Member Benefits

Your Music NS membership includes Perks! For an updated list of all Membership Benefits click here 

  • Eligibility for inclusion on Music Nova Scotia’s market development initiatives, including promotional compilations, showcases, and other live performance opportunities

  • Networking opportunities

  • Voting privileges at the Music Nova Scotia’s AGM, Awards Nominations and Board Nominations

  • Eligibility for nomination to the Music Nova Scotia board.

ARC Access -

Music Nova Scotia has 4 Mac Computers available during office hours for members to use. Our computers are fully equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite. We also have a paper shredder, paper cutter and other office items (stapler, tape, fax machine)

Health Insurance - 

Music Nova Scotia, in partnership with Theriault Financial Inc, (Employee Benefit Specialists) have put together a wonderful health plan for members only through Manulife Financial. For further information, contact Jeff Theriault at 902-434-9088, or visit them at

Submit a weekly newsletter item -

The MNS newsletter is published on Wednesday of each week. News can be submitted until 5 pm ADT on Monday for that week's newsletter. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

Printing & photocopies - at the office (2169 Gottingen st)

  • FREE First 50 Black & White copies (per day, per member)

  • $0.10 after first 50

  • $0.50 colour copies

Other Discount Partners

Free ECMA membership -

Forward Music -  

The Common Goods Solution - 

Deep Hollow prints - 

Fresh Prints -

Bandzoogle -

Syrup Factory -

Long & Mcquade -

Sonic Temple - 

Legal services - 

Basic Training -

Music Nova Scotia has created a Basic Training program to help artists and aspiring music industry professionals develop and continue to grow their skills and knowledge. Applicants to Music Nova Scotia’s investment programs are required to complete Basic Training sessions in order to be eligible to apply to our investment programs.

All previous applicants will be eligible to continue to apply at their current level (Artist Development, Artist Development II, and Export Ready). However, all first-time applicants and all artists wishing to move up levels will be required to complete a corresponding number of Basic Training sessions.

The session requirements per investment level are as follows:

Artist Development: 2 sessions

Artist Development II: 5 sessions

Export Ready: 8 sessions

Please note: It is mandatory for all first time NSMW showcasing artists to attend the Conference & Showcasing session prior to NSMW 2020

Music Nova Scotia Staff 

Music Nova Scotia is here to help, we are, however, not; a booking agency, label, marketing firm, grant writers or managers. Our staff are experienced in building artist careers and various aspects of the music industry and are happy to book meetings to talk with you about your plan to achieve success in the music industry and what success looks like for you. 


Member Services

Membership has its benefits.  Here are yours:


Music Nova Scotia has a number of workshops and seminars each year and also provides consultations on a variety of music business topics. We tailor the needs of our members to industry realities. Notice of these workshops and seminars will be sent through email and posted on our website.


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.


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