Register and Update Your Profile On Our New Website!

Nearly a year in the making, the new Music Nova Scotia website is ready for its debut. It has some great new features, including:
  • HTML5 audio player that works on iPhones and iPads
  • one username/password per person, not per band/project - if you’re in more than one band, the system knows and will allow you to edit each of your band’s profiles
  • directory search by Genre, Category, and Region
  • member event poster upload
This website is more sophisticated than our last one. To activate your new website profile, you will need to get registered on the website first. You must register with the email address associated to your membership for the website to know who you are. Once you register, you should have access to update your member profile(s), renew your membership(s), and view member-exclusive Training content.

We were not able to migrate all the content of the artist profiles from the old site, so you'll want to edit your band profile right away to get the most out of your presence on our new website. We apologize for the inconvenience of having to re-populate your profile. 

After you register, if you don’t see all your projects in the left-hand “My Projects” list, or anything else looks strange or surprising, contact Sean MacGillivray(sean@musicnovascotia.ca902-423-6271 X 110) for website technical support. 

Employment Opportunity with APA

July 8, 2013 | The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) has an exciting opportunity for someone to join us in the position of Touring Coordinator (full time, permanent).

A member-based, regional arts service organization, the APA delivers programs and services that build capacity, develop leaders and create opportunities for its members in Atlantic Canada’s performing arts presenting field including Contact East our premiere showcasing event. Our members are the venues, festivals, and series that bring live professional performing arts experiences to Atlantic Canadians.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Touring Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing the Block Booking program, one of the APA’s core programs and services. The main focus of the position is the artist selection process for Contact East and tour development, planning and implementation. This includes, acting as a liaison between presenters and agents/managers; contract development and negotiation and working closely with artists on showcasing and touring logistics.

The successful candidate will possess:

* a combination of relevant education and experience;

* excellent skills in organization and planning in order to work in a dynamic and changing environment;

* the ability to communicate and work with members, agent/managers and artists to meet the membership needs is essential;

* experience specific to planning and implementing programs in performing arts;

* an ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment;

* a high functioning use of technology; and

* an appreciation of the public value of the performing arts in communities.

Note: The APA currently maintains an office in Charlottetown, PEI. However, we are open to creative, contemporary workplace situations that attract the best talent, encourage collaboration, and promote efficient and effective ways of doing business.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply by electronic correspondence in confidence to:


No phone calls please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations Now Open

Deadline: July 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ADT.
Music Nova Scotia is now accepting music and industry award nominations for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards until Monday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. No extensions will be given so all nominations must be in on time. To submit an award nomination for any category, please visit:
Please click the following link to read the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual and ensure your submission(s) fulfill the criteria required for your nominee. The cost to submit is $25, HST included. Submissions can be paid online through PayPal. If you do not have Paypal you can pay also pay by cheque, debit, or cash in the office, or by Visa or MasterCard over the phone by contacting our Member Relations/Operations Manager Lisa Stitt (902-423-06271 ext. 2).
Music Nova Scotia may present awards in forty-nine (49) categories.
Music Awards (28 categories)
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 are eligible to submit for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards. The only exceptions for providing recordings are DJ of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year and Digital Artist of the Year, which do not require a recording. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording in the same category two years in a row.
Note: This year “Pop Recording of the Year” has been added as a new category to the Music Awards.
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 narrowed down by a jury of esteemed local music industry professionals with a keen sense of the current market. All nominees will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2013, which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the educational conference and the Late Night Stage. This is a $85.00 value.
The nominees in each category will be announced on September 5, 2013. 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 during Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney, NS, November 7-10th, 2013.
For more information on Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week, please visit
For any other submission enquiries, please contact:
Serge Samson
Event and Member Training Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902)423-6271 ext. 4


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