News | January 17, 2019

10 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Local Music Scene

Is there a name for the feeling you get when you hear a favorite song for the first time? Seriously, I’d love to know. It’s one of my favorite feelings-getting lost in the notes, not knowing what comes next, but feeling the song pull on you, and work its way through you and back out, leaving a bit of itself there, forever. It may sound flowery, but I don’t care. I love the way that feels. 

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News | January 16, 2019

The Price, Cost and Value of Digital Music

Less and less, you dole out a buck per cut, $10 per album; more and more, you access a streaming service for a nominal few each month. Or just play music for free and let ads assail you.

The streaming model’s hardly sustainable for pop acts whose tracks are digitally spun thousands of times a month. For jazz players and those who’ve come to be called “creative musicians,” the economics are even more disastrous.

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News | December 11, 2018

MusicNL Christmas Party + Open Mic w/ Scott Gilbert

  Come one, come all, it’s the annual MusicNL Christmas party and final open mic of the calendar year! Hosted by Scott Gilbert, there will be food and there will be drink! Throw on your ugly Christmas sweater and come on down to The Ship for times + tunes! 8pm – 10pm! No cover! Door … Continued

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News | December 7, 2018

SmartistU Launches Mentorship Program

    This past September, SmartistU launched their first ever mentorship program for artists and managers around the globe. The membership includes:   – 24/7 private artist management community (1-on-1 answered questions, connections from around the globe, etc.) – 1 monthly 1-hour LIVE training with an industry expert – 1 monthly 1-hour LIVE Q&A (1-on-1 mentorship … Continued

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News | November 29, 2018

Making Music Work officially launches at Fred’s Records

  MAKING MUSIC WORK will be an information packed series of professional development workshops for artists and industry professionals presented by the NL Musicians’ Association (CFM Local 820), MusicNL and the Memorial University School of Music. This is the very first time these three local music organizations have combined forces to offer members of the … Continued

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News | November 26, 2018


  The MusicNL Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place tonight (November 26th) at 7pm at the Johnson Geo Centre (175 Signal Hill Road) in St. John’s. For those who cannot attend in person, please follow along via the provided YouTube livestream.

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News | November 20, 2018

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 – St. John’s, NL

  2019 Wacken Metal Battle band submissions have kicked off for Canada. A series of battles will send one Canadian band to play at Wacken Open Air (over 80,000 in attendance) during the international Wacken Metal Battle. It is now hitting the East Coast for the first time with battles in Halifax, NS, and St. John’s, NL. Unsigned Canadian bands interested in participating in the … Continued

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