June 24, 2021

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National Indigenous History Month Concert Presentation
Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm

SaskMusic and FACTOR Canada are presenting a special online concert in honour of National Indigenous History Month, airing 7pm Thursday, June 24 on SaskMusic’s Facebook and YouTube pages. More than a local dozen artists from different musical styles have been paired with video mentors to create unique music videos over the past weeks, and we’re excited to share this premiere with music fans. Tune in on the 24th, and watch for the lineup announcement coming soon.

Following June 25, the concert will also be available to watch on SaskTel maxTV Local on Demand.

Artists involved in this concert

  • Allison Strong “Set You Free”
  • Angus Vincent “Pasiko”
  • Berk Jodoin “Indian Boy”
  • Biz Nico “Let It Go”
  • Donny Parenteau “Those on the Frontline”
  • Gypsy Moonbird “Star Journey”
  • Jarrid Lee “It’s Time”
  • Lyrico Keller “Famous”
  • Nige B “Dear Machine Remix”
  • Nowujalo “Warrior”
  • Patrick Moon Bird “Little Tears”
  • Raven Reid “Bruises”
  • Riva Farrell Racette “Stolen Sister”
  • Ryan Peekeekoot “Let It Go”
  • Terri Bear “BP”
  • Yvonne St.Germaine “Sorrow Road”

More info


SaskMusic AGM June 28

A reminder that our Annual General Meeting for 2020-2021 will be held on Monday, June 28, 8pm (Sask time) online. You must be an Individual, Band or Corporate Member of SaskMusic to vote on motions and elections presented during this meeting. Youth members are also welcome to attend this virtual event.

Members may vote in advance or on June 28 during the AGM, but not both. All votes will be combined to determine the final election results. Members have received a separate email containing further information.


artist in residence

Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre Musical Artist in Residence 2021

The City of Regina | Municipal Government, in partnership with SaskMusic, is seeking a Regina-area artist to create music, songs, sound art or musical material that speaks to their lived experience as an ethnocultural minority in Canada. The residency will provide the opportunity for a sound artist or musician to explore themes such as cultural heritage, cultural identity, traditions, customs, storytelling, racism, equality and diversity.

The Artist in Residence will operate out of the City of Regina’s Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Sept 1–Nov 1/21. The artist will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 30 hours per month over two months to develop musical content for the residency. The artist can work in any genre and may also work remotely. Deadline for interest is June 30.

More info


Summer Jams

Seeking the summer vibes for our Sask playlist!

We're hard at work building our annual summer Sask playlist! Got a great track for us? Bops, bangers, jams, dreamy summer-vibe, and feel-good songs, send them our way!

Submission Form



Deadline Extended! SMMART Free Social Media Training Course
Apply by June 25

Artists, do you want to learn how to 'do' social media more effectively? Apply now for the FREE training course called SMMART! In the process of learning social media marketing skills, you'll create new videos / content.

  • Applications accepted from Saskatchewan artists working in the music, spoken word or visual art sectors
  • Eight-week (one session per week) training program delivered online, developed and delivered in partnership with Strategy Lab, a Regina-based social media marketing firm, and partners SaskMusic and Sakewewak
  • Committed to ensuring equal representation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in each cohort.
  • Deadline extended to June 25

Apply / More info: https://smmart.ca/


behind the board

Behind The Board - Celebrating Sask Techs & Crew

Our Behind the Board series continues - you can read all the features here https://www.saskmusic.org/news/artist-and-industry-spotlights

If you are a professional sound tech or live crew worker in Sask who'd allow us to feature them in this series, please contact shawn@saskmusic.org.



Sask Studio Spotlight Series 

Our Sask Studios podcast continues! This series will introduce you to and celebrate the many recording studios, from small in-home setups to stand-alone commercial studios, in Sask - and the people behind them.

You can catch the series at https://anchor.fm/saskmusic or https://open.spotify.com/show/2ymco8OVv0kZU26qsLVC5K?si=pw4fPshpTz-yQEeziv81lg

Are you a SaskMusic member who is a producer and/or studio owner? Hit us up for a feature by emailing ben@saskmusic.org!




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


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SaskMusic Member Benefit!

SaskMusic announces a 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

More Info



#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.




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!


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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