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News | September 20, 2017

MusicNL Week Conference Announcement!

Check out the MusicNL Week 2017 Conference Schedule! Conference Sessions Announced, Pre-Registration Now Open 10/25 Export Delegates Announced   This year our motto is go big or go home - MusicNL Week is offering four days jam-packed with workshops and panel discussions as well as various networking opportunities to artists and industry professionals at all levels of their careers.   Session topics include artist management, music publishing, international touring, marketing, production, songwriting and more!   New this year are two workshops geared towards artists in the heavy metal and rap/hip-hop genres.   We’re welcoming Josh Hogan to present a custom session entitled “The Many Methods of Marketing Metal Music”, as well as his popular “No One Owes You Shit” presentation: a look at various inspiring truths about the music industry that everyone needs to know, no matter what level of your career you’re at.   Andree Gracie of Grey Sea...

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News | September 18, 2017

Announcing the FIRST TEN Export Delegates!

Our Export Buyers Program gives exporting and export-ready artists an opportunity to perform for and network with our curated roster of interested music buyers from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. We're pleased to announce some of our roster of twenty-five buyers confirmed for MusicNL Week 2017!   David Silbaugh - Talent Buyer, Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI, USA           Terri Dollar - Program Director, Artsplosure/First Night® Raleigh/Arts Alive Raleigh - Raleigh, NC, USA           Jennifer Campbell - Executive Director, P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Charlottetown, P.E.I           Sarah Chipon - Booking Agent, Atomic Music Group - Toronto, ON           Kelly Symes - General Manager, Festival of Small Halls Ontario / Ottawa Bluesfest / CityFolk - Ottawa, ON           Robert Nosworthy - Creative Producer/ Festival Programmer, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival - Herefordshire, West Midlands, UK...

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News | August 31, 2017

MUSICNL ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARD NOMINEES

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...

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News | August 25, 2017

JOIN US FOR THE RELEASE OF OUR MUSICNL WEEK 2017 AWARD NOMINEES!

Members of the public, MusicNL members, staff/board of directors, and sponsors are invited to attend MusicNL's annual press conference on Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am. *Arrival time is 10:30am*  MusicNL will release the lineup of award nominees for MusicNL Week 2017 at , Fred's Records 198 Duckworth Street. Special musical guest Sherry Ryan will entertain us during the event. *Refreshments provided, children welcome* The announcement will highlight names of over 60 nominees in 24 categories including FACTOR Album of the Year, Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, and The Overcast Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year. "This is a very special year for MusicNL as we recognize the incredible growth of the music industry in Newfoundland & Labrador over the past 25 years," says Glenda Tulk." We strive all year round to keep the music culture in NL alive." MusicNL received over 250 applications from a diverse group of performing artists and groups. Each submission was reviewed by an...

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News | August 16, 2017

Introducing the MusicNL Storefront Contest!

Calling Music Venues, Music Vendors, and Music Lovers! MusicNL is bustling this year for our 25th anniversary! With special events and performances in full swing, we celebrate our members, fans, partners, and sponsors. Starting in September, MusicNL is looking for music venues, music vendors, and music lovers to participate in our contest and get excited for MusicNL Week 2017! To recognize you – our friends and fans in the music community– we present our very first Storefront Contest. Have some fun, and enter to win some cool prizes! Businesses will gain increased foot traffic and free promotion through MusicNL's website, and its social media channels. hosted in downtown St. John's, St. John's businesses will be featured in the September edition of the Overcast. STEP 1: Go to businesses that display the MusicNL 25th anniversary logo from September 1st-October 14. *Entrants will see a full list of businesses across NL that...

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News | August 15, 2017

Alan Doyle to host MusicNL Week 2017 Awards show!

aNNOUNCING Alan Doyle as OUR 2017 Awards show HOST on October 15th at St. John's Convention Centre! We are SO PROUD to bring Alan on board AS OUR EMCEE THIS YEAR! HE IS ONE OF OUR MOST TREASURED LEGACY MEMBERS AND WE KNOW HE WILL ROCK IT AT MUSICNL WEEK 2017, AND MAKE IT ONE TO REMEMBER! We have an exciting lineup of special guest panelists, performances, and workshops, including 25 export buyers who will work alongside musicians looking to help YOU BRING YOUR MUSIC CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL! Showcases will take place at various venues in St. John's including the St. John's Convention Centre, The Majestic, and The Jag Hotel. The week-long event ends on Sunday at the Awards Show, where the audience will be treated to the performances by the nominees for the 2017 MusicNL Awards. Check out The Telegram coverage! And thanks to NTV for featuring the story on Aug 14!...

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News | July 26, 2017

We Want YOU to Help Us Rock MusicNL Week 2017!

      Call for Volunteers for MusicNL Week 2017 October 11-15, 2017   Interested in volunteering at the hottest music filled week of the year? Wanting to learn hands on about live show support? Are you fabulous with social media updates and video/photography? Do you have a shining personality and are you interested in being an ambassador at our events? Are you eager to help with ticketing and making our event a success?   If you answered yes to any of the above, we want YOU involved!   We have a full schedule of events and we need your help. Don’t miss out on being part of this innovative event that will bring industry experts, musicians and music lovers together for a week of learning, networking, inspiration and celebration.   If interested, please click HERE to apply!

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News | July 25, 2017

Statoil MusicNL 2017 NewFound Talent Contest applications due July 27!

STATOIL MUSICNL NEWFOUND TALENT CONTEST 2017           Statoil and MusicNL are proud to present the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest on Saturday, August 5 at the 41st Annual Folk Festival in Bannerman Park for the fourth consecutive year! Aimed at being a catalyst for propelling the careers of young musicians in Newfoundland & Labrador, the purpose of the contest is to discover, develop, encourage and showcase young entertainers. The competition offers professional development prizes valued at over $6,000 to aid talented young performers so that they can take their songwriting and performing skills to the next level. Young Musicians aged 19 and under will perform for a panel of professional judges and an audience on  the TD Neil Murray Stage for youth performers, which is devoted to showcasing and fostering young talent.   NOTE: Song submissions can be originals or covers   APPLY https://marcatoapp.com/forms/musicnl/2017statoilmusicnlnewfoundtalentcontest PRIZE DETAILS FIRST PRIZE: Choice...

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News | July 21, 2017

Stay tuned for more updates on MusicNL Week 2017

We will announce the nominees and showcases on August 31/17! Stay tuned for more exciting events, updates, and cool happenings in St. John's!!

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News | July 21, 2017

MUSICNL WEEK 2017 TO HONOUR 25 YEARS AND FEATURE EXPORT BUYERS PROGRAM

ST. JOHN’S, NL: MUSICNL WEEK 2017 TO BE HELD IN ST. JOHN’S, NL OCTOBER 12-16 WILL HONOUR 25 YEARS OF INDUSTRY BUILDING AND HOST EXPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of MusicNL. The organization has provided millions of dollars in support to the music industry, professional development and has encouraged export development to outside markets. The creation of MusicNL was spurred by the initiative of the founding members and the talent and enterprise of artist and industry professionals. As such, the organization will place a strong focus on export development in 2017. MusicNL plans to strengthen the music industry in Newfoundland and Labrador by enhancing and diversifying export activities through a robust export development program to members at MusicNL Week 2017. In addition this program, the organization will create an export development strategy to set the stage for upcoming export ready artists. LOOKING TO THE PAST...

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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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