Important Update to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program #2

Please be advised of the following important update to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program:

  1. All Music Nova Scotia Investment Program applications are once again online and feature our new and improved forms to better serve our clients. These new forms allow applicants to save their work and return at a later time to finish and submit the application. Please read all of the instructions carefully as you fill out the forms. 
  2. This update features new, separate applications to the Live Performance - Tour Support and Marketing Support programs for our new Eligible Applicant category: “Developing Artist Level II”. Applicants who meet this category’s required criteria will be eligible to submit to the Live Performance - Tour Support and Marketing Stream programs with a maximum of $5000 per applicant, per deadline. Developing Artist Level II applicants are also eligible to submit to the Showcase Component, in addition to Developing Artist and Export Ready applicants.

Developing Artist Level II criteria (must meet all of the following):

• Must have a current marketing and business plan
• One (1) Qualifying Release within the past two (2) years
• Minimum of 500 lifetime units sold of all releases combined. 500 streams (audio and video) = 1 unit sold, 6 single downloads = 1 unit sold
• Upcoming booking or contract outside of Nova Scotia for a current musical
Production (i.e. live performance; stage production, songwriting collaboration,
composition/soundtrack interest from film/TV, etc.)
• Strong professional history within Nova Scotia
Strong record of self-management and prior project execution, or established team infrastructure
• Updated and complete online presence, including professional website, content assets, social media accounts, fans and views
• For groups band member agreements are mandatory

 

These changes are effective immediately and will be recognized for all upcoming deadlines, including the March 15, 2017 round.

 

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Program and Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Office: 902-423-6271 Ext. 107
Direct Line: 902-800-2047
Mobile: 902-499-9880
serge@musicnovascotia.ca

Important Changes to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program

Please be advised of the following important changes to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program:

  1. All Music Nova Scotia Investment Program applications are currently offline and suspended while we prepare the website with new and improved forms to better serve our clients. These new forms will allow applicants to save their work and return at a later time to finish and submit the application. The new forms will be activated and online by February 15, 2017. Please contact the Program Manager if you had planned on submitting an application during this offline period in order to incur eligible expenses earlier than the March 15 deadline. The deadline of March 15 2017 will be unaffected by this suspension.
     
  2. New Eligible Applicant category: “Developing Artist II”. This new eligible applicant category provides an opportunity for applicants who have achieved notable success within Nova Scotia and who are prepared to begin export activities outside the province. Applicants who meet this category’s required criteria will be eligible to submit to the Live Performance - Tour Support and Marketing Stream programs with a maximum of $5000 per applicant, per deadline. Developing Artist II applicants are also eligible to submit to the Showcase Component stream, in addition to Developing Artist and Export Ready applicants. Required criteria for this new category can be viewed in the updated Definition of Eligible Applicants PDF document found on the Music Nova Scotia website.
     
  3. Deal memos for Hired Musicians and/or Eligible Crew’s fees will no longer per required for the initial applications to the Showcase Component and Tour Support streams. They will be required as part of the Completion Reports should your application be successful.

These changes are effective immediately and will be recognized for all upcoming deadlines, including the March 15, 2017 round.

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Program and Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Office: 902-423-6271 Ext. 107
Direct Line: 902-800-2047
Mobile: 902-499-9880
serge@musicnovascotia.ca

Music Video Promotion Opportunity 

Get your Music Video Played Across Atlantic Canada TV

(January 9, 2017, Halifax NS) Music Nova Scotia is teaming up with CN Media Services  and giving you a chance to get your music video played throughout Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. Your video could be broadcasted on MyGuide channels across the three provinces reaching a large audience and all you have to do is submit your video via the link below.

CN Media Services manages and operates Eastlink MyGuide and MyGuide2 Channels throughout Atlantic Canada. By submitting your video you could potentially have it aired a minimum of once per hour, 24 per day, for a total of 168 times a week to Eastlink’s over 322,000 customers in Atlantic Canada.

Note: To be eligible to submit your video you must be a member of Music Nova Scotia.

You must provide a download link for your video (i.e. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive). Do not use Youtube links.

Click here to submit your video.

All videos must have high quality sound/picture suitable for HDTV and must be “TV friendly.”

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For more information please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103
blaise@musicnovascotia.ca

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