Established in 1996, and based in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, The Citadel House is a music production company offering in-house promotion, recording, and Publishing, to a roster that includes both emerging and established artists. The Citadel House maintains the personalized, artist-friendly approach of a boutique record company. With a roster that spans genres ranging from Folk to Rock and from Celtic to Blues, the Citadel House represents some of the finest emerging and established artists in Canada, and a new Brazilian addition to the roster with Ana & Eric, and Ana Luisa Ramos. The Citadel House brings a complete, customized, music business solution for each client.
Dean and Stevie have been involved in the music industry for nearly four decades, with Dean beginning as a session player in 1981. Since then, they have worked within the music industry in all facets including tour management, touring side musician, recording session player, merchandise manufacturing, sales, as well as live and studio engineer.
Dean and Stevie are passionate in their support of the music community. Dean has served on the Board of Directors, for both MusicNL and the East Coast Music Association (the ECMA’s). He was Chair of the Board for six of his eleven years with the ECMAs.
Citadel House is a Record Label and Recording Studio located in Lewisporte, NL.
2009-2021: 3 Citadel House MusicNL Awards (Company of the Year) 9 ECMA, MusicNL and CGMA Nominations (Company, Venue, Compilation Album the Year )
2010-2016: 2 Dean Stairs MusicNL Awards (Industry Builder, Industry Professional of the Year) 9 Nominations from the ECMA’s and MusicNL (Industry Professional, Studio Engineer, Side Musician of the Year)
2021: Ana & Eric: 3 MusicNL Nominations (Rising Star, Global/World & Group of the Year)
2021: Ana Luisa Ramos: Music NL award Jazz Artist of the Year and Music NL Nomination Global/World Artist of the Year Eric Taylor Escudero 2 MusicNL Nominations (Global/World and Instrumental Artist of the Year)
2016-2019: Earle and Coffin 3 CFMA and MusicNL Awards (Young Performer, Jazz/Blues Album of the Year) 8 MusicNL and ECMA Nominations ( Blues Recording, Group, New Artist, and Jazz/ Blues Album, Artist and Recording of the Year)
2019-2020: Nick Earle 5 MusicNL Awards (Group(Reckless Hearts), Male Artist,Rock Album(2) and Rising Star of the Year) 2 MusicNL and CFMA Nominations (Factor Album, and Young Performer of the Year)
2020-2021: Clare Follett MusicNL award Alternative Artist of the Year, and 3 MusicNL Nominations ( Solo, Pop, and Fan's choice Entertainer of the year)
2020: Fourthright Music NL Nomination (Rock Artist of the Year)
2019-2021: Rosemary Lawton 2 MusicNL Award (Celtic/Traditional Artist(2)) and 2 MusicNL Nominations (Folk/Roots and Solo Artist of the Year)
2018-2020: Christian Howse CFMA and 4 MusicNL Nominations (Young Performer of the Year, Male Artist, Rising Star, Folk/Roots (2) Artist of the Year)
2016-2019: Adam Baxter 6 MusicNL Nominations (Male Artist, Alternative Artist, Folk/Roots Artist of the Year)
2009-2012: Terry Penney 1 MusicNL Award (SOCAN Songwriter of the Year) 5 Nominations (SOCAN Songwriter, Album, Male Artist, Folk/Roots Artist of the Year)
2008-2015: Dan Bursey 2 MusicNL Awards (Gospel Album of the Year) 8 CGMA, ECMA and MusicNL Nominations (Gospel, Children’s Male Artist, Jazz/Blues Album and Song of the Year)
2006-2013: Irene Bridger 5 CGMA and MusicNL Nominations (Female Artist, Gospel and Inspirational Artist of the Year)
2006: Ada (Piercey Jenkins), 1 ECMA Nomination (Blues Recording of the Year)