Board of Directors Election 2018

How to Vote

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website (If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box, we do not have access to your password).

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the my projects box, this will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  Once you have selected your votes click submit and you're done!

*** You must vote for 7 of the 11 candidates in order for your vote to be eligible ***

Aaron Green

Aaron GreenAaron Green started his music career after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Guitar at St Francis Xavier University. As a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Aaron has written, recorded and performed with Floodland, The Town Heroes, Hello Delaware, T. Thomason, Cameron and many other artists in Nova Scotia. Additionally, Aaron has worked closely with Abracazebra productions promoting shows, making music videos and developing branding for local artists.

Aside from his onstage presence with many local acts, he has spent time in the studio with Floodland, The Town Heroes, T. Thomason, The Regal Beagle Band and, most recently, Charlie A’Court recording a song for this years Special Olympics. Aaron has attended NSMW, ECMA, CMW, Focus Wales and The Great Escape as a performer.

Recently, he has been focusing on songwriting, participating in a Sound of Pop songcamp for Newfoundland duo Quote The Raven in early 2018 and collaborating with Dana Beeler on the follow up to Hello Delaware’s debut album My Mistake.

Aaron has just completed a tour with Hello Delaware through Wales and England and is currently in pre production for Hello Delaware’s second record due out in 2019.

 

Amie Moore

Amie MooreAmie Moore is the former Manager of Entertainment & Production at Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. 

In 2000, Amie joined Casino Nova Scotia and has programmed the live entertainment producing and promoting over 1000 concerts and thousands of free live performances to date. The drive to focus on supporting burgeoning artists from Nova Scotia and Canada has led to multiple Music Nova Scotia awards for Corporate Sponsor of the Year from the provincial music industry. 

With a penchant to support East Coast artists and give them a platform to launch their careers, Amie has helped develop opportunities for musicians through the Casino’s Artist in Residence Program and played a key role in designing launching the first all-encompassing Atlantic Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

 

Erin McDonald

Erin McDonaldErin McDonald is an arts administrator and musician living and working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative where she has made efforts to put on music-related programming including the SYNC: Music Video Program and a new program SCREEN: Live Projections with Music. Outside of work she started a small organization called Mirus which put on The Plumtree Project that gave seven women and nonbinary people free music lessons. Erin is also a director of the DIY venue and jam space The Modulating Mansion where she puts on events for emerging musicians. As a musician she has played in several local bands including Loveland, New Love Underground, The Everywheres and most recently has started her own project Marthas. Erin is a dedicated and hardworking member of the music community and wants to help foster the next generation of musicians in Nova Scotia.

 

Gail Ferguson

Gail FergusonGail Ferguson is Vice President of FMP Matrix Entertainment, and with her husband, former drummer for the Rankin Family, Scott Ferguson they have developed the Dartmouth based recording studio and multi-media house. Gail’s role as artist manager has allowed the team to realize the goal for rounding out the studio experience for new and emerging artists. Gail has recently joined the legal team for Bragg Communications Inc. and Eastlink, and is a current member of the Board of Directors for Music Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

James Bennett

James BennettJames Bennett is a member of the Halifax Regional Police with eighteen years of service and a professional photographer specializing in music/concert photography. He owned and operated his own music publication called The Daily Musician before joining Tour Bus Entertainment (Ontario) and is a current member of MNS, ECMA and CCMA.

While with HRP James has held many positions including Detective for Homicide, Sexual Assault and Drug Sections. Currently he’s a Community Response Officer. He obtained valuable courses and certificates including, Managing Unionized Employees, Conflict Resolution, and Occupational Health and Safety Diploma.

James has been responsible for capturing photographs for many clients including Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Canaan Music Festival, Casino NS, Scotiabank Centre, Musicians, Record Labels, etc. James recently travelled to Nashville where he was the only international approved photographer permitted to capture photos at the CMA’s. He’s received multiple nominations from MNS, ECMA and a recent nomination for Photographer of the Year at an awards show in Nashville. James will be a part of the official team of photographers for the CCMA’s this year.

James also volunteers his time and photography talent with many charities including the Children’s Wish Foundation, Christmas Daddies and Special Olympics.

 

Jamie Robinson

Jamie RobinsonHi everyone,

It’s my sincere pleasure to re-offer to serve on the board of Music Nova Scotia. As a full-time musician, producer and songwriter, the music industry is very near and dear to my heart. The work that Music Nova Scotia does on behalf of its members is nothing short of amazing. Scott Long and the staff at M.N.S. work tirelessly to deliver vital services to artists and musicians of all career levels. As a director, I’ve tried to support these efforts by offering my perspective as a full-time freelancer, as well as serving on numerous focused committees. I am dedicated to promoting and growing the music sector in this province and hope to continue to serve on the board of this important organization.

Thanks very much for your support.

 

Jason Michael MacIssac

Jason Michael MacIssacJason is the former membership coordinator at Music Nova Scotia and currently sits on the board of Music Nova Scotia, is a frequent FACTOR juror, and does all that he can to promote Nova Scotian music at every turn. He is currently the vice president of Village Sound, Atlantic Canada's premier audio production house where he composes music for television, film and the interactive industries.

 

 


 

Krista Keough

Krista KeoughKrista Keough is a multi-talented, multi-faceted contributor to the creative industries in Nova Scotia. Over the past decade of her professional career, she has worked as an artist manager and publicist for music, on film and television productions, and as an advertising executive, fundraiser, writer, and teacher.

 

 

 

 

Marc Perry

Marc PerryMarc began his career working at Sam The Record from 1988 – 1993. In 1993 he was hired by EMI Music Canada to be their sales representative for Atlantic Canada. After working as their sales rep for 9 years he was promoted to their Promotion, Sales and Media Rep for Atlantic Canada and held that position until Universal’s purchase of EMI in fall of 2012. 

Marc is also the co-founder of the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) and served as its first president. He was also instrumental in creating and running the extremely popular Black Vibes showcase at the East Coast Music Awards as well as the first ANSMA Awards. After his close to 20 year stint with EMI, Marc started “On The Marc Promotions” which provides radio-tracking services in Atlantic Canada. At the same time, he was hired by RPMpromotion where he worked as their Atlantic Canadian representative from to 2013 – 2018. 

Marc managed RnB/Pop artist Reeny Smith from 2015 - 2017. In the 3 years years that he worked with her, she won the ANSMA Artist of the Year, Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, the Casino Artist in Residence, secured a CBC Studio 60 TV special in addition to getting her a publishing deal with Cymba Music Publishing. She released two singles called “Last Call featuring Quake Mathews and “Survive” both of which went to # 1 on The East Coast Countdown. Because of the strength of her live shows her bookings have increased in a big way! She has opened for Deadmua5 for Canada Day on the Halifax Commons and for Anderson Paak at the Halifax TD Jazz Festival. 

Marc also sits on the boards for the East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia as well as The Unison Benevolent Fund

 

Meghan Scott

Meghan ScottMeghan’s professional background is primarily in festival, event and music administration and management. Over the past ten years she has managed numerous East Coast musicians and bands, managed music producers and a famous recording studio (Vancouver, BC), and has been instrumental in helping artists and events receive many thousands of dollars in project funding. She has worked for, managed or produced many festivals and events, such as the Halifax Urban Folk Festival, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the Evolve Festival and many more.

Soon after her recent return from adventuring in BC (2014-16), Meghan set about starting a new Event Management business using the skills and experience that she has amassed in the music and event industries over the past ten years. She prides herself in the personalized service and strategic planning she offers her clients, and her specialty lies in taking care of the minute details that encompass the big picture, while focusing on the client’s goals and event objectives.

Meghan attended St Thomas University in Fredericton, NB where she received a Double Major in Communications (minor in Journalism) and Human Rights (minor in Political Science). She also has a History degree from the University of New Brunswick.

www.tuckandrollevents.com

 

Melanie Stone

Melanie StoneMelanie Stone is an artist manager at Sonic Entertainment Group and has been working in the music industry in Nova Scotia for over a decade, starting in Cape Breton with Company House Records and Celtic Colours before relocating to Halifax. Day-to-day artist management has been Stone’s focus for the last five years, working with Alan Doyle, Matt Andersen and Adam Baldwin. Stone also remains active in the scene as a performing member of Dark for Dark and The Heavy Blinkers. Helping artists make good music makes her happy.