All current members of Music Nova Scotia are eligible to vote for this year’s Music and Industry Awards. Voting will take place online through the Music Nova Scotia website, instructions will be sent to membership. Voting is now open and will close on Friday, September 29th at 5:00 PM.
The public will also get the chance to vote for the Entertainer of the Year Award.
Voting for Entertainer of the Year will open on Friday, October 6th and close on Friday, October 27th. Stay tuned for more details.
Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year
Mary Beth Carty Maxim Cormier Nicole LeBlanc Ronald Bourgeois Selby Evans
African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year - Sponsored by the Town of Truro Diversity Advisory Committee
Ced, Marty & Dave Jody Upshaw MAJE Reeny Smith Shevy Price Thrillah
DJ of the Year
DJ Fadzwa DJ IV DJ_SHÆD Jules Bangsworth OKAY TK Shreem
Digital Artist of the Year
Christina Martin Dave Sampson Hillsburn Jenn Grant Makayla Lynn Port Cities
Group Recording of the Year
Cassie and Maggie - "The Willow Collection" Century Egg - "River God" Like A Motorcycle - "High Hopes" Neon Dreams - "To You" Port Cities - "Port Cities" Walrus - "Family Hangover"
Indigenous Artist of the Year - Sponsored by Millbrook First Nation
Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers City Natives Don Ross Jade Bennett L'Nu JoKeR Shift From Tha 902
Music Video of the Year
Dave Sampson & Port Cities - "Trouble" (Director: Mat Barkley) Jenn Grant - "Galaxies" (Director: Adam Goldhammer) Jessie Brown - "DEBT (We Ain't Got No Money)" (Director: Gavin Maclean) MAJE - "Smile" (Director: Keke Beats) Pretty Archie - "We Don't Live Forever" (Director: Matt Ingraham) Rose Cousins - "Chains" (Director: Nathan Boone)
Musician of the Year
Andrew Sneddon Anna Wedlock Micah Smith Owen "O'Sound" Lee Ron Hynes Tori Cameron
New Artist Recording of the Year - Sponsored by O'Healthy Market
Recording of the Year - Sponsored by My Home Apparel
Ian Janes - "Yes Man" Jenn Grant - "Paradise" Like A Motorcycle - "High Hopes" Port Cities - "Port Cities" Rose Cousins - "Natural Conclusion" Walrus - "Family Hangover"
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Ian Janes - "Can't Remember Never Loving You" (Songwriters: Ian Janes & Byron Hill) Jenn Grant - "Lion With Me" (Songwriter: Jenn Grant) Makayla Lynn - "Sweet Simon" (Songwriter: Makayla Lynn) Quake Matthews - "Confessions (feat. Neon Dreams)" (Songwriters: Matthew Arab, Gordie Sampson & J Wellington) Rose Cousins - "Chains" (Songwriters: Rose Cousins, Jeffrey Bowman, & Andrew Combs) Stewart Legere - "Dig into the Dirt (feat. Rose Cousins)" (Songwriter: Stewart Legere)
Solo Recording of the Year
Christine Campbell - "Roller Coaster" Ian Janes - "Yes Man" Jenn Grant - "Paradise" Owen Meany's Batting Stance - "Owen Meany's Batting Stance" Rose Cousins - "Natural Conclusion" Stewart Legere - "Quiet the Station"
Alternative Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Culinary Creations
Century Egg - "River God" Kestrels - "Kestrels" Matthew Pickup - "Kiss All Your Enemies" Not You - "Misty" Owen Meany's Batting Stance - "Owen Meany's Batting Stance" Walrus - "Family Hangover"
Americana Recording of the Year
Jordan Musycsyn - "Old State of Mind" Lynnea Rose - "Rocking Chair" Pretty Archie - "Sing Alongs and Love Songs" Rose Cousins - "Natural Conclusion" Willie Stratton - "Della Rosa"
Blues Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Belly Up BBQ & Grill
Caribou Run - "Something Organic Will Happen" Curtis Matheson - "Lust, Love & Broken Hearts" Elise Besler - "Lean In" Ken Ward - "We Held a Wake for the Cat Last Night
Classical Recording of the Year
Helios Vocal Ensemble - "An Illuminated Christmas" Maureen Batt - "Lady of the Lake" Maxim Cormier - "Maxim Cormier Plays J.S. Bach" Scott Macmillan - "Currents of Sable Island" Symphony Nova Scotia - "Schubert"
Children's Artist of the Year
Ashley Moffat Jamie Junger Keith Mullins Razzmatazz for Kids The Little Ditties
Country Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Best Western Glengarry Plus Hotel
Amanda Riley - "Whiskey Kisses" Andrew Frelick - "When I Was Little" Cassie Josephine & Gabriel Minnikin - "Flower Country" Catahoula Brown - "The Broad River Sessions" Elsie Morden - "Elsie Morden" Makayla Lynn - "On a Dare and a Prayer"
Electronic Artist of the Year
Apriskah Famba Jules Bangsworth Kin Crew Ritchcraft Shreem
Folk Recording of the Year - Sponsored by The Old Triangle
Anne Janelle - "I Didn't Want to Break It" Coco Love Alcorn - "Wonderland" Don Ross - "A Million Brazilian Civilians" Joel & Bill Plaskett - "Solidarity" Stewart Legere - "Quiet the Station" The Barrowdowns - "Come What May Come"
Hip Hop Recording of the Year
Ghettosocks - "Diamants en cendres" MAJE - "*Insert Flame Emojis Here*" Shevy Price - "REPNT" The Search (Quake Matthews & Kayo) - "Lost and Found" Thrillah - "Thrillville 3"
Inspirational Recording of the Year
Dave Bartlett - "Be A Dream For Me" Nova Scotia Mass Choir - "Immanuel" One8Tea - "Reverance"
Jazz Recording of the Year
Arrhythmia - "Arrhythmia" Blue Spirits - "Liquid Courage" The Blue Lane - "Blind EP" Will Paynter & The Hardbop Collective - "Wise Guy" Zoe Leger - "The Girl From Yesterday"
Loud Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Noyes Records
Dali Van Gogh - "From Ashes" Oceanic - "Trappist" Sleepshaker - "Things Are Different Now" The Royal Volts - "Enough is Never Enough"
Pop Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Open Hearth Park
Hello Delaware - "My Mistake" Ian Janes - "Yes Man" Jenn Grant - "Paradise" Neon Dreams - "To You" Port Cities - "Port Cities" The Mike Bochoff Band - "Distractions"
Rock Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Aggregate Equipment
CAMERON - "CAMERON" Christine Campbell - "Roller Coaster" Like A Motorcycle - "High Hopes" Matt Minglewood - "Fly Like Desperados" Matt Steele - "Songs For Catherine Anne" T. Thomason - "Sweet Baby"
Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Warner Music Canada
Cassie and Maggie - "The Willow Collection" Còig - "Rove" Kyle MacDonald - "Kyle MacDonald" Mary Beth Carty - "Les Biens-Nommés" Ragged Robin - "Deep in the Tangled Wood" Scott Macmillan & Colin Grant Duo - "GOOD2GO"