Music Nova Scotia Brings You The CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

Country Music Week® 2018, being held this year in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9 is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there. 

Music Nova Scotia is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada’s brightest country music stars and most cherished legends during the Canadian country music industry’s largest annual event.

HOW IT WORKS 
Each provincial industry association has been asked to select one country music act/artist (Act) to represent their province in the annual “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (National Contest). 

Once all the participating provincial Acts from across Canada are chosen for the National Contest, the selected Acts will be highlighted via an online poll, set to go live on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET. 

Each province will promote their Act and encourage the public to vote. Each voter can only place one (1) vote for who they would like to see perform during Country Music Week in Hamilton (only one vote per IP address will be accepted). 

The National Contest will run for 10 days, and will close on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Act that receives the most votes on the poll by the time the National Contest closes will win a performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton. The winner of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest will be announced on Friday, June 22, 2018. 

Acts that are interested in representing our province in this National Contest are required to complete Music Nova Scotia’s online submission form (requirement details below). Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm AST on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To submit your Act for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, please complete the online form http://musicexport.ca/project/ccma-spotlight-performance-contest/. You will need to provide the following:  

  • Two (2) songs (MP3 file format or link to SoundCloud or other online music streaming account)  
  • Biography (no more than 50 words)  
  • One (1) professional publicity photograph (high resolution, JPEG file format required)  
  • Social Media Platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e., links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) 

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury of disinterested Nova Scotian music industry professionals, and one successful Act will be selected to move on to the National Contest for their chance to win a performance spot during Country Music Week® in Hamilton, Ontario, at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event. 

NATIONAL CONTEST WINNER PRIZING 
There is only one (1) prize awarded, which goes to the National Contest winner. The prize consists of:  

  • One (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton  
  • One (1) CCMA membership (one-year duration)  
  • One (1) MIA membership to the association the winner qualified through (one-year duration)  
  • One (1) complimentary delegate pass to Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (non-transferable)
  • One (1) hotel room for four (4) nights of accommodation during Country Music Week 2018 in Hamilton (the evenings of September 6-9) at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • Transportation (economy class) to and from the winner’s hometown to Hamilton (up to a maximum of $1,000 CDN)

Note: In the case that the winner is a duo or band, the CCMA will review the prize package on a case by case basis 

For more information, contact:
Lisa Stitt
Operations Manager / Member Relations
902.423.0291

Best of luck! 

New Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Applicant Profile System

The new Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Applicant Profile system is now live and ready for your updates!

If you are planning to submit an application to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program for the upcoming March 15th deadline, you must update your existing profile. If you do not currently have an Applicant Profile, you must first create one before submitting any application. If you are unsure whether you currently have an existing Applicant Profile, please do not create a new Applicant Profile; contact the Program Manager for assistance. We can only have one profile per applicant; duplicates must and will be deleted, so do not put the time and effort into creating one.

We have integrated your existing Applicant Profiles into a new Wordpress site which we hope you will find to be a more user-friendly experience. All of the previously entered information to your existing Applicant Profiles has been migrated; you should not experience any loss in information, and there will be no need to re-enter previously submitted information.

Please consult the new "Music Nova Scotia Investment Program - Applicant Profiles" document for detailed instructions on how to sign in and update your Applicant Profile(s).

If you have any issue or difficulty logging in or updating your information, please contact the Program Manager. Also remember to update your applicant profile no later than seven (7) days prior to any deadline to which you will be submitting an investment application.

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Programs & Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Music Nova Scotia
e: serge@musicnovascotia.ca
off: +1 9024236271 x 107
direct: 902-800-2047
mob: +1 9024999880
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Newsletter Suspension and Music Nova Scotia Office Holiday Closures

The final newsletter of 2017 will be on Tuesday, December 19th.  The newsletter will resume January 3rd, 2018.  Please be sure to post your events on our Live Events Calendar, which can be accessed through your profile.

The Music Nova Scotia office will also be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 19th - Tuesday, January 2nd.

The Board & Staff would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

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