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Sponsor or the Week – Cox & Palmer

June 21, 2011

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK: July 21, 2011

The 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week’s sponsor of the week is Cox & Palmer.

Cox & Palmer has been an integral part of Atlantic Canada’s business community for over a century.  Their clients look to them for legal advice during growth and prosperity, as well as in challenging economic times.  To retain their clients’ trust Cox & Palmer focuses on what matters to their clients – understanding their business.  They advise clients in many sectors including construction, energy and natural resources, insurance, financial services, public institutions, and fisheries and marine.  Their lawyers are both professional and personable. This enables their belief that a strong relationship between law firm and client is the best way to get results.

Cox & Palmer supports the arts all across Newfoundland and Labrador.  They are presenting Opera on the Avalon’s Dido and Aeneas from June 16-19 at the LSPU Hall. The firm also welcomes local and international musicians to the Masonic Temple stage during the 10th Annual Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival July 13-16.  Cox & Palmer will also be a major sponsor of The Messiah by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, The St. John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival, and the Resource Centre for the Arts. Special awards for emerging artists will then be announced later this year at the Sparks Literary Festival and St. Michael’s Print Shop.

WJB would like to acknowledge and express gratitude for the contributions of Cox & Palmer, the Sponsor of the Week!

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Bravo! – Supporting the Arts

June 15, 2011


Cox & Palmer partners with local arts community

St. Johns, NL — June 14, 2011 — Cox & Palmer today announced their support and sponsorship of Newfoundland & Labrador arts and cultural activities. BRAVO! – Supporting the Arts is an initiative to support the tremendous talent showcased in music, visual and performing arts and literary arts within the province.

“It is a great pleasure to support the arts community”, states Sandy MacDonald, Managing Partner at Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s Office. “This initiative was conceived and developed in order to support the arts and culture in our province and to help demonstrate that the arts community is a vital part of our local economy, worthy of backing.”

Cox & Palmer presents Opera on the Avalon’s Dido and Aeneas from June 16-19 at the LSPU Hall. The firm also welcomes local and international musicians to the Masonic Temple stage during the 10th Annual Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival July 13-16.

Cox & Palmer will also be a major sponsor of The Messiah by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, The St. John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival, and the Resource Centre for the Arts. Special awards for emerging artists will then be announced later this year at the Sparks Literary Festival and St. Michael’s Print Shop.

Chair of the committee for BRAVO! – Supporting the Arts is Paul McDonald, Partner at Cox & Palmer. “These cultural organizations bring the best in contemporary arts and performance to our city and province. They bring national and international artists and highlight the extraordinary talent that exists in our own back yard. We are thrilled to be part of the vibrancy of the arts community in Newfoundland & Labrador.”

About Cox & Palmer

Cox & Palmer has been an integral part of Atlantic Canada’s business community for over a century.  Our clients look to us for legal advice during growth and prosperity, as well as in challenging economic times.  To retain our clients’ trust we focus on what matters to them – understanding their business. We advise clients in many sectors including construction, energy and natural resources, insurance, financial services, public institutions, and fisheries and marine. Our lawyers are both professional and personable. This enables our belief that a strong relationship between law firm and client is the best way to get results.

Cox & Palmer and the Cox & Palmer logo are registered trademarks in Canada.

The names of other companies mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information:

Sherry Ryan, Marketing Manager

709.570.5525 | sryan@coxandpalmer.com

 

For more information on Cox & Palmer:

www.coxandpalmerlaw.com

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WRECKHOUSE JAZZ & BLUES TO ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR 2011 WIJBF

June 1, 2011

St. John’s, NL – May 31st, 2011 – As the summer is fast approaching, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) is preparing to announce the artist lineup for the 10th annual Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival (WIJBF). Executive Director Liz Dunbar will be releasing the highly anticipated lineup on Wednesday, June 8th at 10:30am at the Rocket Bakery on Water Street. She is extremely excited to reveal to the public all of the details regarding this year’s festival taking place from July 13th – 16th as once again downtown St. John’s will be flooded with the rhythms and sounds of different styles of music from all across the globe.

In what is sure to be the most exciting year yet for the festival, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues gives the people of St. John’s a unique opportunity to experience music and culture from all around the world during 4 jam packed days of concerts, workshops, and events. Since the festival began in 2001 it has grown exponentially in size and numbers, having an increase in audience of almost 400% in previous years. In this milestone year, the WIJBF promises to be the biggest event on the St. John’s Arts and Entertainment scene in 2011!

This year’s festival is sure to have a wider variety of international music than ever before, adding to the musical diversity in St. John’s. Featuring over 100 internationally acclaimed artists and the best talent Newfoundland has to offer, the 10th annual Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival is sure to be one to remember.

Come join WJB on June 8th at 10:30am at the Rocket Bakery for some fantastic live entertainment as the exciting lineup for the 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival is announced, running from July 13th – 16th in downtown St. John’s.

To keep up to date with the latest festival details, check out WJB on our website,  facebook, twitter, myspace, and wordpress.

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For more information please contact:
Ben Waring at 709-739-7734
ben@wreckhousejazzandblues.com

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Canadian Federation of Musicians Launches new Name and Suite of Services

April 26, 2011

On May 11th and 12th the Canadian Federation of Musicians and the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association (CFM Local 820) will be hosting three events to celebrate the launch of their new name and suite of services.

LAUNCH EVENT

CFM invites representatives of media, government, arts organizations, musicians and other artists to join them Wednesday, May 11th at 1 PM at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. there they will launch the new Canadian federation name and announce a suite of local services that will help working musicians in Newfoundland and Labrador meet the challenges of the twenty first century. CFM Executive Director Alan Willaert will be in attendance as well as the NL Musicians’ Association Board of Directors.

WORKSHOP ON MUSICIANS’ RIGHTS AND SERVICES

CFM will follow up the press conference with a free Musicians Rights and Services Workshop the following day at the Gower Street United Church. That event will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 12th. The workshop is open to everyone. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 709-722-8005 or by email: info@cfm820.ca.

MEMBERS IN CONCERT

The Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will present Members in Concert at the Gower Street United Church on Thursday, May 12th at 8 PM.

Performers include The Idlers, Sean Panting, John Cossar, Neil Conway, Rozalind MacPhail, Fergus Brown-O’Byrne & Charlotte Malischewski

Concert tickets: $12 in advance (at Fred’s or O’Brien’s Music), $15 at the door.

More information about the individual events will follow. For details or interviews, please contact Dan Rubin at 709-722-8005 or email info@cfm820.ca

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Music Newfoundland and Labrador present 17 acts for ECMA 2011 in Charlottetown

April 12, 2011

During the 2011 East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown, Music Newfoundland and Labrador will present 17 Newfoundland and Labrador acts over three nights on the MIAFest stages on April 14, 15, and 16. MIAFest is a partnership between the ECMA’s and the MIAs (music industry associations) of all four Atlantic Provinces (Music New Brunswick, Music Nova Scotia, Music PEI, and Music Newfoundland & Labrador). MIAFest will host three evenings of incredible showcases during the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, featuring a great selection of some of the best acts from each provincial MIA.

For a full listing of all MIA acts please see http://www.musicnl.ca/news/135

Thursday April 14 – Murphy Community Centre

10:30 – 10:50 – The Once (NL)
12:30 – 12:50 – The Dardanelles (NL)

Friday April 15 – Murphy Community Centre

9:30 – 9:50 – Amelia Curran (NL)
11:30 – 11:50 – Mark Bragg (NL)
1:30 – 1:50 – Repartee (NL)

Saturday April 16 – The Club at The Delta Prince Edward

12:00 – 12:30 – Terry Penney
12:40 – 1:10 – The Domestics
1:20 – 1:50 – Allan Ricketts

Saturday, April 16 – Selkirk at The Delta Prince Edward

5:00 – 5:20 – Mountains and the Trees
5:30 – 5:50 – Mary Barry
6:00 – 6:20 – Evry 7th
6:30 – 6:50 – Andrew O’Brien
7:00 – 7:20 – Jerry Stamp/Ian Foster
7:30 – 7:50 – Duane Andrews/Dwayne Cote

Saturday April 16 – Murphy Community Centre

9:00 – 9:20 – Hey Rosetta (NL)
10:30 – 10:50 – Matthew Hornell (NL)
12:30 – 12:50 – Pathological Lovers (NL)

Please note all MusicNL members will be financially supported to attend ECMA’s thanks to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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East Coast Music Week Request for Digital Art

March 21, 2011

The 2011 East Coast Music Week has made some changes to its Awards Gala program; this has lead to the development of the Satellite Awards Party. The ECMA intends to make this a key event for all attendees in Charlottetown.

Nifty Events on behalf of the East Coast Music Association would like to ask for your assistance in putting together a multi-media presentation that will be displayed as part of the Satellite Awards Party. They are looking for digital art from the music industry in Atlantic Canada; this can be in the form of posters, photos and album artwork. For the purposes of this presentation, they are not looking for videos or live action work.

Interested individuals or groups can send an e-mail outlining the general details of submission to sap@thatsnifty.ca

FTP information and a simple outline will be supplied subsequently so you can upload digital work.

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Music Newfoundland and Labrador and SOCAN Present:SOCAN 101 Information Session with Tim Hardy

February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 20th @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MusicNL Boardroom – 186 Duckworth Street

The information session is free for all Music Newfoundland and Labrador members

PLEASE RSVP to jen@musicnl.ca Seating is limited!

Do you want to know how to earn money as a songwriter / composer? Chances are you are not getting the most money out of your music and we’re going to show you how SOCAN can help.

Tim Hardy, SOCAN’s Member & Industry Relations Executive for Atlantic Canada, will be on hand to discuss the following topics:

• How to join SOCAN if you’re not already a member
• How SOCAN collects you money (radio, TV, film, live performances, Internet)
• What’s new at SOCAN
• Understanding copyright
• SOCAN Foundation funding for artists and presenters

Tim Hardy has worked with SOCAN in a variety of positions within their Licensing & Membership Departments in both their head office in Toronto and their Atlantic Canadian Office based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 1995. Tim’s current role with SOCAN as the Member & Industry Relations Executive – Atlantic Region has him based in Dartmouth, but on the road throughout Atlantic Canada. The Member Relations role allows Tim to work with songwriters, composers and music publishers, as well as industry associations and key influencers within the region, spreading the word about SOCAN and its role within the Canadian music industry. The Industry Relations role allows Tim to work directly with many industry associations in Atlantic Canada (Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, chambers of commerce, hospitality associations, restaurant associations, etc.) who’s membership is effected by SOCAN licensing. Tim also does numerous presentations and workshops throughout the region discussing SOCAN, copyright, performing rights and the SOCAN Foundation.

About SOCAN:

At SOCAN, we understand that the Canadian music industry is only as strong as the sum of its parts. We are proud to play a leading role, working with other organizations to ensure the long-term health of our members’ livelihoods and the Canadian music industry as a whole. SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the right to communicate to the public and publicly perform musical works. We administer these rights on behalf of our members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international organizations by licensing this use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to our members and to affiliated organizations throughout the world. We also distribute royalties received from those organizations to our members for the use of their music worldwide. SOCAN has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Dartmouth.

For more information please contact:

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
MusicNL
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758
www.musicnl.ca
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