MNS Offices Closed on Monday October 10

Just a quick reminder that the Music Nova Scotia offices will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Labour Day. We will be back in action on Tuesday, October 11th. Happy Turkey Day!

Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year Voting Now Open

(October 7, 2016 Halifax, NS) Voting for the Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year is now open to the public. Voters can head to to choose their favourite Nova Scotian act of the past year. The winner will be announced at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW), held in Truro from November 3-6. The online vote will close on Thursday, October 27th at 5:00 PM.
This year's nominees include Adam Baldwin, Ben Caplan, Classified, David Myles, Erin Costelo, and Ria Mae.

Note: Voters may only vote once a day per IP address.
For a full list of the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Music Awards nominees, click here.

For a full list of the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards nominees click here.
The Music Nova Scotia Awards will be handed out during the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Award Celebration presented by Lenore Zann, which will take place on Sunday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in the Elm/Oak Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Truro.

For more information please visit


For more information contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events & Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
902-423-6271 ext. 103


Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Conference to Focus on Publishing and Rights Management

Keynotes by Stacie Huckeba, David Lowery, and Benji Rogers

The Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 conference will see some of the top music publishers and rights management professionals in Canada attend the event to provide a full day of business training for delegates. Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 takes place in Truro, November 3-6. 

According to Music Nova Scotia executive director Scott Long, “Music publishing can be complex and confusing. In fact, it is one of the least understood aspects of the music industry but one of the most important revenue streams. Given this, it is crucial that the Music Nova Scotia membership have a full understanding of the inner workings of music publishing and rights management.”

American indie star David Lowery from the group Cracker will be on hand to deliver a keynote address on artist rights in the digital age and his world famous lawsuit against Spotify. Along with Lowery, the conference will feature Nashville based music photographer and blogger Stacie Huckeba who will deliver a keynote on the issue of sexism in the music industry.

The conference will also offer export training sessions on Poland and Eastern Europe, business development training on financial management and taxes and will include the third edition of the Women in the Music Business Town Hall. 

NSMW 2016 festival headliners include Classified, Ria Mae, Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, Garrett Mason, Christine Campbell and Truro legends Horse. Over 100 musical acts will play in venues across Truro during the event.

For the full NSMW 2016 conference schedule visit

To purchase delegate passes and festival tickets visit

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For more information and media inquiries please contact
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
off: +1 902-423-6271 Ext. 103
direct: +1 902-423-4153
mob: +1 902-452-4331


Government urged to help music industry tackle ticket scalpers

from The Guardian:

Senior figures from Britain’s music industry have called on the government to help them defeat “profiteering” touts at an industry summit on live music ticketing.

Agents, promoters and musicians met to discuss how to ensure tickets go directly to fans rather than being traded purely for profit via secondary websites such as Viagogo and Get Me In!.

Several of them warned that politicians were not doing enough to protect the live music industry, which was worth £904m to the economy in 2015 according to the lobby group UK Music.

Click here to read the full article

Voting Now Open for 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards

(Sept 12, 2016)  Voting will take place online through the Music Nova Scotia website until Friday, September 30th at 5:00pm (AST).  

Your membership must be up to date to login to your profile.  If you have never accessed your profile, please register the email address associated with your membership with the website.  

Corporate and Non-Profit members receive two votes, Individual, Band, Small Business and Venue memberships receive one vote, student memberships do not receive a vote.

Please Note:  Anyone with permitted access to your profile has access to vote, please discuss with your team/band members who will vote. Once a vote has been cast it can not be reset.

There are no voting logins or passwords required, please follow the steps below to vote:

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website -   If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box, we do not have access to your password.

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the my projects box, this will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  You are required to vote for at least 38 of the 47 categories (80%) to complete your ballot.

5.  Once you have selected your votes click submit and you're done!

Good Luck to all of the nominees!

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For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia

2016 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominees and Festival Schedule Announcement: Erin Costelo Leads the Way With Eight Nominations

Truro Legends Horse to Headline NSMW Blues & Brews Fest

(September 9, 2016 Halifax, NS) Vocal powerhouse Erin Costelo, and Canada’s hottest new pop artist, Ria Mae lead the pack with eight and seven Music Nova Scotia award nominations respectively. Both received nominations in major categories such as Entertainer of the Year and Recording of the Year. The Music Nova Scotia awards will be presented on Sunday, November 6th at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations for this year’s awards are Adam Baldwin, Ben Caplan and Classified. 

All current members of Music Nova Scotia are eligible to vote for this year’s Music and Industry Awards. Voting will take place online through the Music Nova Scotia website, instructions will be sent to the membership. Voting will open on Monday, September 12th at 10:00 AM and will close on Friday, September 30th at 5:00 PM. The public will also have the chance to vote for the Entertainer of the Year Award. Voting for Entertainer of the Year will open on October 7th and close on October 27th. Stay tuned for more details.

This year, The Music Nova Scotia Awards Celebration and Closing Party will take place on Sunday, November 6 at the Holiday Inn Truro. All awards will be presented at the celebration which will begin at 7:00 PM followed by a dance party featuring Asia & NuGruv with more artists to be announced.

See below for a complete list of award nominees.

Showcasing Schedule Released
Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week features more than 100 acts over 4 days from across the province. The full schedule is now available by clicking HERE. The conference schedule will be released mid September.

NSMW Blues & Brews Fest 
Truro Nissan and Blaikies Dodge Chrysler Stage

This year we are proud to present the NSMW Blues & Brews Fest taking place from November 4 - 6 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. This beer garden event will feature Nova Scotia’s finest acts including a special reunion show from Truro legends Horse. Along with great music, you will be able to enjoy ribs, seafood chowder and wings. For more information or tickets click HERE.

Tickets Now on Sale
Wristbands, single tickets and delegates passes for NSMW 2016 are now on sale. To purchase tickets online click HERE. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at all Ticketpro outlets including MacQuarries Pharmasave, the Marigold Cultural Centre or the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.

The 2016 Music Nova Scotia Music Awards nominees are: 

Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan
David Myles
Erin Costelo
Ria Mae

Solo Recording of the Year (presented by Elegant Steps)
Erin Costelo - “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Keith Mullins - “The Heart of Everything”
Laurenn Marchand - “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ria Mae - “Ria Mae”
Shannon Quinn - “If All the Young Ladies”
Thom Swift - “The Legend of Roy Black”

Group Recording of the Year (presented by Frank & Gino's)
Hillsburn - “In The Battle Years”
Quiet Parade - “Quiet Parade”
The Brood - “Deranged Love”
The Stanfields - “Modem Operandi”
The Town Heroes - “Please, Everyone”
Three Sheet - “Heart to Make it Perfect”

Music Video of the Year (presented by Vintage Mouldings)
Adam Baldwin - "Daylight" (Director: Scott Simpson)
Alana Yorke - "Anthem" (Director: Paul McCurdy)
Classified - "No Pressure" (Directors: Dave Hung and Tyler Ross)
Erin Costelo - "Fighter" (Director: Daniel Ledwell)
Hillsburn - "Run Down" (Director: Mat Barkley)
Ria Mae - "Gold" (Director: Alon Isocianu)

New Artist Recording of the Year (presented by O'Healthy Market)
Donald MacLennan - “Belleville”
Laura Roy - “Don't Chase”
Laurenn Marchand - “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ostrea Lake - “Rippling Waters EP”
Shannon Quinn - “If All the Young Ladies”
Tommy Green Jr. - “Tommy Green Jr.”

Recording of the Year (presented by My Home Apparel)
Adam Baldwin - “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
Ben Caplan - “Birds With Broken Wings”
Classified - “Greatful”
David Myles - “Here Now”
Erin Costelo - “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Ria Mae - “Ria Mae”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN)
Adam Baldwin - "Rehtaeh" (Songwriter: Adam Baldwin)
Ben Caplan - "Birds With Broken Wings" (Songwriter: Ben Caplan)
Classified - "Work Away" (Songwriters: Luke Boyd & David Myles)
Erin Costelo - "Fighter" (Songwriter: Erin Costelo)
Keonté Beals - "Man Down" (Songwriter: Keonté Beals)
Ria Mae - "Gold" (Songwriters: Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, John Fortis, Emre Ramazanoglu)

Aboriginal Artist of the Year (presented by Millbrook First Nation)
Adrian Morris - Neon Dreams
City Natives
Mike Diabo - Urban Surf Kings

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year (presented by Grant Thornton)
Boudreau / Vanier
Maxim Cormier
Ronald Bourgeois
Selby Evans

African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year
Ced Marty & Dave
Jay Mayne
Keonté Beals
Reeny Smith

Alternative Recording of the Year (presented by NovelTea Bookstore Cafe)
Arsoniste - “Holes”
Cody Degaust - “Substance Romance”
Nap Eyes - “Thought Rock Fish Scale”
Ominar - “Leaving”
Quiet Parade - “Quiet Parade”
Walrus - “Goodbye Something EP”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year
E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes - “Cold Ground”
Hillsburn - “In The Battle Years”
Old Man Luedecke - “Domestic Eccentric”
Thom Swift - “The Legend of Roy Black”

Blues Recording of the Year (presented by BellyUp BBQ & Grill)
Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band - “25 Years at the Moustache”
Kim Dunn - “Inspiration”
Mojo Martin - “Friday 13th”

Classical Recording of the Year 
Amy Brandon - “Scavenger”
Halifax Camerata Singers - “A Time For All Things”
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble - “Here on These Branches”

Country Recording of the Year (presented by Best Western Glengarry Plus Hotel)
Andrew Frelick - “Time Stands Still - EP”
Casey May - “Eden”
Christopher Brown - “Christopher Brown”
Jason Price - “Grit, Guts and Country Pride”
Ruth Manning - “Tennessee Calling”
Tj King - “Feels Right”

Digital Artist of the Year
Ben Caplan
David Myles
Erin Costelo
Makayla Lynn
Ria Mae

DJ of the Year (presented by Upham's CARSTAR)
Sticks /Jay Andrews

Electronic Artist of the Year (presented by Canadian Music Week)
Neon Dreams
Scientists of Sound

Folk Recording of the Year (presented by The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse)
Ben Caplan - “Birds With Broken Wings”
Dave Gunning - “Lift”
Keith Mullins - “Keith Mullins”
Kev Corbett - “On the River Off the Lake”
Laurenn Marchand - “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ronok Sarkar - “Waiting For Alice”

Hip Hop Recording of the Year (presented by Andy's Tires)
Ally Dee - “A Bit About Me”
Classified - “Greatful”
Ghettosocks - “Wine 2”
Jay Mayne - “Still Chop Trees”
Ryszky Biz - “Rap Therapy”
Three Sheet - “Heart to Make it Perfect”

Inspirational Recording of the Year 
An Evening of Gospel - “I Will Raise My Hand”
David Bartlett - “After All These Years”
Keonté Beals - “Keonté Beals”

Jazz Recording of the Year (presented by Sea Shell Design)
Donald MacLennan - “Belleville”
Scott Macmillan - “Scott 'n The Rocks - Live at Stayner's Wharf”
Willem Paynter - “City Grit”

Loud Recording of the Year (presented by Noyes Records)
Black Moor - “Brave To The Grave”
Chaos Theory - “We Are Disaster”
Orchid's Curse - “Cynics & Liars”

Musician of the Year (presented by Patterson Law)
Donald MacLennan
Keith Mullins
Kev Corbett
Maxim Cormier
Shannon Quinn
Sticks / Jay Andrews

Pop Recording of the Year (presented by Beck & Boosh Jewelry and Styles)
David Myles - “Here Now”
Emily Stuart - “Expression”
Erin Costelo - “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Laura Roy - “Don't Chase”
Ria Mae - “Ria Mae”
Tommy Green Jr. - “Tommy Green Jr.”

Rock Recording of the Year (presented by Aggregate Equipment)
Adam Baldwin - “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
The Brood - “Deranged Love”
The Stanfields - ”Modem Operandi”
The Town Heroes - ”Please, Everyone”

Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year (presented by Warner Music Canada)
Còig - “Carols”
Jeff Jodrey - “Carnival”
Nuallan - “Nuallan - The EP”
Prairie Sea - “Distance”
Shannon Quinn - “If All the Young Ladies”

The 2016 Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards nominees are: 

Booking Agent of the Year (presented by CBDC NOBL)
Gabrielle Archer
Jason MacIsaac
Martin Maunder
Stephanie Purcell

Community Presenter of the Year (presented by MacQuarries Pharmasave)
Cecilia Concerts
Glasgow Square Theatre
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
Rath Eastlink Community Centre
The Marigold Cultural Centre
The Pavilion

Company of the Year
Forward Music Group
GroundSwell Music
Pigeon Row
Sonic Entertainment Group
Sound of Pop

Corporate Sponsor of the Year
92.9 Jack FM and News 95.7 (Rogers)
Big Dog 100.9 and Cat Country 95.9 (Bell Media)
Casino Nova Scotia
CKBW (Acadia Broadcasting)
Molson Coors Canada

Educator of the Year
Craig Mercer
Jessie Brown
Keith Mullins
Krista Keough
Michael McGuire
Shannon Quinn

Event of the Year (presented by Langille & Colburne - More than Events)
Canaan Country Music Festival
GroundSwell Music Festival
Halifax Jazz Festival
Halifax Pop Explosion
OBEY Convention
The Riverfront Jubilee

Industry Professional of the Year (presented by Casey Concrete Ltd.)
Erin McGuire
Ian McKinnon
Janesta Boudreau
Kimberly Sinclair
Stephanie Purcell
Trevor Murphy

Live Technician of the Year
Cory Leach
Jeff Harlow
Patrick Coleman
Ryan Smith
Stephen "Snickers" Smith
Trevor DeSouza

Manager of the Year (presented by Music Managers Forum)
Andree Gracie
Jon Landry
Mark Cwajna
Melanie Stone
Nigel Jenkins
Trevor Murphy

Media Professional of the Year
James Bennett
Paul Brothers
Stephen Cooke
Tara Thorne
Tom Bedell
Trevor Murphy

Producer of the Year
Daniel Ledwell
Erin Costelo
Fred Lavery
Jon Landry
Scott Ferguson

Production Company of the Year
Bernie's Audio
Sound Source Pro Audio
Tour Tech East

Promoter of the Year (presented by SRF2 Truro Mall Inc.)
Jeff Pineau - The Seahorse Tavern
Justin Murphy - Morbid Entertainment
Sonic Entertainment
Tiffany Spencer - Let's Riot Entertainment

Publicist of the Year
Grace Russell
Kimberly Sinclair
Lynn Horne
Trevor Murphy

Radio Program of the Year
Halifax is Burning (CKDU-FM)
Heard On Air (CKDU-FM)
Route 104 (Q104 FM)

Radio Station of the Year (presented by Theriault Financial)
92.9 Jack FM
101.5 FM The Hawk
Big Dog 100.9 FM
CBC Radio 1 (Halifax)
Q104 FM

Recording Studio of the Year
Codapop Studios
Halflife Studios
Lakewind Sound Studios
The Old Confidence Lodge
The Sonic Temple
Village Sound

Studio Engineer of the Year
Alex Meade
Daniel Ledwell
Darren van Niekerk
Luke Batiot
Michael Shepherd
Scott Ferguson

Venue of the Year (presented by Music Canada Live)
Glasgow Square Theatre
ROCA Music & Art House
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
The Company House
The Marigold Cultural Centre
The Seahorse Tavern

Visual Artist of the Year
Abracazebra Productions (Megan Green)
Deep Hollow Print
Glen Leck
James Bennett
kt lamond
Sara Russell

Volunteer of the Year (presented by Local Love Truro)
Caleb Schriver
Emma Cassidy
Kailyn MacDonald
Pam Sampson
Sarah Atkinson
Tanya Beers

For more information on Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (#NSMW) please visit


For festival or media inquires please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103


Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Truro Artists Announcement #1

For more information on Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (#NSMW) and the showcasing performers visit


For media inquiries please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia 
(902) 423-6271 ext. 101

For festival inquires please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103


Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations Now Open

Deadline: August 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ADT.
(July 7, Halifax, NS) Music Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for music and industry award nominations for the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards until Wednesday, August 3 at 5:00 p.m. ADT. No extensions will be given so all applications must be in on time. To submit an application for an award nomination for any category, please visit:


Please click the following link to read the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual and ensure your submission(s) fulfill the criteria required for your nominee. The cost to submit is $30, HST included. Submissions can be paid online through PayPal. If you do not have Paypal you can also pay by debit or cash in the Music Nova Scotia office (at 2169 Gottingen Street), or by Visa or MasterCard over the phone by contacting our Festival Coordinator Matt Kliffer (902) 423-6271 Ext 109.
Music Nova Scotia may present awards in fifty (50) categories.

Music Awards (29 categories)
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible to submit for the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards. There are eight (8) categories that do not require a recording: Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year, African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, DJ of the Year, Electronic Artist of the Year,  Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year & Digital Artist of the Year. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording two years in a row.
Industry Awards (21 categories)
The Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our industry professionals and leaders from across Nova Scotia over the past year. These awards celebrate the people and companies who are working to build a strong and vibrant Nova Scotia music industry. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are eligible to submit.
The final Music and Industry nominees will be decided upon by a peer jury of esteemed local professionals with expertise in the music industry of Nova Scotia. Music Nova Scotia staff are not members of this jury, and do not contribute to the selection of the final ballot for nominees.


Nominees who are members of Music Nova Scotia will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (NSMW), which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the conference and the Late Night Stage, as well as the special NSMW delegate rate from our hotel partners (see for details).  

The nominees in each category will be announced on September 8, 2016. Voting for all awards will also open on this date. Only current members are eligible to nominate and vote. Update your Music Nova Scotia membership now -
Winners will be announced at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro, NS, November 3-6, 2016.
For more information on NSMW, please visit


For any other submission enquiries, please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events & Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4153



Music Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting Board of Directors Election Results and Music Nova Scotia Annual Report

The 2016 election for Music Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors resulted in ten candidates competing for seven seats to be filled. Four of six incumbents reoffered and six additional nominations competed for seven seats with terms ending in 2018. 

The board members elected this year are:

Amie Moore
Gail Ferguson
Jamie Robinson
Jason Michael MacIsaac
Krista Keough
Marc Perry
Melanie Stone

They will join the existing board members:

Brian Doherty
Ian McKinnon
Mike Campbell
Heather Frantsi
Troy Arseneault
Doug Taylor
Josh Hogan
Stephen MacDougall

The board members were officially sworn in at the Annual General Meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2169 Gottingen St.

The executive positions elected for the 2016-2017 year are as follows:
President – Brian Doherty
First Vice President – Ian McKinnon
Second Vice President – Amie Moore
Third Vice President – Heather Frantsi
Secretary – Melanie Stone
Treasurer – Jamie Robinson
Music Nova Scotia would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our outgoing board members Kris McCann, Andrea Dawson-Thomas and Christine Buiteman for their years of dedication and valuable service to the Association. Music Nova Scotia would like to welcome our new incoming board members Amie Moore, Gail Ferguson, Marc Perry and Melanie Stone

The full Annual General Meeting report can be viewed online.


For more information please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager

2016 Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced at Brand New Sydney Hall of Fame Location

(June 16, 8:30pm, Halifax) Casino Nova Scotia and Music Nova Scotia announced the newest slate of inductees into the Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame tonight in its second and newest location at the Casino in Sydney.  The Music Hall of Fame recognizes the contributions of east coast musicians and industry movers and shakers who have had an impact on the development and promotion of Canada’s East Coast culture and music.  Each year one representative from each of the Atlantic Canadian Provinces is inducted with one additional industry builder representative inducted as well.

“Since opening in 1995 we have embraced and supported our east coast culture. Live music featuring local artists has been a significant part of the entertainment experience for our guests, including tourists, as well as our employees,” said Chris Roberts, Executive Director of Casino Nova Scotia. “We created the Hall of Fame as a legacy project in celebration of 20 years of being a long-time supporter of east coast music and culture.  We are very excited to be announcing this year’s inductees in our newly created Hall of Fame space in the Sydney Casino.  Last year’s induction ceremony was an amazing tribute to the inaugural inductees Rita MacNeil, John Allen Cameron, Portia White, Anne Murray, and Brookes and Fiona Diamond.”
This year’s inductees:

·         Natalie MacMaster, Nova Scotia

·         Ken Tobias, New Brunswick

·         Harry Hibbs, Newfoundland

·         Gene MacLellan, Prince Edward Island

·         Joella Foulds, Nova Scotia (Industry Builder)

Scott Long, Executive Director of Music Nova Scotia notes, “Music is a significant part of our culture. When people from outside of the region think of the East Coast, it is often our great musical artists that come to mind. Our region is understood through our music, which reflects the history and experience of the people. We are fortunate to have a corporate patron that recognizes the importance of promoting east coast culture and music as a vital resource. Having the Music Hall of Fame located at two casinos is a natural fit as the casino is a leading entertainment industry partner. This year’s inductees capture the history of our music, and the contributions our musicians and industry professionals have made to establish our region’s reputation nationally and internationally.”

The Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame is funded by Casino Nova Scotia with locations at the casinos’ properties in both Halifax and Sydney. Music Nova Scotia, along with the three other music industry associations from Atlantic Canada, identifies the people who will be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame ensuring the process is industry-driven.  Over the last 20 years Casino Nova Scotia has provided a stage for many of Atlantic Canada’s rising stars as well as many popular performers such as Bruce Guthro, Alan Doyle, Lennie Gallant, Matt Andersen, Jimmy Rankin, Heather Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Rita MacNeil, Sloan, The Trews, Matt Mays, Matt Minglewood, Joel Plaskett, Carmen Townsend, Dutch Robinson, Ronald Bourgeois, and Measha Brueggergosman to name a few.


For information on Casino Nova Scotia                                                            
Contact: Sean Coyle
Phone: 902-430-7170

For information on Music Nova Scotia
Contact: Scott Long
Phone: 902-423-6271, ext. 101
About Casino Nova Scotia
Through business and community partnerships we work to build and nurture the economic and cultural health of our community. In 2013 we contributed over $27 million to the Province of Nova Scotia and its programs. As an entertainment destination we are proud to showcase Atlantic Canadian, national, and international talent and invest over $1,000,000 in entertainment annually.  Casino Nova Scotia is a tourism driver and supporter. Each year we welcome over one million visitors, many of whom arrived from outside the province. Ensuring we have a positive impact on the quality of life in our province is important to us. With a focus on the arts, culture and entertainment we support organizations and events that help make our province a vibrant place to live.
About Music Nova Scotia
Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry, to retain Nova Scotia’s natural resource and promote investment, by:
•              Providing education, information and resources to members
•              Acting as the advocate for the industry to all levels of government and private enterprise
•              Supporting membership in the promotion of the export of Nova Scotia music regionally, nationally and internationally


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