MusicNL Awards Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2019 MuiscNL Music and Industry Awards, which took place from January 26-28 in St. John’s. 

Leading the way for all winners was blues rock sensation Nick Earle, who took home three awards including Male Artist of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Rock Artist of the Year.

Three artists picked up two trophies apiece, beginning with Jenina MacGillivray, who took home Album of the Year for Marion and Female Artist of the Year. 

Local trad group Rum Ragged walked away with Folk/Roots Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for Ladies Man (directed by Mike Lynch), while Youngtree & The Blooms took home Alternative Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for primary songwriter Peter Smith. 

Other big winners over the course of the awards week included Dion Todd for Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Quote the Raven for Group of the Year, Eastern Owl for Indigenous Artist of the Year, Carolina East for Country Artist of the Year, Rosemary Lawton for Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year, Galaa for Electronic Artist of the Year, Andrea Koziol and Bill Brennan for Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year, It Could Be Franky for Pop Artist of the Year, JYAY for Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes for Inspirational Artist of the Year, and Dan George for Side Musician of the Year.

On the industry awards side of things, Jerry Stamp earned Graphic Artist of the Yrear, Tony Murray won Industry Professional of the Year, The 43rd Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival was named Event of the Year, Colleen Power took home Media Person of the Year, Korona Brophy won Music Educator of the Year, The Citadel House was named Outstanding Company of the Year, The Ship earned Venue of the Year and Natasha Blackwood was named Volunteer of the Year.

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