2022 Nominations

SMA nominees

October 27/2022 -

The 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominees

​Tickets available now for the December 11/2022 awards show via the Darke Hall box office!

​SaskMusic is pleased to announce the 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award nominees. The fifth annual awards will return in person after two years of virtual presentations, taking place at the newly restored historic Darke Hall in Regina on Sunday, December 11/22. The slate of performers for this year’s show will be announced over the coming weeks.

​The SMAs are intended to honour excellence and celebrate the achievements of our Saskatchewan music industry members over the past year, with both artistic and industry nominees recognized.  Tickets will be on sale beginning November 1 at https://tickets.darkehall.ca for $21+tax in advance/$26+tax at the door.

​This year, SaskMusic is reserving one performance spot on our awards show to showcase an emerging talent. Artists aged 25 or under, performing in any genre, are invited to submit for this opportunity before the deadline of midnight, November 4. (submissions now closed)

​The public is invited to vote on four Saskatchewan Music Award categories this year. Beginning November 7 and ending midnight November 16, voting will be open via www.saskmusicawards.com for:

Album of the Year: recognizing an album-length project released by a Saskatchewan artist between Oct 15/21 and Oct 3/22 in any genre. Public voting on the Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2022 long list will determine the Top Ten albums of 2022, and ultimately, the recipient of Album of the Year presented at the SMAs.

Industry Achievement: recognizing excellence in the provision of skills and/or services and by those helping to build the community and music industry of the province. The category winner will be determined by a combination of industry jury and public vote.

Music Company of the Year: recognizing a music business/organization that has demonstrated excellence in services, sales, or craftsmanship in their offerings to the public and/or music industry. The category winner will be determined by a combination of industry jury and public vote.

Venue or Festival of the Year: recognizing live music venues and music festivals that strove to celebrate and present live music. The category winner will be determined by a combination of industry jury and public vote.

​​One vote per email address will be accepted for each of the above categories over the course of the voting window.

In conjunction with the SMAs, SaskMusic presents the Very Prairie Music Summit from December 8-11. This educational event for the Saskatchewan music scene will include workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. We’ll dive into an array of music industry topics that we hope will provide practical and straightforward information, and encourage musicians and industry at any stage of their career to attend, learn and share as we’re joined by local, national, and international guest speakers. ​The Summit will be held at the University of Regina - College Avenue Campus with evening events at various locations. Registration for Very Prairie is being taken here.

​Additionally, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Music Awards, RPL Film Theatre (Regina Public Library - Central Branch) is pleased to present a series of free music documentary screenings celebrating the rich musical traditions from this and surrounding territories, December 7-10.

​Follow along on SaskMusic’s socials for updates!

SaskMusic sincerely thanks Creative Saskatchewan and The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for their support of these events.

The 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominees

Please note, the recipient(s) of the Indigenous Music Achievement Award will be announced during the December 11 awards show.

Alternative Artist of the Year

Country Artist of the Year

Electronic Artist of the Year

Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year

Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Instrumental Artist of the Year

Metal/Loud Artist of the Year

R&B Artist of the Year

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

Roots/Folk Artist of the Year

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Single of the Year        

Music Video of the Year                           

Industry Achievement

Producer of the Year

Venue or Festival of the Year

Music Company of the Year

Music Professional of the Year

The Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year Long List

The winner receives Album of the Year   

For more developments with the 2022 Saskatchewan Music Awards, please visit www.saskmusicawards.com.