April 16, 2021

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Announcing a New SaskMusic Member Benefit!

SaskMusic announces new member benefit, in partnership with Clampdown Record Pressing out of Vancouver, BC! We recently teamed up with the folks at Clampdown to offer SaskMusic members the following sweet deals:

  • On any order of 100-500 records, SaskMusic members will get a free upgrade of 50 coloured vinyl (mystery colour) all for the price of black records.
  • Orders of more than 500 records will get a 100 record coloured vinyl upgrade (mystery colour) for the same cost as black records.
  • Ordering more than 1000? Rob at Clampdown would be happy to discuss other options

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Studio Spotlights Episode 5: SoulSound Recording Studio

Our newest Studios Spotlights podcast episode is up now! In it, Ben Valiaho chats with Orion Paradis of Regina's SoulSound Studio.

You can listen to it, and our previous episodes at https://anchor.fm/saskmusic



NEW FUNDING Support for Live Music Events - FACTOR Canada

The purpose of this program is to stimulate the employment of Canadian artists and cultural workers, including technicians and other service providers and supporting workers, by providing financial support for live music events that use Canadian artists. These can be in-person presentations (adhering to local guidelines, with the understanding that these are in flux) and/or digital. It's intended to take away some of the risk factor of presenting events and get live event workers back to work.

Applicants can be for example: artists (for local or virtual tours), managers, booking agents, concert promoters, venues that have a capacity under 2500, festivals.
Ineligible: Radio/TV broadcasters; venues associated with a city/municipality or educational institution; not-for-profit festivals/presenters and others that are already supported by BCAH, CAPF and CCA. Some exceptions apply.

Priority will be given to equity-seeking populations and Indigenous-led organizations as well as applicants that do not traditionally receive Canada Music Fund funding but were eligible for the 2020 Emergency Support Fund.

SaskMusic note: While this is a rolling deadline, we encourage those interested to get your applications in ASAP as funding is expected to be exhausted at some point. Additionally, the sooner you apply, the sooner you would receive notice on whether you are successful or not, with summer/fall programming in mind. The lead applicant can only apply once to this program so you'll want to plan out your full roster of shows in the one application.

Learn more at http://www.factor.ca/live/ . If you'd like support/bounce ideas off for your application please let us know, info@saskmusic.org


breakout west

Breakout West Showcase Festival Submissions Now Open!

Showcase Festival Submissions are now open for BreakOut West which will take place in Winnipeg, MB, February 2 - 6, 2022! This moves the previously announced fall 2021 dates. Participants can enjoy early bird pricing until April 30, and the deadline for submissions is June 10.

For more info and to apply: https://breakoutwest.ca/




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


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#ForTheLoveOfLive Awareness Campaign

The Canadian Live Music Association has launched #ForTheLoveOfLIVE, an awareness campaign to bring attention to the damage COVID-19 shutdowns have caused Canada's live music industry.

Make some noise and tag Canadian Live Music Association on social media as you share your favourite live music memories, support artists and live music workers, and ensure live music remains at the forefront of recovery conversations.

Click the link below to access digital toolkits for fans and industry stakeholders, and instructions on how to engage with your local MLA/MP.




MusiCounts TD Community Music Program: Deadline April 23

Are you part of a youth-oriented non-profit, community centre, or after-school program that could use musical instruments and equipment? The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program provides up to $25,000 in instruments and equipment to non-profit organizations that operate outside of Provincial Departments of Education. The application deadline is April 23.

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Featured Singles/Videoshttps://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/p1b5aft60baybgl/

Submit Albums/Newshttps://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/p1j5txnh11l7bht/

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!


Matt Maw

Featured Career Tracks Mentor: Matt Maw

Matt Maw (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) is the Director & Lead Artist Manager at Red Music Rising. Matt brings over 10 years of multi-faceted music industry experience to RMR, along with a passion for artist development and a mission to amplify Canada's Indigenous artists on the global stage. Throughout his career, Matt has worked with some of Canada's most celebrated artists, Indigenous and otherwise, including Tanya Tagaq, William Prince, Riit, Jeremy Dutcher, Broken Social Scene, and BANNERS, among others. A graduate of the Harris Institute for the Arts, Matt has previously worked alongside organizations including Arts & Crafts Productions, Six Shooter Records and New Constellations.

Matt joins the Career Tracks program to provide consultation and assistance with questions concerning: grant writing, artist management, self-management, & team building.

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 Matt, or to read more about our other 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.

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

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


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