Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Info Session

Music Nova Scotia will host two (2) information sessions on the new investment program on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14. Music Nova Scotia Investment Programs and Member Training Manager Serge Samson and Executive Director Scott Long will be on hand to provide an overview of the program streams and components and to answer questions about the program. Times for both sessions will be 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

The sessions will also be streamed live - please visit http://musicnovascotia.ca/investment/infosession

Details on eligibility, business policies and investment stream criteria along with online applications are now available by visiting http://musicnovascotia.ca/investment

Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Information Sessions - With Investment Program and Member Training Manager Serge Samson and Executive Director Scott Long
Date(s): Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Music Nova Scotia - 2169 Gottingen Street, Halifax
To RSVP please email serge@musicnovascotia.ca 

Music Nova Scotia Launches New Investment Program: Applications Now Open

First Deadline is July 15 for Live Performance Stream (Tour Support and Showcase Components) and Marketing Stream

Rolling Deadlines for Live Performance Stream - Community Presenters Component

Rolling Deadlines for Business Travel Stream

Program Information Sessions June 13 and 14

(June 7, 2016 Halifax, NS) The new Music Nova Scotia Investment Program is now open and accepting applications online via http://musicnovascotia.ca/investment. The new investment program is designed to encourage the creation, development and growth of small Nova Scotian music businesses around artists and their intellectual property. The program is also designed to align with FACTOR programs and the new provincial Creative Industries Fund. The new Music Nova Scotia Investment Program is supported by the Province of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

Details on eligibility, business policies and investment stream criteria along with online applications are now available by visiting http://musicnovascotia.ca/investment. The first deadline will be July 15 for the Live Performance and Marketing streams. Due to the timing of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program launch, applicants who apply starting June 7 for the July 15 deadline will be allowed to retroactively claim expenses dating back to April 1, 2016. Please note that the July 15 deadline is a special deadline date for the current fiscal year due to the timing of the program launch. 

IMPORTANT -  PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS

Music Nova Scotia will host two (2) information sessions on the new investment program on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14. Music Nova Scotia Investment Programs and Member Training Manager Serge Samson and Executive Director Scott Long will be on hand to provide an overview of the program streams and components and to answer questions about the program. Times for both sessions will be 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Music Nova Scotia Investment Program Information Sessions - With Investment Program and Member Training Manager Serge Samson and Executive Director Scott Long
Date(s): Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Music Nova Scotia - 2169 Gottingen Street, Halifax
To RSVP please email serge@musicnovascotia.ca 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS UNDER THE FORMER INVESTMENT MODEL REGARDING APPLICANT PROFILES

  1. Applicants under the former investment model are not required to create new Applicant Profiles (with the exception of former “Bringin’ it Home” applicants).
  2. Applicants under the former investment model must update existing Applicant Profiles.
  3. If you were an applicant under the former investment model and are not sure how to access your Applicant Profile DO NOT create a new profile. Please contact Program Manager Serge Samson to gain access to your existing Applicant Profile.
  4. Former “Bringin’ it Home” applicants ARE REQUIRED to create new Applicant Profiles. The pre-existing Venue Profiles are no longer valid.
  5. Former “Bringin’ it Home applicants can create their new profiles by visiting www.musicnovascotia.ca/investment/liveperformance/communitypresenters/applicantprofile 

For more information on the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program please contact:
Serge Samson
Investment Program and Member Training Manager
Music Nova Scotia
902-800-2047
 

For media inquiries please contact:
Scott Long
Executive Director
Music Nova Scotia
902-423-6271 Ext. 101
 

Voting Now Open for 2016 Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors Election

(June 7, 2016) Ten nominees, including four incumbents, are vying for seven spots on the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors – and we need you to 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.

The election will be conducted electronically through the Music Nova Scotia website from June 7th at 10:00AM through June 24th, 2016 at 5:00PM.

Candidates: (in alphabetical order) 

Amie Moore

Amie Moore is the Manager of Entertainment and Production at Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. After completing an Economics Degree at Dalhousie University Ms. Moore was a lead for a local Corporate and Festival Event planning organization. There she expanded her knowledge and skills of promoting and purchasing a broad spectrum of entertainers. In 2000, Amie joined Casino Nova Scotia to program the live entertainment of the Harbourfront Lounge. With its success, the Casino decided to expand its entertainment to promote shows in the Schooner Showroom. Amie led this initiative which evolved into producing and promoting over 800 shows to date. With a diverse audience base, this has led to the showcasing multiple genres of music and a songwriter’s series that is celebrating its 11th season along with comedy, cirque, dance, magic and more.  

Amie’s drive to focus on supporting burgeoning artists from Nova Scotia and Canada has led to multiple Music Nova Scotia awards for Corporate Sponsor of the Year from the provincial music industry. Many artists starting their careers have been booked and promoted for their first appearances in Atlantic Canada by Amie. These artists have gone on to sell out arenas and win awards.

With a penchant to support East Coast artists and give them a platform to launch their careers, Amie has helped develop the Casino’s Artist in Residence Program played a key role in designing launching the first all-encompassing Atlanta Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Gail Ferguson

Born and raised in Cape Breton, Gail Ferguson’s love for music was nurtured from a very early age. With over 25 years in the legal and financial sector, Gail now brings her skills and knowledge to the music industry. Vice President of Ferguson Music Productions Inc. (FMP Matrix Entertainment) since 1999, she has experienced the business and artistic sides of the music industry along side her musician/producer husband, Scott Ferguson, formerly of the Rankin Family. The opportunity to experience the complexities of the music industry at this proximity has allowed Gail to recognize the balance her corporate skills can offer to the challenges artists face in maintaining the focus on their craft. As a manager and record label owner, she is determined to support artists as they pursue their aspirations and goals along the highways and byways of their route to success.

 

Ian Sherwood

"Everywhere To Go" is Ian Sherwood's latest studio creation. Considered to be his best to date, it is chalk-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses while sitting comfortably in Sherwood's signature style of imaginative, narrative writing. 

Sherwood is a guitar-playing, sax-blowing, crowd-pleasing looping singer/songwriter. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it's a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls. 

He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.” 

Ian Sherwood is currently working on his fifth studio album to be released in 2017.

Jamie Robinson

It’s my privilege to re-offer to serve on the board of Music Nova Scotia. As a full-time musician, producer and songwriter, the music industry is very near and dear to my heart. The work that Music Nova Scotia does on behalf of its members is nothing short of amazing. Scott Long and the staff at MNS work tirelessly to deliver important services to artists of all career levels. As a director, I’ve tried to support these efforts by offering my perspective as a full-time freelancer, as well as serving on numerous focused committees. I am dedicated to promoting and growing the music sector in this province and hope to continue to serve on the board of this great organization.

I appreciate your support, Jamie

Jason Michael MacIsaac

Halifax native and established musical presence, Jason Michael MacIsaac is an accomplished composer and producer.­ In 1998, Jason founded critically acclaimed orchestral pop sextet, The Heavy Blinkers, which has since released five albums and one EP and toured the world.

As a music producer, Jason has put his mark on numerous albums, including Jenn Grant, Stewart Legere, Brent Randall, The Prospectors Union, Ryan McGrath and many more.

Since partnering with Village Sound in 2010, Jason’s focus has been on composing original music for film,television, advertising, web, theatre.
Recent industry recognition Jason has received includes three Music Nova Scotia music nominations andmultiple Merit Award for best original score for theatre. In advertising he has provided original music for an Ice Award winning production. He has also been nominated for East Coast Music Awards, Music Nova Scotia’s
Producer of the Year Award, and the Plug Independent Music Awards.

Jason is a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC), The Society Of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and sits as a board member of Music Nova Scotia. Jason was also the membership coordinator at Music Nova Scotia for over three + years.

Kris McCann

As past chair of Halifax Pop Explosion, and an MNS board member since 2012, I have been an active participant in the Nova Scotia music industry for the past decade. Currently promoting shows as a partner in Octopi Entertainment, and helping organize the new outdoor summer festival Gridlock, I am committed to supporting artists, events, venues, and related industry in Nova Scotia, with a particular interest in supporting all-ages, and music friendly legislation. Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

Krista Keough

Krista Keough worked for eight years with emerging, export-ready, and exporting artists, artist managers, agents, and record labels to develop and implement strategic marketing and communications initiatives. Her past clients include Joel Plaskett, David Myles, Mo Kenney, In-Flight Safety, and Ria Mae, among others. Today, Krista teaches in the Music Business, Music Arts, and Recording Arts programs in the School of Applied Arts & New Media at NSCC.

 

 

 

 

Marc Perry

Manager for Reeny Smith - 2016 - present 
On The Marc Promotion - 2013 - present 
RPM promotion 2013 – present
EMI Music Canada - 1993 – 2012
Sales Representative, Atlantic Canada - 1993 - 2007
Sales, Media and Promotion Representative, Atlantic Canada - 2007 - 2012

• Promoted through a series of increased responsibility due to proven strengths in sales and artist promotion, obtaining maximum exposure within Atlantic Canada 
• Successfully promoted EMI artists in Atlantic Canada including: Rita MacNeil, The Rankin Family, Tea Party, Choclair, Serena Ryder, Anne Murray, Stompin' Tom Connors, The Rolling Stones, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, John McDermott, Celtic Woman, Lenny Kravitz, Ice Cube, Nickelback, Wintersleep, The Midway State, Shawn Hook, These Kids Wear Crowns and Kreesha Turner,David Myles, Hey Ocean, Head of The Herd, Wildlife,The Trews and many other local, National and International artists.

Melanie Stone

I’ve been employed in the music industry in Nova Scotia for over a decade, starting in Sydney, NS with my work alongside Darren Gallop (Marcato Digital Solutions, Company House Records) before a contract with Celtic Colours International Festival. After a move to Halifax, I soon began working in artist management alongside Ian McKinnon (GroundSwell Music) and on to Sonic Entertainment Group in a similar capacity. Since starting at Sonic in 2013, I’ve been day-to-day manager for a number of touring artists including current clients Matt Andersen, Alan Doyle, and Adam Baldwin. I’ve also been mentoring Kristin Cameron since mid-2015 who came to Sonic as a music management graduate interested in gaining experience in the field. Outside of Sonic, I remain active on the artist side performing as part of The Heavy Blinkers and Dark for Dark. I strongly believe in the world-class talent coming from Nova Scotia and look forward to contributing to discussions about increasing opportunities for the growing MNS membership.

Tanya Beers

Tanya Beers has been a volunteer within the music community throughout the Maritimes for over the past 10 years and recently won Music Nova Scotia’s Volunteer of the Year 2015.

Tanya started off by helping her friends bands like Slowcoaster and JSB promote their shows by putting up posters, selling merchandise and going on a few on tours through the Maritimes and parts of Quebec and Ontario. She also got involved with several music festivals over the past years such as Halifax Jazzfest, NSMW, ECMA’s, Sunseekers, Halifax Pop Explosion, Evolve, Full Circle and is the Volunteer Co-ordinator for Folly Fest. This year being her fourth year with Folly Fest and a board member since May 2015 . She exceeds her role as volunteer co-ordinator by taking on extra roles like meal planning, over seeing hospitality and helping with sponsorship.

Professionally Tanya was co-owner of Broken Chord Promotions in 2012 and did several shows within Halifax at The Marquee, The Carleton, The Seahorse, The Elephant and Castle and Micheal’s along with other locations in the PEI and NB. She has also had the opportunity to work at live venues such as The Paragon,The Marquee, The Seahorse, and The Carleton .

 

All members are welcome to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced.

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 2169 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS  B3K 3B5

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

Your membership must be up to date to login to your profile.  ****If you have never accessed your profile, please register the email address associated with your membership with the website. http://musicnovascotia.ca/user/register.  
 

Corporate and Non-Profit members receive two votes, Individual, Band, Small Business and Venue memberships receive one vote, student memberships do not receive a vote.

Please Note:  Anyone with permitted access to your profile has access to vote, please discuss with your team/band members who will vote. Once a vote has been cast it can not be reset.

There are no additional voting logins or passwords required, please follow the steps below to vote:

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website - http://musicnovascotia.ca/   If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box, we do not have access to your password.

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the my projects box, this will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  Once you have selected your votes click submit and you're done!

All voting for board positions will take place online.  No voting will take place at the AGM.

All members in good standing are eligible to vote with the exception of honorary members. To renew or become a member of Music Nova Scotia, please contact Lisa Stitt at 902-423-0291.

 

 

 

 

 

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