MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS – TRURO 2016

MUSIC AWARDS

Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year: Ben Caplan

Solo Recording of the Year (presented by Elegant Steps): Erin Costelo – “Down Below, The Status Quo”

Group Recording of the Year (presented by Frank & Gino’s): The Town Heroes – “Please, Everyone”

Music Video of the Year (presented by Vintage Mouldings): Ria Mae – “Gold” – Director: Alon Isocianu

New Artist Recording of the Year (presented by O’Healthy Market): Shannon Quinn – “If All The Young Ladies”

Recording of the Year (presented by My Home Apparel): Ria Mae – “Ria Mae”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN): Ria Mae – “Gold” – Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, John Fortis, Emre Ramazanoglu

Aboriginal Artist of the Year (presented by Millbrook First Nation): City Natives

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year (presented by Grant Thornton): Maxim Cormier

African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year (presented by Town of Truro Equity and Diversity Committee): Reeny Smith

Alternative Recording of the Year (presented by NovelTea Bookstore Cafe): Quiet Parade – “Quiet Parade”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year: Old Man Luedecke – “Domestic Eccentric”

Blues Recording of the Year (presented by BellyUp BBQ & Grill): Kim Dunn – “Inspiration”

Classical Recording of the Year: Halifax Camerata Singers – “A Time For All Things”

Country Recording of the Year (presented by Best Western Glengarry Plus Hotel): Tj King – “Feels Right”

Digital Artist of the Year (Presented by Hub Grub): Ria Mae

DJ of the Year (presented by Upham’s CARSTAR): DJ IV

Electronic Artist of the Year (presented by Canadian Music Week): Neon Dreams

Folk Recording of the Year (presented by The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse): Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

Hip Hop Recording of the Year (presented by Andy’s Tires): Classified – “Greatful”

Inspirational Recording of the Year: Keonté Beals – “Keonté Beals”

Jazz Recording of the Year (presented by Sea Shell Design): Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”

Loud Recording of the Year (presented by Noyes Records): Black Moor – “Brave To The Grave”

Musician of the Year (presented by Patterson Law): Keith Mullins

Pop Recording of the Year (presented by Beck & Boosh Jewelry and Styles): Ria Mae – “Ria Mae”

Rock Recording of the Year (presented by Aggregate Equipment): Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)

Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year (presented by Warner Music Canada): Shannon Quinn – “If All The Young Ladies”

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Booking Agent of the Year (presented by CBDC NOBL): Jason MacIsaac

Community Presenter of the Year (presented by MacQuarries Pharmasave): The Pavilion

Company of the Year: Sonic Entertainment Group

Corporate Sponsor of the Year (presented by Hampton Inn & Suites): Casino Nova Scotia

Educator of the Year (presented by Dalhousie Agricultural Campus): Craig Mercer

Event of the Year (presented by Langille & Colburne – More than Events): Halifax jazz Festival

Industry Professional of the Year (presented by Casey Concrete Ltd.): Stephanie Purcell

Live Technician of the Year: Stephen “Snickers” Smith

Manager of the Year (presented by Music Managers Forum): Melanie Stone

Media Professional of the Year: Stephen Cooke

Producer of the Year (presented by Truro Toyota): Classified (Luke Boyd)

Production Company of the Year: groundSOUND

Promoter of the Year (presented by SRF2 Truro Mall Inc.): Sonic Entertainment Group

Publicist of the Year: Trevor Murphy

Radio Program of the Year: Halifax Is Burning (CKDU-FM)

Radio Station of the Year (presented by Theriault Financial): CKDU-FM

Recording Studio of the Year: The Sonic Temple

Studio Engineer of the Year (presented by NSCC Truro): Scott Ferguson

Venue of the Year (presented by Music Canada Live): The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Visual Artist of the Year: Abracazebra Productions (Megan Green)

Volunteer of the Year (presented by Local Love Truro): Sarah Atkinson