REMINDER: June 15 Investment Program Deadline

Friendly reminder to all Music Nova Scotia Investment Program clients that there is an upcoming June 15, 2017 deadline for the following investment program components:

Please be sure to update your applicant profile at least one week prior to submitting an application, especially if you are seeking a new Eligible Applicant status designation of either "Developing Artist Level II", or "Export Ready".

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Programs & Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Music Nova Scotia

serge (at)

off: +1 9024236271 x 107

direct: 902-800-2047

Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors Voting Now Open

Ten nominees, including eight incumbents, are vying for eight spots on the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors – and we need you to vote!

All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote online for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. 

The election will be conducted electronically through the Music Nova Scotia website from June 5th at 10:00AM through June 23rd, 2017 at 5:00PM.

Your membership must be up to date to login to your profile.  ****If you have never accessed your profile, please register the email address associated with your membership with the website.  

Corporate and Non-Profit members receive two votes, Individual, Band, Small Business and Venue memberships receive one vote, student memberships do not receive a vote.

Please Note:  Anyone with permitted access to your profile has access to vote, please discuss with your team/band members who will vote. Once a vote has been cast it can not be reset.

There are no additional voting logins or passwords required, please follow the steps below 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!

All voting for board positions will take place online.  No voting will take place at the AGM.

All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. To renew or become a member of Music Nova Scotia, please contact Lisa Stitt at 902-423-0291.

Candidates: (in alphabetical order) – Full bios and photos can be found here.

Brian Doherty
Darryl Smith
Doug Taylor
Heather Frantsi
Ian McKinnon
Jason Bruce (J-Bru)
Josh Hogan
Michael S. Campbell
Stephen MacDougall
Troy Arseneault

All members are welcome to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 2169 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS  B3K 3B5

AGM Agenda Considerations:

Minutes of preceding general meeting;
Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
Appointment of Auditors

Music Nova Scotia Job Opportunity - Outreach Coordinator

Music Nova Scotia Outreach Coordinator
Canada Summer jobs Position

The Music Nova Scotia Outreach Coordinator will assist the Executive Director in building strategic relationships with African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian musicians and music industry entrepreneurs. The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting outreach to African and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia on behalf of Music Nova Scotia.

The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with community leaders and community based organizations to develop and implement engagement strategies for increasing the participation of African Nova Scotians and Indigenous Nova Scotians in Music Nova Scotia’s programming and events.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Create and implement an outreach plan targeting African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian musicians and music entrepreneurs.
  2. Work with the Music Nova Scotia Marketing and Event Manager to develop marketing plans to increase awareness of Music Nova Scotia in African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian communities.
  3. Maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivate new ones.
  4. Attend relevant community music and cultural events throughout Nova Scotia.
  5. Plan and develop African Nova Scotian and Indigenous Nova Scotian programming for Nova Scotia Music Week.


The ideal candidate will:

  1. Have experience working with African Nova Scotian, Indigenous Nova Scotian and other visible and/or language minority groups.
  2. Be dependable, professional, personable, and possess strong verbal and written skills. 
  3. Have excellent organizational skills, event planning, and excel at attention to detail.
  4. Have experience working with, and supervising volunteers. 
  5. Knowledge of the music industry is an asset. 
  6. Experience with Macs, GSuite, and various other cloud applications.

This position requires 40 hours per week for 13 weeks. Applicants must be students who:

  1. Are between 15 and 30 years of age.
  2. Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
  3. Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  4. Are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Candidates of an African Nova Scotian or Indigenous background will be prioritized and are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $15.00

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: August 26, 2017

To apply for this position please click HERE


For more information, please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director


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