Music Nova Scotia announces 2016 award winners

48 awards were given out Sunday in Truro with Halifax's Ria Mae bringing home 5.

Halifax's Ria Mae wins 5 Music Nova Scotia awards

Singer Ria Mae won 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 at the Music Nova Scotia Awards. (Eduardo Lima/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Halifax's Ria Mae was a big winner at the Music Nova Scotia awards held Sunday night in Truro, N.S.

The singer took home 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.

Enfield, N.S. hip hop artist Classified took home three awards for producer of the year, hip hop recording of the year and the SOCAN songwriter of the year.

Halifax's Ben Caplan won two Nova Scotia Music awards, including the Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington entertainer of the year and folk recording of the year.

Halifax-based Sonic Entertainment Group won two industry awards, including company of the year and promoter of the year.

Music Nova Scotia award winners

Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington entertainer of the year: Ben Caplan

Solo recording of the year: Erin Costelo - Down Below, The Status Quo

Group recording of the year: The Town Heroes - Please, Everyone

Music video of the year: Ria Mae - Gold - Director: Alon Isocianu

New artist recording of the year: Shannon Quinn - If All The Young Ladies

Recording of the year: Ria Mae - Ria Mae

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Ria Mae - Gold - Ria Mae, Luke Boyd, John Fortis, Emre Ramazanoglu

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: Quiet Parade - Quiet Parade

Americana/Bluegrass recording of the year: Old Man Luedecke - Domestic Eccentric

Blues recording of the year: Kim Dunn - Inspiration

Classical recording of the year: Halifax Camerata Singers - A Time For All Things

Country recording of the year: Tj King - Feels Right

Digital artist of the year: Ria Mae

DJ of the year: DJ IV

Electronic artist of the year: Neon Dreams

Folk recording of the year: Ben Caplan - Birds With Broken Wings

Hip hop recording of the year: Classified - Greatful

Inspirational recording of the year: Keonté Beals - Keonté Beals

Jazz recording of the year: Donald MacLennan - Belleville

Loud recording of the year: Black Moor - Brave To The Grave

Musician of the year: Keith Mullins

Pop recording of the year: Ria Mae - Ria Mae

Rock recording of the year: Adam Baldwin - No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)

Traditional/Roots recording of the year: Shannon Quinn - If All The Young Ladies

Industry awards

Booking agent of the year: Jason MacIsaac

Community presenter of the year: The Pavilion

Company of the year: Sonic Entertainment Group

Corporate sponsor of the year: Casino Nova Scotia

Educator of the year: Craig Mercer

Event of the year: Halifax Jazz Festival

Industry professional of the year: Stephanie Purcell

Live technician of the year: Stephen "Snickers" Smith

Manager of the year: Melanie Stone

Media professional of the year: Stephen Cooke

Producer of the year: Classified (Luke Boyd)

Production company of the year: groundSOUND

Promoter of the year: Sonic Entertainment Group

Publicist of the year: Trevor Murphy

Radio program of the year: Halifax Is Burning (CKDU-FM)

Radio station of the year: CKDU-FM

Recording studio of the year: The Sonic Temple

Studio engineer of the year: Scott Ferguson

Venue of the year: The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Visual artist of the year: Abracazebra Productions (Megan Green)

Volunteer of the year: Sarah Atkinson