Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations Now Open

Deadline: July 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ADT.
Music Nova Scotia is now accepting music and industry award nominations for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards until Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. No extensions will be given so all nominations must be in on time. To submit an award nomination for any category, please visit:
Please click the following link to read the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual and ensure your submission(s) fulfill the criteria required for your nominee. The cost to submit is $25, HST included. Submissions can be paid online through PayPal. If you do not have Paypal you can pay also pay by cheque, debit, or cash in the office, or by Visa or MasterCard over the phone by contacting our Member Relations/Operations Manager Lisa Stitt (902-423-06271 ext. 2).
Music Nova Scotia may present awards in forty-nine (49) categories.
Music Awards (28 categories)
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 are eligible to submit for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards. The only exceptions for providing recordings are DJ of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year and Digital Artist of the Year, which do not require a recording. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording in the same category two years in a row.
Note: This year “Pop Recording of the Year” has been added as a new category to the Music Awards.
Industry Awards (21 categories)
The Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our industry professionals and leaders from across Nova Scotia over the past year. These awards celebrate the people and companies who are working to build a strong and vibrant Nova Scotia music industry. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are eligible to submit.
The final Music and Industry nominees will be narrowed down by a jury of esteemed local music industry professionals with a keen sense of the current market. All nominees will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2013, which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the educational conference and the Late Night Stage. This is a $85.00 value.
The nominees in each category will be announced on September 5, 2013. Voting for all awards will also open on this date. Only current members are eligible to nominate and vote. Update your Music Nova Scotia membership now -
Winners will be announced during Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney, NS, November 7-10th, 2013.
For more information on Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week, please visit
For any other submission enquiries, please contact:
Serge Samson
Event and Member Training Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902)423-6271 ext. 4