Special offer: See Lyle Lovett And His Acoustic Group in Dartmouth July 2!

Iconic singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will perform at The Sportsplex in Dartmouth on July 2.  Lovett's all-star band of acclaimed musicians includes bassist Viktor Krauss (Alison Krauss/The Chieftains), drummer Russ Kunkel (Jackson Browne/Reba McEntire), guitarist Keith Sewell (Ricky Skaggs/Jerry Douglas) and fiddler Luke Bulla (Paul Simon/Bela Fleck).

Music Nova Scotia members  save 10% by ordering tickets now at: http://www.sonicconcerts.com with promo code: MNS10

Tickets are $57.50, $67.50 and $77.50 (including tax and service charge) and are available at all Ticketpro outlets, including Alderney Landing, CD Heaven, United Bookstore, Video Difference (Quinpool Road and Bedford Highway), by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and online atwww.sonicconcerts.com.  Delivery fees may apply.

For more information on Lyle Lovett, visit: http://www.lylelovett.com

Annual General Meeting Election Results and Annual Report

After two weeks of voting, the results are in!  Thirty-Eight percent of the Music Nova Scotia membership took part in the online vote for the Board of Directors Election to determine who would fill the seven spots this year.
 The board members elected this year are:
Bill Appleby (incumbent)
Brian Doherty (incumbent)
Ian McKinnon (incumbent)
Mike Campbell (incumbent)
Troy Arseneault (incumbent)
Kimberly Sinclair 
Tiffany Spencer 
They will join the existing board members:
Andrea Thomas - Treasurer
Christine Buiteman - Director
Jamie Robinson - Director
Jason Michael MacIsaac - Director
Jonny Stevens - Director
Josh Hogan - Director

Kris McCann - Director
Krista Keough - Director

The board members were officially sworn in at the Annual General Meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 5516 Spring Garden Road. 
The executive positions elected for the 2013-2014 year are as follows:
President – Brian Doherty
First Vice President – Bill Appleby
Second Vice President – Mike Campbell
Third Vice President – Jamie Robinson
Secretary – Kimberly Sinclair
Treasurer – Andrea Thomas
Music Nova Scotia would like to thank outgoing board members Louis Thomas and Albert Lionais for their hard work and dedication to the organization. 
The full Annual General Meeting report can be viewed online.


NSMW Update #1

Submit to Showcase Reminder 
We are now accepting showcasing applications for Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney. Artists interested in performing during the festival can apply to showcase by clicking here. Showcasing submissions will close Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. In order to apply you must be a member of Music Nova Scotia in good standing. You are not eligible to apply if your membership is not up to date by 5 p.m. on June 14th. Please click here to read the Showcase Manual For all eligibility requirements.
International Buyers Program - The Nordic Track
The Nova Scotia Music Week international buyers program will put Nova Scotian artists and industry professionals directly in front of influential music buyers from the Nordic Region marketplace (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). International buyers from the USA, UK and Germany will also be attending. Stay tuned to www.nsmw.ca and our regular updates for more information coming soon.
Domestic Buyers Summit - NEW THIS YEAR!
Nova Scotia Music Week will host dozens of domestic buyers and community presenters from across the region. The Domestic Buyers Summit will feature a keynote address, training sessions, networking opportunities and showcases specifically for community presenters and small venues from across the region. More information coming soon. If you are a community presenter or small venue from the region and would like to have some input on the program please contact Laura Simpson via email at laura@musicnovascotia.ca.
Export Training Track - Navigating Nashville 
The Navigating Nashville export training track will focus on the essential information you need as a songwriter to tackle Music City, USA and bend the ears of the world’s most famous artists, songwriters, managers, and music publishers. Featuring participants currently at the top of the game living and working in Nashville, this export training track will help prepare you for your first trip to the city, give you an understanding of the business models, explain the culture and habits of successful songwriters and co-writers, and will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make your mark in the songwriting capital of the world.
The Navigating Nashville export training track will be presented in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA).
More information coming soon.
Along with artists we are going to need volunteers to help us run Nova Scotia Music Week. If you are interested in volunteering please click here to sign up.
Sydney Steal Pass
This year we are offering a ticket package for a limited time that gives festival goers exclusive access to the event. The all new “Sydney Steal Pass” is now on sale for $155.00 with a full retail value of over $300.00. Sydney Steal Passes are only available online via debit or credit card at www.nsmw.ca/tickets or by calling 1-888-311-9090.
The Sydney Steal Pass consists of:
  • 2 Delegate Passes (access to all festival showcases, conference,opening and closing receptions, festival shuttle service and exclusive VIP late night parties)
  • 2 Songs and Stories tickets (songwriters circle show- artists TBA)
  • 2 The NSLC Gala Award Show tickets (artists TBA)
Our host hotel is now sold out but not to worry, there are a number of other hotels in the area. Below is a list of hotels:
(902) 562-6500
Delegate Rate $129
(902) 539-6750
Delegate Rate $95
(902) 539-8101
Delegate Rate $ 85
(902) 562-0200
Delegate Rate $99.99
(902) 567-3311
Delegate Rate $65
(902) 562-5747
Delegate Rate $99
Delegate rates are only available to those with Delegate Passes. Make sure let the hotel know that you are a Delegate Pass holder when booking to get the Delegate rate.


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