2015 Music Nova Scotia Award Winners Presented at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch

Press release provided by Pigeon Row

2015 Music Nova Scotia Award Winners
Presented at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch  

(Yarmouth, NS) - Forty-eight Music Nova Scotia Awards were handed out on Sunday, November 8 at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch presented by Freshco at the Rodd Grand Hotel Yarmouth. Mo Kenney shined with four award wins this year including Music Video of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year and Recording of the Year. The Recording of the Year category was a tie with Gabrielle Papillon also winning the award. Joel Plaskett won Web.com’s Entertainer of the Year and Producer of the Year awards. SOCAN Songwriter of the Year went to Ria Mae for her song “Clothes Off. Gypsophilia, Trevor Murphy (Pigeon Row), Keith Mullins, groundSOUND, CKDU 88.1FM and Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound all walked away with two award wins.
The complete list of winners are as follows:


Web.com Entertainer of the Year: Joel Plaskett
Solo Recording of the Year: Mo Kenney - In My Dreams
Group Recording of the Year: Gypsophilia - Night Swimming
New Artist Recording of the Year: Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound - Don't You Know
Recording of the Year (Tie): Gabrielle Papillon - The Tempest of Old and Mo Kenney -In My Dreams
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Ria Mae - "Clothes Off" (Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, J Mullan)
Music Video of the Year: Mo Kenney - "Telephones" (Director: Nathan Boey)
Aboriginal Artist of the Year: City Natives
Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year: Maxim Cormier
African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year: Reeny Smith
Alternative Recording of the Year: In-Flight Safety - Conversationalist
Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year: Old Man Luedecke - "I Never Sang Before I Met You"
Blues Recording of the Year: Charlie A'Court - Come On Over
Country Recording of the Year: Jen Miller - Can't No One Bring Me Down
Digital Artist of the Year: The Town Heroes
DJ of the Year: Ryan Hemsworth
Electronic Artist of the Year: Rich Aucoin
Folk Recording of the Year: Jenn Grant - Compostela
Hip Hop Recording of the Year: Quake Matthews - Rap Music
Inspirational Recording of the Year: Erika Kulnys - Angel On The Road
Jazz Recording of the Year: Gysophilia
Loud Recording of the Year: Old Blood - Black Budget Science
Musician of the Year: Keith Mullins
Pop Recording of the Year: Mo Kenney - In My Dreams
Rock Recording of the Year: Jessie Brown - Act II: Decisions
Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year: Keith Mullins - Island Sol
Urban Recording of the Year: Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound - "Puppet"


Booking Agent of the Year: Jason MacIsaac, The MacIsaac Agency
Community Presenter of the Year: Glasgow Square Theatre
Company of the Year: Sonic Entertainment Group
Corporate Sponsor of the Year: Casino Nova Scotia
Education of the Year: Erin Costelo
Event of the Year: Halifax Pop Explosion
Industry Professional of the Year: Trevor Murphy, Pigeon Row
Live Technician of the Year: Trevpr DeSouza, groundSOUND
Manager of the Year: Ian McKinnon, GroundSwell Music Inc.
Media Professional of the Year: Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
Producer of the Year: Joel Plaskett
Production Company of the Year: groundSOUND
Promoter of the Year: Mike Campbell, The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Publicist of the Year: Trevor Murphy, Pigeon Row
Radio Program of the Year: Halifax Is Burning (CKDU 88.1FM)
Radio Station of the Year: CKDU 88.1FM
Recording Studio of the Year: New Scotland Yard Studio
Engineer of the Year: Thomas Stajcer, New Scotland Yard/Echo Chamber
Venue of the Year: The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Visual Artist of the Year: Mat Dunlap
Volunteer of the Year: Tanya Beers

Music Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors and staff wish to thank all of the individuals that helped make Nova Scotia Music Week a success, including the performers, delegates, sponsors, committees, fans, family, and the entire Yarmouth community.


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