Important Changes to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program

Please be advised of the following important changes to the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program:

  1. All Music Nova Scotia Investment Program applications are currently offline and suspended while we prepare the website with new and improved forms to better serve our clients. These new forms will allow applicants to save their work and return at a later time to finish and submit the application. The new forms will be activated and online by February 15, 2017. Please contact the Program Manager if you had planned on submitting an application during this offline period in order to incur eligible expenses earlier than the March 15 deadline. The deadline of March 15 2017 will be unaffected by this suspension.
  2. New Eligible Applicant category: “Developing Artist II”. This new eligible applicant category provides an opportunity for applicants who have achieved notable success within Nova Scotia and who are prepared to begin export activities outside the province. Applicants who meet this category’s required criteria will be eligible to submit to the Live Performance - Tour Support and Marketing Stream programs with a maximum of $5000 per applicant, per deadline. Developing Artist II applicants are also eligible to submit to the Showcase Component stream, in addition to Developing Artist and Export Ready applicants. Required criteria for this new category can be viewed in the updated Definition of Eligible Applicants PDF document found on the Music Nova Scotia website.
  3. Deal memos for Hired Musicians and/or Eligible Crew’s fees will no longer per required for the initial applications to the Showcase Component and Tour Support streams. They will be required as part of the Completion Reports should your application be successful.

These changes are effective immediately and will be recognized for all upcoming deadlines, including the March 15, 2017 round.

For more information, please contact:

Serge Samson
Investment Program and Member Training Manager
Regional Education Coordinator - FACTOR
Office: 902-423-6271 Ext. 107
Direct Line: 902-800-2047
Mobile: 902-499-9880

Music Video Promotion Opportunity 

Get your Music Video Played Across Atlantic Canada TV

(January 9, 2017, Halifax NS) Music Nova Scotia is teaming up with CN Media Services  and giving you a chance to get your music video played throughout Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. Your video could be broadcasted on MyGuide channels across the three provinces reaching a large audience and all you have to do is submit your video via the link below.

CN Media Services manages and operates Eastlink MyGuide and MyGuide2 Channels throughout Atlantic Canada. By submitting your video you could potentially have it aired a minimum of once per hour, 24 per day, for a total of 168 times a week to Eastlink’s over 322,000 customers in Atlantic Canada.

Note: To be eligible to submit your video you must be a member of Music Nova Scotia.

You must provide a download link for your video (i.e. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive). Do not use Youtube links.

Click here to submit your video.

All videos must have high quality sound/picture suitable for HDTV and must be “TV friendly.”


For more information please contact:
Blaise Theriault
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
(902) 423-6271 ext. 103

Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast - Episode 14

On episode 14 we explore behind the scenes of songwriters and their songs! Back Home host Dana Beeler talks to Shevy Price about her recent single with Dean Brody, and Reeny Smith performs in the Village Sound Studio basement. Also featured on this episode: songs by Thomas McCallum, Ronok Sarkar, Maura Whiteman, Arsoniste, Jordan Musycsyn and a throwback to 2007 with the Halifax alt-indie band SHARE.


We’re always looking to feature new and old NOVA SCOTIAN music and musicians. If you want to submit your own music to the podcast you CAN at this link: attach a song file to the bottom of the form!

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BackHomeMNS
And check out our Patreon page
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Back Home: A Music Nova Scotia Podcast is now also available through an app for both iOS and Android. Download your copy today: 



Like A Motorcycle kick off their German tour with The Stanfields and Mike Bochoff - Jan 25 in Hamburg

January 27 The state of Alaska release their album w/ Arsoniste & Hello Delaware at Gus’ Pub

Jan 28 at the seahorse Soft Spot, Not You, Cousins Also Jan 28 in Berwick, NS Bend the River’s Harvest Jams show is happening at Union st Cafe. 

Blue Lobelia and Willie Stratton on feb 2nd The Timber Lounge in Halifax

Bend The River play Feb 3rd  at The Timber Lounge 

Matt Steele and The Corvette Sunset play Feb 10 at Gus' Pub

Dazor has a show Feb 11th at Gus' along with The Cathartics

Gyposhellia are doing two nights in a row Feb 17th and 18th at the Timber lounge 

Loveland’s Album release show is at The Seahorse on February 17 with Fake Buildings, Mauno, Chudi Harris and DJ An Gn

Feb 14 Port Cities play Paris, ON

Feb 18th - Hello Darlin' presents: Rose Cousins La sala Rosa, Montreal

GroundSwell Music Festival- March 16-18 in Halifax w/ Headliners: Rawlins Cross, Heather Rankin, The Stanfields, and Ria Mae. 

lastly check us out online @backhomemns we’re running an online contest to win tickets to Measha Brueggergosman who’s playing Friday feb 24th at The Rebecca Cohn. just post a photo of “Where you listen” to the podcast with the hashtag BackHomeMNS! We’ll draw for a pair of tickets to the show Thursday Feb 16th.


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