NOW CLOSED: 2019 Nova Scotia Music Award Nominations

Please click the link below to read the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Awards Manual.


Music Awards (29 categories) 

All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing and have released recordings between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 are eligible to submit for the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Awards. There are nine (9) categories that do not require a recording: Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year, African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, Children’s Artist of the Year, DJ of the Year, Electronic Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Indigenous Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year & Digital Artist of the Year. You are not eligible to be nominated for the same recording two years in a row.

Industry Awards (21 categories) 

The Music Nova Scotia Industry Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our industry professionals and leaders from across Nova Scotia over the past year. These awards celebrate the people and companies who are working to build a strong and vibrant Nova Scotia music industry. All Music Nova Scotia members in good standing are eligible to submit.

Jury Process

The final music and industry nominees will be decided upon by a peer jury of esteemed local professionals with expertise in the music industry of Nova Scotia. Music Nova Scotia staff are not members of this jury, and do not contribute to the selection of the final ballot for nominees.


Nominees who are members of Music Nova Scotia will receive a complimentary delegate pass to Nova Scotia Music Week 2019 (NSMW), which offers access to all showcases (subject to capacity), the conference, and the Late Night Stage.

Winner Announcement

Winners will be announced at Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro, NS, November 7-10, 2019.

For more information, please contact: 

Grace Russell
Events and Marketing Manager
Music Nova Scotia
off: +1 902-423-6271 Ext. 115
direct: +1 902-800-8525
mob: +1 902-223-1460