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MusicNL Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. 

MusicNL: Connecting Women to Overcome Challenges 

Virtual Panel Discussion: Women Overcoming Obstacles

March 4, 2021 – 4:00PM (NST)

Moderated by Rhonda Tulk-Lane, MusicNL Executive Director

Rising to the challenge of releasing music is a tough venture at the best of times, in 2020 it became even harder. MusicNL is presenting a webinar from two experts at connecting women to overcome these challenges.

Virginia Fudge is a St. John’s based singer-songwriter who writes pop songs with elements of grunge, art rock or folk, that is currently making music releases look easy. Each song on her upcoming release, All These Little Games, has its own style. The all-female collaboration on March 12th, 2021 during International Women’s Week.    

Joining Virginia is one of the province’s top Artist Managers, Michelle Robertson. She has co-managed some of Newfoundland’s best and brightest musicians – including JUNO award-winners The Swinging Belles – earning several nominations for both herself and Kilbride Music along the way (ECMA Management of the Year, MusicNL Outstanding Company, MusicNL Industry Professional of the Year).

Virgina Fudge | WEB | FACEBOOK

Michelle Robertson | WEB | FACEBOOK

Virtual Songwriter Circle

March 8, 2021 – 7:00PM (NST)

Moderated by Mia Penney, MusicNL Communication & Marketing Manager and Anthony Carew, MusicNL Outreach & Events Coordinator

Everyday in the music industry women rise to the challenge of creating, managing, marketing, and of course touring. MusicNL is sitting down with some extraordinary talent to discuss their journey as an artist and take a closer look at a couple of their songs.


Born in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and immigrating to Canada at the age of 3, LU KALA is redefining what a pop star sounds and looks like with the release for her debut EP Worthy.


Ana Luísa Ramos

Brazilian singer-songwriter Ana Luísa Ramos, who now calls Newfoundland & Labrador home, is consecrated as a versatile artist for walking between the popular and the erudite.


Mallory Johnson

2017 CCMA spotlight winner Mallory Johnson, and Newfoundland & Labrador native, has been turning heads in the country music scene, sharing stages with artists like Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rascal Flatts, and Blake Shelton to name a few.


Anabelle Iratni

Born in London to Algerian and Italian heritage, Anabelle is a professional vocalist, musician and composer known for her genre-bending style, collaborations in the international metal scene and ethnomusicological research.


MusicNL Celebrates Women Artists

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8, 2021 MusicNL has compiled a list of some of the talented and successful women artists that inspire with their incredible talent.

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

Show your support and solidarity

Raise your hand high to show you’re in and that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality.

Individuals and organizations are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images as we share the images on this webpage leading up to International Women’s Day 2021.

So strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose with your hand high to show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

Submit your #ChooseToChallenge images to us!
Email Tendai at info@musicnl.ca with subject line #ChooseToChallenge.

Thank You to Our Partners

Women’s Work Festival

The Women’s Work Festival (WWF) celebrates creators. We are an international festival of plays-in-progress. Our week-long event features readings, music performances, workshops, panels, and special events promoting work by, for, and about women. Our festival is intersectional and proudly includes the work of female-identifying and non-binary individuals.

Women’s Work Festival| WEB | FACEBOOK



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