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MusicNL Awards 2022 Winners

ST. JOHN’S, NL – MusicNL announces the winners of their Music Awards. Taking home 2 awards each: Rachel Cousins, Nick Earle & The Reckless Hearts, Deantha Edmunds, Rosemary Lawton, Florian Hoefner.  Music Awards Album of the Year – Presented by FACTORNick Earle & The Reckless Hearts – No More Hiding Alternative Artist of the Year – […]

Industry Award Winners 2022

ST. JOHN’S, NL – MusicNL is proud to announce the industry awards during Music Celebrations Week’s Industry Award Reception at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. Industry Awards Event of the Year – Presented by George Street Association46th Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival Industry Professional of the Year – Presented by The Art of Going OutMary […]

Equinor NewFound Talent Winners 2022

NewFound Talent Contest 2022 CORNER BROOK, NL:  Mackenzie Critch takes first, Reagan Holmes takes second and Deah-Lee Robertson places third, in the Equinor NewFound Talent Contest presented by MusicNL and the NL Folk Arts Society. Talented young musicians, 19 and under, from across the province performed at the event, in front of a panel of three award-winning judges. […]

Akita Equipment Gives Back

ST. JOHN’S, NL, AUGUST 2, 2022 – Akita Equipment gives back to the local music community to help market the Newfoundland and Labrador music brand. MusicNL was glad to get the call from local business owner Chris Howlett offering to wrap one of his trailers, that travels across North America, with the MusicNL brand. “Having the MusicNL brand travel across North America encouraging the […]

The Business Of Music

ST. JOHN’S, NL, MAY 11, 2022 – MusicNL Celebrates a Strong and Viable Music Sector. Over 60 members of MusicNL have settle back at home after five days of music, awards, celebrating and connecting at the 34th edition of the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA).   While a major focus is on the awards, “and rightly so,” states Rhonda Tulk-Lane, CEO of […]


FREDERICTON, NB The ECMAs announced the Industry Awards on Sunday morning at the Delta Hotel, Fredricton. Newfoundland takes four awards and two honourary awards. Artist Innovator of the Year (In light of COVID-19) / Artiste innovateur/innovatrice de l’année: Mallory Johnson Media Outlet of the Year / Média de l’année: First Light Fridays Media Person of the Year / Représentant […]



The ECMAs announced its first slate of awards on Thursday evening at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton, NB and broadcasted live across the Rogers network. Newfoundland and Labrador leading the Atlantic provinces with awards. Contemporary/Roots Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année- Rots / Contomporaine: Quote The Raven – Can’t Hold the Light Fans’ Choice Entertainer […]

ECMA Nominees

ECMA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES: NL RECEIVES OVER 40 NOMINATIONS ST. JOHN’S, NL – MusicNL is pleased with the showing of Newfoundland and Labrador talent at this year’s East Coast Music Awards (EMCA). With 45 nominees, MusicNL members are well represented when compared to counterparts in other Atlantic Regions. Leading the nominees with 3 each are: Justin Fancy, Quote the […]

The Association of Professional Theatre of NL Gives Recognition to MusicNL Staff Member

This photograph shows Mariana Castro Carvajal smiling at the viewer. She has medium length brunette hair and is seen wearing an indigo blue shirt. In the background there are blurred green trees and shrubs, and the outline of a building in the distance.Originally from Mexico City, Mariana is a graduate from the Ethnomusicology program at Memorial University. […]