February 10, 2022

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black history month

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. We will be rolling out features on our social media pages all month long.

Check out our Youtube playlist of industry interviews >

Check out our Youtube playlist of songs

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



International Women's Day Co-writing Weekend
Deadline: February 17/22

SaskMusic presents an online co-writing event March 12-13 as part of our International Women's Day activities for 2022. A forum to exercise your co-writing skills, collaborate with new peers, and have a fun, inspiring weekend. Sign up before Feb 17!

For this project, twelve songwriters will be selected and organized into groups to co-write. Each group will be matched with a mentor to help them through the process. Those chosen for this event will also participate in opening seminars about co-writing and generating song ideas, plus group sessions to allow for networking.

Songwriters applying for this opportunity must be available online from 10am-5pm on March 12, and 1-5pm on March 13.

More info



Artist Applications Now Open for The Great Escape 2022
Final Deadline Reminder: 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


Breakout West

Breakout West Showcase and Awards submissions now open!

Although they just wrapped their digital event, Breakout West is ready to get rolling for fall's IN-PERSON BreakOut West in Calgary, September 28-October 3/22. Festival submissions are now OPEN! Western Canadian acts - apply to perform live! 

More info



M for Montreal Seeking Artist Applications
Deadline: June 6

After an hybrid 16th edition in 2021, M for Montreal is back in force! From November 16 to 19, more than 200 industry professionals are awaited in Montreal to participate in an event once again combining online activities and various in person happenings. 

Artists and professionals wishing to apply for the Official Selection of this 17th edition can answer to the call for artists, presented by the Caisse de la Culture Desjardins, from today until midnight on June 6. 

More info


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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




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.



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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