2018 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Rose Cousins - Natural Conclusion (Producer: Joe Henry) WINNER
  • Amelia Curran - Watershed (Producers: Amelia Curran & Chris Stringer)
  • Jenn Grant - Paradise (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
  • Joel & Bill Plaskett - Solidarity (Producer: Joel Plaskett)
  • Ria Mae - Ria Mae (Producer: Luke Boyd aka Classified)

2018 SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Rose Cousins - “Grace” (Producer: Joe Henry) WINNER
  • Gabrielle Papillon - “Keep the Fire” (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
  • Jenn Grant - “Galaxies” (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
  • KINLEY - “Microphone” - “Microphone” (Producer: Kinley Dowling & Colin Buchanan)
  • Port Cities - “Back to the Bottom” (Producer: Gordie Sampson)

2018 BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Matt Minglewood - Fly Like Desperados WINNER
  • Mike Biggar - Go All In WINNER
  • Earle & Coffin - Wood Wire Blood & Bone
  • Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys - Things Keep Lookin' Up
  • Wayne Nicholson and The Eastenders - Diggin' The Dirt

2018 BUCKY ADAMS MEMORIAL AWARD

  • Measha Brueggergosman WINNER
  • MAJE
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Reeny Smith
  • Universal Soul

2018 CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

  • Andrew Staniland - “The River Within Us” WINNER
  • Derek Charke - “In Sonorous Falling Tones”
  • Fiona Ryan - “Lady of the Lake”
  • Jeff Reilly - “To Dream of Silence (In Four Movements)”
  • Martin Kutnowski - “Tonadas y Mateadas”

2018 CLASSICAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Duo Concertante - Incarnation WINNER
  • Derek Charke and WIRED! Ensemble - In Sonorous Falling Tones
  • Jeff Reilly - To Dream of Silence
  • Maureen Batt - Lady of the Lake
  • Symphony Nova Scotia - Schubert
  • Ventus Machina - In The Weeds

2018 COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Makayla Lynn - On A Dare and a Prayer WINNER
  • Jason Benoit - WAVES
  • Pretty Archie - Sing Alongs and Love Songs
  • The Hypochondriacs - The Hypochondriacs in ¾
  • Whitney Rose - South Texas Suite

2018 DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • CRaymak - "Play With Fire ft. Neon Dreams" WINNER
  • Bardic Beatz - Beautiful Minds
  • FWLR & Twistex - Without Borders
  • Joel Freckelton - Violet Rose ft. Frank Kadillac
  • Spoutnique - My Blue Sky Turns Teal, Vol 1

2018 ELECTRONIC RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • PINEO & LOEB - LIFEBLOOD WINNER
  • Elephant Skeletons - The Traveller
  • Nicole Ariana - STRAND
  • Rozalind MacPhail - SUNSET SUNRISE
  • Veev - Golden EP

2018 FOLK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Rose Cousins - Natural Conclusion WINNER
  • Amelia Curran - Watershed
  • Catherine MacLellan - If It’s Alright With You
  • Joel & Bill Plaskett - Solidarity
  • The East Pointers - What We Leave Behind

2018 FRANCOPHONE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Jacques Jacobus - Le retour de Jacobus WINNER
  • Joey Robin Haché - Stigmates
  • Les Jeunes d’Asteure - paradis, probablement
  • Mary Beth Carty - Les biens-nommés
  • Menoncle Jason - Dans son prime

2018 GOSPEL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Measha Brueggergosman - Songs of Freedom WINNER
  • Informants - Uprising
  • Matt Linton - I’ve Got To Praise Him
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir - Immanuel
  • Rekoncyle - Desire

2018 GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Les Païens - Carte noire WINNER
  • Cassie and Maggie - The Willow Collection
  • City Natives - Dream Catchers
  • Ouroboros - Kitchuses
  • The East Pointers - What We Leave Behind
  • Tomato Tomato - I Go Where You Go
  • Walrus - Family Hangover

2018 INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • City Natives WINNER
  • Beaatz
  • Carolina East
  • Don Ross

2018 INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Rosie MacKenzie - Atlantic WINNER
  • Amy Brandon - Scavenger
  • Chronos - What It Is
  • Michael Maillet - Entropy
  • Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington - Bicoastal Collective: Chapter 5

2018 JAZZ RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington - Bicoastal Collective: Chapter 5 WINNER
  • Florian Hoefner - Coldwater Stories
  • Heather Bambrick - You’ll Never Know
  • Les Païens - Carte noire
  • Willem Paynter - Wise Guy

2018 LOUD RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • ZAUM - Eidolon WINNER
  • Hard Charger - Bad Omens
  • Sleepshaker - Things Are Different Now
  • Spirit of the Wildfire - Paradisolation
  • Tactus - Bending Light

2018 POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Jenn Grant - Paradise WINNER
  • Ian Janes - Yes Man
  • KINLEY - Letters Never Sent
  • Neon Dreams - To You
  • Port Cities - Port Cities

2018 RAP/HIP-HOP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Quake Matthews - Celebrate the Struggle WINNER
  • City Natives - Dream Catchers
  • Fortunato x DJ IV - 2 Bad Dudes
  • Ghettosocks - Diamants en cendres
  • Mitchell Bailey - Last Time Introducing Myself

2018 RISING STAR RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • KINLEY - Letters Never Sent WINNER
  • Mama’s Broke - Count the Wicked
  • Owen Meany’s Batting Stance - Owen Meany’s Batting Stance
  • Shreem - Celtic Remixing
  • The Barrowdowns - Come What May Come

2018 ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Jessie Brown - Keeping Apperances WINNER
  • Alert the Medic - Let Them Have Their Fun
  • Like A Motorcycle - High Hopes
  • Mo Kenney - The Details
  • Partner - In Search of Lost Time

2018 ROOTS/TRADITIONAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Còig - Rove WINNER
  • Cassie and Maggie - The Willow Collection
  • MacIsaac and MacKenzie - The Bay Street Sessions
  • Matthew Byrne - Horizon Lines
  • Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant - GOOD2GO

2018 SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • Mo Kenney - The Details WINNER
  • Amelia Curran - Watershed
  • David Myles - Real Love
  • Jenn Grant - Paradise
  • Rose Cousins - Natural Conclusion

2018 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Joel Plaskett WINNER
  • David Myles
  • Jenn Grant
  • Rose Cousins
  • Tim Chaisson, Jake Charron, Koady Chaisson (The East Pointers)

2018 FANS' CHOICE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Matt Minglewood WINNER
  • David Myles
  • Joel Plaskett
  • Measha Brueggergosman
  • Neon Dreams
  • Port Cities
  • Ria Mae
  • Rose Cousins

2018 FANS' CHOICE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • KINLEY - “Microphone” (Director: Jenna MacMillan) WINNER
  • George Belliveau - “Grand verre de tchekafaire ft. Arthur Comeau” (Director: Mathieu Laprise)
  • Jenn Grant - “Galaxies” (Director: Adam Goldhammer)
  • Neon Dreams - "Marching Bands ft. Kardinal Offishall” (Director: Cazhmere)
  • Ria Mae - “Bend” (Director: Stephen Dunn)
  • Rose Cousins - “Chains” (Director: Nathan Boone)
  • The Town Heroes - “Thought Police” (Director: Cody Westman)

2018 COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • SpinCount WINNER
  • Forward Music Group
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Sonic Concerts
  • Sound of Pop

2018 EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival WINNER
  • Cavendish Beach Music Festival
  • Celtic Colours International Festival
  • Lawnya Vawnya
  • PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

2018 GRAPHIC/MEDIA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jud Haynes WINNER
  • Jessica Rhaye Design
  • Krista Power
  • Megan Green of Abracazebra Productions
  • Midnight Oil Print & Design House

2018 LIVE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Stephen "Snickers" Smith WINNER
  • Devin Farrell
  • Kory Bayer
  • Kyle McDonald
  • Wayne O’Connor

2018 MANAGEMENT/MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  • Sonic Entertainment Group WINNER
  • Forward Music Group
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Jones & Co
  • Peggy Walt

2018 MEDIA OUTLET OF THE YEAR

  • Halifax is Burning WINNER
  • Canadian Beats
  • Rock Eden
  • Tantramar Community Radio CFTA 107.9FM
  • The Barbershop Sessions

2018 MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Hillary Windsor WINNER
  • Brian Cleveland
  • Ken Kelley
  • Stephen Cooke
  • Vince Kuzanagi

2018 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Daniel Ledwell WINNER
  • Chris Kirby
  • Corey LeRue
  • Dale Murray
  • Jon Landry

2018 STUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Dale Murray
  • Darren van Niekerk
  • Jamie Foulds
  • Jason Jenkyns
  • Scott Ferguson

2018 STUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • New Scotland Yard Studio WINNER
  • Codapop Studios
  • Lakewind Sound Studio
  • Studio FMP Matrix
  • The Sonic Temple

2018 VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • The Carleton Music Bar & Grill WINNER
  • The Capital Complex
  • The Mack
  • The Seahorse Tavern
  • The Ship Pub

2018 VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Kevin Davison - “When Those Sirens Are Gone” (Director: David Pichette) WINNER
  • Heather Rankin - “Titanically” (Director: Thom Fitzgerald)
  • Ria Mae - “Bend” (Director: Stephen Dunn)
  • Rose Cousins - “White Flag” (Director: Shehab Ilyas)
  • Wordburglar - “Channel Halifax (Director: Caley MacLennan)