June 24, 2016

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Networking Brunch and AGM on June 26. 

Our board is now comprised of new directors: 

And continuing directors: 





Amy Nelson

#Vote4Amy Success!

Thank you to everyone who rallied behind Regina artist Amy Nelson, who was the Saskatchewan finalist in the Canadian Country Music Association Spotlight Performance Contest 2016. She won! Amy will receive a performance spot at Country Music Week in London ON.



SaskMusic at the Americana Music Festival

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, July 15, 2016

We invite submissions from SaskMusic members who would be interested in performing at the Americana Americana Music Conference and Festival Nashville TN, September 20-24, 2016 SaskMusic will be hosting a showcase as an add-on to the annual Americana Music Conference and Festival to connect participating artists directly with Nashville-based music publishers, agents, promoters, songwriters, and more. This event is a partnership between Manitoba Music, Alberta Music and SaskMusic, and is our fourth event in the Nashville market. One artist from Saskatchewan will be selected.

Artists applying should be prepared for an acoustic showcase format, in an intimate setting for key industry attendees. For this event, we are looking for solos or duos. We are looking specifically for artists in country, Americana, or roots and related sub-genres. More information: AmericanaMusic.org

Apply here


In Tune call



Album will promote Saskatchewan music around the world

We're looking for your best tracks for consideration on our 2016 compilation CD! This project will serve as the calling card of Saskatchewan music worldwide through the year. We are seeking submissions from all artists, from emerging to established artists, in any genre. We hope to include the “best of” in a wide range of styles, and from across Saskatchewan. 

Submission deadline: July 6, 2016, 5pm

Apply via: https://saskmusic.wufoo.eu/forms/in-tune-2016/

Please note: Submissions open to Saskatchewan residents who are SaskMusic members. 

For more information, visit our page or contact us at 1-800-347-0676 (toll-free in Saskatchewan) or info@saskmusic.org


Summer Jams

SUMMER JAMS Playlist Submissions!

We invite track submissions from artists in urban genres including rap, hip hop, R&B, reggae, ska and related genres. Our new summer playlist will be posted on the radio player on www.saskmusic.org throughout the summer and promoted across our social media!.

Submit at: https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/m1qq9rjq1782dma/


Sound Opportunities

We curate a list of upcoming opportunities on our website under the News section, called Sound OpportunitiesVisit the page for an ever-updated list of things you may be interested in, including:




FiddlyNess - The Fiddle Camp at Ness Creek (July 3-7)

Traditional fiddle music has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Come join us as we continue this time honoured tradition, sharing tunes from many Canadian styles, including Prairie, Metis, Down East, Ottawa Valley, Quebecois...



The 24th Annual Prairelands Jazz Camp (July 3-9)

Prairielands Jazz Camp brings together some of the best playing and teaching professionals in North America. Many our originally from Saskatchewan and still have strong roots in the province.



Saskatoon Youth Music Theatre Summer Camp (July 4-15)

There are three levels:

Overture for ages 7 & 8
Act I & II for ages 9–12
Entracte for ages 13–18

The camp will be held July 4–15, 2016 with sessions for all participants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at La Danse School of Dance Arts. 



Conservatory of Performing Arts: Summer Guitar Camp (July 4-8) 2016

Not ready for private lessons but want to learn more about the guitar? Explore basic components of playing guitar like strumming and reading tab/music notation then create visual art to enhance a stage performance for the week's end. 



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Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017

International artist applications are open now for "the biggest country music festival in the southern hemisphere" in Tamworth, New South Wales. Send your EPKs to ryan@andersonproductionsaustralia.com.



Vote for 2pound in the Cut Hip Hop Awards

Saskatchewan artist 2pound is nominated in the category of Rap Single of the Year at the Cut Hip Hop Awards 2016. You can show your support by voting now at: http://www.cuthiphopawards.com/voting/

The awards, presented by Canadian Urban Television, will be part of a weekend of events for both artists and fans, with a focus on up and coming talent. Tickets for Edmonton’s CUT CONNEX 2016, to be held at the Delta Edmonton Centre, are on sale now, with the CUT HIP HOP AWARDS to be held at the Winspear Centre.



Artists sought for non-profit fundraiser, Regina:

Nonna & Friends Care is a non-profit group of moms and grandmothers. They're planning a back-to-school public carnival on July 30, 2016, 10:30am-7pm at the Gathering Place (4001 3rd Ave N, Regina) and inquiring if any artists could volunteer to provide kid-friendly entertainment.

The day's activities will include a White Elephant sale; food, games, live entertainment; a playground; nurses station & bingo. Regina Costume League will be in attendance to entertain the children. Lots of prizes, smiles and great memories.

Proceeds will go towards school supplies and lunch foods for as many students as possible, from Pre K to adult. Last year they were able to provide school supplies to 55 students, and they hope to quadruple that number this year.

If this is something that interests you please email Sonia-Lee, nonnaandfriendscare@outlook.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/nonnacares/.


Arts Awards

Saskatchewan Arts Awards

Nominate someone deserving for the Saskatchewan Arts Awards (formerly the Lieutenant Governor's Arts Awards), which celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Award recipients receive a cash prize and a limited edition award.

Deadline June 30, 2016

  • Lifetime Achievement: $10,000
  • Artistic Excellence: $6,000
  • Emerging Artist: $6,000
  • Leadership - Individual: $6,000
  • Leadership - Organization: $6,000
  • Arts and Learning: $6,000
  • Volunteer: $6,000 (cash prize awarded to volunteer's identified organization and award given to volunteer)

Stickman Drum Experience

Drummers, you'll want to be here:

Stickman Drum Experience (June 29-July 3) is an amazing multi-day drum retreat providing a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience for drummers of a wide range of ages and abilities. Players learn, jam and hang with world-class musicians in an inspiring, creative, non-competitive environment. Eat, sleep and breathe drums for 3 days and 4 nights at St. Michael's Retreat & Conference Centre overlooking the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley.

Register today for for an amazing event with Ronn Dunnett, Jason Sutter, Emmanuelle Caplette, Andrew McEnaney, Brent Fitz, Kevin Churko, Chris Dimas, Mark Kelso, Carter McLean and Jayson Brinkworth



Artist needed for wedding

"We are a young couple getting married on our farm August 6, 2016. We are looking for a musician or group that would be willing to perform during the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception/dance. Vocalist/guitarist/percussion etc. The style of music we are looking for would be indie/pop/rock with a range from Mumford and Sons to ACDC to Adele. Contact ustynajasonwedding@gmail.com. Location: by Plenty and Dodsland - 190km west and south of Saskatoon." Serious replies only to this call please.


Eric Taylor Releases Debut "Dreams in Colour" EP

Great Canadian Entertainment Inc., Canada’s newest creative content company, is happy to announce the release of Eric Taylor’s debut album “Dreams in Colour”.
In the spring of 2015, Eric was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Saskatchewan radio ...



Tyler Gilbert "The Montana Kid" 2016 CAN/USA Tour dates announced!

Tyler Gilbert will be heading out on an extensive Canadian/ US tour in support of his new album "The Montana Kid"

June 2 - Brandon, MB - Prairie Firehouse 
June 3 - Winnipeg, MB - Neighbourhood Bookstore
June 4 - Kenora, ON - Hojoe Coffee
June 5 ...



New Jacobin Club UK Tour

Canadian theatrical goth-punks New Jacobin Club, best known for their darkly flamboyant stage theatrics and sideshow stage performers, are proud to announce their upcoming UK tour to celebrate their achievements as on of Canada's longest running theatr...



Saskatchewan Festival of Words 2016

Casino Moose Jaw Presents: Connie Kaldor Live in Concert on Saturday July 16 at 8:30PM in Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.

CONNIE KALDOR is a Juno award-winning artist who has sung for royalty (Joni Mitchell, the Queen) and is a member...



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