June 16, 2022

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First Peoples Creating

GUEST PLAYLISTS for National Indigenous History Month 2022

This month, SaskMusic invited four guest curators to create unique and personal playlists celebrating Indigenous music artists from or with ties to Saskatchewan. Thank you to curators Aurora Wolfe, Berk Jodoin, Patrick Moon Bird, and T-Rhyme!

Playlists from Berk Jodoin and Aurora Wolfe can be found on our Spotify https://open.spotify.com/user/22wayzl2vtdyozaeped4q4dvi?si=6880a14c8c9c41ee
and YouTube channels https://www.youtube.com/user/saskmusic/playlists
Tomorrow we will be sharing one from Patrick Moon Bird.
Playlist homepage: https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7230/guest-curators-for-national-indigenous-history-month

Thank you to CBC Saskatchewan - Afternoon Edition which will also be showcasing these curators and artists each Friday in June between 4-6pm.

Also, watch for the first pieces from our Interview Series with host LJ Tyson to be posted in the coming days!

We are pleased to be supporting National Indigenous Peoples Day programming this year including:

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, near Saskatoon, June 21 https://wanuskewin.com/
Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre, Victoria Park Saskatoon, June 21 https://www.simfc.ca/ (Silver Sponsor). Event details available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/539296544475639
Qu'Appelle Valley Friendship Centre in support of their one-day pow-wow at traditional Treaty Four Grounds in Fort Qu'Appelle, https://www.facebook.com/quapellevalleyfriendshipcentre
Regina National Indigenous Peoples Day event, City Square Plaza, Regina, June 21 https://www.facebook.com/events/837685180957232/

Our National Indigenous History Month programming is made possible in part through the financial support of FACTOR Canada (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), the Government of Canada, and Canada's private radio broadcasters. 



SaskMusic's Annnual General Meeting

The SaskMusic Annual General Meeting for our fiscal year 2021-2022 will take place online Sunday, June 26 at 7pm. Current members have received information on how to register for the AGM and about the open positions on our Board of Directors. (Reminder to members: nominations close today at 5pm!)

If you'd like to participate in the AGM, and are not currently a member, you can find membership information by logging in to www.saskmusic.org/login.

We look forward to 'seeing' everyone on the 26th!


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 Radio Show and Events

Born out of the fight for equal rights for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Pride is a global month of action and celebration, with communities across Canada participating in events taking place annually in June. 

SaskMusic is presenting a one-hour PRIDE 2022 radio show to celebrate Saskatchewan artists who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Hosted and curated by Regina artist Zochi, thank you to 91.3FM CJTR Regina Community Radio and 90.5 CFCR Saskatoon Community Radio who will be broadcasting the show this month:

still to come: CFCR Thursday June 16, 630-730pm

Zochi is a Regina-based singer and songwriter, who takes pride currently in expressing herself in/with different sounds of music/genres like hip hop, Afro beats, jazz to name a few, aligning it with new school/ a new school feel. She calls herself a contemporary gospel artist. Heavy on the contemporary because she identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Seeking to express God's love through her music while being authentic to the core of her being.

In addition to the radio show we have compiled Spotify and YouTube playlists.

Some songs will also be selected for individual Feature spots on our social media. You can submit here:



Voting open for the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards!

Voting is now underway for the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards. Electronic voting will be open to all current members of the western Canadian music industry associations (including SaskMusic members) and to jurors for final voting to select the winners. Please check your inboxes for full voting instructions!



Artist Development Program: Next deadline July 14, 2022

The Artist Development Program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward one year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring & showcasing, video production, marketing and promotion. These activities must be detailed in an Artist Development Plan, which will be submitted to FACTOR as a required element of the application. This program is intended for emerging artists. Contact us if you'd like to book a consult to walk you through some of the details.

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In partnership with SOCAN, the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) has launched AID: #ForTheLoveOfLIVE, a relief initiative in support of Canadian independently owned and operated live music venues, with a capacity of 500 or fewer, that are struggling due to devastating losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Through AID: #ForTheLoveOfLIVE, a total of $30,000 will go to eligible music venues that have experienced significant financial challenges due to the pandemic. The last two years have been especially devastating to small, independent live music businesses who are vital contributors to our Canadian culture and economy. 

Live music venues are a lifeline for the many artists for whom touring and live performance are important sources of income. Small live music venues must be strong to enable the Canadian music ecosystem to thrive. 

Independently owned and operated venues under 500 capacity in Canada are invited to apply for AID: #ForTheLoveOfLIVE between June 13 and July 13, 2022. Venues will be selected by blind, random lottery between July 14 and August 1, and announced on August 4. A total of 30 venues will receive $1,000 each to help with their recovery.

To learn more visit https://www.aidfortheloveoflive.com/ 




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


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Applications Now Open: Canada House at Reeperbahn Festival 2022
Deadline: June 17, 2022

CIMA is excited to be heading back to Germany for Reeperbahn 2022.They’ll once again be hosting Canada House and presenting showcases. This is a fantastic opportunity to access the 4th largest worldwide music market with Reeperbahn attracting thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe. To learn more about Reeperbahn click here.

They’re currently looking for bands/artists that can showcase at this year’s Canada House, so here’s your chance!

Please note this application is open to partner hosts as well.

When: September 21-24, 2022 (Possible pre-event in Berlin)

Where: Hamburg, Germany

Details: If you are applying for showcases, you will not be charged. If you are accepted the presenter of the showcase will be charged (ie. A provincial host partner of CIMA's). Please note that each artist must have a business representative. Companies interested in participating in just the business portion of this mission (no showcasing artist) will be invoiced once this application is complete.

Pre-Event/Showcase in Berlin: CIMA may also be holding a pre-Reeperbahn showcase and biz event in Berlin. On the form please let us know if your Reeperbahn artist is interested in applying for that as well. All biz participants will be invited to attend the business events in Berlin.

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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.

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