Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations Now Open

Deadline: July 14, 2014, 5:00 p.m. ADT.
(June 17, 2014, Halifax, NS) Music Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for music and industry award nominations for the 2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards until Monday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m. ADT. No extensions will be given so all applications must be in on time. To submit an application for an award nomination for any category, please visit:
Please click the following link to read the 2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual and ensure your submission(s) fulfill the criteria required for your nominee. The cost to submit is $30, HST included. Submissions can be paid online through PayPal. If you do not have Paypal you can also pay by debit or cash in the Music Nova Scotia office (at 2169 Gottingen Street), or by Visa or MasterCard over the phone by contacting our Member Relations/Operations Manager Lisa Stitt (902-423-0291).
Music Nova Scotia may present awards in fifty-one (51) categories.
Music Awards (30 categories)
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 are eligible to submit for the 2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards. There are seven (7) categories that do not require a recording: Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year, African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year (new category), DJ of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year, and Digital Artist of the Year. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording two years in a row.
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 decided upon by a peer jury of esteemed local professionals with expertise in the music industry of Nova Scotia. Music Nova Scotia staff are not members of this jury, and do not contribute to the selection of the final ballot for nominees.
All nominees will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014 (NSMW), which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the conference and the Late Night Stage, as well as the special NSMW delegate rate from our hotel partners (see for details).
The nominees in each category will be announced on September 9, 2014. 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 NSMW in Truro Colchester, NS, November 6-9, 2014.
For more information on NSMW, please visit
For any other submission enquiries, please contact:
Serge Samson
Event and Member Training Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103


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