First Round of NSMW 2019 Delegates Announced, Delegate Passes On Sale!

Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) 2019 will host delegates from around the world in Truro, Nova Scotia, November 7th-10th, while showcasing and highlighting over 100 Nova Scotian musical acts from a variety of genres. 

Delegates and artists will host panels, round tables, and discussions about the current state of the industry, training, business development, physiology, and international export.

This year's delegates include Dr. Susan Rogers from the Berklee College of Music, Rachel Jackson from Roc Nation, Iggy Amazarray from Marshall Arts, and many other specifically curated and renowned delegates from around the world. 

In addition to expanding their knowledge, delegates, artists, and industry professionals attending NSMW will have the chance to expand their networks. The conference will include peer-to-peer support, one-on-one meetings, mentorships, and various networking opportunities.

In the coming weeks NSMW will announce the complete schedule and further conference components and events. 

View the first round of delegates here

Delegate Passes now on sale

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like you always need to put your business first, to always prioritize the health of your business...but what about your personal health? It’s not always easy to recognize, but as a business owner (which every musician is) you are the life-blood of your business, and the success of your career is a reflection of your own mental and physical wellness. The NSMW 2019 conference will focus on the intersection between mental, financial, and professional health. 

Panels will touch on business psychology, mental health management, strategies to do better business while taking better care, making room for creative growth, leadership, stress management, and how to achieve personal and professional balance.

A full two days of the Basic Training program will be delivered during the festival, offering delegates the chance to further educate themselves on a broad range of topics from marketing to accounting, royalties to social media, and many more.

In addition to basic training, NSMW will offer a number of discussions and networking events aimed at helping developing artists break down walls and become more comfortable navigating the music business and international showcasing events. 

First Round of #NSMW2019 Artists & Wristbands On Sale!

2019 Casino Nova Scotia Annual Artist in Residence Program

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED - Casino Nova Scotia Annual Artist in Residence Program – $20,000 to support the winner’s career!

(Halifax, July 12 2019) Once again Casino Nova Scotia is calling on emerging Nova Scotian musicians to compete for the annual Artist in Residence program! This program will provide the selected musician or group with $20,000 in funding to assist with developing their career through recording, marketing, and live performance opportunities.  Music Nova Scotia is administering the program and will provide career path support.

Applications are now closed. 

Applicants must fill out an online application form, which can be found here.

Along with general contact information, web and social media links, applicants must have the following prepared before beginning the application; these elements are mandatory and must accompany your submission:

  1. Current biography.
  2. Current press photo.
  3. Statement on artists’ goals and career plan. You must provide an extensive plan outlining the coming year’s goals, plans, and career trajectory. Please use the career plan template provided here. Once you have completed the plan, attach the document to the application via the “attachments” tab at the bottom of the application form. 
  4. Web link to a music streaming site where a maximum of 3 songs are available; these songs will be evaluated by the jury. Please only link 3 songs - do not provide a link to a player which features more than 3 songs (e.g. a full album). 
  5. Lyric sheets for the 3 songs you will be submitting.

To review the Program's rules and regulations, click here.

The applicant evaluation process will include:

  1. Review of online applications and demos
  2. Interview with selected applicants
  3. Live performance of the finalists on September 20, 2019

For the latest information concerning the Casino Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence Program please visit: 
Artist in Residence Contact:
Ashlea Barr
Phone: 902-496-6659

Music Nova Scotia Contact:
Dana Beeler
Phone: 902-423-6271, ext. 114


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