Friday, August 10, 2018 – St. John’s: MusicNL is excited to announce the 2018 MusicNL Awards nominees.
Leading the way are The Swinging Belles, Mark Bragg and Fortunate Ones with five nominations apiece. Other multiple award nominees include Ouroboros, The Ennis Sisters and LeRiche (4 each) followed by Rum Ragged, Mallory Johnson, Property, Kellie Loder, Carolina East, Glen Collins and Paul Brace (3 each).
“The MusicNL Awards are an opportunity for the province’s finest artists and music industry professionals to be recognized for excellence in their craft,” Glenda Tulk, Executive Director of MusicNL, said. “We’ve had some world-class applicants again this year and we are pleased to honour them. In particular, there were an unprecedented number of applications for industry awards, which we hope marks a growth in the infrastructure of the music industry in this province.”
MusicNL Week is the provincial music industry association’s annual conference and festival, a week-long series of educational sessions, showcase performances and networking events culminating in the annual awards show.
MusicNL Week 2018 will take place in Twillingate, NL, from October 10-14, 2018. As part of its new export strategy, MusicNL will offer an export buyers program, which will give local artists an opportunity to connect with guest delegates from across Canada, the US and the UK.
This announcement of nominated acts signals the beginning of MusicNL member voting, which will decide the winner in each respective category. Paid members of MusicNL can log into their accounts at http://www.musicnl.ca to vote. Voting closes on August 31st, 2018. For more general information about MusicNL membership, see our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full list of awards and nominees include:
Alternative Artist of the Year
Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
Country Artist of the Year
Electronic Artist of the Year
Event of the Year
FACTOR Album of the Year
The Telegram/Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
The Anchor Inn Female Artist of the Year
Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
Graphic Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Industry Professional of the Year
Instrumental Artist/Group of the Year
Classic Hits Coast 101.1 FM Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year
DC Design House Male Artist of the Year
Media Person of the Year
Long & McQuade Music Educator of the Year
The Nickel Music Video of the Year
Outstanding Company of the Year
Pop Artist of the Year
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Molson/Coors Rock Artist of the Year
Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Side Musician of the Year
Venue Of the Year