September 16, 2021

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In Tune 2021 Call for Submissions - Deadline September 17th, 2021

Call for artist submissions! We are preparing a new volume of our In Tune compilation album series. This edition will be released as a double vinyl, and will be available to the public (preorders), and distributed to Canadian and international industry professionals in export markets.

This compilation will serve as a calling card of Saskatchewan music around the world throughout the year. Representing the best new music by our province’s diverse array of export-ready artists, it will enable SaskMusic to highlight a selection of songs that will help to open doors to showcase opportunities, airplay, publicity, and licensing opportunities for our artists. Submissions open to members in all genres.

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One-On-One Mentorship Sessions with CMI: Canada’s Music Incubator
Presented by Creative Saskatchewan

Calling Saskatchewan musicians! Creative Saskatchewan invites you to apply for a One-On-One Mentorship Session with CMI: Canada’s Music Incubator. Applications are now being accepted to receive a 60-minute online mentorship session with a CMI industry mentor. Selected participants will be scheduled to meet with a CMI mentor and will have the opportunity to discuss areas of development specific to their music businesses. The mentorship sessions are first come-first served for applicants who meet the requirements. The fee for the session is covered by Creative Saskatchewan, so there is no cost to selected participants!

The One-On-One Mentorship Sessions are customized to each selected participants’ needs. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • New releases
  • Marketing & branding
  • Digital strategy & social media
  • Funding & grant writing
  • Copyright & royalties
  • Negotiation & contracts
  • Improving gigs
  • Pitching
  • Communication & conflict resolution
  • Registering your business
  • Revenue & expenses
  • Publicity
  • Touring
  • Show Advancing
  • Festivals
  • Goal Setting/Action Plans
  • Song Analysis/Songwriting
  • Contracts
  • Negotiation
  • Finances
  • Team Building
  • Endorsements & Sponsorships
  • Anything else you'd like to discuss!

Applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis from Saskatchewan musicians who would be considered developing or emerging, along with Saskatchewan managers and music industry professionals. To apply, visit:


Office Update

SaskMusic Office Status Update

From September 1-December 1, due to rising COVID case counts in Sask, our two offices will be returning to virtual appointments for consults, questions, etc. Staff and our career track mentors are available for one-on-ones via phone or video chat at this time. We are working to develop health & safety policies for future planned events.  



!Earshot Distro New Offer:
SaskMusic Members get up to 50% off uploads now through January 31/2022

The NCRA/ANREC (Non-profit radio in Canada) has set up the !Earshot Distro system to allow artists and labels to upload their music and submit it directly to 75+ radio stations (Campus/Community/Indigenous and Podcasters) and their programmers (and growing). This is a non-profit system that eliminates the need to send out CDs or unsolicited emails.

SaskMusic members have access to the system from now through January 31/2022 at up to a 50% discount. You are encouraged to upload both your new and back catalogue releases onto the system. Their is no cost to create an account, the only cost occurs when you have completed uploading your material and wish to push the finished product into the library/catalogue. Pre-discount costs are $7.00 Canadian +Tax per song or $50.00 Canadian +Tax per album (8-20 songs).  Once a release is live in the system, there are no additional costs to keep it in the library. To obtain the discount code, login to your SaskMusic account ( and in the Backstage area, go to Member Resources.


Closing the Gap

National Survey: Closing the Gap

“Closing the Gap: Impact and Representation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC) Live Music Workers in Canada” is a national research project led by the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) and its partners. 

The study is designed to provide a more detailed picture of the opportunities for, and barriers to, addressing racism and discrimination in the live music sector. The study’s findings and recommendations will inform the development of an industry-wide action plan to implement more inclusive practices nationwide.

Anyone and everyone working in the live music community across Canada is encouraged to participate. Those completing the survey will have a chance to win a random draw for a $200 gift card every week the survey is open. A final report outlining the study’s findings and recommendations will be made publicly available at the conclusion of the research later this year at:

To take the survey:

Please share the survey if you're able.  #ClosingTheGap #ForTheLoveOfLIVE




Sound Check

Sound Check: Rock the Vote with Confidence, Sept 17 (online)

Election campaigns are noisy and confusing. They are also super important.

Join CIMA and several political experts this Friday, September 17 for Sound ✓ Check: Rock the Vote with Confidence - a free virtual town hall and pre-election primer designed to help the indie arts and culture community get clear on where the parties stand on arts and culture issues as well as affordable housing, climate change, health care, regulating Big Tech and Covid income supports.

Tune in for free this Friday from 3:00- 4:00PM (EDT) to gain helpful information and more context before heading to the polls on September 20!


New workshops and webinars are being added at!


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Call for SaskMusic Jurors!

Would you like to participate in future SaskMusic juries? Let us know and we'll keep you on our contact list for the next year.

Selection for any given jury (which might include showcase events/opportunities; awards; or other) will be dependent on the number of people interested, a pool drawn from local and national industry members, our desire to achieve a diverse jury, and the experience you indicate.

Sign up at:



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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Featured Singles/Videos

Submit Albums/News

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

Please check out the monthly songwriter groups Facebook pages for more information about upcoming meetings and whether they will be online or in-person.

Saskatoon group info:

Regina group info:


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