October 28, 2021

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Showcase Filming

SaskMusic Showcase Filming, Intake 2
FINAL DEADLINE 5pm Friday, October 29, 2021

We are seeking submissions from Saskatchewan-resident artists who are interested in having a live performance professionally filmed for the purposes of marketing their music and/or for export development opportunities. These performances will be filmed without an audience present, and following government-recommended pandemic protocols. Artists will be filmed in either Regina or Saskatoon with a professional sound and video crew on a date to be discussed with artists, beginning in November 2021 and running into 2022.

The footage will be used by SaskMusic for promoting the selected artists, and the Saskatchewan music industry as a whole, in domestic and international markets. The footage will be later available to the artists for their own use. Our first intake of this program saw artist footage utilized at virtual showcase events including M for Montreal, Folk Alliance International (Folk Unlocked), New Colossus Festival (Upstairs Neighbours), Liverpool Sound City Digital, and Canadian Music Week, as well as the Saskatchewan Music Awards.

More info



Home for the Holidays 2021 Concert Submissions

SaskMusic is looking for artists to perform live-streamed concerts for the holiday season. SaskMusic member artists are invited to apply for one of the available spots to perform a concert that will be streamed live on our social media pages, via Zoom to Facebook and YouTube.

We are looking for approximately 30-40 minutes (1 set) of live music content from Saskatchewan-based artists. This may consist of solo performers, duos, or even bands, as long as you can setup a mix suitable for streaming. We'll ask you to observe any public health guidelines that could be in effect at the time of the show, if selected. We welcome holiday-themed songs, but that's not a requirement. 

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $200* and are encouraged to create a tipjar/honorarium link where fans can also donate and that we'll post with your stream.
*Honorarium would be adjusted for sets that incorporate more than one musician in the performance.

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Sask Music Awards

2021 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominations Closing Soon!

SaskMusic is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination submission period for the 2021 Saskatchewan Music Awards. The fourth annual awards will honour excellence in the Saskatchewan music industry and celebrate the achievements of our music industry members over the past year. An awards event announcing the winners will be streamed online on January 20, 2022, in conjunction with the Very Prairie: Saskatchewan Music Summit.

SaskMusic notes, "We invite artists and industry members from all across the province to make submissions. There has been so much exciting music coming from Saskatchewan this year, with creativity continuing despite the challenges of the pandemic. We hope to see representation from a wide range of musical styles, cultural backgrounds, and artistic experiences of those working in our music scene. We look forward to a wonderful celebration honouring the hard work of our talented artists and industry members this past year."

Submissions for the SMAs will close at 11:59pm CST on November 2, 2021.

More info and eligibility critera


Export Program


Developing Your UK Market: Apply Now for Mentorship!

We are working with the UK-based Enki Music to provide direct information about the UK music market to SaskMusic members.

While touring internationally is difficult at the current time, progress can still be made in learning about options to release, market, tour and develop your team overseas. Topics of discussion may include things such as industry trends, how to market yourself as a foreign artist overseas, tour routing and festival markets, logistics, information on the publishing network, and more.

This program will be of interest to artists, bands, songwriters, and others. Spots will be provided in this intake to a range of artists, from emerging to export-ready artists.

More info and application form


Juno Awards


2022 JUNO Award Nominations: Submissions Bursary
Deadline: December 10, 2021

Making a JUNO Awards nomination submission this year? We want to help!

SaskMusic will accept applications from Saskatchewan-resident artists and music industry professionals to have the costs of their CARAS voting membership plus up to two nomination submissions for the 2022 JUNO Awards reimbursed (to a total maximum reimbursement of $225 plus tax per applicant).

More info



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!




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


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!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.



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/



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!


Cultural Careers


Blenders Seeking Cultural Festivals Events Manager / Artistic Director

Blenders in Swift Current is seeking a new Festivals Events Manager / Artistic Director! Reporting to the Board, the Events Manager / Artistic Director oversees and manages the general operations and infrastructure of Cultural Festivals including, but not limited to, artistic direction, financial and operations management, fundraising, marketing, and public relations. The Events Manager / Artistic Director will implement the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

Full Job Posting


Side Door Seeking Folks for Show Support (remote work)

Side Door Access Inc. (Side Door) is a digital booking and ticketing platform whose mission is to support artists by providing tools and resources to facilitate performances virtually and in non-traditional performance spaces across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the UK. As a website platform, this technology-based company with dedicated customer support is innovating the touring model for performing artists by promoting accessibility, agency, and removing barriers to entry. Artists, hosts, presenters, and audiences sign up for free, connect through the online community and expand the landscape of opportunities for artists.

Side Door is looking for dedicated applicants who are tech-savvy, with strong written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for music and the arts. The ability to problem-solve under pressure and work independently is a must. The nature of the work is to be one of a team of folks who are assigned shows to support, booked on the Side Door platform.

Full Job Posting


Birthday Cake Records Seeking Label Manager (remote work)

Birthday Cake Records is looking for a Label Manager to help take its rapid growth to the next stage. The ideal candidate has experience in the music industry at a label, distributor, marketing, or management firm. They are a driven individual with the ability to juggle projects and competing priorities, while meeting deadlines. Strong communication is essential, as they have to liaise with a range of people and ensure everyone is kept on the same page. Clarity, honesty, and responsiveness are key. The confidence and capacity to make decisions, manage information, and coordinate plans, timelines, proposals, applications, and reports is important.

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Mighty Cypress Seeking Administrative Assistant (remote work)

Mighty Cypress is an Artist Management company that launched in Winnipeg in 2015. The Administrative Assistant’s primary role is to support the Artist Manager by taking things off their plate. This is a varied role with the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of business and personal tasks. 

The Administrative Assistant is a motivated individual that enjoys working behind-the-scenes to solve problems and complete administrative tasks. They have the ability to juggle projects and competing priorities, while meeting deadlines. Strong communication is essential. The confidence and capacity to administer information, coordinate plans, timelines, proposals, applications, and reports is important. They will need to have meticulous attention to detail and be able to work under pressure — much of the work is responding to the needs of other people.

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