If you are serious about a career in music, then you need to be a member of Music Nova Scotia. We will provide you with current information on industry trends and issues and educate you on the business of music. Our current membership boasts regional and national Nova Scotian songwriters, musicians, agents, managers, promoters, distributors, record retailers, record companies, studios, radio stations, associations, lawyers, graphic designers, accountants and more.
Access to our web directory - Get access to the "movers and shakers" in the Nova Scotia music industry and beyond. A full directory is available online. Just punch in your membership number and presto...instant access!
Access to the Music Nova Scotia Resource Center - Information on song contests, upcoming national and international conferences, showcase opportunities. Our “lending library” is an invaluable resource. Access industry magazines - Country Music News, Chart, etc – and industry guides - Session and Tour Guide, MIDEM contact book and Contact to name a few. Our library grows yearly.
Business referrals - Many calls come into the office looking for bands, promoters, agents etc. Being a member of Music Nova Scotia may put money in your pocket. It is the policy of Music Nova Scotia to search our membership database first for business referrals.
Create your Own Webpage - Having a presence on the web has just been made easier. Once you become a member, Music Nova Scotia will dedicate a page on our website just for you. Use your imagination and develop a page to promote your product. Don’t forget to load up an MP3 file so the buyers can hear your music!
E-mail marketing network - Once you are a member, you will have access to our e-mail marketing network. This will allow you to promote your music, your events, your band and/or your organization to thousands of industry professionals throughout Nova Scotia and the East Coast.
FACTOR Funding Support – Music Nova Scotia is the official representative for FACTOR, Canada’s leading funding body for music. Our staff is available to guide you through the funding application, and provide you with up to date information on program changes, applications and deadlines. To discuss your application please contact FACTOR Regional Education Coordinator Laura Simpson - email@example.com
Industry Education - Member consultations available with Education and Event Coordiantor Serge Samson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Nova Scotia Music Awards - Join us as we honour and celebrate our artist and industry professionals. The Music Nova Scotia Music Awards are voted on by the membership of Music Nova Scotia. By the way, you cannot be nominated unless you are a member! Sign up today.
Music Nova Scotia Newsletter- Our daily newsletter is a "must read" in the industry. Submit stories, member news, showdates and tour schedules. Read insightful articles on the ins and outs of the industry.
Networking Opportunities - Nova Scotia Music Week and Educational Seminars are just part of Music Nova Scotia' networking events. This is where you connect with other artists, promoters, venue owners and media.
Showcase Opportunities - The Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia highlights its music in many formats over the year. Our Awards Show, our Songwriters' Circles, Nova Scotia Music Week, CMW, ECMA and various other initiatives throughout the year. There are weekly opportunities to play at New Music Fridays at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax.
Vote for your Board of Directors - Maybe you would like to run for The Board of Directors? Or maybe you would just like to have say in who runs this Association. Membership gives you the opportunity to have a voice and a vote for your representatives to serve on the Board.