October 1, 2021

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Work Placement

SaskMusic: Seeking Applications for Student Work Placement

SaskMusic has obtained a grant from the Government of Canada via the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada to bring on a student for a full-time 18-week internship this fall-winter.

Our intern will work alongside our staff in an administrative capacity, assisting with tasks including data entry and research collection, outreach to individuals in the music industry, and helping to provide information and resources to our membership. The intern will help us with various projects including the Very Prairie Music Summit and Saskatchewan Music Awards (which may be presented online this year), and the marketing of the Saskatchewan music industry.

This opening will be of interest to an individual who has a passion for music and/or the arts and would like to learn hands-on about the music industry, and the day-to-day workings of a busy non-profit association, while garnering practical administrative experience.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

In respect of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, our staff devoted time yesterday to listening, learning and reflecting upon the stories of residential school survivors and Canada's colonial history. "It's the last day of Truth and Reconciliation Week, but the journey to Reconciliation is one we must continue to walk together" - NCTR

Events/learning opportunities presented by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) throughout this week are being made available for viewing at https://nctr.ca/education/trw/general-public-schedule/

We have also gathered a small list of resources on our website https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7131/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation 



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: https://canadasmusicincubator.com/creativesask1-on-1/



Seeking Music Instructors for the Sask Music Directory

Are you teaching music lessons of any kind this fall, and have openings? You can submit yourself into the Sask Music Directory, with categories for both in-person music instruction (https://www.saskmusic.org/directory/search-directory/category:music-instruction) or the newer Online Music Lessons category (https://www.saskmusic.org/directory/search-directory/category:online-music-lessons)

It's free to submit. Just login to your SaskMusic account at www.saskmusic.org/login and go to Listings!


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.  


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: www.canadianlivemusic.ca.

To take the survey: https://ca1se.voxco.com/S2/114/clmaclosingthegap/



!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 (www.saskmusic.org/login) and in the Backstage area, go to Member Resources.




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


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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: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/saskmusic-juror-signup-2021/



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/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

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: https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonsongwriters/

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


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Got gigs? Whether they're streaming concerts or live shows as things begin to open up - pls send your show details to gigs@saskmusic.org so we can add them to our calendar!


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