2015 Music Nova Scotia Award Winners Presented at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch

(November 8, 2015,Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) Forty-eight Music Nova Scotia Awards were handed out on Sunday, November 8 at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch presented by Freshco at the Rodd Grand Hotel Yarmouth.

Mo Kenney shone with four award wins this year including Music Video of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year and Recording of the Year. The Recording of the Year category was a tie with Gabrielle Papillon also winning the award. Joel Plaskett won Web.com’s Entertainer of the Year and Producer of the Year awards. SOCAN Songwriter of the Year went to Ria Mae for “Clothes Off”.  Gypsophilia, Trevor Murphy (Pigeon Row), Keith Mullins, groundSOUND, CKDU 88.1FM and Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound all walked away with two award wins.

 

The complete list of winners are as follows:

Music

Web.com Entertainer of the Year:  Joel Plaskett

Solo Recording of the Year: Mo Kenney – “In My Dreams”

Group Recording of the Year: Gypsophilia – “Night Swimming”

New Artist Recording of the Year: Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound – “Don’t You Know”

Recording of the Year (Tie): Gabrielle Papillon "The Tempest Of Old" and Mo Kenney – “In My Dreams”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Ria Mae - "Clothes Off" (Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, J Mullan)

Music Video of the Year – Mo Kenney – “Telephones” (Director: Nathan Boey)

 

Aboriginal Artist of the Year: City Natives

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year: Maxim Cormier

African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year: Reeny Smith

Alternative Recording of the Year: In-Flight Safety – “Conversationalist”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year: Old Man Luedecke – “I Never Sang Before I Met You”

Blues Recording of the Year: Charlie A’Court – “Come On Over”

Country Recording of the Year: Jen Miller – “Can’t No One Bring Me Down”

Digital Artist of the Year: The Town Heroes

DJ of the Year: Ryan Hemsworth

Electronic Recording of the Year: Rich Aucoin

Folk Recording of the Year: Jenn Grant – “Compostela”

Hip Hop Recording of the Year: Quake Matthews – “Rap Music”

Inspirational Recording of the Year: Erika Kulnys – “Angel On The Road”

Jazz Recording of the Year: Gypsophilia – “Night Swimming”

Loud Recording of the Year: Old Blood – “Black Budget Science”

Musician of the Year: Keith Mullins

Pop Recording of the Year: Mo Kenney – “In My Dreams”

Rock Recording of the Year: Jessie Brown – “Act II: Decisions”

Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year: Keith Mullins – “Island Sol”

Urban Recording of the Year: Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound – “Puppet”

 

Industry

Booking Agent of the Year: Jason MacIsaac, The MacIsaac Agency

Community Presenter of the Year: Glasgow Square Theatre

Company of the Year: Sonic Entertainment Group

Corporate Sponsor of the Year: Casino Nova Scotia

Educator of the Year: Erin Costelo

Event of the Year: Halifax Pop Explosion

Industry Professional of the Year: Trevor Murphy, Pigeon Row

Live Technician of the Year: Trevor DeSouza, groundSOUND

Manager of the Year: Ian McKinnon, GroundSwell Music Inc.

Media Professional of the Year: Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald

Producer Of The Year: Joel Plaskett

Production Company of the Year: groundSOUND

Promoter of the Year: Mike Campbell, The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Publicist of the Year: Trevor Murphy, Pigeon Row

Radio Program of the Year: Halifax Is Burning (CKDU 88.1FM)

Radio Station of the Year: CKDU 88.1FM

Recording Studio of the Year: New Scotland Yard

Studio Engineer Of The Year: Thomas Stajcer, New Scotland Yard / Echo Chamber

Venue of the Year: The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Visual Artist of the Year: Mat Dunlap

Volunteer of the Year: Tanya Beers

 

Music Nova Scotia’s board of directors and staff wish to thank all of the individuals that helped make Nova Scotia Music Week a success, including the performers, delegates, sponsors, committees, fans, family, and the entire Yarmouth community.

 

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