Congrats to our clients Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling on their Music PEI nominations for "Everyone Needs to Chill Out!" The duo garnered 🏆 SIX nominations for: Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for "Panorama High" and Song of the Year! Congrats to all the nominees and best of luck, full list is here http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-music-award-nominations-1.4422773?utm_content=buffer2fd03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
"Not only do they have an inherent passion for music, hailing from the retail and legal and publishing industries in New York, they have the skills and perspective to recognize and promote the deeply-rooted, culturally unique talent among Maritime musicians.
And it would seem the music industry agrees it's natural - if not right - that the two owners of the boutique promotions and public relations company, SpinCount, should be creating opportunities and raising awareness of East Coast musical artists.
The East Coast Music Awards declared SpinCount Company of the Year for 2017, 2016, and 2011, while Music Nova Scotia bestowed the same honour on it in 2014 and 2012.
Moreover, the Bridgewater-based company's clients, which it has attracted from throughout the Maritimes and the rest of Canada, and within the U.S. and the U.K., are routinely nominated for a spectrum of awards including Grammys, Junos and East Coast Music Awards."
Thank you to Gayle WIlson at The LightHouse Now in Nova Scotia for featuring us in the "Spotlight on Business" section!
Read full article HERE: https://lighlighthousenow.ca/article.php?title=Spinning_out_the_hits_Award_winning_SpinCount_chal
Photo by Rose Cousins
(Nov 6, 2017 - HALIFAX) Fifty Music Nova Scotia Awards in 49 categories were handed out on Sunday, November 5 at the Music Nova Scotia Awards celebration at the Holiday Inn Truro, NS. Erin Costelo was among the winners, making her one of the few women to be awarded Producer of the Year by a major music industry organization, marking a hopeful shift in the industry.
According to TheStar.com, only four women have won the Producer of the Year Award in the 45 years that Junos have been handed out, and according to Cuepoint, since 1974, only six women have been nominated for Producer of the Year at the Grammy’s. Making Erin part of a small, but growing group of women recognized for their music production skills in North America.
Dana Beeler, who was awarded “New Artist Recording of the Year” for Hello Delaware album “My Mistake”, accepted the award on Erin’s behalf, as Erin was out of town. Here is Erin’s acceptance speech.
“Last night I won the Producer of the Year award at the Nova Scotia Music Awards. Thank you so much to all of the artists who have allowed me to play a part in sharing your music with the world. Elise Besler, Leanne Hoffman, Adam Sterling, Samm Reid.
Unfortunately I was out of town and wasn't there to accept it. Here is my acceptance speech. Thanks to Dana Beeler for reading it and being there to accept the award in my absence.
"Thank you so much for this award. It means a tremendous amount to be honoured in this way. I could be wrong but I think I may be the first woman to receive it.
Please take this as a call to action. We have a responsibility. As a creative community we are not reflecting the voices of everyone. And we are missing out. Music and art reflects our society and it has the potential to CHANGE our society.
Hire more women. By doing so, we will see ourselves reflected on stages and behind the scenes as producers and engineers, and as a result will be more likely to step into these roles. We need to hear the world reflected through these voices. It is crucial. Especially now.
I take this award as a huge responsibility. I promise to use my privilege to open the doors that I can. Especially to women of colour and trans women to help their voices be heard. Let's have a woman in this category every year. Multiple women. We do not all have the same voice. Let's hear from everyone."
Erin’s award winning album, Down Below, The Status Quo (Mar 2016) was released on Seayou Records in Europe and in Canada on Erin's own Label Venue Records with distribution through Pheromone Recordings.The album received multiple awards and nominations, including winning the 2017 ECMA for R&B/Soul album of the Year, Longer listed for Polaris Prize, Nominated for seven 2016 Music Nova Scotia awards, and was runner up for the Folk Music Ontario – ACTRA RACS Recording of the Year Award.
For the full list of Music Nova Scotia winners, please CLICK HERE
About Erin Costelo:
Erin Costelo is an artist who is mining the truth - through writing, arranging, producing and masterful live performance. With a voice unlike any other in Canada she has the ability to successfully float between genres and stages, her unwavering vision continuously offering the best sound and voice to a feeling, idea or story. With “songs that sound like they were written by your heroes”, she has been praised as a songwriter, arranger and producer.
…It’s as if her songs are written by your heroes…an ocean of soul and beyond… - Bob Mersereau, CBC
Halifax's Erin Costelo proves she is anything but status quo. - Canadian Beats
Touched by the angel Donny Hathaway and embodying the spirit of Nina Simone…99/100 - Mi Toscadiscos Dual, Spain
Striking, Powerful and full of depth and range - Exclaim!
Stream Erin Costelo on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2amUY80duVVhcrAIXfwBHN
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount
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The 25th annual Music NL awards were handed out Oct 15 in Saint John’s NL at the St. John’s Convention Centre. Earle & Coffin were awarded the 2017 Music NL Award for Jazz/Blues Artist of the year.
SpinCount also congratulates our clients Matthew Byrne and The Once on their nominations and to our friends over at Rock Eden for being awarded Outstanding Company Of The Year
“The MusicNL Awards are an opportunity for the province’s finest artists and music industry professionals to be recognized for excellence in their craft” says Glenda Tulk, Executive Director of MusicNL. “Competition was fierce this year with over 250 award applications in 24 categories.”
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of MusicNL as the province’s music industry advocacy group. As part of its new export strategy, MusicNL will offer an export buyers program, which will give local artists an opportunity to connect with guest delegates from across Canada, the US and the UK. MusicNL Week is the provincial music industry association’s annual conference and festival, which offers a week of educational sessions, showcase performances, and networking; culminating in the annual awards show. The event this year takes place at the new state-of-the-art St. John’s Convention Center, and is to be hosted by Alan Doyle.
For more information, please visit: http://www.musicnl.ca/
Earle & Coffin: http://www.earleandcoffin.com/
Cassie and Maggie are up for three MNS awards, Hello Delaware is up for two awards - plus an industry nom for Dana Beeler; also up for multiple awards, the sisters CAMERON, and heavy competition for Folk Recording of the Year includes Bill and Joel Plaskett, Coco Love Alcorn, and the Barrowdowns. Finally, our own, Kimberly Sinclair is nominated for Publicist of the Year, and Erin Costelo has been nominated for Producer of the Year!
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. https://nsmw.ca/
Congratulations to Our Clients and Thank You to ECMA for Awarding SpinCount 2017 Company of the Year!
The 2017 East Coast Music Awards took place in Saint John, New Brunswick, over the weekend and SpinCount and our client Erin Costelo won two awards. SpinCount was awarded an ECMA for 2017 Company of the Year and our client Erin Costelo was awarded an ECMA for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.
SpinCount congratulates the East Coast Music Association, board, staff and event volunteers on another successful event. We look forward to seeing everyone in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2018 for the 30th Anniversary of the ECMA’s.
For a full list of 2017 ECMA Winners, visit Here
SpinCount is attending 2017 JUNOs in Ottawa, Mar 30 - April 3, 2017 in support of client Corin Raymond. Corin’s album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams, is nominated for the 2017 JUNO for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.
Corin plays JUNOfest Friday night, Mar 31, at the Rainbow Bistro with JUNO nominees Colin Linden, Sean Pinchin and Wakefield/Ottawa native Kaia Kater. Presented by CBC Music, doors open at 9pm. Rainbow Bistro is located at 76 Murray St, facebook event is HERE.
Corin will be taking part in JUNOfest and attending the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards, presented by SOCAN, Saturday night and the red carpet 2017 JUNO Awards show Sunday night. SpinCount’s Kimberly Sinclair is handling publicity for Corin at all JUNO 2017 events, awards presentations and on the red carpet.
For live updates from #JUNOs follow:
Follow spincount and @kimberlysinc on twitter, facebook and instagram @spincount
Follow Corin Raymond on twitter & instagram @CorinRaymond and ‘like’ on facebook.
About Corin Raymond:
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams, is Corin's first collection of original songs in six years. Corin likens his songs "to dandelion seeds and things that are borne on the wind or that cling to the cuffs of your jeans," and these are songs that stay with the listener long after hearing them. Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams received extensive radio play, including hitting #1 on earshot magazine Folk Roots Blues chart, charting on CKUA Top 30, and Stingray among others.
A true Canadian troubadour, Corin's songs are covered by The Strumbellas, the Good Lovelies, Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Barney Bentall, and more. Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams is his latest, a ten-song offering for which Corin enlisted guitarist/producer David Gillis, as well as cameos by Jason Nowicki (The Perpetrators) and Sarah Harmer.
Stream “Hard on Things” off 'Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams' by Corin Raymond HERE.
Founded in 2008, SpinCount is an award winning promotions and publicity company based on the East Coast of Canada. Awarded 2016 ECMA for Company of the Year and 2014 MNS Award for Company of the Year, we promote music, artists and events.
SpinCount specialises in exporting Canadian Independent Artists and Music, with a focus on radio, publicity and digital marketing. Our campaign results include No 1 albums and national radio charting, awards, showcases and nominations. We promote artists, music and events.
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