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Music Nova Scotia will be sending updates with news and information leading up to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014 (NSMW), to be held in Truro Colchester from November 6-9, 2014.
For more information on NSMW, visit www.nsmw.ca.
The conference schedule for NSMW 2014 has been announced. Peter Jenner, noted speaker and former producer and manager for such bands as Pink Floyd, T. Rex and The Clash returns this year to finish his keynote address. View the full conference schedule here.
Pre-Registration for Awards Nominees:
If you are nominated for a 2014 Music Nova Scotia Music or Industry Award and plan to attend NSMW in Truro Colchester, please complete the pre-registration form here.
Pre-Registration for Special Conference Components:
Pre-registration is required for many of the conference components at this year's NSMW. Please ensure you read and fill out this form in order to fully take advantage of the conference and your pass. Preference will be given to exporting or export-ready artists and showcasing artists.
Domestic Buyers Pre-Registration:
Domestic buyers who are members of the Atlantic Presenters Association, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities or Bringin’ It Home are entitled to one delegate pass per organization. Any domestic buyers who wish to take part in the Domestic Buyers Summit at NSMW, please register here.
Songs & Stories:
The Songs & Stories showcase at NSMW will be hosted by Nova Scotia resident and Music Nova Scotia member, Bryan Potvin, of the acclaimed Canadian band The Northern Pikes. The showcase will also feature artists Adam Baldwin, Kim Harris, Ian Janes, Christina Martin, Samantha Power and John Campbelljohn performing and telling the stories behind some of their best tunes.
Music Nova Scotia Awards Nominees:
The nominees for the 2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards have been announced. Kim Harris and Adam Baldwin lead the pack with six nominations each, while Carleton Stone and The Town Heroes have five each. All nominees can pre-register for a delegate pass here.
Award nominees can purchase one discounted ticket for $20 for the Music and Industry Awards Brunch on November 9 (regardless of number of nominations or band members). Tickets can be purchased through Lisa Stitt (firstname.lastname@example.org, 902.423.0291) and additional tickets can be purchased at full price ($30, plus convenience fees) online beginning Friday, September 26.
This year's NSMW will feature 100 showcasing artists performing on eight stages across town. All showcasing artists will receive a delegate pass.
To view the full schedule, visit here.
Blue Rodeo Headlines Super Show:
Canadian country-rock legends Blue Rodeo will headline a Super Show taking place on Sunday, November 9 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Nova Scotians Adam Baldwin and Carleton Stone will also perform.
This Super Show replaces the awards gala, and Music Nova Scotia Awards will now be handed out during the Music and Industry Awards Brunch.
Tickets on Sale:
Super Passes (which includes a ticket to Blue Rodeo), festival wristbands, delegate passes and Super Show tickets are all on sale now.
Tickets are available online, by phone - 1-888-311-9090, and at MacQuarries Pharmasave, the Marigold Cultural Centre, the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, and all Ticketpro outlets.
Accommodations with special NSMW delegate rates in Truro Colchester include the following:
The host hotel for NSMW 2014 is the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre Truro (rooms are currently sold out).
Volunteering at NSMW provides a great opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable skills and experience. It also provides rewards in exchange for your time and efforts, including the chance to hear great music made in Nova Scotia.
(September 24, 2014, Halifax, NS) Music Nova Scotia is excited to announce conference details for the upcoming Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW), to be held from November 6-9 in Truro Colchester, Nova Scotia. This year’s conference partner is the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).
Music Nova Scotia has invited industry professionals from around the world to attend NSMW asinternational guest delegates. This year’s International Buyers Program will specifically focus on our neighbours to the south, the USA.
This year also marks the return of noted speaker and band manager Peter Jenner, who has worked with such legendary groups as Pink Floyd, T. Rex and The Clash. The response to Jenner’s keynote presentation at last year’s NSMW was enormously positive, and he left delegates wanting more.
Music Nova Scotia Executive Director Scott Long anticipates this year’s conference will be the best yet, and believes there will be value for all of the attending delegates.
“We are bringing in some of the most accomplished and connected industry professionals from around the world. From networking events and expert presentations to roundtable sessions and interactive workshops, this year’s NSMW conference will have something for everyone. ” says Long. “We’re really excited to welcome back Peter Jenner. His stories and insights about working with rock music legends were incredible last year, and we knew we wanted him back to finish the keynote. Last year we ran short on time and only managed to get to his days just prior to working with The Clash. Peter will pick up from there and continue to his present day work”.
The NSMW conference will feature presentations, panels, meetings and workshops that focus on four key tracks, including Export Training, Business Academy, Creative Lab and the Domestic Buyers Summit. These tracks will examine current topics in music, and will give exporting and emerging artists the opportunity to make invaluable connections and gain insight into current trends in the music industry. Pre-registration is required for many of the conference components at this year's Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week. Go here for more information and to fill out the pre-registration form. The deadline to register is October 17, 2014.
Domestic buyers who are members of the Atlantic Presenters Association, the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities or Bringin’ It Home are entitled to one delegate pass per organization. Any domestic buyers who wish to take part in the Domestic Buyers Summit, please register here.
This year’s Songs & Stories showcase will be hosted by Nova Scotia resident and Music Nova Scotia member, Bryan Potvin, of the acclaimed Canadian band The Northern Pikes. The showcase will also feature artists Adam Baldwin, Kim Harris, Ian Janes, Christina Martin, Samantha Power and John Campbelljohn performing and telling the stories behind some of their best tunes. Songs & Stories will take place on Sunday, November 9 at the Elm/Oak Ballroom in the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre.
The 2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards will be given out during the Music and Industry Awards Brunch, held on November 9 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre. Brunch tickets go on sale Friday, September 26 and can be purchased by visiting www.nsmw.ca/tickets. If you are a 2014 Music Nova Scotia Award nominee, go here to pre-register for a NSMW delegate pass.
To view the full conference schedule, visit here. Access to the conference is available with a NSMW delegate pass, which also grants access to all showcasing venues, the opening and closing ceremonies, the Songs & Stories showcase, and more. Delegate passes are on sale now atwww.nsmw.ca/tickets.
For more information on NSMW 2014, visit www.nsmw.ca.
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The 27th Annual CAPACOA Conference Takes Place in Halifax, NS From January 21-24
The 27th Annual CAPACOA Conference takes place in Halifax, NS from January 21 to 24, 2015 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Celebrating The Culture of Convergence, the event features keynote speaker Richard Evans and an intimate 'Artist Voice' interview with Natalie MacMaster. This is the first time the conference will take place in Halifax and just the second time it will have been on the East Coast in the association’s history.
Richard Evans is the President of EmcArts, where he directs program design, research, and strategic partnerships that place a particular emphasis on innovation, adaptive organization change, and effective ways that the arts and culture field can respond to the demands of a new era.
Award winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16 when she released her debut album, Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists.
A four-day gathering of Canada’s national presenting and touring sector, the CAPACOA conference is an opportunity for industry professionals to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections from coast to coast to coast. With more than 250 International and Canadian presenters, agents, managers, artists and other performing arts professionals in attendance, participants can expect new networking opportunities, informative sessions and peer meetings as well as nightly theatre, music and dance performances and showcases throughout the city.
Registration is now available. This includes registration for The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall, an area where exhibitors can rent tables to promote their services. It's open several times throughout the conference and also includes areas for networking and meetings. Click HERE for more information.
Interested participants are invited to submit an application to pitch during the 2015 CAPACOA Conference. Pitches are open to agents, producing/ touring organizations, and artists who wish to promote tour-ready work that is new/innovative and that is not part of a regular roster or work that has toured extensively before. Click HERE for more information.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available offering premier visibility while supporting innovation and excellence in the presenting and touring sector. For more information, contact Judy Harquail (email@example.com | 416-949-7312) or Amy Theriault (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on travel and accommodations during CAPACOA, click HERE.
The Canadian Arts Presenting Association/l'Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts presenting and touring industry through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians. CAPACOA takes initiative in providing leadership, professional development and advocacy on behalf of its members and within the arts presenting community. Since it’s founding, in 1985, CAPACOA has fostered a pan-Canadian network of presenters, presenter networks, artist managers/agents and other stakeholders in the sector.
Video: Lindell Smith is a co-founder of Centreline Studio in Uniacke Square and a Music Nova Scotia member. He is part of the community's music scene that helps young artists find their voice.
In celebration of Gottingen 250 this weekend, Music Nova Scotia hopes you can come out and take part in the activities in this vibrant community. Check out all of the info here: http://gottingen.ca/
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Daytime Second Stage
12:00 – 5:00 – Hope Blooms Kid Zone
Daytime Main Stage hosted by Linda Carvery
12:00 – Mi’kmaq Opening
12:15 pm – Mi’kmaq Drummers
12:40 pm – Centreline Studio Showcase
1:10 pm - Joy Samuel Caribbean Dance
1:30 pm - Evolution Sounds
2:20 - Spoken Word (To be Confirmed)
2:40 - Afrikan Dance (Not Confirmed)
3:30 pm – Uptown Revival (various blues and jazz artists)
6:45 pm – R.A.W. Cypher
7:30 pm – Universal Soul
8:30 – Cindy Cain
9:30 pm - JRDN & Gettochild
11:00 – 1:00 am – DJ Dance Party IV and Amazona Sounds
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Daytime Maitland Stage
12:45 pm – Plaque Announcement with Sheldon
1:00 – 1:45 pm – Multi-denominational service hosted by: Cornwallis Street Baptist Church
1:45 pm – Community Gospel Choir Performance
2:00 pm – PAXNorth Community Event (Pig Roast)
2:30 pm – Talent Competition Winner
3:00 pm – DJ Loonie Toonez
4:00 pm – Ria Mae
5:00 pm - Ghettosocks
5:30 pm – JoRun Bombay
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Skratch Bastid
(September 2, 2014, Halifax, NS) Symphonic songstress Kim Harris and roots-rocker Adam Baldwin lead the pack at this year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards with six nominations each, followed by Carleton Stone and The Town Heroes who have five nods each. The awards will be handed out during the 2014 Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW), held in Truro Colchester from November 6-9.
Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Don Brownrigg, Jimmy Rankin and Kuato, who each have four.
Voting for the awards is open to members of Music Nova Scotia. Voting is now open and will close on Tuesday, September 23 at 5:00 PM. The general public will have a chance to vote for the Music Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year award. Online voting for this award will open in October. The Music Nova Scotia Awards will be handed out Sunday, November 9th at the Music and Industry Awards Brunch to be held at the Holiday Inn Truro.
This year marks a shift in programming at NSMW, as there will be no awards gala. In its place will be an arena show headlined by Canadian country-rock legends Blue Rodeo, with support from Adam Baldwin and Carleton Stone. The show will be held on Sunday, November 9 in Truro’s Rath Eastlink Community Centre.
Music Nova Scotia Executive Director Scott Long believes this change will be a significant improvement from past festivals.
“We’ve decided to move away from an awards gala this year in favour of a ‘Super Show’ with an internationally recognized act such as Blue Rodeo,” says Long. “We want to make this a more performance-centred event to create a wider appeal for festival goers. Blue Rodeo is a perfect fit for NSMW as our mandate is to showcase and celebrate the music and musicians of Nova Scotia. Band member Greg Keelor is a native Cape Bretoner who has achieved great success in the music industry. The show will be a great celebration to cap off what’s sure to be an amazing NSMW.”
The festival will feature 100 showcasing artists from throughout the province, playing in eight venues in Truro Colchester. Coinciding with the showcases will be the NSMW industry conference, which brings in music professionals from around the world to participate in panels, presentations and workshops that deal with a wide range of topics surrounding the current and future state of the industry.
For the full list of awards nominees, NSMW ticket information, full showcasing lineup, and other information, please visit www.nsmw.ca.
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Please be advised that we will be closed on Tuesday, September 2nd as we announce the showcasing artists and award nominees for Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week at the Marigold Theatre in Truro. We will reopen Wednesday, September 3rd. Have a great Labour Day weekend!