Producer of the Year | November 6th, 2017

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 Bryn, 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.”