June 30, 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 all four artists can now be found on our Spotify and YouTube channels

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 who showcased these curators and artists each Friday in June between 4-6pm.

Throughout June, we've been filming interviews with Indigenous creatives led by series coordinator and host, LJ Tyson. Follow along as we post these pieces over the coming weeks: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9dALYjCkGtZzRQEbPtLwMJJtj82T69C_

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 Board of Directors Update

At our AGM on June 26, elections were held for the SaskMusic Board of Directors.

Welcome to new members Jamie Anderson, Wanda Gronhovd, Uzochi Ifeanyiukachu and Katie Sahlu. Re-elected were Dale McArthur and Orion Paradis.

Continuing their terms are Andrea An, Brad Bellegarde, Marian Donnelly, Shannon Josdal, Megan Nash, Allyson Reigh, and Past President Kurt Dahl.

THANK YOU to departing board members Amy Banford (who completed her maximum 6 consecutive years!), Kara Golemba, Christian Kongawi, and Amanda Scandrett.

Meet the board here https://www.saskmusic.org/about-us/meet-the-board
and you can find our 2021-2022 annual report here https://www.saskmusic.org/about-us/association-documents


Pride 2022 Radio Shows

Missed our Pride 2022 radio show on CJTR and CFCR? You can listen to it here:
part 1 - https://saskmusic.box.com/s/mixoo34ljahb4hv7ut7vhfcslyb57cbg
part 2- https://saskmusic.box.com/s/cwenah9e4gmwkvwyv6hslmc6hhiojnnu



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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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.

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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 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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