Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Conference to Focus on Publishing and Rights Management

Keynotes by Stacie Huckeba, David Lowery, and Benji Rogers

The Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 conference will see some of the top music publishers and rights management professionals in Canada attend the event to provide a full day of business training for delegates. Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 takes place in Truro, November 3-6. 

According to Music Nova Scotia executive director Scott Long, “Music publishing can be complex and confusing. In fact, it is one of the least understood aspects of the music industry but one of the most important revenue streams. Given this, it is crucial that the Music Nova Scotia membership have a full understanding of the inner workings of music publishing and rights management.”

American indie star David Lowery from the group Cracker will be on hand to deliver a keynote address on artist rights in the digital age and his world famous lawsuit against Spotify. Along with Lowery, the conference will feature Nashville based music photographer and blogger Stacie Huckeba who will deliver a keynote on the issue of sexism in the music industry.

The conference will also offer export training sessions on Poland and Eastern Europe, business development training on financial management and taxes and will include the third edition of the Women in the Music Business Town Hall. 

NSMW 2016 festival headliners include Classified, Ria Mae, Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, Garrett Mason, Christine Campbell and Truro legends Horse. Over 100 musical acts will play in venues across Truro during the event.

For the full NSMW 2016 conference schedule visit

To purchase delegate passes and festival tickets visit

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For more information and media inquiries please contact
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
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Government urged to help music industry tackle ticket scalpers

from The Guardian:

Senior figures from Britain’s music industry have called on the government to help them defeat “profiteering” touts at an industry summit on live music ticketing.

Agents, promoters and musicians met to discuss how to ensure tickets go directly to fans rather than being traded purely for profit via secondary websites such as Viagogo and Get Me In!.

Several of them warned that politicians were not doing enough to protect the live music industry, which was worth £904m to the economy in 2015 according to the lobby group UK Music.

Click here to read the full article

Voting Now Open for 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards

(Sept 12, 2016)  Voting will take place online through the Music Nova Scotia website until Friday, September 30th at 5:00pm (AST).  

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 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.  You are required to vote for at least 38 of the 47 categories (80%) to complete your ballot.

5.  Once you have selected your votes click submit and you're done!

Good Luck to all of the nominees!

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For more information:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia


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