Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Winners 2013

(Sydney, Nova Scotia) - Forty-Six Music Nova Scotia awards were handed out on Sunday, November 10 between the Bell Aliant Community One Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre and the NSLC Gala Awards Show at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion. 
Classified won four awards including Music Video of the Year and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for his platinum single Inner Ninja featuring David Myles.  Matt Mays latest release Coyote earned him Male Artist, Recording and Rock Recording of the Year wins. Mo Kenney’s debut album Mo Kenney won her New Artist, Female Artist and Pop Recording of the Year. The Stanfields were awarded Group Recording of the Year and fans voted the band Music Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year.
Presented at The NSLC Gala Awards Show:
New Artist Recording of the Year - Mo Kenney, Mo Kenney
Music Video of the Year - Classified/RT!, Inner Ninja
Male Artist Recording of the Year - Matt Mays, Coyote
Female Artist Recording of the Year - Mo Kenney, Mo Kenney
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year - Classified, Inner Ninja - Written by Luke Boyd, Mike Boyd, David Myles, Mark Pellizzer
Group Recording of the Year - The Stanfields, Death & Taxes 
Recording of the Year - Matt Mays, Coyote
Music Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year - The Stanfields
Presented at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch:
Alternative Recording of the Year - The Tom Fun Orchestra, Earthworm Heart
Blues Recording of the Year - Thom Swift, The Fortunate Few
Children's Recording of the Year - Little Miss Moffat - Wild About Nature
Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year - Ryan Cook, Wrestling With Demons
DJ of the Year - Skratch Bastid
Digital Artist of the Year - Classified
Electronic Recording of the Year - Scientists of Sound, Electric Scissors
Folk Recording of the Year (Tie) - Dave Gunning, No More Pennies, Old Man Luedecke, Tender Is The Night
Francophone Recording of the Year - Maxim Cormier, Maxim Cormier 
Hip Hop Recording of the Year - Classified, Classified
Inspirational Recording of the Year - Elizabeth Deveau, Everything’s Changed
Jazz Recording of the Year - Swingology, Taking A Chance
Loud Recording of the Year - Black Moor, Lethal Waters
Musician of the Year - Erin Costelo
Pop Recording of the Year - Mo Kenney, Mo Kenney
Rock Recording of the Year - Matt Mays, Coyote
Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year - Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Seinn
Booking Agent of the Year - Jason MacIsaac, JJ Bookings
Community Presenter of the Year - Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
Company of the Year - Sonic Entertainment Group
Corporate Sponsor of the Year - Casino Nova Scotia
Educator of the Year (Tie) - Erin Costelo, Keith Mullins
Event of the Year - Halifax Pop Explosion
Industry Professional of the Year - Josh White, Halifax Pop Explosion
Manager of the Year - Sheri Jones
Media Professional of the Year - Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
Promoter of the Year - Mike Campbell
Production Company of the Year - GroundSound
Producer Of The Year - Daniel Ledwell
Publicist of the Year - Matt Charlton, Pigeon Row
Radio Program of the Year - Halifax Is Burning, CKDU 88.1 FM
Radio Station of the Year - CBC
Recording Studio of the Year - The Sonic Temple Recording Studio
Studio Engineer Of The Year - Charles Austin
Technician of the Year - Stephen “Snickers” Smith
Venue of the Year - The Company House
Visual Artist of the Year - Mat Dunlap
Volunteer of the Year - Dana Beeler
Music Nova Scotia’s board and staff wish to thank all of the individuals that helped make this event a success, including but not limited to performers, delegates, sponsors, committees, fans, family, and the entire Cape Breton community. The 17th annual Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week will be held in Truro November 6-9, 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Lisa Stitt
Member Relations / Operations Manager
Music Nova Scotia
902-423-6271 x 102

Mana's Radio 91.7FM wants NS Celtic Music Submissions for their Celtic Show in Maui

Hamish Burgess hosts a Celtic music show on non-profit and volunteer staffed Mana'o Radio 91.5 fm KEAO-LP Wailuku, Maui. The Maui Celtic Show is part of 'Sunday Solstice'.  The radio show is available live online at Local time 8-10 am.  Hamish was featured with the Irish Rovers on Global TV this week  and CTV Atlantic Morning.
Anyone wanting to provide their music to Hamish can drop off hard copies at the Music Nova Scotia office until October 27th. (2157 Gottingen St.)  If you have any questions regarding submissions please contact Hamish at

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


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