With the passing of Denis Parker this week in St. John’s, we at MusicNL are planning a long-term way of celebrating his life and impact though your memories, comments, photos or stories.
We are inviting you, our members, to write us at Denis@musicNL.ca with anything you would like to share about Denis. Please keep your comments to 250 words or less, give us permission to use your comments and photos, and let us know whether you would like your name associated with your story, or whether you would prefer to remain anonymous.
We commit to linking this commentary collection with our Denis Parker Industry Builder Award during Music Celebration Week for this year and for years to come. The aim is to share Denis’s impact with new audiences over the coming years.
Thank you in advance for your submissions – we look forward to sharing this project with you.
Congratulations JUNO Nominees!
Congratulations ECMA 2024 Nominees!
Canadian Music Fund – Call to Action
The Liberal government has been a strong supporter of Canada’s music sector throughout the pandemic and it promised in the last federal election to increase the annual contribution to the Canada Music Fund to $50 million by 2024-2025.
That’s huge because the Canada Music Fund (CMF) is a key part of what funds FACTOR’s ground-breaking investments in Canadian artists and music companies – including songwriters and music publishers. Last year alone FACTOR invested $21 million in the music sector. 6,500 artists have had support through FACTOR in the last five years.
But FACTOR’s budget can’t keep up with the growing demands for its programming. The other part of FACTOR’s annual budget comes from contributions from private radio broadcasters and those contributions are falling fast. For example, in 2020, FACTOR received $16 million in radio contributions. In 2024 those contributions could be as low as $2 million. This is why the CMF increase is so crucial. But look, that $50 million would only ensure that existing programming continues and is insufficient to create new live programming, especially for the live sector. That’s why music associations across the country have called for an increase to $60 million.
So if the government does not make good even on their $50 million promise to our sector, FACTOR’s budget could be cut in half over the next couple of years. If that happens companies will close, jobs will be lost, artists won’t get the investments they need to record or tour which will harm an already precarious local live music scene.
We need your help to raise the voice of the music community and get this government’s attention. By following the simple steps with the link in our bio, you can email your local Liberal MP if you have one, and Canada’s Ministers of Heritage and Finance. Call on them to be Music Champions and keep their promise to increase the budget of the Canada Music Fund.
Year in Review
New Music Friday
NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS! MusicNL will post our member’s new releases each Friday on social media. Have new music? Submit your music by WEDNESDAY of each week to be featured in NEW MUSIC FRIDAY. Releases will also be featured in our newsletter.
- Artist Name
- Title of Song/Album/EP
- Photo of artist OR album artwork
- Link to music or location on where to purchase
- short (100 -250 words) about the release
- Release Date
MusicNL closes out 2023 with 1000 members! We want to thank each and everyone of our members for their support during the year. See you in 2024.
Congratulations Quote the Raven! You will represent us well at the JUNOs. Thank you to the 2024 Halifax JUNO Host Committee for engaging the Atlantic Provinces in this great initiative.
Congratulations to the artists chosen for the JUNO Wavemakers!
Here are the steps to renew:
- Step 1: go to www.musicnl.ca
- Step 2: click the Manage Account button under Membership on the top menu bar
- Step 3: Log in using your username and password
- Step 4: Under the About tab in your account, you will see the renew button it says:
RENEW, UPGRADE OR UPDATE BILLING
Again if you have any trouble call or email us!
Our new virtual office is open & ready to serve you each day between 9:00am-4:00pm. For drop ins or in person appointments staff are at Play on Gower, 99 Queens Rd, Monday 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm.
- CEO’s Departure – Farewell and Gratitude: A Message from the Chair
- MusicNL Hits a Milestone with 1000 Members, Celebrating a Vibrant and Growing Music Community in 2023
- Music Award Winners 2023
- Industry Award Winners 2023
- Award Nominees 2023
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