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NewFound Talent Contest

Young musicians aged 19 and under are invited to perform at Music Celebration Week 2022 at the NewFound Talent Contest! Hosted by MusicNL’s Sarah Newell, the NewFound Talent Contest will be taking place during Music Celebration Week 2022 in Corner Brook, NL!

The contest participants will perform one song for a supportive audience and an esteemed panel of musicians and industry professionals.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Rotary Arts Center, Corner Brook.

The NewFound Talent Contest is designed to discover, develop, encourage, and showcase young entertainers. The competition offers professional industry development and prizes valued over $6,000 to assist talented young artists. The goal is to enhance their song writing, performing and music business skills to further develop their music career. The first-place winner will be featured as part of the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival’s programming with some of the world’s finest folk musicians.

“The Equinor MusicNL NewFound Talent Contest is a phenomenal way for us to identify our future stars while they are still developing,” says MusicNL Executive Director Rhonda Tulk-Lane. “Offering young performers industry exposure and performance experience, this contest has been a catalyst for award winning artists such as Rachel Cousins, Nick Earle, and Brianna Gosse.”

How to Apply:

  • Fill out the application: Application Form
  • Registration is currently open.
  • Space is limited contestants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Questions? Contact sarah@musicnl.ca

Equinor MusicNL NewFound Talent Contest Prize Details


  • Choice of either Branding (pdf EPK, Jewel Case, Logo) OR Website (theme customized one-pager) (DC Design House)
  • Pre-production/Recording of a 2-song demo 
  • Mixing & Mastering of a 2-song demo (Matt Dines)
  • 50 complete retail-ready demo packages & starter merch package (3 t-shirts, 1 hoodie, 3 mugs) (Atlantic Music) 
  • Music video shoot 
  • Consultation with an artist manager (Laughing Heart Music)
  • One-on-one project mentorship session (Citadel House Records ) 
  • Professional photo shoot
  • Long & McQuade gift card (value $150) 
  • MusicNL Membership, 1-year duration 


  • Long & McQuade gift card (value $100) 
  • MusicNL Membership, 1-year duration 


  • Long & McQuade gift card (value $50) 
  • MusicNL Membership, 1-year duration


MusicNL thanks Equinor, Spartan TV: Atlantic Spotlight ,The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, DC Design House, Atlantic Music, Laughing Heart Music, Citadel House Records, Hurricane Music, and Long & McQuade for their support.