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 Newfoundland and Labrador music community opportunities to develop and strengthen professional skills.

“This partnership between the NL Musicians’ Association (CFM Local 820), MusicNL, and the School of Music will provide fantastic professional development opportunities, increase professional capacity, and build new collaborative possibilities for all musicians,” says Ian Sutherland, Dean of Memorial University School of Music.

The series of eight evening workshops will be offered during 2019 to help working music professionals sharpen their skills in the areas of branding and promotion, record keeping and taxes, recording, touring, musical rights and revenue sources, relieving physical stress, music teaching and scoring for film.

Presenters for the workshop series include some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most respected and knowledgeable local musicians, including Tim Baker, Megan Warren, Kevin Blackmore and Wayne Chaulk (of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers), Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves (Duo Concertante), Matthew Hornell, Lori Clarke, Sandy Morris and Duane Andrews, along with more than twenty other music professionals who work to support the province’s performers and recording artists.

Pre-registration is required. The workshops begin in January 2019 and continue through the year, with sessions taking place at the Suncor Energy Hall at Memorial University on Wednesday evenings. These workshops will be accessible and affordable, in order reach a wide range of musicians. This series is for musicians and industry professionals at all levels of development.

This partnership is made possible by the Canadian Federation of Musicians Freelance Musicians Fund, MusicNL, the Public Engagement Fund of Memorial University, Dc Design House, The Overcast, Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music.

For full details or to register for the workshop series, please visit or call the NL Musicians’ Association at 722-8005.