St. John’s: Janet Cull, Ian Foster, Steve Maloney & The Once each nominated for five awards. Awards will be given out at the MusicNL Week 2017 Awards Show taking place Oct. 15, 2017 at the St. John’s Convention Centre.
MusicNL is pleased to announce the 2017 MusicNL Award nominees. With five nominations each, Janet Cull, Ian Foster, Steve Maloney and The Once lead the pack. Other multiple nominees include Gavin Simms, The Kubasonics, Town House and rising stars Earle & Coffin, Doug Dorward, Clare Follett and Rough Hands.
“The MusicNL Awards are an opportunity for the province’s finest artists and music industry professionals to be recognized for excellence in their craft” says Glenda Tulk, Executive Director of MusicNL. “Competition was fierce this year with over 250 award applications in 24 categories.”
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of MusicNL as the province’s music industry advocacy group. As part of its new export strategy, MusicNL will offer an export buyers program, which will give local artists an opportunity to connect with guest delegates from across Canada, the US and the UK. MusicNL Week is the provincial music industry association’s annual conference and festival, which offers a week of educational sessions, showcase performances, and networking; culminating in the annual awards show. The event this year takes place at the new state-of-the-art St. John’s Convention Center, and is to be hosted by Alan Doyle. For more information or to get tickets, visit http://www.musicnlweek.ca.
This announcement of nominees signals the beginning of the round of MusicNL member voting, which will decide the winner in each respective category. Paid members of MusicNL can log into their accounts at http://www.musicnl.ca to vote. For more general information about MusicNL membership, see our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 MusicNL Award nominees are as follows:
FACTOR Album of the Year
Chris LeDrew – Art of the Confessor
Earle & Coffin – Wood Wire Blood & Bone
Ian Foster – Sleeper Years
Janet Cull – Real Tough Love
Steve Maloney – The Memory Game
The Once – We Win Some We Lose
Alternative Artist of the Year
Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
Country Artist of the Year
The Overcast Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
Graphic Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Industry Professional of the Year
Instrumental Recording of the Year
Classic Hits Coast 101.1 FM Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year
DC Design House Male Artist of the Year
Media Person of the Year
Music Educator of the Year
The Nickel Music Video of the Year
Outstanding Company of the Year
MOLSON/COORS Pop/Rock Artist of the Year
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Side Musician of the Year
Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Urban/Electronic Artist of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
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