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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News | July 11, 2018

EQUINOR MUSICNL NEWFOUND TALENT CONTEST 2018

ANNOUNCING THE EQUINOR MUSICNL NEWFOUND TALENT CONTEST!   Equinor and MusicNL are proud to present the Equinor MusicNL NewFound Talent Contest at the 42nd Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in Bannerman Park for the fifth consecutive year. The NewFound Talent Contest is designed to discover, develop, encourage and showcase young entertainers. The competition offers … Continued

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News | June 20, 2018

MusicNL Export Strategy and 2018 Export Development Program

MusicNL Export Strategy 2018 June 20, 2018   TWILLINGATE, NL: MUSICNL Releases Export Strategy and Export Development Program for 2018   MUSICNL WEEK 2018 MusicNL Week is 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. MusicNL Week … Continued

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| June 13, 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY: TRANSPORTATION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Canadian Transportation Agency for the Public Consultations on Passenger Protections   Since December 2014, the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) has been lobbying to ensure safe carriage of musical instruments on Canadian airline carriers. On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Canadian Transportation Act (CTA) received Royal Assent, and, the Canadian Transport Agency have since announced … Continued

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News | June 1, 2018

CTV’s THE LAUNCH IS CASTING FOR SEASON 2!

The Launch is in search of solo artists, duos and groups from all types of music genres. Are you the hottest new unsigned talent waiting to be discovered? Are ready for the incredible opportunity to work with the most respected people in music?   

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next artist to get launched? We want to hear from you!

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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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