Next Wave 2024 Participants

by SaskMusic

April 12, 2024 in SaskMusic News

SaskMusic Next Wave UK/EU Mentorship Program

SaskMusic NEXT WAVE UK/EU Export Mentorship Program

SaskMusic is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in our 2024 Next Wave cohort.

Following a call for submissions that went out to our members in February, the following were selected by our program partners, ENKI Music, based on their export readiness, stated export strategy, and anticipated program outcomes.

Two of the participants (*) were automatically selected for Next Wave based on their official showcase status for The Great Escape Festival 2024, in order to maximize their returns at that event.

  • Jake Vaadeland*
  • Marissa Burwell*
  • Merv xx Gotti
  • Nick Faye
  • Softlung
  • The Garrys
  • The Radiant
  • TOVA

NEXT WAVE, offered by SaskMusic in partnership with ENKI Music (UK) is intended to provide Saskatchewan-based export-ready artists with knowledge, strategies, and resources to develop and accelerate their careers internationally, primarily in the EU/UK market.

The program consists of an introductory workshop about the program and developing an international strategy, followed by a series of one-on-one mentorship and feedback sessions for the artists.


If you are export-ready or are interested in expanding your audiences outside of Canada, you're encouraged to direct questions to our Export and Program Manager Kaelen Klypak,

We are thankful to Creative Saskatchewan and FACTOR Canada, the Government of Canada, and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters for their support of our export activities.