Classified, Dave Gunning and Kyle Mischiek added to The NSLC Gala Awards Show at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week

(Halifax, NS)  Theatre and television professionals Jeremy Webb and Jill Chappell will host The NSLC Gala Awards Show on Sunday, November 10 at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney. Webb is an arts correspondent on radio and TV with Off The Leash  and a seasoned stage actor. Chappell co-hosts Global TV’s Morning News, with a history of acting with Shakespeare by the Sea and Mermaid Theatre.
Folk Recording of the Year Nominee Dave Gunning, Cape Breton’s Kyle Mischiek and multiple award nominee Classified have been added to the talented lineup of gala performers.  The gala will also feature performances by Jenn GrantMary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaacErin CosteloThe Tom Fun OrchestraMo KenneyThe Stanfields and  Rhapsody Quintet.
The Entertainer of the Year, Male and Female Artist of the Year, Recording of the Year, Group Recording, Video, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year Award winners will be presented at the NSLC Gala Awards Show.
Admission is $39.99 + convenience fee and tickets are available through Ticketpro1-888-311-9090, online with credit or debit card at and the Charlotte Street Pharmasave ticket outlet in Sydney, Cape Breton.
Music Nova Scotia would like to acknowledge the support of Molson Canadian, The Province of Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, FACTOR, SOCAN Foundation, CBMIC, ECMA, Cape Breton Post, The Coast 89.7FM, The NSLC, Cape Breton University - Shannon School of Business, Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront, Marcato Digital, Ticketpro, Canadian Country Music Association, Bell Aliant Community One, RBC, NSMW 2014 Truro Colchester, Cape Breton University Folklore and Music, Canadian Independent Music Association, Music Managers Forum, FéCANE and SOCAN.
For more information, please visit or contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia /@musicnovascotia #NSMW

Unsigned singer-songwriters compete for mentoring opportunity with multiple Juno Award-winning artist

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Beginning October 8, 2013, unsigned Canadian singer-songwriters can enter one original song in the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience, sponsored by Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc. and supported by Industry Partner, Songwriters Association of Canada.
Entries will be reviewed by a panel of singer-songwriter judges: Lesley Pike, Gibson's featured artist, 2013 Sundance London film and music festival; Luther Mallory, former frontman of Crush Luther, pop-rock band with two #1 hits on Much More Music; Katie Rox, former lead singer of Jakalope, industrial-rock band with multiple MMVA nominations; Melanie Durrant, 2013 Juno Award-nominated artist for Reggae Single of the Year; and Theo Tams, Gemini Award-nominated artist and 2008 Canadian Idol champion.
The Top 3 Grand Prize Winners will receive private online songwriting mentoring sessions with multiple Juno Award-winning artist, Luba. "I'm very proud to be associated with the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience," says Luba. "I believe it will help foster great, homegrown talent and I look forward to mentoring the Top 3."
As part of the Top 25 Finalists, the Top 3 Grand Prize Winners will also receive annual memberships to the Songwriters Association of Canada.
The 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience will run for one year only and is modelled after the Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc.'s annual poetry contest for unpublished writers ( whose Top 3 winners receive private online mentoring sessions with a published poet.
Video entries for the singer-songwriter contest can be submitted at from October 8, 2013 to December 22, 2013, or until 300 eligible entries are received.
For additional prize information and entry guidelines, visit
SOURCE Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest
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Invitation to Tender for Technical Production Services

Invitation to Tender for Technical Production Services - Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2013
Sydney, November 7-10
Deadline: Friday, October 4th, 5 p.m. ADT
Please see the PDF for the full Invitation to Tender description for Technical Production Services at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2013.  
This invitation to tender aims to establish the contracting of an entertainment technical production company or companies (audio, lighting, A/V) that can provide a complete range of professional services associated with the technical execution of Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2013. The successful bidder or bidders will be required to work closely with Music Nova Scotia and the Technical Director in contributing to the achievement of the objectives of the conference and showcases. The successful applicant must be prepared to work within a defined budget and must be available for onsite consultation as needed prior to the event and during the week of November 7-10, 2013.
Tenders must be sent to Bill Appleby (Technical Director) prior to 5 p.m. ADT on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the following email address:
For more information, please contact: 
Serge Samson 
Events and Member Training Manager
Music Nova Scotia 
(902) 423-6271 ext. x 103


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