East Coast Music Association

Organization Type: Arts, Culture & Heritage
Address: 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 239, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8
Contact: Eric Daponte
Phone: 19024236770
Website: http://ecma.com

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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) shines a spotlight on the regions’ music industry, preserving and promoting East Coast talent at home and around the world. As a member driven organization, we create opportunities for growth and connection within the music industry. We provide year round support, advocacy, and recognition to professionals working across all areas of the music industry, in all stages of their careers.

As passionate believers in the power of music, we understand the importance of our work. Music helps us celebrate the good times and persevere through the hard times. It helps us remember the important moments and provides a distraction from the moments we’d like to forget. It helps us focus, create and connect. It builds communities, industries and economies. For over 30 years, the East Coast Music Association has developed, advanced, and celebrated East Coast music, its artists, and industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. Through our extensive experience, we understand the complex challenges facing East coast musicians, as well as our ability to make the world a better place through music. With the best interests of our members and our communities in mind, we promise to:

  • Always believe in the power of music to make our communities stronger;
  • Adapt and embrace change in all facets of our operations, provide support, education, and opportunities to our members;
  • To maintain diversity across genres, age, race, and gender identities; and
  • Remain focused on developing and growing the industry in our region by fostering a community committed to our members’ success.

Every year the Association hosts The East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference (ECMA’s), a five-day, non-stop musical celebration showcasing and recognizing the best of East Coast artists and music.

This year, ECMA is heading back to Prince Edward Island for our 36th year, bringing hundreds of Atlantic Canadian artists, industry professionals, Canadian and international delegates, and music fans together for an exciting week of events including our flagship award show, festival showcases, conference sessions, a Fan Fest, and so much more.

Don’t miss any of the action – join us in the host city of Charlottetown, PE, as we light up the stages with East Coast music from May 1 – 5, 2024!


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1800 Argyle Street, Suite 239, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8

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