Call to Join Member Value Task Force

MusicNL is creating a new Member Value Task Force. Its purpose will be to help guide the organization in creating an enhanced value proposition for its over 300 members. David Smallwood, Chair of the Task Force states  “if you are interested in creating positive change and have 3 hrs per month to give back to … Continued

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News | September 3, 2020


St. John’s, NL: Beth Lane, Jenna Maloney, and Jayne Batstone take first, second and third place, respectively, in the NewFound Talent Contest. Ten talented young people from across the province performed at a pre-recorded event in front of a panel of three MusicNL award winning judges. The event hosted by Don-E Coady, premiered on social … Continued

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Response to MusicNL from Sylvie Tessier (Director, Ministerial Correspondence Secretariat for Canadian Heritage) Regarding COVID-19 Letter) REGARDING COVID-19 LETTER

Please see the original letter from MusicNL here Dear Ms. House: I am writing in response to your correspondence addressed to the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, regarding support for musicians, artists and arts organizations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Guilbeault appreciates your taking the time to share your thoughts on this … Continued

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News | July 17, 2020

MusicNL Hires two new JCP Positions

Join us in welcoming our two new JCP staff to MusicNL! We are thrilled to have Anthony & Mia on board. Each of them brings a diverse set of skills to the organization. Mia Penney: Digital Marketing & Virtual Platforms Coordinator Mia Penny’s love of music is founded on years of involvement with the St. … Continued

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News | June 19, 2020


WE’VE MISSED SEEING YOU! (no really, we have!) It’s been a long and unprecedented 3 months since the onset of COVID-19. While working from home, we have had to retune our instruments to help you carry on with the art and creative magic that you bring to our province and to the world! With the cancelation … Continued

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News | June 5, 2020

Letter to MusicNL from The Honourable Bernard Davis Re: Press On

June 2, 2020   Amy House, Chair MusicNL 186 Duckworth Street St. John’s, NL A1C 1G5 Dear Amy House: The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) remains committed to investing in our musicians. We are pleased to provide MusicNL an additional $25,000 to support Press On , which will not only stabilize the … Continued

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News | June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter – Black Out Tuesday

At MusicNL we condemn racism in all its forms, whether subtle or overt. And with the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the violence against protesters that has followed, we must speak out. We must do better. Let there be no doubt about our position: Black Lives Matter. We stand … Continued

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News | May 29, 2020

MusicNL Announces “PRESS ON” Project Approvals

In response to COVID-19 and its effects on the Music Industry, MusicNL announces the funding of 37 new and innovative projects, totaling over $150,000. * Created to support an industry crippled by the pandemic, the response to the “Press On” program was overwhelming and, to be honest, very exciting. At the deadline the original budget … Continued

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News | March 24, 2020

MusicNL Letter to The Honourable Steven Guilbeault Regarding COVID-19

March 24, 2020 The Honourable Steven Guilbeault Minister of Canadian Heritage cc. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minsiter The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development Member for Labrador: Yvonne Jones Member for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame: Scott Simms Member for St. Johns East: Jack Harris Member … Continued

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