December 8, 2023

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Open House

Regina Open House, Thursday!

You're invited to a SaskMusic Open House, Thursday, December 14 from 5-7pm.
Join us for some munchies, mocktails and door prizes, come and go style at our Regina office located at 1831 College Ave (at the John Hopkins Soundstage). Come meet and mingle with our staff and other creative industry folks and guests. All ages may attend.

RSVPs are appreciated:

Please enter the building using the WEST side door (off Hamilton St), parking is available in any unmarked spots in our parking lot. We look forward to seeing you!


2023 SMAs at Broadway Theatre Dec 2

The 2023 Saskatchewan Music Awards

We're still buzzing about the awards celebration held on Saturday, December 2 at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon. So many great performances, including by our Indigenous Music Achievement Award honouree, Edmund Bull! It was lovely to see everyone and celebrate the results of so much hard work and creativity in our local scene.

Official photographs are now available. To download, and for all the information on the SMAs, please visit Thank you to Matt Braden Photography!

The filmed show will be available soon on Rogers TV / Shaw Spotlight community TV channels across the province (we'll post an update when ready to watch).


Saskatchewan Holiday Playlist

Saskatchewan Holiday Playlist

Enjoy this year's Holiday Playlist on Spotify:

or YouTube:

We'll be accepting holiday or winter-themed songs for consideration for a few more days. New seasonal songs will also be considered for 'featured' spots on our socials this month December. Older tracks can be submitted for playlist consideration as well.
Learn more:


SaskMusic Closing for Holidays

Our staff will be taking time for holidays from December 20 to January 3 inclusive. We will be picking up messages during this time, but please expect delayed responses. As well, mentor consults will be unavailable during this time.




FREE WEBINAR: Meet the Music Supervisors

December 12, 2023

Dec 12, 2023 01:00 PM (SaskTime)

Online via Zoom, Register at:

Music supervisors get bombarded with pitches, demos and marketing blasts 24/7. How do they cut through the noise when conducting a...



BDRB x Canadian Creative Accelerator - Black Music Managers Webinar

December 15, 2023

Are you a Music Manager who self-identifies as Black and looking for the opportunity to break your artists into the US Market?

BDRB x Canadian Creative Accelerator (Export Mission) for Black Music Managers

The application deadline is Friday, Dece...



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Please visit the Opportunities section of our website for more information on the following, as well as additional opportunities.


Award Opportunity: Women in Music Canada Honours

Submissions now open for the Women in Music Canada Honours, a program designed to celebrate and support Women and Gender Diverse Canadian innovators and creators who have outstanding success in their field.

Deadline: December 11, 2023



Funding Opportunity: Creative Saskatchewan Filmmaker's Grant

Formerly known as the Music Video Production Grant, Creative Saskatchewan's Filmmaker's Grant provides funding for a unique mentorship and production program to produce content under 10 minutes intended to build the filmmakers’ professional portfolio.


Deadline: December 13, 2023



Song Contest: 25th Annual Great American Song Contest 2023

The 25th Annual Great American Song Contest is now accepting songs for 2023.

This highly anticipated event offers a perfect opportunity to show your original songs and receive valuable feedback from the esteemed judges.

Songwriters, Lyricists & C...

Deadline: December 14, 2023



Award Opportunity: 2024 Business / Arts Awards

The Business / Arts Awards recognize innovative partnerships between business and the arts, and spotlight exceptional volunteers, leaders and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the arts in Canada. Be part of the celebration by nominating yourself or another champion of the arts for one of the awards. Nominations are open until Friday, December 15th, 2023.

Deadline: December 15, 2023



Professional Development Opportunity - Canadian Creative Accelerator Black Music Managers Cohort

Calling all self-identifying Black Canadian Music Managers! The Canadian Creative Accelerator (CCA) is your gateway to the American music scene. The CCA has collaborated with Breaking Down Racial Barriers (BDRB) Initiative to identify and elevate Black...

Deadline: December 15, 2023



Showcase Applications Open: 2024 International Indigenous Music Summit

Showcase applications are officially open for the 2024 International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS) - The first ever, standalone, in-person event from June 10th - 14th, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario (TD Music Hall/Allied Music Centre). 

The showcases wil...

Deadline: December 20, 2023



Call for Submissions: Re-Creating Community Together

Four artists will be chosen to work with Indigenous Knowledge Keeper and artist, Joseph Naytowhow, from January through March 2024 to develop and perform a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural performance exploring cultural differences and similarities and forging creative connections between themselves and an audience.

Deadline: December 20, 2023



Contest Opportunity: Christmas Songwriting Competition

The USA Songwriting Competition is back with their 8th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition. This is a special limited-time opportunity for your Christmas or Holiday songs. Get an opportunity to have your songs published, cut by recording artists and win great prizes.

Deadline: December 23, 2023



Showcase Opportunity: New Skool Rules 2024

New Skool Rules is an international urban music festival and conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The festival takes place from May 31 - June 2, 2024, providing a platform for urban music acts to show festival programmers, labels, booking agents, music managers, publishers and sync agents.

Deadline: December 28, 2023



Mentorship and Networking Opportunity: CMI's Artist Entrepreneur Program

Canada Music Incubator's highly regarded Artist Entrepreneur professional development program is accepting applications for the Spring session (March 5-April 12) and Summer session (August 6 - September 13). AE will take place in downtown Toronto and r...

Deadline: January 7, 2024



SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY: NXNE Music Festival 2024 in Toronto!

NXNE is Canada’s most important discovery music festival, presenting thousands of essential emerging artists, often just before they break, from across Canada and around the world - since 1995. And applications to play the festival are now open.

Deadline: January 15, 2024



2024 JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music


For two jam-packed nights, JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music will showcase artists of all genres, from across the country. Featuring over 50 artists across the city, performing for fans, media ...

Deadline: January 31, 2024



Festival Opportunity - Sled Island Music & Arts Festival 2024

This is your chance to play the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival (June 19-23, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta)!

If selected: artists/bands from Calgary will receive $200 for a first show; artists/bands from the rest of Alberta will receive $350 for a fi...

Deadline: February 2, 2024



Showcase Opportunity: Canadian Music Week Showcase 2024

Applications for the 42nd Annual Canadian Music Week Festival are now open! The CMW Festival takes place June 2-8 2024 in Toronto, Canada.

Artists and industry professionals from around the world who gather in Toronto for five days of live music, ne...

Deadline: February 15, 2024




Calling all artists. Artist registration for The Great Escape 2024 in partnership with Sentric Music is now open. Whether you are a band, a singer-songwriter, a rapper, DJ, collective or duo, it doesn’t matter, we want to hear from you.

The Great Es...

Deadline: February 16, 2024



Performance Opportunity: Ness Creek Music Festival 2024 Daytime stages

The Ness Creek Music Festival offers incredible live music from Saskatchewan, across Canada and around the world. Join over 3,000 people in the forest of northern Saskatchewan, be part of a tent-city community and enjoy Indie, Roots & Folk music from a...

Deadline: February 25, 2024



Festival Opportunity - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2024

Saskatchewan artist applications for the 37th Annual SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival are now open. To complete the Saskatchewan artist application form CLICK HERE. Saskatchewan artist applications close on March 8, 2024.

Please note: This form is...

Deadline: March 8, 2024



Contest Opportunity: USA Songwriting Competition

The 29th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries. EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entrants will each receive a complimentary 1 year subscription to Recording magazine.

Deadline: June 21, 2024



Showcase Opportunity : FOCUS Wales 2025

With 300+ live performances, the festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts. Submissions are open to all new music artists of all genres worldwide

Deadline: September 1, 2024



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