Music Nova Scotia's 2020 Annual General Meeting And Call For Nominations

Music Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 at the Music Nova Scotia office at 2169 Gottingen Street. The meeting will go from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.  The location is subject to change due to Covid-19, and will possibly be held virtually.  Details will be sent to members if there is a change.

Music Nova Scotia is holding its annual election for its board of directors. There are four (4) incumbents re-offering and four (4) positions in total to fill.  

Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to nominate anyone who, in their opinion, would be a good candidate for the Music Nova Scotia board of directors. We also invite anyone interested in being nominated to declare their interest by contacting Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee Chair James Stewart (  

Nominations open May 5, 2020 and close on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  

In each case, contact will be made with each nominee to ensure that we have the permission of the nominee to let his/her name stand.  

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Music Nova Scotia Member in good standing (you may sign up and then be nominated) –
  • Believe in the mission, vision, and work of the Society
  • Comprehend and accept the fiduciary duties and responsibilities associated with the actions of the Society
  • Understand the job of a board member
  • Participate in a minimum of one standing committee 
  • Possess the skills needed by the Society

Before May 19, 2020 the candidate must deliver to the Nomination Committee:

  • A completed web form available here.
  • Three (3) letters of support from Music Nova Scotia members in good standing
  • 200 word bio for the ballot
  • Photo

All nominees must provide three letters of support from members in good standing and must be willing to participate in an interview conducted by the Nominations Committee in person or via telecommunications.  

Nominations must be submitted via the web form.  

Please direct all inquiries and questions to James Stewart.  

*Music Nova Scotia board of directors positions are two (2) year terms.  


The Music Nova Scotia Nominations Committee will prepare a list of nominees. The election will be conducted electronically through from June 1st through June 22nd, 2020.  Details on voting procedures will be forwarded to the membership on June 1st.  


Voting Eligibility 

All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. Student members are not entitled to a vote.  


All Music Nova Scotia members are encouraged to vote online for the Board of Directors, who will act as guidance for all Music Nova Scotia activities. All members are also welcome to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.  

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Music Nova Scotia, 2169 Gottingen Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia  

AGM Agenda Considerations:

  • Minutes of preceding general meeting;
  • Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
  • Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
  • Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
  • Appointment of Auditors  

Call to Reoffer: April  21, 2020
Reoffer Closes: April 28, 2020
Call for Nominations: May 5, 2020
Nominations Close: May 19, 2020
Candidates Notified: May 21, 2020
Candidates Right to Withdraw: May 23, 2020
E-Voting Opens: June 1, 2020
E-Voting Closes: June 22, 2020
Results: June 23, 2020

Music Nova Scotia Presents Basic Training Online!

Music Nova Scotia Presents Basic Training Online!

Music Nova Scotia is please to present our Basic Training Spring Sessions starting May 12


May 12 2:00 PM Business Basics. 

May 15 2:00 PM Marketing 

May 19 2:00 PM Conference & Showcasing 

May 20  2:00 PM Financial 

May 22  2:00 PM Building Your Team 

May 25  2:00 PM Royalties for Songwriters

May 27  2:00 PM Royalties for Musicians/Master Owners

May 29  2:00 PM Social Media

June 1   2:00 PM Live

June 3   2:00 PM Recording

June 5   2:00 PM Streaming


Register here

More info here

MNS Newsletter

April 15th - 21st 2020

Hi Everyone, 

We're thinking about you, hope you're staying home and healthy. 

Send us your music, playlists, live streaming events, or anything that will help us support you!

The Music Nova Scotia office is closed, and will remain closed until further notice. All the staff are available by phone & email, please don't hesitate to reach out. 




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