October 16, 2015

SaskMusic's Latest



It's the busy fall season! If you have any questions please contact us at 1-800-347-0676 or info@saskmusic.org!

artsvoteAre you ready to VOTE on October 19?

The Canadian Arts Coalition/Coalition canadienne des arts has prepared an ‪#‎ArtsVote‬ election toolkit, including federal parties' positions on the arts, and more: http://www.canadianartscoalition.com/archives/1739

Last Call for Session News! 

We are working on a new issue of The Session magazine. If you have news for us (change of band direction? new video, tour, or band member? other interesting stuff going on? new clients in your studio?) please send a writeup (with high-res photos: lovely) ASAP to lorenakelly@saskmusic.org!

PS please add us to your email mailing list!

Also, for JUST OUT album column:
We prefer to receive good ole' fashioned physical albums so they can go into our record library, but we'll accept digital albums (via download links) accompanied by a one-sheet, high-resolution artwork and a credits page. Our new mailing address is 1831 College Ave., Regina, S4P 4V5 or (to get in this issue), email your material to brittney@saskmusic.org

Planning to perform in the U.S. in the near future?

Please be advised that there is backlog and the current processing time for P2 applications sits at approximately 75 calendar days. More: http://www.cfmusicians.org/news/update-us-immigration-p2-processing-backlog


Tom Jackson promo

Coaching submissions close soon!

How's your live show? Good? Get even better.

Join us for a rare Canadian full weekend bootcamp with the amazing Tom Jackson, world renowned performance coach - November 6-8 Regina!

The whole event is FREE for Saskatchewan residents and only $100/person for our friends from other provinces - including meals! Additionally, Saskatchewan residents who aren't from Regina can apply for a travel bursary to offset travel and hotel expenses.

Nashville's Tom Jackson Productions team has worked with artists from every genre including Taylor Swift, MAGIC!, The Band Perry, Jars of Clay, Jordin Sparks, Casting Crowns, Divine Brown and hundreds more.

"It was a completely transformational weekend. Tom and his team are simply incredible at what they do. This was possibly one of the best music workshops I've ever attended - hands down."
- Jeffery Straker

Submissions for one-on-one coaching slots are open to Saskatchewan residents, and close Monday, October 19.

General registration for everyone closes November 2.

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SaskMusic's Fourth
Songwriting Master Class

January 29-31, 2016
Cedar Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre, Dundurn SK

SaskMusic is pleased to present our fourth songwriting master class: three days of intensive, hands-on workshops and interaction with two incredible songwriters at the beautiful Cedar Lodge Hotel and Convention Centre, near Saskatoon. 

We’ll be covering a comprehensive range of material including practical exercises, revenue streams, pitching and legal issues. Participants will be together for sessions, co-writing, meals and performances. Our mission is to produce songwriters who write better songs, and who have the confidence and knowledge to get those songs into the marketplace.

We are delighted to have Jason Blume, hit songwriter and teacher extraordinaire, leading our group. A second speaker, to be announced soon, will take the chair of a songwriter/producer. Together, the two leaders will bring their unique strengths and teaching styles to the table. 

This weekend will appeal to those who are serious about songwriting; who are already pitching or recording songs but want to have better results; who want to get better at their craft; and who want to network with others who are passionate about songwriting. 

This event is oriented to intermediate to advanced songwriters. Applicants will be juried to determine their suitability to attend, and space will be limited to less than 40 participants. 

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FA conf header

SaskMusic Showcases at Folk Alliance International

Deadline: October 22, 2015

We'll be making our annual trip to Kansas City, Missouri February 17-21, 2016 with our partners to present private showcases to international music industry professionals in attendance. FA is the major North American gathering point for artists, venues, talent buyers, record labels and anyone connected to the roots and folk genres.

Submissions are welcomed now from SaskMusic member artists who wish to be considered for this opportunity: apply


Awards Updates!

Congratulations to our Canadian Country Music Award winners!

Jess Moskaluke - Female Artist of the Year 
Bart McKay - All Star Band: Keyboards

and our Saskatchewan Western Canadian Music Award winners!

Annette Campagne - Francophone Recording of the Year, "Papillon amiral"
Shooting Guns - Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year, "WolfCop Soundtrack"
Def 3 - Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year, "Wildlif3"

as well as all the talented nominees! More news from these events coming up in The Session magazine.

Congratulations to 2015 Indigenous Music Awards winners! 

The Bass Invaders - Best International Indigenous Release, "Dance of the Fox"
Yvonne St Germaine - Best Gospel CD, "If You See My Savior"
Drezus - Indigenous Entertainer of the Year
Best Rap/Hip Hop CD
Best Producer/Engineer for "Indian Summer"
Best Music Video for "Warpath".

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Congrats to DJ Charly Hustle...Doing an insanely good job at representing Canada, he moved into the Finals round of the Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships in Toyko, September.

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Congratulations and good luck to Scott Anthony Andrews on receiving a nomination for Inspirational Recording of the Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards! The awards take place in Yarmouth NS on November 8. 

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Congratulations and good luck to 2015 Covenant Award nominees. The 37th annual Covenant Awards will be presented on November 5 in Edmonton as part of the Gospel Music Association of Canada Week.

Dennis HendricksenAlbum Artwork of the Year: “Dreams & Visions”, design by Dennis Hendricksen
Instrumental Album of the Year: "Dreams & Visions”
Jazz/Blues Album of the Year: “Dreams & Visions”.

Flood the StonePop Album of the Year: "When The World's On Fire"
Rock Album of the Year: "When The World's On Fire"
Pop Song of the Year: "Only Love" (Songwriters: Flood the Stone)

The AmundrudsGroup of the Year
Country Album of the Year: "Sweetest Sound”

Yvonne St. GermaineAboriginal Song of the Year: "If You See My Savior"

David Millar, Jardeth Hemmerling, Bronson Hemmerling, Andrew Hemmerling, songwritersRock Song of the Year: “Love In Motion” (Released by their group, Cities Under Fire).


Skills Labs promo

SaskMusic Skills Lab Series - Fall 2015

Sharpen Your Social Media Strategy - October

Regina date, full. Saskatoon date is nearly full. Walk-ups not accepted at these events.

Create Viral Video Content - November

Nearly full, register now if interested. Walk-ups not accepted at these events.

Held at SaskMusic, Saskatoon (202-226 20th St West) and Regina (1831 College Ave.) offices. Skills Labs are free for SaskMusic members, or $20 each session for non-members. All participants must pre-register. We tackle one specific topic each session in a friendly, hands-on learning environment. 

For more information visit this page; to register: 1-800-347-0676 or info@saskmusic.org


Regina Regional Songwriters Group

The group will meet again Thursday, November 19, 7pm sharp at the NEW SaskMusic office, 1831 College Ave. (main College Ave doors). All songwriters welcome, regardless of skill level or genre. 

Affiliated with the Songwriters Association of Canada. 




Regina Drum Festival promo

Regina Drum Festival Education Series 

The International Regina Drum Festival is presenting a series of events this week. Still to come is: 

Sun Oct 18, 11:30am-3:30pm, Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy with Chris Dimas, Brent Rodgers on double bass, Jayson Brinkworth, Laura Roddick and Jon Dyck at The Exchange, Regina.

Sun Oct 18, 4pm, Flo Mournier of Cryptopsy, one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene, at Long & McQuade Regina.

Mon Oct 19, 12-1pm, "Guitars at Lunch" Q&A with guitar player/multi instrumentalist Cory Churko (Shania Twain) at The Exchange. 


SaskMusic's Latest


Andy Shauf Signs to Anti- , Arts & Crafts

A hearty congrats to Andy Shauf on his signing to Anti Records and Arts & Crafts, announced today.

With "one of 2015's most breathtaking albums" (NPR Music), Shauf has been touring for much of the year and is announcing the move with a new song called "Jenny Come Home."

Shauf joins a roster of artists at Anti- that includes Wilco for the band's recently released Star Wars album, Deafheaven, and one of Shauf's biggest influences, Elliott Smith (for the posthumously released From A Basement On The Hill). Shauf is at work on a new record for Anti- due out sometime next year.

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SaskMusic's Latest


This is just a sample of listings from the Saskatchewan Events Calendar, shows happening around the province!

You can add your own shows by logging into your SaskMusic account and clicking Backstage (on the top right of our website)


Cultural Careers


Opening for Piano Teacher (Regina)

Do you teach piano? A great position will be open at Music in the House - Regina in the new year. Seeking a new piano teacher to teach beginner to intermediate level students studying a variety of musical styles. Teaching takes place on weeknights. 
Please contact Laura Roddick if you may be interested and/or would like more information; email: lroddick@yahoo.com, phone 639.999.0247.


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