THE 2008 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS, CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL. CANADIAN MUSIC EAST COAST STYLE. A UNIQUE CULTURAL AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE.
Encompassing an industry convention, an awards show, a wide array of concert venues and showcases, a host community that embraces the event and a spotlight on local, national and international recording artists you might think Toronto, New York or Los Angeles. No, it is our very own East Coast Music Awards, Conference & Festival: A celebration of the best and brightest musical talent, home-grown in our Atlantic Canadian community.
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary, the East Coast Music Association is preparing for the 2008 East Coast Music Awards, Conference & Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada February 7th - 10th, 2008. The four-day music and industry extravaganza will take the city by storm. Throughout the city, the region's music and roots will take centre stage as artists and industry representatives meet to focus on the growth and development of our unique musical culture, celebrate our achievements and showcase our diverse talent.
Attended by more than 2,500 industry representatives and performers, the event has grown from a one-day event hosted in a Halifax bar, to a forum that has helped to promote many of Atlantic Canadas artists to national and international presenters and buyers.
This is the opportunity to submit for ECMA Soundwaves, a program that allows artists to connect with the community that is hosting the upcoming ECMA event through performances in schools and other community venues during the month before the ECMA event. It will also increase the visibility of ECMA artists and most importantly, grow the market for East Coast music. The Soundwaves program will give preference to musical acts that have recorded product available to sell to concert-goers. The ECMA reserves the right to solicit Soundwaves applications when required. AF of M membership may be required to participate in certain Soundwaves shows.
Please note: Eligible artists must be Atlantic Canadian. An Atlantic Canadian is defined as:
- A person who was either born in Atlantic Canada; or
- A person who has lived in Atlantic Canada for the full eligibility period (June 1, 2006 to October 15, 2007).
At least 50% of group members must be Atlantic Canadian.
You must be a member of BOTH ECMA and Sonicbids to qualify for any ECMA opportunity. You may submit before you become a member of ECMA; however, you must join ECMA by the submission deadline in order for your submission to be considered.
Terms and Conditions
In addition to your Sonicbids submission, please read the Awards and Stages Booklet carefully to ensure you have met all eligibility/submission requirements. All submission requirements must be met. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The Soundwaves program will give preference to musical acts that have recorded product available to sell to concert-goers. The ECMA reserves the right to solicit Soundwaves applications when required. AF of M membership may be required to participate in certain Soundwaves shows.
You must be a member of BOTH ECMA and Sonicbids to qualify for an ECMA showcase. For further information please contact the Association office at (902) 892-9040.
Apply by Sep 30, 2007
The listing does not currently accept applications.