Sakamoto Agency News

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September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30

Our office will be closed September 30th in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage everyone to participate in the many Truth and Reconciliation events taking place this week and help to amplify Indigenous voices, listen to them, and learn from them. APTN provided the graphic...
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September 13, 2021

SAKAMOTO AGENCY SIGNS ICONIC CANADIAN ROCK BAND ECONOLINE CRUSH, CELEBRATED COUNTRY ARTIST DUANE STEELE, AND EMERGING WEST COAST BAND THE HEELS

For Immediate Release, September 13, 2021: Sakamoto Agency is delighted to continue the diversification of our roster with the signing of three Canadian acts, which are wholly unique from each other and bursting with talent. Joining the roster are up and coming BC-based band The Heels, country alumni Duane Steele, and as a first...
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June 28, 2021

Sakamoto Agency Signs “Top of the Country” Finalist Raquel Cole

For Immediate Release, June 28, 2021: Sakamoto Agency is pleased to announce the signing of Canadian country artist Raquel Cole to it’s growing roster. A current semi-finalist in this year’s SiriusXM Top of the Country contest at the upcoming Canadian Country Music Awards, Raquel is also releasing a brand new single called “Think About You” on...
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March 29, 2021

Sakamoto Agency & GrassRoots Promotion Partner to Launch GPS Promotion

For Immediate Release, March 29, 2021: Sakamoto Agency (CAN) and GrassRoots Promotion (USA) are excited to announce their partnership in creating a new radio and online promotions company, with the launch of GPS Promotion. Headquartered in Canada and led by radio veteran and artist Tera Lee Flaman, GPS Promotion services both Canadian and...
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November 26, 2020

100 Homes: Concert Connections

Sakamoto Agency is providing the residents of 100 Care Homes across the country with virtual concerts! As a volunteer initiative by Sakamoto Agency, our goal is simply to deliver some joy and light to residents of long-term care facilities who have been so negatively impacted by COVID-19. With the support...
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November 1, 2020

Sakamoto Agency Wins Booking Agency of the Year

Despite the challenges presented in 2020, Sakamoto Agency and it’s artists have enjoyed some fantastic achievements this year! Our agency was honoured to be named Booking Agency of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, for the first time ever! Operating Partner and Agent Paul Biro took home the...
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October 10, 2020

feelitLIVE with Aaron Goodvin on October 17th, 2020!

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September 23, 2020

Sakamoto Agency News: Nominations, Shows, and the Road Ahead

Sakamoto Agency and our valued roster of artists have been working hard to adapt and create new ways of enjoying live music while we work towards a return to large gatherings. From reduced capacity special shows, to online concerts, drive-ins and beyond, artists and companies are getting creative; nothing new...
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June 26, 2020

Sakamoto Agency Presents Suburban Serenades!

Sakamoto Agency is pleased to bring you “Suburban Serenades”! It’s been a long few months without live music in our lives, and even longer before we can enjoy a sold-out concert or festival, so Sakamoto Agency is bringing selected artists from our roster straight to you, the fans, this summer!...
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April 3, 2020

April 2020: The ‘Good Newsletter’

While uncertainty reigns and the entertainment world has been relegated to our homes, Sakamoto Agency would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the good news happening today! Spend a little time with this and click the links! It contains updates from some of our roster with heartwarming messages,...
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January 29, 2020

January Newsletter: Showcase Invites, Awards & New Music

2020 has started off on the right foot for Sakamoto Agency, with our agent Carla Hackman taking home the Talent Buyer of the Year Award at the Alberta Country Music Awards, in Red Deer, AB this past weekend. Carla’s honour comes only a few months after agent and VP Paul Biro won the same award...
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December 4, 2019

December Newsletter: Singles, Videos & Feature on GNR Entertainment

NEW RELEASES:  As 2019 winds down, a few of our roster artists are releasing new singles, music videos, and songs for the holidays! Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2019 and we look forward to doing business with you in 2020! ~ The Washboard Union released “Country Thunder” to Canadian...
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November 12, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Signs Young Spirit to International Roster

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019: Sakamoto Agency is pleased to announce the signing of First Nations drum and vocal group Young Spirit, to the international roster. While the group has spent years touring the Pow-Wow and Round Dance circuit throughout North America, they are perhaps best known for their...
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November 12, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Fall Newsletter

ARTIST UPDATES: Several Sakamoto Agency roster artists released albums and singles in October, and a couple took home awards! In addition, our entire roster is actively booking for 2020 and beyond, so drop us a line. Here’s what just a few of our roster artists are up to right now:...
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September 16, 2019

SEPTEMBER NEWS: CCMA Awards, Album Releases, and New Signings

CCMA WRAP UP: The Canadian Country Music Awards just wrapped up for 2019 with a wildly successful year in Calgary, Alberta, with several awards coming home to the Sakamoto Agency family. The Washboard Union continue their reign as Group or Duo of the Year with their second win in a row, and the band...
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September 4, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Signs Bobby Wills to International Roster

For Immediate Release, September 4, 2019: As the Canadian country music industry descends upon Calgary for the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards, Sakamoto Agency is delighted to add a local Albertan celebrity to their growing international roster. Award-winning country artist Bobby Wills will be represented exclusively by Sakamoto Agency, with Operating Partner and Agent...
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August 22, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Signs Kendra Kay to International Roster

For Immediate Release, August 21, 2019: Sakamoto Agency is thrilled to announce the addition of shining young star Kendra Kay, to the international roster. A Manitoban-raised artist with true country roots, Kendra is praised for her ‘powerhouse vocals’ and her live performance, dubbed a ‘must see’ by Top Country News. The rising country...
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April 1, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Signs Kalsey Kulyk to the International Roster

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2019: Sakamoto Agency is ecstatic to sign rising star Kalsey Kulyk to the international roster. Signed to ole Label Group/Red Dot, this Canadian artist and songwriter has a new EP set for release this year, and is already making waves in Nashville and beyond with...
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February 10, 2019

Sakamoto Agency Expands Roster and Staff Along With a New Website Debut

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2019: Sakamoto Agency is kicking off 2019 with the growth of the roster and staff, as well as this robust new website to bring everything we do right to your fingertips. With these advancements, our agency is poised to provide more styles of entertainment and...
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August 28, 2018

Mr. Ron Sakamoto nominated for IEBA’s “International Buyer of the Year”

Our agency namesake, Mr. Ron Sakamoto, is nominated for IEBA‘s “International Buyer of the Year” this year – with the awards taking place in Nashville on October 2nd! If you’re a member of IEBA, consider placing your vote for this accomplished man! Congrats and honours go out to Ron from all...
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April 28, 2017

The World’s Number One Tribute Show to George Jones Joins the Sakamoto Agency Roster

For Immediate Release, April 28, 2017: (Vancouver, BC) Sakamoto Agency is proud to announce the exclusive representation for “The Legend of George Jones – featuring Duane Steele”. Award-winning singer/songwriter and #1 hit-maker Duane Steele and his band will take you on a multi-media journey of George Jones’ incredible life through...
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