Your 2018 MusicNL Nominees

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Posted: August 10, 2018

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.

For more general information about MusicNL membership, see our website or contact us at [email protected].

The full list of awards and nominees include:

Alternative Artist of the Year
Adam Baxter
Mark Bragg
Paul Brace
Property
The Combine
Weary

Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
Brad Tuck
Jordan Harnum
Mike Sixonate
Rosemary Lawton
Rum Ragged

Country Artist of the Year
Carolina East
Mallory Johnson
Shanda Hopkins
Sherry Ryan
Spare Time

Electronic Artist of the Year
Alex Byrne
Game Boy

Event of the Year
41st Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
Feile Seamus Creagh (Irish Newfoundland Traditional Music Foundation)
Labrador Creative Arts Festival
Lawnya Vawnya 8
Trails, Tales and Tunes

FACTOR Album of the Year
Fortunate Ones – “Hold Fast”
Mark Bragg – “Winter”
Mick Davis & Thin Love – “Touch The Moon”
Ouroboros – “Kitchuses”
The Ennis Sisters – “Keeping Time”
The Swinging Belles – “Superstar Sibling Detective Agency”

The Telegram/Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
ChessClub
LeRiche
Mark Bragg
Ouroboros
The Kubasonics
The Swinging Belles

The Anchor Inn Female Artist of the Year
Carolina East
Kellie Loder
Mallory Johnson
Rosemary Lawton
Rozalind MacPhail
Sherry Ryan

Folk/Roots Artist of the Year
Dave Whitty
LeRiche
Quote the Raven
Rube & Rake
Rum Ragged
The Ennis Sisters

Graphic Artist of the Year
Aaron Bishop
Kevin Tobin
Kyle McDavid

Group of the Year
Fortunate Ones
Ouroboros
Property
Rum Ragged
The Ennis Sisters
The Swinging Belles

Industry Professional of the Year
Dean Stairs
Mary Beth Waldram
Michelle Robertson
Robert Buck
Roger Lockyer
Tom Cochrane

Instrumental Artist/Group of the Year
Ouroboros
Rozalind MacPhail
Wade Tarling

Classic Hits Coast 101.1 FM Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year
Dave Mundy and the Best Kind
Earle and Coffin
Florian Hoefner
Glen Collins
The Swinging Belles

DC Design House Male Artist of the Year
Dave Whitty
Florian Hoefner
Glen Collins
Mark Bragg
Michael Hanrahan
Paul Brace

Media Person of the Year
Andrew Boyd
Dillon Collins
Greg Smith
Jason Richard Lacour (J-Lac)
Tom Cochrane
Wendy Rose

Long & McQuade Music Educator of the Year
Adam Baxter
Kyle McDavid
Melanie O’Brien
Rozalind MacPhail
Brett Vey
Wade Tarling

The Nickel Music Video of the Year
Fortunate Ones – “Northern Star” dir. Jason Levangie
Ian Foster – "New Rush For An Old Town” dir. Jerry Stamp
Land of the Lakes – “Zamboni” dir. Danielle Hamel
LeRiche – “Under Covers” dir. Charlotte Rabate
The Combine – “Victory Road” dir. James Kean
Waterfront Fire – “Head Full Of Fumes” – dir. Andrew Boyd, Ben Thistle and Jordan Coaker

Outstanding Company of the Year
Atlantic Disc & DVD
Bakeapple Productions
Canadian AV
Kilbride Music
The Citadel House
The Newfoundland Herald

Pop Artist of the Year
Fairgale
Fortunate Ones
Kellie Loder
Olivia Jones
Streel

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
ChessClub
JYAY
Lee Fitz
Reggie Morales

Rising Star of the Year
Carolina East
LeRiche
Mallory Johnson
Property
Rube & Rake
Weary

Molson/Coors Rock Artist of the Year
Gene Phillips
Joel Thomas Hynes
Mick Davis and Thin Love
Newspaper Fashion Show
Silver Wolf Band
Waterfront Fire

Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Kellie Loder
Mark Bragg
The Ennis Sisters
Fortunate Ones
The Swinging Belles

Side Musician of the Year
Glen Collins
JYAY
Maria Cherwick
Paul Brace
Rozalind MacPhail
Wade Tarling

Venue Of the Year
Garrick Theatre
Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre
The Black Sheep
The Ship
Woody Point Heritage Theatre
Captain’s Pub

Volunteer of the Year
Arlene Churchill
Dee Dee Lannon

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