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ST. JOHN’S, NL, MAY 11, 2022 – MusicNL Celebrates a Strong and Viable Music Sector.

Over 60 members of MusicNL have settle back at home after five days of music, awards, celebrating and connecting at the 34th edition of the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA).  

While a major focus is on the awards, “and rightly so,” states Rhonda Tulk-Lane, CEO of MusicNL, with NL taking home 11 awards, “these awards are not possible without the support of a strong and viable music sector supporting artists.”

With over 130 buyers, including export delegates and festival organizers participating from places like the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Treetop Agency, Netherlands and the New Colossus Festival, Brooklyn NYC, much business was conducted during the ECMA.

“During this years ECMA I attended numerous sessions on sync licensing lead by music publishers and music supervisors. I understand how to reach my goal of finding sync placements for my music. I made connections with industry professionals who had the opportunity to listen to my music and had real and genuine advice to give. I am so excited to see what the future holds!” Virginia Fudge, Artist, St. John’s, NL.

MusicNL is growing a strong industry including raising the awareness of BIPOC, hip hop and loud artists, managers, labels, publishers and more. If you are interested in a career in music visit MusicNL.ca to learn more.  

As music artists striving to develop professionally, my husband Brad and I found the ECMA to be incredibly enlightening and inspiring. We came away with a renewed passion that has sparked our continual learning for the music industry, along with a wealth of knowledge and beautiful friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s important to support each other on this journey, we are all on different rungs of the ladder helping each other move up!” Mel Simmonds, Songwriter, Charlottetown, NL.
MusicNL is a for impact organization, with a mission to lift up the music industry in the province.

Our advocacy, programming, and partnerships aim to address key issues affecting the Newfoundland & Labrador music industry implementing positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community at large.

We create and encourage member opportunities to stimulate the industry.