Member News | July 20, 2018

SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA SEEKS FEEDBACK

  The Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) is conducting a survey to better understand the main issues faced by professional music creators.   The association – now in its 35th year of operation – aims to learn how different aspects of the music industry can impact music creators in Canada and how S.A.C. can act … Continued

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Member News | July 19, 2018

SONG NEEDED FOR MOVIE STARRING SLY STALLONE

  Ever dream about hearing your song play during the final credits of a movie?   Mdiio.com is offering up this very opportunity.   The Los Angeles-based organization is looking for an end title song for the movie “Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station” starring Sylvester Stallone. As a reference, the company is seeking something in … Continued

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Member News | July 17, 2018

DENIS PARKER’S “BEEN SO LONG” MARKS FIVE DECADES IN MUSIC

  One of the province’s most heralded blues players released his eighth record on July 7.   Denis Parker’s “Been So Long” showcases a mix of originals and oldies he has been singing since the ’60s. Parker’s very first recording was with Panama Limited Jug Band in 1967 at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. … Continued

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Member News | July 13, 2018

IT COULD BE FRANKY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “TWO YEARS”

It Could Be Franky (Danielle Hamel) recently took a break from working on a new album to shoot a video for her song “Two Years”.   Check out the finished product on YouTube.   Hamel would like to extend thanks to Kyla Smith for shooting it, with help from Graham Godden and Matthew Thomson. Thanks … Continued

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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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