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Conference Overview

In celebration of the province’s most outstanding acts from the previous year, MusicNL Week brings in high-profile industry pros for an engaging four days of workshops and panels in beautiful Twillingate.

MUSICNL WEEK 2018 AWARD & SHOWCASE SUBMISSION GUIDE

 

Submissions will be open from June 1 – 30, 2018.

Panels & Workshops

Oct. 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get It In Writing – Understanding Contract Deal Points in the Music Biz

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Matt Gorman -


Written contracts are key, simple as that. Intimidating as they can be, you’ll come across them at every turn in the music business.Join Halifax-based lawyer Matt Gorman as he deconstructs the almighty contract. This session will help you understand the benefit of getting the important stuff in writing when it comes to recorded music, live performance, your professional team, and more. Helping you understand what it takes to negotiate the best deal (and know a bad one when you see it!), Matt will help to lay the foundation of contract basics within the music industry.
Oct. 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Creative Interactive Rhythm Event facilitated by Tom Alteen, Musubi Drum Circles

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Tom Alteen -


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Tom Alteen -

Creative Interactive Rhythm Event Facilitated by Tom Alteen, Musubi Drum Circles http://www.musubidrumcircles.com   Objectives: This workshop is designed to ease you into Sunday morning and will: Introduce the participants to the joy of recreational hand drumming and world rhythms Provide an environment that will promote spontaneous creativity and synergy that will assist the attendees to find their own respective sense of rhythm   What is a Drum Circle?: A drum circle is a gathering of people who have a common interest in sharing music and celebrating life. It is "music in the moment" and is basically a big percussive jam of sorts. Everyone is in the band. Tom will offer a rhythm to start things rolling (no pun intended) and a groove will spontaneously evolve. Tom is a trained drum circle facilitator and besides supplying the hand-percussion instruments, will coordinate/orchestrate the drum circle to ensure that the attendees: Have fun Are able to express themselves Can reduce their stress Have a forum to socialize and meet new people Exercise their minds, bodies, and spirits Develop/improve their musical talents including their sense of rhythm, ability to play with others, and improvisation skills For more information, please see the Musubi Drum Circles’ “Frequently Asked Questions” webpage available at: http://www.musubidrumcircles.com/faq.php   Workshop Concept: All of us have likely at some time or another heard and enjoyed the beautiful chimes and bells from public clocks and churches. Imagine, if you will, chimes and bells having in the background foundational hand-percussion rhythms and being embellished by participants improvising as the experience evolves. How can this happen you may ask? Being a professional drum circle facilitator, Tom Alteen will seed with rhythms and will sculpt the sound (much like an orchestra conductor) to give the attendees a creative rhythm experience. Chimes and bells will resonate on cue over the background of foundational and improvised rhythms.   Workshop Outline: The first half hour of the session will include a brief warm-up and instrument “show and tell.” Attendees will be provided with light percussion instruments including bells, woods, shakers, and boomwhackers. The session will bridge into the second half hour with the inclusion of various world hand drums including djembes, ashikos, doumbeks, bongos, and frame drums. The rhythm event will conclude with a short cool-down.   Prerequisites: No previous hand-drumming experience is required. If you have a heart beat you can drum. Who May Be Interested And Benefit?: Novice and professional drummers alike participate at drum circles. Generally, drum circles are recognized as contributing to the individual's overall wellness. Who May Attend?: This session is a family-friendly rhythm event. All are welcome however children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Dancers and spectators are also welcome.   Pre-registration is required - CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER
Oct. 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pedal Steel Guitar Workshop with Chris LeDrew

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Chris LeDrew -

Known primarily as the emotive string instrument heard in classic country music, the pedal steel guitar has always been considered a mystery by many musicians and music lovers – a complex machine consisting of levers, pedals, and rods that often leaves people scratching their heads wondering, “How does this thing work?” However, the sounds that emit from the instrument when in the hands of a knowledgeable player can be powerful and haunting all at once. Attend this seminar and learn up close and firsthand how this instrument works and how it is used as an accompanying instrument in multiple genres of music. Chris LeDrew started playing pedal steel guitar in 1999 and since that time has played on over 50 east coast albums. As a member of the 8-Track Favourites and other groups, Chris has performed at least 500 shows as a pedal steel guitarist. Chris has played at steel guitar shows in Calgary, Dallas, and St. Louis, and has attended workshops and networked with some of the best pedal steel guitarists in the world. His passion for this instrument is on par and sometimes exceeds his love of songwriting, which was his main focus for the first half of his music career.   Pre-registration is requred. click here to pre-register

News | September 12, 2018

NewFound Talent Contest MusicNL Week 2018 Edition

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News | September 11, 2018

VOTING FOR FAN’S CHOICE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR GOES LIVE

Voting for The Telegram and The Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year is officially underway. Go to The Telegram‘s website, read some ‘fun facts’ about ...

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News | August 22, 2018

VIDEOGRAPHERS NEEDED FOR MUSICNL WEEK 2018

                  MusicNL is seeking expressions from qualified professionals to produce live videos of ...

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