MUSICNL ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS NOMINEES

Friday, August 10, 2018 – St. John’s: MusicNL is excited to announce the 2018 MusicNL Awards nominees.

Leading the way are The Swinging Belles, Mark Bragg and Fortunate Ones with five nominations apiece. Other multiple award nominees include Ouroboros, The Ennis Sisters and LeRiche (4 each) followed by Rum Ragged, Mallory Johnson, Property, Kellie Loder, Carolina East, Glen Collins and Paul Brace (3 each).

“The MusicNL Awards are an opportunity for the province’s finest artists and music industry professionals to be recognized for excellence in their craft,” Glenda Tulk, Executive Director of MusicNL, said. “We’ve had some world-class applicants again this year and we are pleased to honour them. In particular, there were an unprecedented number of applications for industry awards, which we hope marks a growth in the infrastructure of the music industry in this province.”

MusicNL Week is the provincial music industry association’s annual conference and festival, a week-long series of educational sessions, showcase performances and networking events culminating in the annual awards show.

MusicNL Week 2018 will take place in Twillingate, NL, from October 10-14, 2018. 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.

This announcement of nominated acts signals the beginning 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 info@musicnl.ca.

The full list of awards and nominees include:

 

Alternative Artist of the Year

Adam Baxter

Mark Bragg

Paul Brace

Property

The Combine

Weary

 

Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year   

Brad Tuck

Jordan Harnum

Mike Sixonate

Rosemary Lawton

Rum Ragged

 

Country Artist of the Year

Carolina East

Mallory Johnson

Shanda Hopkins

Sherry Ryan

Spare Time

 

Electronic Artist of the Year   

Alex Byrne

Game Boy

 

Event of the Year

41st Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

Feile Seamus Creagh (Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation)

Labrador Creative Arts Festival

Lawnya Vawnya 8

Trails, Tales and Tunes

 

FACTOR Album of the Year   

Fortunate Ones – “Hold Fast”

Mark Bragg – “Winter”

Mick Davis & Thin Love – “Touch The Moon”

Ouroboros – “Kitchuses”

The Ennis Sisters – “Keeping Time”

The Swinging Belles – “Superstar Sibling Detective Agency”

 

The Telegram/Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year   

ChessClub

LeRiche

Mark Bragg

Ouroboros

The Kubasonics

The Swinging Belles

 

The Anchor Inn Female Artist of the Year    

Carolina East

Kellie Loder

Mallory Johnson

Rosemary Lawton

Rozalind MacPhail

Sherry Ryan


Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
   

Dave Whitty

LeRiche

Quote the Raven

Rube & Rake

Rum Ragged

The Ennis Sisters

 

Graphic Artist of the Year   

Aaron Bishop

Kevin Tobin

Kyle McDavid

 

Group of the Year

Fortunate Ones

Ouroboros

Property

Rum Ragged

The Ennis Sisters

The Swinging Belles

 

Industry Professional of the Year   

Dean Stairs

Mary Beth Waldram

Michelle Robertson

Robert Buck

Roger Lockyer

Tom Cochrane

 

Instrumental Artist/Group of the Year

Ouroboros

Rozalind MacPhail

Wade Tarling

 

Classic Hits Coast 101.1 FM Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year

Dave Mundy and the Best Kind

Earle and Coffin

Florian Hoefner

Glen Collins

The Swinging Belles

 

DC Design House Male Artist of the Year   

Dave Whitty

Florian Hoefner

Glen Collins

Mark Bragg

Michael Hanrahan

Paul Brace

 

Media Person of the Year   

Andrew Boyd

Dillon Collins

Greg Smith

Jason Richard Lacour (J-Lac)

Tom Cochrane

Wendy Rose

 

Long & McQuade Music Educator of the Year

Adam Baxter

Kyle McDavid

Melanie O’Brien

Rozalind MacPhail

Brett Vey

Wade Tarling

 

The Nickel Music Video of the Year

Fortunate Ones – “Northern Star” dir. Jason Levangie

Ian Foster – ” New Rush For An Old Town” dir. Jerry Stamp

Land of the Lakes – “Zamboni” dir. Danielle Hamel

LeRiche – “Under Covers” dir. Charlotte Rabate

The Combine – “Victory Road” dir. James Kean

Waterfront Fire – “Head Full Of Fumes” – dir. Andrew Boyd, Ben Thistle and Jordan Coaker

 

Outstanding Company of the Year   

Atlantic Disc & DVD

Bakeapple Productions

Canadian AV

Kilbride Music

The Citadel House

The Newfoundland Herald

 

Pop Artist of the Year   

Fairgale

Fortunate Ones

Kellie Loder

Olivia Jones

Streel

 

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year   

ChessClub

JYAY

Lee Fitz

Reggie Morales

 

Rising Star of the Year

Carolina East

LeRiche

Mallory Johnson

Property

Rube & Rake

Weary

 

Molson/Coors Rock Artist of the Year   

Gene Phillips

Joel Thomas Hynes

Mick Davis and Thin Love

Newspaper Fashion Show

Silver Wolf Band

Waterfront Fire

 

Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year   

Kellie Loder

Mark Bragg

The Ennis Sisters

Fortunate Ones

The Swinging Belles

 

Side Musician of the Year

Glen Collins

JYAY

Maria Cherwick

Paul Brace

Rozalind MacPhail

Wade Tarling

 

Venue Of the Year

Garrick Theatre

Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre

The Black Sheep

The Ship

Woody Point Heritage Theatre

Captain’s Pub

 

Volunteer of the Year   

Arlene Churchill

Dee Dee Lannon

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