Member News | May 30, 2018

Dave Whitty Announces Third Solo Album

St. John’s folk/rock singer Dave Whitty will be releasing his third studio album: Talkin’ Back Fool on June 10th 2018 at the LSPU Hall. Dave will be backed by St. John’s finest musicians: Peter Green and Jason Howard, Aaron Collis, Mark Manning, Jordan Thorne, Valerie Hewson and Curtis Peckham. Dave will be performing his new record in full along with some old favourites. 

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Member News | May 30, 2018

Newman Sound Men’s Choir – World Premier of New Choral Work Written for Choir and Gongs

The piece features the voices of Newman Sound accompanied by the largest set of gongs in Atlantic Canada played by percussionist Rob Power. “It is a thrill and honour to premiere such a fantastic new work,” said Power, who is the Principal Percussionist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Associate Professor at Memorial University. “Composer Dan Morphy has knocked it out of the park, combining the the brilliance of tuned gongs (3 octaves!) with the richness of men’s voices. It’s a fascinating combination, and definitely a first in Canadian music!”

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Member News | May 24, 2018

FORTUNATE ONES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “HOLD FAST” AND NATIONAL TOUR

Hold Fast will be released May 25th on Old Farm Pony Records and features collaborations with Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!), Meg Warren (Repartee), Jim Bryson, Good Lovelies, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Mike Belyea (Jenn Grant/David Myles), and Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!). The album was produced, engineered & mixed by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake Nova Scotia and mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto.

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Member News | May 22, 2018

PROPERTY ANNOUNCES 13 DATE TOUR OF EASTERN CANADA, JUNE 2018

  Property (Newfoundland and Labrador) have announced their 13 date tour in support of their debut album “Privacy” (self-released on 12/17/17). The dates include a showcase at NXNE Club Land Series and a performance at Ottawa Explosion Weekend.   Property – Tour Dates: 06/07 Halifax, NS | Radstorm 06/08 Sackville, NB | Thunder and Lightning … Continued

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Opportunities | May 15, 2018

MUSICNL ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO AWARD SUBMISSION GUIDE

In response to industry trends, MusicNL has made changes to the way the MusicNL Awards operate. The MusicNL Awards provide industry recognition to artists and industry professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador. These awards are given out at MusicNL Week, 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.

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News | May 14, 2018

ECMA 2018 Travel Subsidy

Travel subsidies are available for all MusicNL members supporting them to attend ECMA 2018 in Halifax, NS up to a maximum of 50%. Under this program a percentage of per diems, travel (if using a private vehicle, see the Government of NL Auto Reimbursement Rates) and accommodations (receipts required) will be provided, subject to the limitations of the Professional Development Policy.

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