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MusicNL Week 2020-2021

Conference Schedule

All Events Are Free Of Charge

MusicNL is pleased to present the virtual edition of the 28th celebration of the MusicNL Awards and Conference from February 1 – 7, 2021. MusicNL Week 2021 will feature an array of high-quality showcases, industry conference sessions and a boutique export development program.

All events can be viewed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.


Monday, Feb 1

3:00pm: Conference First Timers Networking Session

4:00pm: Workshop #1: Living with COVID-19: What you need to know as a music venue owner & promoter

8:00pm: Export Showcase #1, LSPU Hall, St. John’s
Host Glen Tilley. Featuring: Quote the Raven, Rube & Rake, Rachel Cousins and Sherman Downey.


Tuesday, Feb 2

4:00pm: Workshop #2: My First Sync with Vince Degiorgio and Chris Robinson

5:00pm: FACTOR One-on-Ones

8:00pm: West Coast Songwriters Celebration, Rotary Arts Centre, Corner Brook
Host Glen Tilley. Featuring: Jason Benoit, Mike McDonald and Bridget Swift.


Wednesday, Feb 3

1:00pm: FACTOR One-on-Ones

4:00pm: Workshop #3: Inspiration Soup – Keynote Concert with Rozalind MacPhail

8:00pm: Live Showcase from the Canadian AV Sound Stage, St. John’s
Host Dana Parsons. Featuring: Justin Fancy, Adam Baxter, The Duds, Matthew Byrne and Clare Follett.


Thursday, Feb 4

4:00pm: Workshop #4: Basic Training – Streaming with Jones & Company Artist Management.

8:00pm: Live Showcase from the Canadian AV Sound Stage, St. John’s
Host Dana Parsons. Featuring Silver Wolf Band, Rozalind MacPhail, Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes and Nick Earle & The Reckless Hearts.

Music Award
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival Music Video of the Year 


Friday, Feb 5

9:30am: Mental Health One on Ones with Errin Williams

4:00pm: Workshop #5: Funding Programs with Jones & Company Artist Management

8:00pm: Export Showcase #2, Canadian AV Sound Stage, St. John’s
Host Tom Power. Featuring: Rum Ragged, Mark Bragg & The Butchers, Mallory Johnson and Youngtree & The Blooms.

Music Awards

Heavy NL Loud Artist of the Year 
HipHopShopNL Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 
Quidi Vidi Alternative Artist of the Year
The Bee’s Knees/Posie Row Solo Artist of the Year 
The Jibfest Weekender Electronic Artist of the Year 
CNA Music & Applied Arts Rock Artist of the Year Due South Promotions Country Artist of the Year 


Saturday, Feb 6

11:00am: Workshop #6: Social Media & Music with Jones & Company Artist Management

2:00pm: Workshop #7 Music Licensing 101 with Justin Gray/ MDIIO

4:00pm: Workshop #8 Creating a Hip Hop Movement with Shad and Eva Shaw

8:00pm : Songwriters Celebration, LSPU Hall, St. John’s
Host Joanna Barker. Featuring: Steve Maloney, Rea and Peter Youngtree.

Music Awards

O’Reilly’s Irish Newfoundland Pub Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year 
AFM/CFM Local 820 Instrumental Artist of the Year 
Black Sheep on George Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year 
MUN School of Music Classical Artist of the Year 
Live At Heart-Vision 360 Side Musician of the Year 


Sunday, Feb 7

11:00am: Workshop #9: Barriers to Success in the Music Industry with Renée Yoxon

2:00pm: Industry Awards followed by MusicNL’s Annual General Meeting

Industry Awards (Pre-AGM)

Canadian AV Event of the Year 
Pattison Outdoor Graphic Artist of the Year 
Stewart McKelvey Industry Professional of the Year 
Ray Agency Media Person of the Year 
Long and McQuade Music Educator of the Year 
Noseworthy Chapman Outstanding Company of the Year 
George Street Association Venue of the Year
Volunteer of the Year 
Honorary Legacy Awards 
Honorary Denis Parker Industry Builder Awards

7:00pm: MusicNL Award Show, Canadian AV Sound Stage, St. Johns
Hosts Petrina Bromley and Phil Churchill. Featuring: Rube & Rake, Quote The Raven, Rosemary Lawton, David Pomeroy, Rum Ragged, Natasha Blackwood, The Heavy Horses, Rachel Cousins, The Hellfire Club, Silver Wolf Band and Sherman Downey.

Music and  Honorary Awards

Factor Album of the Year 
The Citadel House Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
Yamaha Group of the Year 
First Light Indigenous Artist of the Year 
Canadian Mental Association NL Inspirational Artist of the Year 
Bell Aliant Pop Artist of the Year 
MDIIO Rising Star of the Year 
Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year 
The Telegram Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year 
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award 

Sessions are subject to change


MusicNL Week Gives Back

The Cultural Artists Plan for Emergencies Fund has become a life line for artists in our community finding themselves in unexpected crisis situations.


MusicNL 2021 Export Buyers Program Delegates

View the complete list of Export Program delegates.


MusicNL Week Digital Goodie Bag

Take advantage of great online exclusive offers!


Take A Listen To The MusicNL Award Nominees Playlist

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