Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Truro Artists Announcement #1

For more information on Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (#NSMW) and the showcasing performers visit


For media inquiries please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia 
(902) 423-6271 ext. 101

For festival inquires please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103


Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations Now Open

Deadline: August 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ADT.
(July 7, Halifax, NS) Music Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for music and industry award nominations for the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards until Wednesday, August 3 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 2016 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 Festival Coordinator Matt Kliffer (902) 423-6271 Ext 109.
Music Nova Scotia may present awards in fifty (50) categories.

Music Awards (29 categories)
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible to submit for the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards. There are eight (8) 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, DJ of the Year, Electronic Artist of the Year,  Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year & 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.


Nominees who are members of Music Nova Scotia will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 (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 8, 2016. 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 at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro, NS, November 3-6, 2016.
For more information on NSMW, please visit


For any other submission enquiries, please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events & Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4153



Music Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting Board of Directors Election Results and Music Nova Scotia Annual Report

The 2016 election for Music Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors resulted in ten candidates competing for seven seats to be filled. Four of six incumbents reoffered and six additional nominations competed for seven seats with terms ending in 2018. 

The board members elected this year are:

Amie Moore
Gail Ferguson
Jamie Robinson
Jason Michael MacIsaac
Krista Keough
Marc Perry
Melanie Stone

They will join the existing board members:

Brian Doherty
Ian McKinnon
Mike Campbell
Heather Frantsi
Troy Arseneault
Doug Taylor
Josh Hogan
Stephen MacDougall

The board members were officially sworn in at the Annual General Meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2169 Gottingen St.

The executive positions elected for the 2016-2017 year are as follows:
President – Brian Doherty
First Vice President – Ian McKinnon
Second Vice President – Amie Moore
Third Vice President – Heather Frantsi
Secretary – Melanie Stone
Treasurer – Jamie Robinson
Music Nova Scotia would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our outgoing board members Kris McCann, Andrea Dawson-Thomas and Christine Buiteman for their years of dedication and valuable service to the Association. Music Nova Scotia would like to welcome our new incoming board members Amie Moore, Gail Ferguson, Marc Perry and Melanie Stone

The full Annual General Meeting report can be viewed online.


For more information please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager


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