September 8, 2022

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Country Music Week 2022 and the Canadian Country Music Awards

SaskMusic staff, and numerous country music artists and industry professionals will be making their way to Calgary, September 8-11 for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Good luck to the 2022 CCMA award nominees from Saskatchewan:

  • Entertainer of the Year: Tenille Arts
  • Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice: Tenille Arts (Fans can vote online for this category by visiting, until Sept 9)
  • Female Artist of the Year: Tenille Arts
  • Group or Duo of the Year: Hunter Brothers
  • Interactive Artist or Group of the Year: Hunter Brothers
  • Recording Studio of the Year: Bart McKay Productions, Saskatoon SK

Several Sask. artists will be performing at events surrounding Country Music Week in Calgary, check out our compiled list of SK artist performances during Country Music Week HERE



Saskatchewan at AmericanaFest 2022

SaskMusic will be attending the AmericanaFest music festival & conference (Nashville TN, September 13-17/22) in person for our first time since 2019.

Partnering with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), with BreakOut West, Alberta Music and Manitoba Music, we will be presenting showcases to the music industry assembled, as well as networking and representing the Saskatchewan music industry. Two Saskatchewan artists, Last Birds and Megan Nash, will be included in the lineup of nine Canadian artists at Canada House, along with Amanda Rheaume, Del Barber, Desiree Dorion, Kyle McKearney, Les Hay Babies, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Mikhail Laxton.

Canada House will take place at InDo (632 Fogg St), Nashville on Friday, September 16 from 12-6 PM. The event is open to AmericanaFest conference attendees as well as the general public. A pre-event networking session will be held 11am-12pm. Canadian companies representing the showcasing artists will also get the opportunity to participate in a morning of business events in partnership with Sounds Australia, British Underground and AMERICANAFEST.

Megan Nash will also perform an official showcase set on Saturday, September 17, 8-845pm at The 5 Spot.

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Women in Music Saskatchewan Survey

We'd like to start planning more programming and events for our Women in Music Saskatchewan community specifically - apart from regular SaskMusic programming - and would like your input and ideas.

We are affiliating as a chapter under Women in Music Canada alongside other regional groups across the country, and will be looking to start coordinate programming nationally as well. Thanks for your input! Survey will close Sept 30/22.



Apply for Folk On The Rock's Artist In Residency Program
Deadline September 16, 2022

Folk on the Rocks, in partnership with Heritage Canada, is proud to announce its new Artist in Residency Program (AIR Program). This November, they will work to bring up a songwriter for a month-long stay in Yellowknife, located in Chief Drygeese territory and home to the Yellowknife Dene First Nations. The goal of this program is to create an opportunity for inspiration and discovery while exposing people to the beauty and lifestyle of the Northwest Territories.

During their stay, the artist will have the chance to participate in northern culture while collaborating with northern musicians to enhance their practice. The artist will work with a different, local musician(s) to create material for presentation. Every week will end with a showcase, highlighting the work done by the chosen applicant and the local musician(s) partnered up with for that given week. Each showcase will be open to the public at the Art Space room in the Makerspace building, for all ages to view.

We encourage applications from songwriters and song creators of diverse communities and backgrounds. We will work to support the needs of our successful applicants, so please let us know of any accommodations you need during the application process or the residency itself.

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CMRRA 101 - Webinar Tuesday, September 13

CIMA is pleased to partner with the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) for a 45-minute webinar dedicated to Reproduction Rights. Join us as CMRRA presents their role in the musical landscape and find out how they can assist music publishers and self-published songwriters with collecting royalties. 

More info and to register



50% off !earshot-Distro For SaskMusic Members

SaskMusic members can access a 50% off discount code to the !earshot Digital Distribution System, now through December 31!

To access the code and how-tos, login to your SaskMusic account ( and visit the Member Resources section of your Backstage area.

!earshot-Distro is an online platform allowing the Canadian music industry to upload musical recordings to be searched, reviewed, and downloaded by campus and community radio stations across Canada. It saves on the cost of mailing out CDs and the hassle of sending unsolicited emails with large attachments. You can upload your new releases and your whole back catalogue for programmers to access, including all the necessary details that they need.

The regular price of uploading into the system is $7/song or $50/Album (8-20 songs) Canadian +tax, and that is a one-time fee.




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Saskatoon Regional Writer's Group Announce Schedule

Starting this Sunday, September 11th the Saskatoon Regional Writers group is back to their monthly meetings at 1pm followed by an open mic at 3pm. For the most up to date information make sure to give them a Facebook follow >



Musician Seeking Gigs?

The Saskatchewan Music Directory provides listings of freelance players available for live shows and studio recordings, and is our main referral point to those who call looking to hire musicians/singers. We want to know about you! Visit to login to your existing account, or to join (free 'subscriber' option available) and add your listings. (Sask-based players only.)

The more information the better! Remember to include your specific instrument, styles you specialize in/techniques (ie fingerstyle, rhythm, lead), location, description of experience, and links to videos/examples if available for best results. You can create multiple listings with different descriptions if you play multiple instruments! Think about what people would want to know before reaching out to a player, and include that information in your entry.



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.

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