Music Nova Scotia accounces 2016 Award Nominees

The 2016 Music Nova Scotia awards will be handed out during Nova Scotia Music Week (November 3-6) in Truro.

The Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for 2016 are:

Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan
Classified
David Myles
Erin Costelo
Ria Mae

Solo Recording of the Year 
Erin Costelo – “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Keith Mullins – “The Heart of Everything”
Laurenn Marchand – “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ria Mae – “Ria Mae”
Shannon Quinn – “If All the Young Ladies”
Thom Swift – “The Legend of Roy Black”

Group Recording of the Year 
Hillsburn – “In The Battle Years”
Quiet Parade – “Quiet Parade”
The Brood – “Deranged Love”
The Stanfields – “Modem Operandi”
The Town Heroes – “Please, Everyone”
Three Sheet – “Heart to Make it Perfect”

Music Video of the Year 
Adam Baldwin – “Daylight” (Director: Scott Simpson)
Alana Yorke – “Anthem” (Director: Paul McCurdy)
Classified – “No Pressure” (Directors: Dave Hung and Tyler Ross)
Erin Costelo – “Fighter” (Director: Daniel Ledwell)
Hillsburn – “Run Down” (Director: Mat Barkley)
Ria Mae – “Gold” (Director: Alon Isocianu)

New Artist Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”
Laura Roy – “Don’t Chase”
Laurenn Marchand – “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ostrea Lake – “Rippling Waters EP”
Shannon Quinn – “If All the Young Ladies”
Tommy Green Jr. – “Tommy Green Jr.”

Recording of the Year 
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”
Classified – “Greatful”
David Myles – “Here Now”
Erin Costelo – “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Ria Mae – “Ria Mae”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year 
Adam Baldwin – “Rehtaeh” (Songwriter: Adam Baldwin)
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings” (Songwriter: Ben Caplan)
Classified – “Work Away” (Songwriters: Luke Boyd & David Myles)
Erin Costelo – “Fighter” (Songwriter: Erin Costelo)
Keonté Beals – “Man Down” (Songwriter: Keonté Beals)
Ria Mae – “Gold” (Songwriters: Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, John Fortis, Emre Ramazanoglu)

Aboriginal Artist of the Year 
Adrian Morris – Neon Dreams
City Natives
Mike Diabo – Urban Surf Kings

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year 
Boudreau / Vanier
Cy
Maxim Cormier
Ronald Bourgeois
Selby Evans

African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year
Ced Marty & Dave
Jay Mayne
Keonté Beals
OKAY TK
Reeny Smith

Alternative Recording of the Year 
Arsoniste – “Holes”
Cody Degaust – “Substance Romance”
Nap Eyes – “Thought Rock Fish Scale”
Ominar – “Leaving”
Quiet Parade – “Quiet Parade”
Walrus – “Goodbye Something EP”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year
E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes – “Cold Ground”
Hillsburn – “In The Battle Years”
Old Man Luedecke – “Domestic Eccentric”
Thom Swift – “The Legend of Roy Black”

Blues Recording of the Year
Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band – “25 Years at the Moustache”
Kim Dunn – “Inspiration”
Mojo Martin – “Friday 13th”

Classical Recording of the Year
Amy Brandon – “Scavenger”
Halifax Camerata Singers – “A Time For All Things”
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble – “Here on These Branches”

Country Recording of the Year
Andrew Frelick – “Time Stands Still – EP”
Casey May – “Eden”
Christopher Brown – “Christopher Brown”
Jason Price – “Grit, Guts and Country Pride”
Ruth Manning – “Tennessee Calling”
Tj King – “Feels Right”

Digital Artist of the Year
Ben Caplan
David Myles
Erin Costelo
Hillsburn
Makayla Lynn
Ria Mae

DJ of the Year 
DJ IV
JonBob
MATTY
OKAY TK
Sticks /Jay Andrews

Electronic Artist of the Year
JonBob
MATTY
Neon Dreams
Ritchcraft
Scientists of Sound

Folk Recording of the Year 
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”
Dave Gunning – “Lift”
Keith Mullins – “Keith Mullins”
Kev Corbett – “On the River Off the Lake”
Laurenn Marchand – “Ghosts in the Garden”
Ronok Sarkar – “Waiting For Alice”

Hip Hop Recording of the Year 
Ally Dee – “A Bit About Me”
Classified – “Greatful”
Ghettosocks – “Wine 2”
Jay Mayne – “Still Chop Trees”
Ryszky Biz – “Rap Therapy”
Three Sheet – “Heart to Make it Perfect”

Inspirational Recording of the Year
An Evening of Gospel – “I Will Raise My Hand”
David Bartlett – “After All These Years”
Keonté Beals – “Keonté Beals”

Jazz Recording of the Year 
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”
Scott Macmillan – “Scott ‘n The Rocks – Live at Stayner’s Wharf”
Willem Paynter – “City Grit”

Loud Recording of the Year
Black Moor – “Brave To The Grave”
Chaos Theory – “We Are Disaster”
Orchid’s Curse – “Cynics & Liars”

Musician of the Year 
Donald MacLennan
Keith Mullins
Kev Corbett
Maxim Cormier
Shannon Quinn
Sticks / Jay Andrews

Pop Recording of the Year 
David Myles – “Here Now”
Emily Stuart – “Expression”
Erin Costelo – “Down Below, The Status Quo”
Laura Roy – “Don’t Chase”
Ria Mae – “Ria Mae”
Tommy Green Jr. – “Tommy Green Jr.”

Rock Recording of the Year 
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
The Brood – “Deranged Love”
The Stanfields – ”Modem Operandi”
The Town Heroes – ”Please, Everyone”

Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year 
Còig – “Carols”
Jeff Jodrey – “Carnival”
Nuallan – “Nuallan – The EP”
Prairie Sea – “Distance”
Shannon Quinn – “If All the Young Ladies”

The 2016 Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards nominees are:

Booking Agent of the Year 
Gabrielle Archer
Jason MacIsaac
Martin Maunder
Stephanie Purcell

Community Presenter of the Year 
Cecilia Concerts
Glasgow Square Theatre
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
Rath Eastlink Community Centre
The Marigold Cultural Centre
The Pavilion

Company of the Year
Forward Music Group
GroundSwell Music
Pigeon Row
Sonic Entertainment Group
Sound of Pop
SpinCount

Corporate Sponsor of the Year
92.9 Jack FM and News 95.7 (Rogers)
Big Dog 100.9 and Cat Country 95.9 (Bell Media)
Casino Nova Scotia
CKBW (Acadia Broadcasting)
Molson Coors Canada
Wilsons

Educator of the Year
Craig Mercer
Jessie Brown
Keith Mullins
Krista Keough
Michael McGuire
Shannon Quinn

Event of the Year 
Canaan Country Music Festival
GroundSwell Music Festival
Halifax Jazz Festival
Halifax Pop Explosion
OBEY Convention
The Riverfront Jubilee

Industry Professional of the Year 
Erin McGuire
Ian McKinnon
Janesta Boudreau
Kimberly Sinclair
Stephanie Purcell
Trevor Murphy

Live Technician of the Year
Cory Leach
Jeff Harlow
Patrick Coleman
Ryan Smith
Stephen “Snickers” Smith
Trevor DeSouza

Manager of the Year 
Andree Gracie
Jon Landry
Mark Cwajna
Melanie Stone
Nigel Jenkins
Trevor Murphy

Media Professional of the Year
James Bennett
Paul Brothers
Stephen Cooke
Tara Thorne
Tom Bedell
Trevor Murphy

Producer of the Year
Classified
Daniel Ledwell
Erin Costelo
Fred Lavery
Jon Landry
Scott Ferguson

Production Company of the Year
Bernie’s Audio
FMAV
groundSOUND
Sound Source Pro Audio
Tour Tech East

Promoter of the Year 
Jeff Pineau – The Seahorse Tavern
Justin Murphy – Morbid Entertainment
Sonic Entertainment
Tiffany Spencer – Let’s Riot Entertainment

Publicist of the Year
Grace Russell
Kimberly Sinclair
Lynn Horne
Trevor Murphy

Radio Program of the Year
Halifax is Burning (CKDU-FM)
Heard On Air (CKDU-FM)
Route 104 (Q104 FM)

Radio Station of the Year 
92.9 Jack FM
101.5 FM The Hawk
Big Dog 100.9 FM
CBC Radio 1 (Halifax)
CKDU-FM
Q104 FM

Recording Studio of the Year
Codapop Studios
Halflife Studios
Lakewind Sound Studios
The Old Confidence Lodge
The Sonic Temple
Village Sound

Studio Engineer of the Year
Alex Meade
Daniel Ledwell
Darren van Niekerk
Luke Batiot
Michael Shepherd
Scott Ferguson

Venue of the Year 
Glasgow Square Theatre
ROCA Music & Art House
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
The Company House
The Marigold Cultural Centre
The Seahorse Tavern

Visual Artist of the Year
Abracazebra Productions (Megan Green)
Deep Hollow Print
Glen Leck
James Bennett
kt lamond
Sara Russell

Volunteer of the Year 
Caleb Schriver
Emma Cassidy
Kailyn MacDonald
Pam Sampson
Sarah Atkinson
Tanya Beers

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