January 27, 2022

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Recognizing Black History Month in Saskatchewan Music

This February, we're celebrating Black artists and music professionals from various segments of the Saskatchewan music scene.

Here are some components that will be coming up:

And additional initiatives that may be announced at a later date. Stay tuned!

With thanks to artists Rooky and Adeoluwa for their direction.
This project will be coordinated primarily by our current Research and Outreach Assistants, Rooky Jegede and Casey Ling. For more information, contact info@saskmusic.org


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Did you miss the Saskatchewan Music Awards?

You can watch them here on YouTube! Featuring performances by The Garrys, Katie Tupper with vbnd, Flash Back, and Jake Vaadeland and the Sturgeon River Boys.

View the winners and nominees at https://www.veryprairie.ca/sask-music-awards-home-1



Dale Speaking Five Review - Releasing to Radio Follow-up
Deadline: February 4/22

As part of this years Very Prairie music summit, we were joined by Dale Peters (Dale Speaking) for an informative session on releasing to radio. As a follow up, Dale will be scheduling one-hour meetings with five SaskMusic artist applicants who he believes are in a position to successfully release to radio. 

As requested by Dale as the genres he specializes in, SaskMusic members creating in the following genres are welcome to apply:

  • Country
  • Americana
  • Folk/Roots
  • Adult Alternative

​More info


SIGA Posting

SIGA Seeks Entertainment Buyer

A full-time position is open now in the Saskatoon SIGA office. The Entertainment Buyer is responsible for the strategic planning, booking and execution of the live entertainment experience at all SIGA properties. The entertainment strategy focuses on increasing casino visitation of new and existing markets and increasing revenue of gaming and ancillary services. Experience is required in the entertainment community, with talent agencies, as well as negotiating terms and project management. This type of experience is typically gained through a minimum of four years in a similar role. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Marketing experience is a preference.

For the full posting visit https://siga.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1828

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The closing date is midnight Friday, February 4/22.


SaskMusic Members get up to 50% off uploads now through January 31/2022

SaskMusic members: If you haven't uploaded your new + catalogue music to the !Earshot distro system for college/community stations to access, now's the time!

Login to your SaskMusic profile to access the discount code and instructions.
For non-members, it's still very affordable. A one time upload and it will be in the database for participating stations to access whenever they would like to spin your music. Contact us if you have questions!




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Breaking Down Racial Barriers: Anti-Black Racism in Canada's West Coast Music Industry

Join in this discussion geared towards the West Coast music industry from Breaking Down Racial Barriers presented to kick off BreakOut West Home Edition 2! This session will be crossposted to the SaskMusic Facebook page. 

More info


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


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SaskMusic Library Loans

We are pleased to open our library of equipment and music books to members. If you're looking to work on some projects or dive into some reading, you can take out high quality USB microphones, webcams, or leading music industry books from our Regina office. (Saskatoon options coming soon.)

To see the list of items available just login to your profile at www.SaskMusic.org/login and head to the Backstage under Member Resources.



Artist Applications Now Open for The Great Escape 2022
Deadline February 13/22

Calling all artists! Artist registration for The Great Escape 2022 is now officially open. The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, making  May 11th-14th, 2022 one hell of a weekend and a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures who come to TGE looking for the next big thing. Artist registration will close on 13th Feb 2022, but their bookings team are constantly monitoring and reviewing all submissions as they come in and will endeavour to be in touch with you as quickly as possible.

More info and to apply



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!



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!


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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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