ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today MusicNL announced the best in class for 2020. Leading the way are Rube & Rake and The Heavy Horses with six nominations apiece. Other plentiful award nominees include Jason Benoit (5) followed by Rachel Cousins and Rum Ragged (4 each).
MusicNL members are invited to cast their votes for the winners on our website www.musicnl.ca.
Everyone can vote for The Telegram Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year by visiting www.thetelegram.com.
Online celebrations will take place during MusicNL Week February 1st -7th, 2021.
“There will be something for everyone in the music industry at this year’s conference,” stated Chair Amy House. “With a focus on topics such as: publishing and sync, hip hop, growing your business online, women and gender minorities and mental health supports.”
MusicNL will release their full conference, awards and AGM schedule early in the New Year.
THE FULL LIST OF AWARD NOMINEES INCLUDE:
FACTOR Album of the Year
David Pomeroy – Great Tenor Arias
Jason Benoit – Revolution Pt. 1
Matthew Byrne – In Concert w/ Lady Cove Women’s Choir
Rube & Rake – Leaving With Nothing
Rum Ragged – The Thing About Fish
The Heavy Horses – With Darkness in My Eyes
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival Music Video of the Year
Fairgale – What Doesn’t Kill Us (Dir: Centre City Media and Film)
Jason Benoit – Two Wrongs (Dir: Ryan Daramsing)
Madeline – Vain (Dir: Madeline Salter)
Rube & Rake – 10-33 (Dir: Tom Cochrane)
The Heavy Horses – Weight in My Lungs (Dir: Patrick Canning)
The Swinging Belles – Cool Cat (Dir: Erin Power, Laura Winter, Duane Andrews)
Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Mallory Johnson, Tenille Arts, Krystan Bellows
(Mallory Johnson – Drunk Mind, Sober Heart)
Chris Kirby, Jordan Coaker, Kirsten Rodden-Clarke, Peter MacDonald
(Quote the Raven – Hope)
Aaron Hickey, Blair Lane, Jenson Vaughan, Lauren Eddy, & Rachel Cousins
(Rachel Cousins – Man of Stone)
(Rube & Rake – Crying)
(Sherman Downey – Front Porch)
(The Heavy Horses – Weight in My Lungs)
The Telegram Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year
**Vote online at www.thetelegram.com**
Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes
Nick Earle & The Reckless Hearts
Quote the Raven
Rube & Rake
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Founded in 1992, MusicNL is a professional membership organization that works to address key issues affecting the Newfoundland and Labrador music industry. Implementing positive change and presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community.
MusicNL increases awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry with significant impact on the economy.
MusicNL creates and encourages opportunities which stimulate growth of the industry.