April 21, 2022

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Quick survey

SaskMusic Mini Survey

As in-person events start ramping up we'd like to get a sense of where you are at this spring and what your current priorities are. We would greatly appreciate hearing from you in this 5-minute survey, and there's a cash draw to enter for those who complete it!

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Opportunity Open to Emerging Indigenous Musicians
Call for applications open now for music incubator, closes on April 28

A call for applications is now open for the OHSOTO'KINO Music Incubator, which will run this summer at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). Emerging musicians of all genres from Indigenous communities across Canada are encouraged to apply. 

OHSOTO'KINO is a Blackfoot phrase, which means 'to recognize a voice of.' This title acknowledges the Blackfoot people and the territory on which National Music Centre resides. NMC's National Indigenous Programming Advisory Committee is leading the direction of the initiative designed to forge stronger bridges of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

The OHSOTO'KINO Indigenous Music Incubator is a five-day intensive artist development program. Four to six emerging Indigenous artists will converge at Studio Bell to learn new skills, connect with music industry experts from across the country, and hone their craft and professional chops. Applications are now open until April 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm MT.

Learn more and apply at studiobell.ca/ohsotokino



Annual Bursary and Mentorship Program for Indigenous Artists in the Canadian Music Industry

MDM Recordings Inc., is thrilled to open submissions for the newly launched Henry Armstrong Award, a bursary and mentorship program created to develop, elevate, and support the diverse talents in the Canadian Indigenous music community. The Henry Armstrong Award (HAA) is open to all Indigenous music artists across Canada (excluding residents of QC due to restrictions), with submissions closing May 13th. Following the application window, a juried selection process will begin via a committee of Canadian music industry professionals, with the chosen act receiving a $10,000 bursary along with a tailored mentorship program of professional development services, announced on National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st.

For more information and eligibility requirements for the Henry Armstrong Award please visit http://henryarmstrongaward.ca/


FACTOR deadlines

FACTOR Deadlines Approaching

Juried Sound Recording 
The always-popular Juried Sound Recording application deadlines for 2022-2023 have now been announced, with an upcoming deadline of May 5

Music Festival Reopening Fund
In keeping with the federal funding announcement of last June, a $7 million budget has been allocated to the Canada Music Fund for 2022-2023 to support music festivals’ return to in-person events. This is sure to be a much-needed benefit to reestablishing the community connection of artists and audiences, with an upcoming deadline of May 6.

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


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Contest Opportunity: CBC Music's Toyota Searchlight 2022
Deadline May 5, 2022

Toyota Searchlight is CBC Music's long-running hunt for Canada's undiscovered musical talent. Could that undiscovered talent be you? Or a Canadian musician you know?

Starting April 20, all you have to do is upload an audio file or video to YouTube — what you consider to be your very best original song in any genre.

You'll be able to sign up using their new easy-to-use Toyota Searchlight entry form. Please note that you will be judged on the audio of your song only, not the video. And with expanded prizes, Toyota jumps in as the title sponsor this year to support the search.

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OSAC Seeking Artist Applications
Deadline May 9, 2022

Applications to OSAC Showcase 2022 are open! Performing artists, agents, and managers are invited to apply through the www.iwanttoshowcase.ca platform. Showcase will take place October 14-16, 2022 in Saskatoon, SK. Deadline to apply is May 9, 2022

Did you know that Skip Taylor from OSAC is part of our Career Tracks Mentor program? If you have any questions about Showcase or applying, don't hesitate to book with Skip! https://www.saskmusic.org/how-to/book-a-consult



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. 

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closing the gap

New National Study by Canadian Live Music Association

A new national study by Canadian Live Music Association , #ClosingTheGap reveals the disproportionately impacted and underrepresented experiences of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour live music workers in Canada.

You can access the report at https://www.canadianlivemusic.ca/closing-the-gap


music declares emergency

Music Declare Emergency - Canada

Music Declares Emergency (MDE) is an independent group, created by artists, music industry professionals and organisations concerned at the lack of a cohesive, industry-wide response to the climate emergency. 

MDE represents all areas of the music industry irrespective of genre, role, gender, race or sexuality and is led by individuals united by a deep concern for the climate and ecological emergency we currently face. We recognize that the music industry, due to its unique challenges needs its own group to drive this debate.

MDE is an independent group that includes individuals who have been directly inspired by, or involved in a variety of environmental organizations and land defence movements in Canada and other music industry professionals.They work to embed environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work, and business practice.

There is now a Canadian chapter for the organization – which is the first of it’s kind in the country to focus on the climate emergency amongst the music community. They’re volunteer driven at the moment and looking to amplify the message to artists across Canada.

Check out their Canadian one pager HERE

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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!



Submit Your Music to CBC via the Local Music Project

CBC wants to help local talent elevate their voices and get their music into more ears locally and beyond. The goal of the Local Music Project is to help introduce our audience, new and old, to Saskatchewan-made music - everywhere and any way we can.

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SaskMusic Library

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.



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/


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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