Music Nova Scotia Office Closure

The Music Nova Scotia Offices will be closed on Monday, July 2nd as part of the Canada Day long weekend.

Celebrate the weekend with this Music Nova Scotia Canada Day playlist on Spotify:

Nominations Now Open for the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards

Music Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for music and industry award nominations for the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Nominations will be open until Wednesday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. ADT. No extensions will be given so all applications must be in on time. 

Please click HERE to read the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual and ensure your submission(s) fulfill the criteria required for your nominee. The cost to submit is $30, HST included. Submissions can be paid for through PayPal, at the office by any method (debit, cash, etc.), or over the phone with Visa or MasterCard. To pay over the phone, please contact Member Relations/Operations Manager, Lisa Stitt at (902) 423-0291. 

Music Nova Scotia may present awards in fifty (50) categories.

Music Awards (29 categories) 
To submit an application for a music award nomination CLICK HERE 

All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 are eligible to submit for the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards. There are nine (9) categories that do not require a recording: Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year, African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, Children’s Artist of the Year, DJ of the Year, Electronic Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Indigenous Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year & Digital Artist of the Year. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording two years in a row. 

Industry Awards (21 categories) 
To submit an application for an industry award nomination CLICK HERE 

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 decided upon by a peer jury of esteemed local professionals with expertise in the music industry of Nova Scotia. Music Nova Scotia staff are not members of this jury, and do not contribute to the selection of the final ballot for nominees.

Nominees who are members of Music Nova Scotia will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Nova Scotia Music Week 2018 (NSMW), which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the conference, and the Late Night Stage.

The nominees in each category will be announced on September 10, 2018. 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 at Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro, NS, November 1-4, 2018.

For any other submission enquiries, please contact:

Grace Russell
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia 
off: +1 902-423-6271 Ext. 115
direct: +1 902-800-8525
mob: +1 902-223-1460

Music Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

All seven (7) incumbents re-offered and four (4) additional nominations competed for seven (7) seats with terms ending in 2020.
The following individuals have been elected to the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors:
Aaron Green
Amie Moore
Jamie Robinson
Jason Michael MacIsaac
Krista Keough
Marc Perry
Melanie Stone

They will join the existing board members Brian Doherty, Darryl Smith, Doug Taylor, Ian McKinnon, Jason Bruce, Josh Hogan, Mike Campbell, Stephen MacDougall and Troy Arsenault.

The executive positions elected for the 2018-2019 year are as follows:

President – Brian Doherty
First Vice President – Ian McKinnon
Second Vice President – Mike Campbell
Third Vice President – Doug Taylor
Secretary – Melanie Stone
Treasurer – Jamie Robinson

Music Nova Scotia would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our outgoing board member Gail Ferguson for her dedication and volunteer service to the association.
Music Nova Scotia would like to welcome our new incoming board member Aaron Green.
The full Annual General Meeting report can be viewed online.


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