Office closure

We will be closed Tuesday, January 27th, in anticipation of the coming storm.

Round 3 winners: Adam Washburn & the Elements!

Caper Radio hoping to reach more ears

The Cape Breton University-based campus radio station will have its application for an FM broadcasting licence heard by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission next month. The hearing date is set for Feb. 19 in Gatineau, Que.

Caper Radio station manager Matthew Burke said being heard on the FM dial has been a longtime dream for the station, and after four years of planning, fundraising and preparation, they're hoping their application receives approval.


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The 27th Annual CAPACOA Conference: Two Nights of Showcases - Jan. 23-24

The 27th Annual CAPACOA Conference takes place in Halifax, NS from January 21 to 24, 2015 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

ECMA will present two nights of showcases on January 23 and 24, in partnership with Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, CBMIC and Music PEI. Both showcases take place the The Carleton Music Bar & Grill, starting at 10:15pm each night. View the full schedule below:

Friday, January 23    

10:15 pm        Maxim Cormier

10:45 pm        Catherine MacLellan

11:15 pm        Ennis

11:45 pm        Alan Jeffries

12:15 am        Cyndi Cain


Saturday, January 24          

10:15 pm        Duane Andrews & Craig Young

10:45 pm        Caroline Savoie

11:15 pm        Ten Strings and A Goat Skin

11:45 pm        Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

12:15 am        Gypsophilia


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Fleur Mainville

On behalf of the members, board of directors and staff we would like to express our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of long time Music Nova Scotia member Fleur Mainville. Fleur was a talented musician, a youth focused music educator and a beautiful person. She will be missed by many.

A fund has been established to contribute towards the care of Fleur's two adopted children. Please consider donating

Congratulations to last week's Take It To The Tiki winners Quiet Parade!

How to make use of your Nova Scotia music award.

Submit For The 2015 CCMA Discovery Program

The CCMA is extremely proud of the Discovery Program, now in its third year. This national initiative, developed to support Canadian country music artists endeavoring to reach their full potential in the music industry, provides unparalleled educational, mentorship, networking and exposure opportunities unlike any other program offered in our genre.
The 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will include the following components for its six (6) jury-selected Canadian acts (finalists):
1.     Music Industry Discovery Week
2.     Mentorship
3.     Country Music Week Discovery Showcase
4.     CCMA Discovery Award
Music Industry Discovery Week: The six (6) selected acts (finalists) will be flown to Toronto for a week (April 26 – May 1, 2015) to learn, in-depth, about the music business and artist development; including: industry-led information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.
Mentorship: The CCMA will pair each of the selected acts (finalists) with an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This connection will be made following Music Industry Discovery Week and prior to Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax.
Country Music Week Discovery Showcase: This three-hour showcase (formerly known as the CCMA New Artist Showcase) spotlights the six selected acts (finalists) during Canada’s largest recognized celebration of country music (Country Music Week) and is an official CCMA-sanctioned event. With full concert production, and backed by a house band, each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music industry and fans alike.
CCMA Discovery Award Winner: During Country Music Week, one exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act (finalist) will be selected by an industry jury to receive the “CCMA Discovery Award” at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards. The CCMA Discovery Award winner will also receive Music Video funding, courtesy of CMT Canada (subject to the standard terms in the VAP agreement); a performance spot on the 2016 CMA Music Festival Global Artist Party showcase in Nashville, and other industry-related prizing.
“We are forever indebted to the CCMA for the Discovery Program. One of the most invaluable experiences was learning from Canada’s top music industry leaders in the program’s roundtables – it saved us about 3 years’ worth of mistakes! It also provided us with new skills, a broader network and a national platform that enabled us to propel our music career forward. We would recommend the CCMA Discovery Program to every new artist!”
 - The Lovelocks, Ali Raney & Zoe Neuman (Hometown: Toronto, ON)
2014 CCMA Discovery Award Winners
Submissions for the 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will open tomorrow, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET. CLICK HERE to apply for the 2015 CCMA Discovery Program. 
Thank you for sharing our appreciation of the burgeoning talent in Canadian country music - and good luck to all those who apply!

Round One Take it To The Tiki Winner: Like A Motorcycle!

Take It To The Tiki Battle Begins January 9th, 2015 at Casino Nova Scotia

(Halifax - January 8, 2015) Casino Nova Scotia and 92.9 Jack FM present the Take It To The Tiki band contest at the Harbourfront Lounge every Friday in January.  Floodland, Like A Motorcycle, Mike Bochoff Band and scrapes launch the first round on January 9th.

The second round will be held January 16th with Dockyard Boxer, Jordan Musycsyn Band, Quiet Parade and The Reagle Beagle Band facing off.

Adam Washburn & The ElementsNatalie Lynn, This Ship and Universal Soul will battle out the third round on January 23rd.

A panel of Nova Scotia music industry professionals will determine the winners of each round, including the grand prize winner.

The winner of the final round on January 30th will receive a prize package consisting of:

  • Showcasing performance on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Rivoli during Canadian Music Week
  • Canadian Music Week 2014 Delegate Passes for the performers
  • 1 night hotel accommodations in Toronto (Saturday, May 9)
  • Travel assistance cash prize of $1800

Runner-up prizes for the semi-finalists consisting of:

  • 1st runner-up: cash prize of $600
  • 2nd runner-up: cash prize of $400
  • 3rd runner-up: cash prize of $200

Join us ringside every Friday night in January at 9pm, admission is free.



For more information contact:
Serge Samson
Events & Member Training Manager
902.423.6271 x 103



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