From humble beginnings in a Halifax bar, East Coast Music Week has grown from a one-day $1,000 event to a five-day international gathering, with a budget exceeding $1.6 million. Including components such as a festival, conference, export buyers program and awards, ECMW has become the premier event of its kind in Atlantic Canada, attracting millions of dollars in economic spin offs. By inviting members of the international music industry to attend, ECMW has been a driving force in marketing Atlantic Canadian music to the world.
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada that fosters, develops and celebrates East Coast music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ECMA annually produces one of the top music industry events in Canada, Eastlink East Coast Music Week, which includes Awards, a Festival, an Industry Conference and the International Export Buyers Program.
Tickets for the ECMA Awards Show, hosted by James Mullinger, April 27, at 8:00pm, are available now through the Harbour Station Box Office. Classified, Ria Mae, David Myles, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Repartee, Reeny Smith, Caroline Savoie, and Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are among the initial performers announced for the 2017 East Coast Music Awards Show. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the following link: http://www.harbourstation.ca/event/ecma-awards-show
Additional ticket options include:
- ECMA Wristband (4 day pass – access to all 2017 ECMA stages at bars and clubs, and evening stages at Saint John Trade & Convention Centre (subject to capacity))
- Weekend Warrior Wristband (2 day pass – access to all 2017 ECMA stages at bars and clubs, and evening stages at Saint John Trade & Convention Centre (subject to capacity) on Friday and Saturday only)
- Festival & Conference Pass (Priority access (ahead of wristbands) to all 2017 ECMA official stages (subject to capacity), international conference workshops, keynotes and showcases (subject to capacity, some events require advance registration), access to the Industry Awards Party)
- VIP Pass (Front of the line access to all 2017 ECMA stages, international conference workshops, keynotes and showcases (subject to capacity, some events require advance registration), admission to the Songwriters’ Circle, admission to the Industry Awards Party, admission to the Awards Show)
Interested in volunteering for this amazing week of East Coast entertainment? The ECMAs are currently looking for volunteers for everything from drivers and doormen to event ambassadors and stage crews. Check out the link below and get signed up today. You will want to be a part of this!