Local producer wins nomination bid in Sask. Music Awards – DiscoverMooseJaw.com
Jared Robinson of Moose Jaw has been nominated for ‘Music Professional of the Year’ for the upcoming Saskatchewan Music Awards Dec. 11 in Regina.
“It’s always great to be nominated and recognized for the work you do and especially when the industry takes notice of what you do,” says Robinson. “I think it’s really great and I’m really happy to be nominated.”
Robinson adds that winning this award would mean a lot, but he’s just grateful to share the limelight with all the other nominees.
” Do not mistake yourself. The rewards are great, but not receiving them takes away any value from the work that I will continue to do (and have done) over the years. The industry is full of hardworking and talented people, and I’m honored to have my name next to them on this list.
He explains that he’s not 100% sure what got him on the shortlist, but says he’s worked on a number of projects over the past year that likely played a role. role.
“I’ve used music for a number of things including the Saskatchewan Roughriders season opener, director James Cameron even used a piece of music for his Masterclass commercial which was pretty amazing for me.”
Another Robinson highlight is his work with “The Scott Benson Band” and the over 20 million streams on premium platforms and over 2.5 million views on YouTube they have achieved on a few of their songs.
“We’re blown away by the unexpected success of a few songs and we’ve started making more music.”
He also helped rename Moose Jaw’s tunnels through music, video and photography, and participated in the city’s Live.Laugh.Local campaign. Additionally, he has received a Platinum Jubilee Medal, received the “Best Marketing” award at the MJBEX Awards, and serves on the Moose Jaw Cultural Center Board of Directors.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to close his recording studio, but has made up for lost time over the past year, honing his musical craft and welcoming artists to the booth.
“COVID has changed the way I started doing things in the studio and that’s not a bad thing. I’m excited to bring a lot more artists back into the lab and release some great stuff.
His passion for the artists he works with and for the music industry continues to grow every day.
“It’s one of the best industries to work in, but it’s an evolving industry and I think everyone is trying to chart their own path and I’m certainly grateful that I was able to chart my own. Working with artists is one of the best things and I will continue to do so as long as I can. I am also very happy to be involved with organizations that support the arts. Anyway, I can contribute to this industry, I’m going to give it a shot.
Throughout his journey, Robinson would like to thank the people who have helped him get to where he is today.
“A lot of what I do creatively involves other people, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the person responsible for everything I’ve been able to accomplish this year: my wife, Alyssa, is by far the hardest working person I know, and I wouldn’t be able to accomplish what I have without her.
He says that with or without a prize, he has always felt supported by the Moose Jaw community and considers himself one of the lucky ones.
Robinson will be joined by Music Professional of the Year nominees Brent Ghiglione, Jared Robinson, Jayson Brinkworth, Matt Stinn and Orion Paradis.
This year’s Saskatchewan Music Awards will take place on December 11 in Regina at Darke Hall.