Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year Voting Now Open

(October 7, 2016 Halifax, NS) Voting for the Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year is now open to the public. Voters can head to musicnovascotia.ca/entertaineroftheyear to choose their favourite Nova Scotian act of the past year. The winner will be announced at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW), held in Truro from November 3-6. The online vote will close on Thursday, October 27th at 5:00 PM.
 
This year's nominees include Adam Baldwin, Ben Caplan, Classified, David Myles, Erin Costelo, and Ria Mae.

Note: Voters may only vote once a day per IP address.
 
For a full list of the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Music Awards nominees, click here.

For a full list of the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards nominees click here.
 
The Music Nova Scotia Awards will be handed out during the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Award Celebration presented by Lenore Zann, which will take place on Sunday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in the Elm/Oak Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Truro.

For more information please visit www.nsmw.ca.

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For more information contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events & Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
902-423-6271 ext. 103
blaise@musicnovascotia.ca
 

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Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 Conference to Focus on Publishing and Rights Management

Keynotes by Stacie Huckeba, David Lowery, and Benji Rogers

The Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 conference will see some of the top music publishers and rights management professionals in Canada attend the event to provide a full day of business training for delegates. Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 takes place in Truro, November 3-6. 

According to Music Nova Scotia executive director Scott Long, “Music publishing can be complex and confusing. In fact, it is one of the least understood aspects of the music industry but one of the most important revenue streams. Given this, it is crucial that the Music Nova Scotia membership have a full understanding of the inner workings of music publishing and rights management.”

American indie star David Lowery from the group Cracker will be on hand to deliver a keynote address on artist rights in the digital age and his world famous lawsuit against Spotify. Along with Lowery, the conference will feature Nashville based music photographer and blogger Stacie Huckeba who will deliver a keynote on the issue of sexism in the music industry.

The conference will also offer export training sessions on Poland and Eastern Europe, business development training on financial management and taxes and will include the third edition of the Women in the Music Business Town Hall. 

NSMW 2016 festival headliners include Classified, Ria Mae, Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, Garrett Mason, Christine Campbell and Truro legends Horse. Over 100 musical acts will play in venues across Truro during the event.

For the full NSMW 2016 conference schedule visit nsmw.ca/conferenceschedule.

To purchase delegate passes and festival tickets visit www.nsmw.ca/tickets

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For more information and media inquiries please contact
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
off: +1 902-423-6271 Ext. 103
direct: +1 902-423-4153
mob: +1 902-452-4331
blaise@musicnovascotia.ca

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Government urged to help music industry tackle ticket scalpers

from The Guardian:

Senior figures from Britain’s music industry have called on the government to help them defeat “profiteering” touts at an industry summit on live music ticketing.

Agents, promoters and musicians met to discuss how to ensure tickets go directly to fans rather than being traded purely for profit via secondary websites such as Viagogo and Get Me In!.

Several of them warned that politicians were not doing enough to protect the live music industry, which was worth £904m to the economy in 2015 according to the lobby group UK Music.

Click here to read the full article

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