Posts Tagged ‘Newfoundland & Labrador’

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Music NL Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop Thursday, October 27th

October 17, 2011

Music Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives an advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop on Thursday, October 27th held at the Delta St. John’s Hotel (Bonavista Bay Room) from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Learn the skill sets and tools to forward your career in the business of music!

This full-day advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop, facilitated by internationally-acclaimed pitching consultant Jan Miller, is designed for export-ready artists, managers and companies who wish to perfect their presentation and one-on-one pitching techniques while developing relationships with music industry buyers.

Learn the components to strengthen your personal communication styles and adapt pitches for conversational, one-on-one business meetings. Participants will take part in an interactive, two-hour session focusing on the elements essential to conducting an effective business meeting through observing live, one-on-one pitch conversations in action. Guest Speakers: Shelley Nordstrom (ECMA Export Manager, Halifax, NS), Jonny Stevens (Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS) and John Clarke (Musician/ Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival).

Pre-registration is required. Open to registered conference delegates. To register, contact gerald@musicnl.ca or Music NL office at (709) 754-2574 (www.musicnl.ca).

Deadline Friday Oct 21st, 2011 at 4:30 PM.

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Call for MusicNL Eligible Releases 2010/2011

August 8, 2011

DEADLINE August 31 2011 @ 4:30 PM

*Submissions must include

• Name of the artist or group

• Name of released album

• The album release date

• The album genre

*All releases submitted by email to gerald@musicnl.ca

*Please include any online profiles the artist or group has such as website, facebook, myspace, sonicbids, etc.

AWARDS NOMINATION CRITERIA 2010/2011

Eligible artists/groups:

• Native of Newfoundland and Labrador or a resident of Newfoundland & Labrador during the eligibility period (June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011)

• Member(s) – IN GOOD STANDING – of MusicNL

• Released a full-length recording* between JUNE 1, 2010 and AUGUST 31, 2011

*Full length recording:

• Must contain a minimum of six (6) tracks or a minimum length of thirty (30) minutes

• Half (50%) of the tracks must be original (previously unreleased) material

• Must fulfill all legal obligations (i.e. payment of mechanical rights, songwriting credits, etc.)

*Release Date:

• Proof of the date of release may be provided by artist/group through manufacturer’s invoice, retail verification, distributor or record company

Any questions don’t hesitate to contact the MusicNL office below.

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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Raoul Bhaneja coming to St. John’s Friday August 12th

August 8, 2011

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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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2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival Volunteer Rally!

June 14, 2011

From July 13-16, 2011 the Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival will celebrate its 10th birthday by bringing four days of great jazz, blues and world music to fans in Newfoundland & Labrador.

WJB is thrilled to announce its Volunteer Rally, where any and all persons interested in volunteering at the upcoming 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival can sign up to volunteer at their favorite Festival events!

The Volunteer Rally will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Swilers Rugby Football Club on Thursday, June 23rd.  The Swilers Club is located at 100 Crosbie Road.

At the rally there will be sign-up sheets for the volunteer positions at each of the concerts scheduled to take place during the 2011 Festival, which runs from July 13-16.  It’s first come, first serve, and the positions will likely fill up quick!  You can check out the full Festival schedule and lineup here.  There will also be information about Festival venues as well as volunteer policies and procedures.

If you would like more information about the WJB volunteer program you can visit the volunteer page of our website or contact Marketing & Operations Manager Ben Waring via telephone (739-7734) or email (ben@wreckhousejazzandblues.com).

And if you do attend, bring a friend!  As the Festival grows, so does the need for new volunteers.

Hope to see you out there on June 23rd!

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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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