Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week, which engages the Music Nova Scotia membership and music industry at large while showcasing emerging and established artists to the public. Music Week is held over four days in November with workshops, receptions, a trade show and dozens of showcases, including the Industry/Music Awards Brunch and Gala Awards. The 2009 edition presented 66 showcasing performances on 5 stages.
A minimum of 20 Sonicbids artists will be selected for Nova Scotia Music Week 2010. Submissions close on July 23rd, 2010 at 5 pm./n/nSince the inception of Nova Scotia Music Week in 1997, the music community has gathered together to participate in a range of educational and networking opportunities while honoring and celebrating our artists and industry professionals. Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week engages the Music Nova Scotia membership and music industry at large while showcasing emerging and established artists to the public. Music Week is held over four days in November with workshops, receptions, a trade show and dozens of showcases, including the Industry/Music Awards Brunch and Gala Awards.
Through the pilot initiative of moving Music Week from Halifax to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Music Week 2006 and 2007 became bigger than ever. Over 50 venue bookers and more than 500 delegates from across Nova Scotia attended the 2007 event, taking in 70 performances and celebrating more than 100 nominees for their contributions to Nova Scotiaï¿½s music industry.
A minimum of 20 Sonicbids artists will be selected for Nova Scotia Music Week 2010.
After ten years in Halifax, Nova Scotia Music Week went on the road to Liverpool in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 Nova Scotia Music Week was held in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, becoming a much larger event with nearly 600 delegates and over 200 volunteers. The 2008 conference also saw our first arena production of the Gala Awards and the inaugural Bringinï¿½ it Home Buyers Program.
The 2009 edition of Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week was held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and became the biggest and most successful event to date. Music Nova Scotia presented 66 showcasing performances on 5 stages. 2009 also brought the ï¿½digital artistï¿½ educational conference and our first ever International Buyers Program. Nova Scotia Music Weekï¿½s 14th year will be held in Yarmouth November 4-7, 2010, with a larger International Buyers Program planned.
Submissions close on July 23rd, 2010 at 5 pm.
Terms and Conditions
The following section outlines the showcase submission and selection process for NSMW 2008 in Pictou County, NS. Applications are preferred via Sonicbids, however paper applications are still accepted.
All Nova Scotian artists who are members in good standing of Music Nova Scotia are eligible to submit for a performance on a NSMW stage. A Nova Scotian is defined as:
1. A person who was either born in Nova Scotia; or
2. A person who as lived in Nova Scotia for the full eligibility period (January 1, 2007 to May 31st 2008). At least fifty percent (50%) of group members must be Nova Scotian.
All performers on NSMW stages will be paid according to the Music Nova Scotia / AF of M (American Federation of Musicians) agreement. Performers will be provided with a conference pass, but will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and other related expenses. Artist should contact Music Nova Scotia for assistance in identifying sources of funding.
Selections for all NSMW stages are juried by groups of at least five (5) music industry professionals with a specific knowledge of Nova Scotian music and the musical genres evaluated. Consideration will be given to current industry trends and growth.
In past years, it was a requirement to send multiple CDs and press kits with your submission. This is no longer required with Sonicbids. All material is submitted online. Artwork, 3 songs, artistic highlights and more can all be submitted through Sonicbids.
Sound Pressure Levels
Music Nova Scotia is committed to a safe environment for all participants. With this in mind, MNS has implemented a policy for a safe listening environment. All artists must perform with a continuous Front-of-House volume no more than 98 Db at 10 meters from the sound source, with peak frequencies no louder than 101 Db. This will ensure an enjoyable listening experience for all attendees, while not sacrificing the excitement of the performance.
Apply by Jun 11, 2010
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