July 8, 2021

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Workshop Announcement: Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training

presented in partnership with the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre, September 7, 2021 from 1-4pm (online)

Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training (SST) is a program created by SSAIC and designed to train professionals and community members alike to receive disclosures and support survivors in a compassionate and trauma-informed way.

Survivors of sexualized violence have experienced a trauma, and deserve to be treated with care and compassion. Survivors report that the way they are supported when they first disclose has a significant impact on their self-worth, resilience, and healing. With this training, we hope to equip as many people as possible with the tools to best communicate, understand, and guide them to their next steps to begin their healing.

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SaskMusic Presents: In Conversation with Crystal Shawanda

Join us Tuesday, July 13 at 7pm (online) for a special conversation with Juno Award winning performer, Crystal Shawanda

Crystal Shawanda is an Ojibway/Odawa/Potawatomi artist with True North Records, from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She began singing when she 3, and recorded her first album in Nashville when she was 13. A multiple JUNO Nominee and winner, CCMA winner, Canadian Radio Music Awards winner, and multiple winner of the APCMAs. Making the switch several years ago from country to blues, she has had multiple Maple Blues awards nominations, and her album "Churchhouse Blues" stayed on the Roots Music Report charts for 36 weeks. Crystal Shawanda is the highest charting Indigenous artist in the Billboard BDS Era, and is the highest charting Canadian female artist for a solo performance on American country radio to date. Crystal is also a producer and the CEO of New Sun Music, the only Indigenous-owned record label to chart a song on mainstream radio. She has also been a board member of Nike N7 since 2008, which has granted millions of dollars to Indigenous youth across Canada and America. 

‚ÄčIf you'd like to ask Crystal a question, please email darwin@saskmusic.org to have it included! 

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Updates to the SaskMusic Board of Directors!

At our AGM last week, we welcomed 5 new faces to our Board of Directors. Welcome to Andrea An, Megan Nash, Brad Bellegarde, Marian Donnelly and Allyson Reigh!

Our thanks for your service to outgoing directors Jared Robinson, Derek Watson, Malcolm Whyte, and moving into Past President role, Kurt Dahl.

Our annual report 20/21 is posted online HERE


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!

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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

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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!



#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.



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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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