May 19, 2022

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Interview series

Indigenous Artist and Industry Interview Series

SaskMusic plans to acknowledge National Indigenous History Month (June) in various ways this year, including through a series of interviews celebrating music artists and music industry folks from around Saskatchewan who are creating/working in any genre of music. We plan to film 10-15 interviews on location in Regina, Saskatoon, and remotely over Zoom.

If you are an Indigenous artist or industry person interested in being interviewed, please visit:

Interviews would be shared on SaskMusic's social media accounts, made available to other media outlets, and provided for the interviewees to use.

Questions? Contact SaskMusic,
We are pleased to welcome L.J. Tyson as coordinator for this project. 


Pride 2022

PRIDE 2022!

SaskMusic is working on a PRIDE 2022 radio show to celebrate Sask artists who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. All musical styles will be considered. We will be compiling Spotify and YouTube playlists, as well as compiling a radio show to be pitched for broadcast to media partners. Some songs will also be selected for individual Feature spots on our socials.

To submit:



SaskMusic at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival

This Monday May 23, we're pleased to sponsor a free stage at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina, at Les Sherman Park following the parade. Performers include Wanda Gronhovd, ADEOLUWA, Marissa Burwell and more!

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next big thing

Pure Country’s 'The Next Big Thing' Returns

Are you an emerging Saskatchewan country artist? Pure Country 92.7 and the Regina Rail Yard Saloon have teamed up for the return of The Next Big Thing.

Two artists will be selected to perform in qualifying rounds on June 4th, 11th, and 18th with the finals and The Next Big Thing winner announced on the 25th.

There is one grand prize!

  • $2500.00
  • An opportunity to perform one set on stage at Country Thunder 2022
  • A makeover from Cornwall Centre
  • A Sawchyn Guitar package
  • A one year membership to SaskMusic, including all privileges.
  • A virtual performance on CTV Morning Live

More info and to apply


TACT: Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Sensitive Training

CAMP Sask Arts is pleased to be offering TACT: Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Sensitive Training at the Jack Millikin Centre on May 26th - 29th. The Jack Millikin Centre is located on the Ness Creek Site, 20 km NE of Big River, SK, about 2.5 hours north of Saskatoon. 

The TACT course is designed to enhance participants' understanding of community engagement through a culturally-sensitive and mental-health perspective.

Participants will be educated in cultural appropriation, cultural protocol, systemic racism, colonialism, white privilege, Treaties, land acknowledgements, trauma, vicarious trauma, inter-generational trauma, Reconciliation & Art, what to do with suicide and abuse disclosures, and how to make meaningful community connections when working with remote and under-served communities. 

Training is open to anyone wanting a broader education in both trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive delivery with a focus on building resilience and working with remote and under-served communities in Saskatchewan. There is a particular focus on securing over 50% of registered participants and presenters be First Nation, Metis, Inuit, BiPoc, Newcomers and Visual Minorities.

KEY LEADERS: Holly Yuzicapi (Knowledge Keeper, Workshop Coordinator, Cultural Sensitivity, Protocol, Appropriation, and Reconciliation and Art) and Eliza Doyle (Settler, Workshop Coordinator, Administration, Grants and Residencies) The way the course curriculum has been designed is a model for Reconciliation in the province, and this remains a strong objective of the workshop.

There are 2 levels of training offered, and those who have already attended ROUND ONE TACT last year will be registering for ROUND TWO TACT: Going Deeper. Here we will be looking into applying more concretely the information learned and applying it to our community work. 

CAMP Sask Arts has limited TACT spots available and they will fill quickly! Please get your registration in as soon as possible - once we receive your registration form we will follow up through email to collect your fees and confirm your registration.


Training begins Friday May 27th @ 9 am, and we encourage everyone to be onsite Thursday evening to get settled for a fresh start on Friday Morning.  

SaskMusic is a proud sponsor of this event.



Creative Saskatchewan Announces 2022-23 Program & Grant Application Dates

The 2022-23 Program & Grant Application Dates from Creative Saskatchewan have been announced! This includes opening and end dates for Sound Recording (Single, EP & LP), Music Video Production, Tour Support, and more!

Head over to their website for full details:

Don't forget SaskMusic members can book grant consults with us to help guide you through the process (especially useful if it's your first time applying) and review drafts before you submit. Book a consult at:




New workshops and webinars are being added at!


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Saskatchewan at Folk Alliance 2022

The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International (, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions). The 2022 conference will be a hybrid event, with the in-person portion being held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, May 18-22. This year, SaskMusic will be attending virtually.

Jeffery Straker and The North Sound have been selected for prestigious Official Showcases by Folk Alliance International and will be presented in performance in Kansas City for delegates from around the world. These showcases will also be recorded and made available for viewing the following day on the conference’s online platform for virtual attendees. Artists applied for this opportunity directly through FAI’s own intake process.

Conference delegates will be able to tune in to the Spotlight Showcase Week shows live and chat with other attendees.

Spotlight Week lineup:

Public tickets are available to view the online showcases at

Sask Artist Showcase Schedule

  • Jeffery Straker: Wednesday May 18, 1230am, private showcase event in the Alberta Room (Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO)
  • Jeffery Straker: Thursday May 19, 1120pm, private showcase event in the "All Music Starts Local" Room (Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO)
  • The North SoundOfficial Showcase: Friday, May 20, 700-7:30 PM at Washington Park Place 2/3 (Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO)
  • Jeffery StrakerOfficial Showcase: Saturday, May 21, 515-545pm at Washington Park Place 2/3 (Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO)
  • Jeffery Straker: Wednesday May 18, 1050pm, private showcase event in the Alberta Room (Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City MO)

In-person and virtual conference registrations are open at



Folk Music Ontario Seeking Showcase Applications
Deadline: May 27, 2022

This is your chance to perform for Folk Music industry from across Canada and around the world, from the Festival Directors who program Folk's biggest stages, to House Concert Hosts who program concerts in their living rooms, and every type of live venue in-between! Folk Music Ontario hosts all facets of the industry including Folk DJ's, Managers, Agents, Labels, Performers' Rights Organizations, Funders, Music Supervisors, and more. With their new model of showcase, you have maximum opportunity for visibility and discovery during your time to shine!

More information on showcases, shows, panels, development programs, networking opportunities, and award applications to be announced in the coming weeks! 

More info



M for Montreal Seeking Artist Applications
Deadline: June 6

After a hybrid 16th edition in 2021, M for Montreal is back in force! From November 16-19, more than 200 industry professionals will 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 the call for artists, presented by the Caisse de la Culture Desjardins, until midnight June 6. 

More info



Early this year, Stumbletown Distilling released a special Saskatchewan compilation album and is offering to donate net proceeds to SaskMusic. Early in the pandemic, SaskMusic offered assistance through the Emergency Financial Relief Fund and in March 2022 opened our Live Crew Support fund for an additional intake. We intend to refer any proceeds we'd receive from this project into that budget.

Message from Stumbletown:
"About a year ago, Stumbletown Distilling started a passion project with their friends at Shipwreck Seltzer to create a compilation of Saskatchewan music pressed onto purple vinyl. This project was born when live music was dead in the water because of the pandemic, so it was decided to donate proceeds from this project to SaskMusic in an effort to help those affected in the local live music scene.

We want to send our sincerest thank you’s to the team of creators who contributed to putting this record together. Our love for this province and the community it holds is something special, and it’s beyond time to share it with the world through music. Additional thanks to the musicians and artists who contributed their art towards making this compilation a reality. This passion project of ours would be nothing without your work! ⁣

Additional thanks to Howard & Lloyd, Colin Klassen and Clamp Down Record Pressing for their contributions."

With tracks by Ellen Froese, Alex Bent, Dump Babes, Knee Socks, Local Group, One Bad Son, The Liquor Shakes, Toria Summerfield, Dex Riley + Factor Chandelier, Elephant Seal, W3APONS, and Ritual Rabbits.

The album is available for purchase ($37 CDN) at:

  • Stumbletown Distilling, 1905 Quebec Ave., Saskatoon (open Thursday- Friday from 4-8, and Saturday from 3-9). Online orders can be picked up at this location as well or shipped.
  • Alt Haus, 617A Main Street East, Saskatoon

Learn more at



Featured Singles/Videos

Submit Albums/News

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 media outlets) 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!


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 and head to the Backstage under Member Resources.



Call for SaskMusic Jurors!

Would you like to participate in future SaskMusic juries? 

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 jury representative of our music community, and the experience you indicate.

Sign up at:


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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:

Regina group info:


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