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News | November 07, 2016

Missed the Gala? Check it out online!

Thanks to our good friends at Bell Aliant TV1, the MusicNL Awards Gala is now available to watch from the comfort of your own home, on demand! Click Here to check it out!    

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News | October 18, 2016

MusicNL Awards Winners Announced

Repartee, Duane Andrews and Cabbages & Kings were the big winners at the 2016 installation of the MusicNL Awards. The event, held this past Sunday at the Garrick Theatre in Bonavista, closed off MusicNL Week 2016 which ran from October 12-16. REPARTEE took home a total of four awards including Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Pop/Rock Recording of the Year. DUANE ANDREWS earned the Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year awards, while CABBAGES & KINGS nabbed Alternative Recording of the Year, tying with REPARTEE for Music Video of the Year. The evening was hosted by Karen Ennis (of the Ennis Sisters) and Mike McDonald and featured performances from Repartee, Duane Andrews, Cabbages & Kings, Long Distance Runners, Laura Madonna Murray, Rozalind MacPhail, It Could Be Franky (Danielle Hamel), Mick Davis, Louis McDonald and veteran guitarist Sandy Morris, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Minister of Business, Tourism,...

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News | October 13, 2016

BONA-fied Stars: Newfound Talent Contest Winners Announced in Bonavista

Bonavista's Anglican Christ Church was alive with the sound of (brand new!) music last night for the Newfound Talent contest, the inaugural event of MusicNL Week 2016! Teenaged contestants from across the province performed original material and covers from Oasis to Fleetwood Mac during the hour-long event. Each performance was followed by a critique from judges Don-E Coady, Carolann Fowler and Tom Cochrane, who were also assigned the unenviable task of selecting three winners from among the ten performers. After a short deliberation, first-, second- and third- place prizes were awarded to Jacob Critch of St. John's, Mahalia Legge of Garnish and Bonavista's own Kyle Waye, respectively. All three winners were awarded delegate passes for MusicNL Week 2016, a year-long MusicNL membership and a massage therapy session at WINTERHOLME WELLNESS. First-place winner Jacob Critch was also awarded: a professionally recorded demo CD from GN Audio; mixing by The Blue Room; mastering by The Sound...

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News | October 07, 2016

Special Instructions for Delegate Pass Holders

Since there is a limited supply of tickets for the MusicNL Awards Gala, delegate pass holders wanting to attend will have to obtain tickets ahead of the event. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Registration Desk in the lobby of the Garrick Theatre between 9am and 2pm on Sunday, October 16th. Delegates will have to present their passes at the Registration Desk. Tickets are first come, first served. If there are no remaining tickets, pass holders will be seated in the Garrick Annex where the Awards will be streamed live. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Bonavista!

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News | October 06, 2016

....With A Little Help From Our Friends.

MusicNL Week kicks off one week from today and we couldn't be more excited for the four days of entertainment and expert-led workshops that await us in beautiful Bonavista! With our office awash in posters and logo-emblazoned shirts and abuzz with talk of nominees, performers, presenters and panelists, we realized it was time to take a moment and thank those who really make all of this possible: our beloved sponsors! Newfoundland and Labrador musicians benefit from an incredible amount of support in the private and public sectors. Our sponsors understand the vital importance of music not only in generating economic growth but also in enriching our lives and inspiring us. We would like to give a VERY special thanks to: BTCRD, for being our biggest fans; FACTOR, for recognizing our potential; Dc Design House, for keeping us looking fresh; SOCAN, for standing up for our rights; Bell Aliant, for keeping us connected; TICKETPRO, for handling the paperwork; MOLSON COORS, for keeping us refreshed; TOM...

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News | October 04, 2016

MusicNL 2016 Awards Gala Now Sold Out!

Tickets for the 2016 MusicNL Awards Gala have officially sold out! If you haven't gotten your hands on one, don't fret just yet: VIP tickets are still available. Also, a number of seats have been reserved for delegate pass holders! You can purchase either by clicking here. Delegate passes will be available for pick-up on the morning of Gala day. The 2016 MusicNL Awards Gala gets underway at 8:00pm on Sunday, October 16th at the Garrick Theatre.

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News | September 29, 2016

Songwriter of the Year Award and 2016 Songwriters’ Circle Dedicated to Ron Hynes

The man of a thousand songs will now be honoured and remembered by MusicNL every year with the renaming of the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award to the Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award. As well, this year songwriters will participate in a Songwriters’ Circle dedicated to Hynes. Ron Hynes has had a profound impact on songwriting and songwriters in Newfoundland and Labrador. His songs have been performed all over the world. Hynes’s debut album Discovery holds the distinction of being the first full-length album composed of all original material by a Newfoundlander. Directly and indirectly, Hynes has been a mentor to many songwriters from this province. During the MusicNL Songwriters’ Circle: A tribute Ron Hynes, Chris Picco, Meg Warren, Chris Kirby, Sherry Ryan, Kellie Loder and Mick Davis will come together to perform original songs and will each perform a Ron Hynes song in tribute to...

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News | September 26, 2016

MusicNL Awards Gala Hosts and Artists Announced!

Gala Artists and Hosts Announced The MusicNL 2016 Awards Gala, the grand finale and most anticipated event of MusicNL Week 2016 will feature performances by nominees and the official awards ceremony. The event honours those musicians and industry professionals who shone the brightest in 2016. The Awards Gala will be hosted by Mike McDonald and Karen Ennis and will feature performances from nominees and a tribute to Ron Hynes to be performed by Sandy Morris and Louis McDonald. Multiple nominees such as Repartee, Long Distance Runners, Duane Andrews, Mick Davis, Laura Madonna Murray, Cabbages & Kings, Rozalind MacPhail, Rum Ragged, and it could be franky are among the artists confirmed to appear.   Get your MusicNL Week 2016 passes/gala tickets here!  

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News | September 22, 2016

MusicNL Week Workshops

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FACTOR ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS   FACTOR One-On-Ones  A prime opportunity for aspiring and established artists to speak in-depth and at length with industry professionals about the application process, eligibility, artists’ ratings, and all other things FACTOR. DELEGATE PASS REQUIRED! Register online HERE Deadline to apply is October 7, 2016 5:00pm NDT Songhouse with Rob Wells and Shobha  Professional songwriters Rob Wells and Shobha help you hone your songwriting skills, while collaborating with other musicians. Acquire tools to make your lyrics sing and morph your melodies into heart-melting music. Taking place in Bonavista on October 13, 2016. Delegate pass required! To apply, send us a link to one original song and tell us why you should be selected in 250 words or less in an e-mail to info@musicnl.ca, with the subject line "Songhouse Workshop". Deadline to apply is October 7, 2016 5:00pm NDT Destroy The Stage with Luther Mallory  Saturday afternoon...

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News | September 21, 2016

MusicNL Volunteer Recruitment Session in Bonavista

MusicNL Week is just around the corner and, as you can imagine, the biggest event in Newfoundland and Labrador music doesn't go off without a little help from our friends. So we're coming to Bonavista to recruit volunteers of all ages adept at smiling, greeting, welcoming, ushering, finger pointing, door holding, drink serving, coffee brewing, hand shaking and toe tapping to pitch in during MusicNL Week 2016. If you're interested in volunteering and are in the Bonavista area, MusicNL Volunteer Coordinator Carolann Fowler will see YOU at the Garrick Annex Pub at 7pm on Monday, September 26th. She'll have all the information you'll need about your role as volunteer. She'll also have food. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carolann at 754-2574 or email volunteer@musicnl.ca. We can't wait to see you!

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News | September 21, 2016

BONAVISTA: How to Get There and Where to Stay

Interest Check: Bus to Bonavista and Accommodation Info For all of our members in St. John's, we're doing an interest check on a bus to get you all from town to MusicNL Week! Pending sufficient interest, the bus will be leaving mid-afternoon Thursday, October 13th, returning early morning Monday, October 17th (exact times TBD). The cost will be $40 round-trip. If you're interested in reserving space on the bus, e-mail us at info@musicnl.ca! To get a seat, you must pay in advance - by October 3rd. Places to stay in Bonavista during MusicNL Week are booking up quick - here's what's left! Book fast before they're gone! B&Bs: Abbott's Bed & Breakfast 121 Cape Shore Road, Bonavista P: 1.709.468.7103 F: 709.468.7581 Email: p.abbott@nf.sympatico.ca http://www.bbcanada.com/1420.html October 12, 4 free rooms October 13, 4 free rooms October 14, 3 free rooms October 15 – 16, 2 free rooms Butler's By The Sea 15...

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News | September 16, 2016

NewFound Talent Contest: MusicNL Week 2016 Edition!

MusicNL is proud to offer young musicians the opportunity to kickstart their musical careers during MusicNL Week 2016! The contest will take place at the Bonavista Anglican Church on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, kicking off MusicNL Week 2016. The NewFound Talent Contest is an opportunity for young musicians aged under 19 to gain performance experience and compete for a chance to win a prize bundle aimed at providing them with essential tools for their musical careers. Participants perform before a panel of judges who offer invaluable input on performance style, songwriting and technical tips. The prizes so far will help the grand prize-winning artist produce a demo (Blue Room Mixing, GNAudio, The Sound Solution, DC Design House, Atlantic Disc & DVD), give them promotional tools to establish themselves (Tom Cochrane Photo, Chris LeDrew Photography), and allow them to have a consultation with an artist manager to help them set goals for...

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News | September 16, 2016

Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

MusicNL Board of Directors Nominations 2016-2017 On Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 12pm, Music Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of its board of directors for the year 2016-2017. MusicNL needs the involvement of all its members to make the association strong and to fulfill its mandate to represent the entire province.  CLICK HERE for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors Nomination Form   Deadline for submission is October 7th, 2016. Send completed nomination form, or your questions, to Executive Director Glenda Tulk: GLENDA@MUSICNL.CA  

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News | September 16, 2016

Member Voting for MusicNL Awards - Deadline Friday Sept 23!

Get your votes in! We’ve received an incredible response from all you lovely members in this first week of voting for the 2016 MusicNL Awards! Haven’t voted yet? No worries, you’ve got another whole week! The deadline is Friday, September 23 at 4:00PM NDT Here’s what you need to know. Individuals get one vote, bands get four and businesses get two. You MUST be a MusicNL member to vote - check your status or renew your membership online at http://musicnl.ca/ (Member Login on the right side of the page) For a band to use all four of their votes, they must submit separate juror applications with different e-mail accounts. (TIP: when you create your application, place your band name in the “Company” box) After you submit your application, we get a notification of an application received at the MusicNL office. When we get that, we’ll go in and approve you,...

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News | September 07, 2016

MusicNL Announces Nominees for MusicNL Week 2016 Awards

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Nominees for MusicNL Week 2016 awards released The MusicNL Awards are aimed at celebrating the musicians and industry professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador. The awards recognize accomplishments, promote careers in the music industry and are important in building the resumes of music professionals. The MusicNL Awards Gala takes place during MusicNL Week every year. Awards are given out for various genres and categories to both artists and industry professionals. Nominees for this year’s awards include: Repartee, Waterfront Fire, The Monday Nights, Rum Ragged, Warren Gordon, Tara Thompson, Stephen Green, Stephen B Lawrence, Sound Solution, Second Stage Creative Arts, Rozalind MacPhail, Quote the Raven, Pilot to Bombardier, Peter Willie Youngtree, Peter Daniel Newman, Mick Davis, Michelle Noftall, Michael Kinsella, Matthew Barrett, Matt Cooke, Long Distance Runners, London Above, Lawnya Vawnya, Laura Madonna Murray, Lady Brett Ashley, Kyle McDavid, Jessie Meyer, Jason Whelan, It Could Be Franky, Hot...

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News | August 31, 2016

MusicNL announces latest MusicNL Week 2016 Sponsor

St. John’s, NL – Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – MusicNL is pleased to announce The Elephant Shop Boutique in Bonavista as our newest sponsor for MusicNL Week 2016. Offering exquisite jewelry, exotic cashmere and linens and unique artefacts acquired through her extensive world travels, The Elephant Shop Boutique has been in operation for seven years and recently expanded to include the Aleksandrs' Artistic Design Gallery upstairs. Owner Elizabeth J Zemdegs is excited about the partnership, and is proud to support Newfoundland and Labrador’s flourishing music scene. MusicNL Week will be held in Bonavista October 13th through 16th.

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News | August 31, 2016

MusicNL Week Coming to Bonavista: Award Applications Now Open

ST. JOHN'S, NL - Award applications will be accepted during the month of June for MusicNL Week to take place in Bonavista, NL.   To apply for Artist Awards/Showcases, CLICK HERE   To apply for Industry Awards, CLICK HERE   MusicNL Week 2016 will take place in Bonavista, NL, from October 13-16, 2016. Applications for nomination and showcases for MusicNL Week will be accepted from June 1 -30, 2016. Members are encouraged to apply for awards and to perform throughout the week.   The MusicNL Awards are aimed at celebrating the musicians and industry professionals of Newfoundland and Labrador. The awards recognize accomplishments, promote careers in the music industry and are important in building the resumes of music professionals. The MusicNL Awards Gala takes place during MusicNL Week every year. Awards are given out for various genres and categories to both artists and industry professionals.   MusicNL Week is a...

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