FAQs

Q. Do I have to be a member to access the resources at musicnovascotia.ca?
A. Yes.  We reserve our vast amount of educational information for members only.  Visit our join music nova scotia page now to see what we can offer your career.

Q. I am a new artist, can Music Nova Scotia help me?
A. Music Nova Scotia can assist you in your career but it is ultimately up to you to take responsibility for your own business and use our resources for your benefit.  Check the Membership Services page for more.

Q. I am planning a wedding, can Music Nova Scotia recommend me a band?
A. We will direct you to our vast members directory and encourage you to browse through our list of artists to find the best choice for your event.  If you like we also have a number of event planners that specialize in music for special occasions and encourage you to contact them.

Q. How do I get my news in the member newsletter?
A. Send in your member news for our daily newsletter by noon the day before info (at) musicnovascotia.ca.  Please make sure "Newsletter" is listed in the subject line.  Member news must be in plain form and can’t be too long or it will be excluded.  Please send in pictures as small format jpg as we cannot accept any other format.  There are no newsletters on holidays or weekends.  

Q. I want to get to the next level in my career, can you help me?
A. Yes, we can.  First you need to write down your goals and do some research on how attainable your goals are.  Then go to our Education portion of www.musicnovascotia.ca and login to see all of the content.  You can also make an appointment with the appropriate staff member or seek out a monthly workshop that applies to you.

Q. I want to play a Music Nova Scotia event, how do I do that?
A. Music Nova Scotia puts a call to submissions out to our membership for various events that we produce each year.  We ask that you submit your music as requested in the call to submissions.  Make sure you are making your case to the Jury of industry professionals that choose the showcasing artists each year.

Q. I want to apply for funding/investment, what do I need to do?
A. First you need to look at the guidelines for the program and ask the Program Manager whether you qualify for it. Visit our Investment pages for additional information.

Q. How do I contact a member of your staff?
A. Visit our staff directory and make sure that you are contacting the correct person to ensure a speedy response.

Q. What does your resource centre offer?
A. We have 5 computers, fax machine, color photocopying, telephone, resource library, lounge, boardroom, staff consultations and networking available in our resource centre all for your benefit.

Q. I have a complaint about Music Nova Scotia and would like to voice it to the correct person, how do I do that?
A. We are constantly striving to better our services to members so if you have an issue you would like addressed please contact our Executive Director – Scott Long at scott (at) musicnovascotia.ca and  we will work to address your concerns.

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