care strategies that will really work for you. This workshop is part education, part meditation, and part creation. The intention is that you will leave feeling a little bit lighter and a lot more inspired by your own inner potential.

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SaskMusic Announces Free Member Access to !earshot Digital Music Distribution System

SaskMusic has announced our support for the MAPL!e Grant,  which will primarily feature FREE access to the !earshot Digital Music Distribution System (“!earshot Distro”) by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and other areas that support under-represented artists and musicians in Canada, related to radio.

The NCRA/ANREC has secured agreements with the majority of national and provincial music associations in the country and is offering access to grants between November 16, 2020-March 31, 2021 to upload content to the !earshot Distro system. Tens of thousands of musicians, artists and labels across Canada will have a new, environmentally friendly way to distribute their music to stations. Across the participating associations, this totals around $5 million worth of services.

How to Participate

SaskMusic members can find the information in the Backstage area of the website once you're logged in. Additionally, members can request their access codes by emailing All our members are invited to upload their entire back catalogue of releases into the system for discovery by community radio.

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Home for the holidays

Concerts and Playlist Considerations
Deadline December 3, 2020 (5pm)

This year to celebrate the holiday season, we are seeking artist submissions for 2 options:

1) Online Concert
We'll be assembling a special concert(s) of various artists that will be aired online in mid-December. If selected, your video must be provided to us by December 14/20.

2) Playlists 
Our annual holiday playlists are back! Submit your release-ready song(s) that are holiday, winter, or seasonally-themed for playlist consideration (up to 2 songs per artist). Songs selected will be added to our website, Spotify, and/or YouTube holiday playlists for the public to enjoy throughout December. Originals, covers, and traditional music is all fine to submit.

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Nominee announcement

You're Invited to the Saskatchewan Music Award Nominee Announcement on November 30 at 11am

SaskMusic is excited to invite you to join us as we announce the nominees for the 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards. This year we’ll have to do things a little differently, so we’ll be streaming on our Facebook page and YouTube channel, joined by a special musical guest.

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. The SMAs, and the Best Saskatchewan Albums public poll, were created to draw attention to the exceptional musical talent of our artists here at home. We believe music is more important than ever in lifting spirits. Our creators continue to create; and we want to recognize the resiliency and dedication of those continuing on with their craft, despite the enormous challenges this year has posed.

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The Garrys 

Saskatchewan Showcasing Artists at M for Montreal

M for Montreal is back for its 15th year, offering a unique virtual edition for industry professionals, November 18-20/20.

M for Montreal is internationally renowned for its showcase festival and conference held annually in November, as well as for its recurring satellite events in the main music markets around the world. M for Montreal orchestrates pivotal windows of opportunity for artists as well as essential business development rendez-vous for the local and international music industry

SaskMusic staff will be participating online to build connections with industry colleagues, attend conference activities and garner support our Saskatchewan showcasing artists, The Garrys and Patient Hands. These two export-ready artists were selected by M for Montreal organizers after applying directly through the festival’s own submission process. SaskMusic then facilitated the filming of live performances by the artists using local venues and crew, to create unique viewing experiences for conference delegates. These M showcase performances will be premiered and available to registered M badge holders only from Friday November 20 at 2pm EST until Sunday November 22 at 11:45pm EST.

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CJTR Got it Covered

CJTR Regina & CFCR Saskatoon Present Got It Covered: Vol 3

SaskMusic is a proud sponsor of the "Got it Covered" project. Part three of this wonderful fundraiser project between CJTR in Regina and CFCR in Saskatoon is out now! The compilation features Saskatchewan artists covering other Sask artists' tracks in this one-of-a-kind project! Mastered by Orion Paradis at SoulSound in Regina. Take a listen and grab the album off Bandcamp here


Studio Spotlight

Saskatchewan Studio Spotlight Podcast Series

We recently launched our Studio Spotlights podcast series! This series is intended to introduce you to and celebrate the many recording studios, from small in-home setups to stand-alone commercial studios, in Saskatchewan - and the people behind them.

You can check out the first few episodes HERE or on Spotify.




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Earl Pereira

Welcome Earl Pereira to the Career Tracks Mentorship Program 

Earl Pereira got his rock n’ roll pedigree as a founding member of Wide Mouth Mason, who had 3 gold records, three 3 JUNO nominations and a host of other accolades and awards. He has toured the world, playing nearly 3000 shows and opening for iconic acts such as The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Guess Who, Alanis Morissette, Van Morrison, The Tragically Hip, and many more. Pereira was also named one of Canada's top bassists in Canadian Musician Magazine. 

After establishing himself as one of the more entertaining musicians in Canada, Pereira began to work as a performance coach inspired from both his love for performing and watching the world renowned ‘live producer’ Tom Jackson at a workshop during Canadian Music Week in 2008. Over the past 10 years, Pereira has coached over 200 artists and bands helping drastically improve their live shows and ability to impactfully connect with audiences. Pereira has held workshops at high profile conferences such as Peak Performance Project, Song Rise Conference, and Breakout West.

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 Earl or to read more about our mentors, click HERE



Featured Singles/Videos

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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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