June 2, 2022

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Next Wave

SaskMusic's Next Wave Emerging Artist Accelerator Program
Deadline June 15, 2022

NEXT WAVE is a new program from SaskMusic, designed to provide emerging artists with the knowledge, strategies, and resources to develop and accelerate their careers internationally.

This multi-month program will be a personalized combination of mentor sessions, workshops, and learning opportunities, and will require a minimum time commitment of 12 hours between mid-July and December (estimated at 1-3 hours/month).

There are six artist spots available in the program. If the artist is a band, 1-2 members (typically those taking on self-management duties for the band) would be the participants in this program. While the majority of sessions will be presented in an online format, the program will end with an in-person mentor meet-up at SaskMusic's annual music summit, Very Prairie, in December.

Artists will walk away from Next Wave with clearly defined goals, an understanding of next steps in their musical path, and the confidence to make it happen.

SaskMusic members at an emerging to intermediate stage of development in their careers, located anywhere in Sask, are invited to apply.

Applications will be evaluated by an outside jury who are experts in international showcasing, with an intent to prioritize submissions from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or racialized, and/or who identify as youth (age 25 and under).

More info and to apply



Applications Now Open: Canada House at Americana Music Festival & Conference
Deadline June 10, 2022

SaskMusic, along with our partners Manitoba Music, Alberta Music and CIMA (The Canadian Independent Music Association) will be returning for an in-person showcase and business mission to Nashville this September. This year we're excited to announce that we'll be presenting a full afternoon of Canada House at the Americana Music Festival & Conference.

Held annually, the Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together thousands of legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars and industry professionals for five days of music and education. The 2022 edition will be taking place between September 13-17, 2022.

Presented by SaskMusic, Alberta Music, Manitoba Music & CIMA, the Canada House showcase will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022. This is an excellent opportunity for 6-8 Canadian bands to showcase to festival delegates and attendees.

More info and to apply


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: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/nihm-interview-spots-2022/

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, info@saskmusic.org.
We are pleased to welcome L.J. Tyson as coordinator for this project. 


Grant Workshop

Creative Saskatchewan Lunchroom Series Grant Workshop: Music

Join this free online webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 12pm to learn about Creative Saskatchewan's programs for musicians! We will discuss grants for commercial sound recording, tour support, marketing, and much more.

This webinar is presented to you by Creative Saskatchewan in partnership with SaskMusic.



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: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/pride-2022-radio-show-submissions/




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


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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


Juno masterclass

The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Seeking Artist Submissions
Deadline June 30, 2022

For the eighth consecutive year, the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music have partnered for Canada’s premier artist development program, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, in search of Canada’s next emerging artists. The selected artists will participate in a weeklong mentorship program in Toronto that will include workshops with artists and industry experts, giving them access to tools that will help prepare them in the next big steps of their careers.

Selected artists will attend JUNO Week 2023 and the 52nd annual JUNO Awards
in Edmonton, AB, where one of the artists will be chosen to perform at the JUNO
Opening Night Awards.

This program is the foundation for emerging artists who aspire to be JUNO
Award nominees and winners.

More info



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 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 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? 

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: 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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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


SK Arts Seeking Program Consultant
Application deadline: July 8

SK Arts seeks a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to fill the position of Program Consultant within its Programs Team.

The Program Consultant is responsible for developing strategies, policies, programs, services, partnerships, and relationships specific to individual artists, organizations, and communities. The Consultant also collaborates in the development, implementation and dissemination of other SK Arts funding programs and special initiatives and works with a variety of partners including professional artists working independently or collaboratively; arts organizations, schools and communities engaging in arts activities in partnership with Saskatchewan artists; and others who are seeking to benefit from involvement in the arts. The Consultant will respond to program enquiries, consult with potential program applicants, furnish advice about challenges that may be encountered during funded projects, and provide information regarding reporting requirements. They also will administer the process for reviewing grant applications in assigned programs and engage, as required, with external program partners. The Program Consultant is responsible for decisions that require professionalism, independent judgement and proactive approaches to problem solving.

More info


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