Best Sask Albums
The Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2017
Voting Open: Long List Announced! Deadline to vote: midnight Dec 18!
It’s been an incredible year for Saskatchewan music! We present the 2017 long list for your consideration. Curated by an industry and peer jury from a list of over 100 qualifying albums* released this year, it’s now up to the public to select the 'best of the best.' Give us YOUR thoughts on the standout recordings of 2017!
The Top 10 Saskatchewan Albums of 2017 will be posted later this month.
This year's process:
1) Initial qualifying round. We put out a call for information and assemble a list of all known qualifying Saskatchewan albums (100+).
*Album Criteria. To be considered for Best Of, the album
- Was released by an artist residing in Sask. (physically living in Saskatchewan at the time of the album's release date regardless of where artist is living at the time this list is underway)
- Was first released to the public between Nov 15, 2016 and Nov 30, 2017. The first verification we will use will be its date of release in iTunes. If not on iTunes, we'll accept other forms of verification of both "release date" and "commercial release" at our discretion (ie BandCamp release date, manufacturer's shipping date, etc).
- Is at least 30 minutes or at least 5 tracks in length.
All genres of music are included in consideration. Artists do not need to be members of SaskMusic to participate. There is no "entry fee."
Official reissues/compilations of previous material, where released as a new package, will be considered.
2) An industry jury will listen to the qualifying albums to help us determine the longlist of approximately 40 albums.
3) The longlist will be open for general public voting online from approximately December 9-18. These votes alone will determine the top 10. Only one vote per IP address will be recorded.
4) The Top 10 shortlist will be announced between December 19/20-22. Please note, ties would result in more than 10 albums appearing on the shortlist.
This project is for the promotion and celebration of Saskatchewan music. We apologize for any oversights, errors or omissions.