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 at the national level, at the Canadian Country Music Awards. … Read More

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 radio on November 8th, racking up the “#1 Most Added” … Read More

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 nomination at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in the Best … Read More

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: ~ Chris Buck Band took home the 2019 SOCAN Songwriter(s) … Read More

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 also took home the award for Roots Album of the Year for … Read More

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 Paul Biro leading the charge in securing bookings for Wills. … Read More

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 singer and songwriter released two singles in 2018 that made … Read More

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 her recent single “More Time”, added to rotation on CMT. … Read More

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

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 music to buyers, plus a wider reach for our artists. … Read More