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Saskatchewan Music Award Nominations Open

Artists and industry invited to submit now

SaskMusic is excited to announce the opening of the nomination submission period for the 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards. The third annual awards will honour excellence in the Saskatchewan music industry and celebrate the achievements of our music industry members over the past year. An awards event announcing the winners will be streamed online on January 24, 2021, in conjunction with the Very Prairie: Saskatchewan Music Summit.

On the Artistic side, there are nine broadly defined Artist of the Year Categories:

  • 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

  • Metal/Loud Artist of the Year

  • Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

  • Roots/Folk Artist of the Year

  • Indigenous Artist of The Year

As well, we will recognize

  • Single of the Year

  • Music Video of the Year

  • Album of the Year, determined through the Best Saskatchewan Albums annual campaign, with the winner decided by public vote.

The Industry side of the Awards include categories of

  • Industry Achievement Award

  • Venue of the Year

  • Producer of the Year

SaskMusic notes, “We invite artists and industry from across the province to make submissions, and are hoping to see representation that reflects the diverse range of musical styles, cultural backgrounds, and individual experiences of those contributing to the Saskatchewan music scene. It’s an immensely challenging time for our industry, and we look forward to celebrating and sharing the work of our talented artists and industry members from the past year.”

Submissions for the SMAs will close at 4pm CST on October 30, 2020.

Questions? Contact SaskMusic, or 306-347-0676.

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