2016 MNSA Winners Announced at Nova Scotia Music Week

 

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On Sunday, November 6, the 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards took place as part of Nova Scotia Music Week at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. In total, 48 awards were given out to winners across the Music and Industry categories.

Ria Mae won five awards, including Recording of the year, Music video of the Year, Digital Artist of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and Pop Recording of the Year. In the industry category, Sonic Entertainment Group won two awards, Company of the Year and Promoter of the Year.
 

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Ian McKinnon and GroundSwell celebrate multiple Music NS Awards wins, November 6.

 
The complete list of 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards follows below:

Music

• 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

• 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
 

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For more information on Nova Scotia Music Week and the 2016 MNSAs, visit www.nsmw.ca.