It is the ECMA's mission to develop, advance and celebrate East Coast Canadian music, its artists and its industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. We advocate for our members to ensure they can sustain music careers while based in Canada’s Atlantic region.
32 YEARS IN THE MAKING:
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of atlantic canada. As a registered non-profit Association dedicated to the music of atlantic canada. Membership is open to all individuals working in any sector of the music industry or those who support the music industry. Membership includes musicians, artists, agents, managers, record companies, studios, media, related corporation and retailers.
Over the past 32 years, the association has been witness to the successes and struggles of hundreds of East Coast artists. ECMA has been a catalyst, bringing music industry representatives from all over the world here to the East Coast to discover and cultivate one of our greatest exportable resources - our music. By doing so, we have also helped build a regional and professional music industry in our corner of the world, one that supports and develops the careers of both the artists and the industry.
The East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference is a five-day, non-stop musical celebration showcasing and recognizing the best of East Coast artists and music. The ultimate goal of this internationally recognized event is to position and promote it as the premiere music event for the public and the music industry in Canada and the conference of choice for artists and industry professionals.