MusicNL will release the names and listing of award nominees for MusicNL Week 2018 at Fred’s Records in St. John’s at 11:00 am on Friday, August 10, 2018. The public is welcome to attend this annual press conference being held at 198 Duckworth Street.

There will be nine industry awards and 18 music awards presented at the awards show during MusicNL Week 2018 this coming October 10-14 in Twillingate.

“After the success of the 25th anniversary celebrations and the export program in St. John’s in 2017 and the reception we received in Bonavista in 2016, we’ve decided to once again bring our conference and awards show to rural Newfoundland,” said Glenda Tulk, MusicNL’s executive director. “By doing so we increase MusicNL’s awareness in the province and help bring economic benefits to the Twillingate area.”

“Over the past few years our membership has grown substantially and the numbers applying for recognition, awards and funding has reflected that increase.”

Showcases will take place at various venues in Twillingate including the Twillingate Performing Arts Centre, Lions Club, Masonic Temple, Auk Island Winery, Stage Head Pub, Orange Lodge, Victoria Hall, Captain’s Pub and others yet to be determined.

MusicNL received 130 applications this year from a diverse group of artists and groups. Each submission was reviewed by an external body of musicians and music industry professionals and nominees were selected based on criteria including originality, recording and marketing skills.

For more information please contact Rebekah or Glenda at (709) 754-2574 or email

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