Local producer earns nomination bid in Sask. Music Awards – DiscoverMooseJaw.com | Biden News

Local producer earns nomination bid in Sask.  Music Awards – DiscoverMooseJaw.com

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Moose Jaw’s own Jared Robinson has been nominated for “Music Professional of the Year” at the upcoming Saskatchewan Music Awards on December 11, in Regina.

“It’s always great to be nominated and recognized for the work you do, and especially when the industry takes note of what you’re doing,” Robinson said. “I think it’s really cool and I’m really happy to be nominated.”

Robinson added that winning the award means a lot but is grateful to share the spotlight with all the other nominees.

“Don’t get me wrong. Awards are great but not getting an award is not worth the work I will continue to do (and have done) over the years. The industry is full of hard-working, talented people, and I’m honored to have my name next to them on this list.”

He explained that he’s not 100 percent sure what got him on the nomination list but said he’s worked on several projects in the past year that likely played a role.

“I’ve had some of the music used for a number of things, including the Saskatchewan Roughriders season-opener, movie director James Cameron even used a piece of music for his Masterclass ad, which was pretty amazing to me.”

Another highlight of Robinson’s is his work with “The Scott Benson Band” and they have received over 20 million streams on premium platforms and over 2.5 million views on YouTube on some of their songs.

“We were surprised by the unexpected success of a few songs and we started making more music.”

He also helped rebrand Tunnel of Moose Jaw through music, video and photography, and assisted with the city’s Live.Laugh.Local campaign. As well, he received a Platinum Jubilee Medal, was awarded “Best Marketing” at the MJBEX Awards, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Moose Jaw Cultural Center.

Through 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 back into the booth.

“Covid changed how I started working in the studio and that’s not a bad thing. I’m excited to get more artists back in the lab and come up with some great stuff.”

The artists he works with and his passion for the music industry grows every day.

“It’s one of the best industries to work in but it’s a changing industry and I think everyone’s trying to make their own way in it and I’m definitely grateful that I’ve been able to make mine. It’s one of the best things to work with artists and I’ve been doing it for as long as I can. Will continue to do so. I am also very happy to be involved with organizations that support the arts. However, I will give it a shot if I can contribute to the industry.”

Through his journey, Robinson would like to thank all the people who have helped him get to where he is today.

“So much of what I do, creatively, involves other people, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the person responsible for everything I’ve been able to accomplish this year: my wife, Alyssa, easily the hardest-working person I know, and me without her. I won’t be able to achieve what I have.”

He noted that with or without the award 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, Jason Brinkworth, Matt Steen and Orion Paradis.

This year’s Saskatchewan Music Awards will take place on December 11 at Dark Hall in Regina.

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