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East Coast Music Week Request for Digital Art

March 21, 2011

The 2011 East Coast Music Week has made some changes to its Awards Gala program; this has lead to the development of the Satellite Awards Party. The ECMA intends to make this a key event for all attendees in Charlottetown.

Nifty Events on behalf of the East Coast Music Association would like to ask for your assistance in putting together a multi-media presentation that will be displayed as part of the Satellite Awards Party. They are looking for digital art from the music industry in Atlantic Canada; this can be in the form of posters, photos and album artwork. For the purposes of this presentation, they are not looking for videos or live action work.

Interested individuals or groups can send an e-mail outlining the general details of submission to sap@thatsnifty.ca

FTP information and a simple outline will be supplied subsequently so you can upload digital work.

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ECMA Announces Performers for Music Awards Gala. George Canyon to Host

March 15, 2011

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced the artists who take to the stage as part of the Bell Aliant ECMA 2011 Music Awards Gala presented by RBC Royal Bank. Country music superstar George Canyon will host the event which is taking place Sunday, April 17th at 8pm in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The gala show will take the audience through a glimpse of traditional Island flavour with Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Haunted Hearts and Meaghan Blanchard. Rockers The Trews, Slowcoaster, and Carmen Townsend will heat up the Homburg stage, while Ashley MacIsaac, Richard Wood, Colin Grant, Cynthia MacLeod, and Kathleen Gorey-McSorley will get toes tapping with an all-star Fiddlefest.

Amelia Curran, Dave Gunning, David Myles, Ghettosocks, Matt Andersen, Hey Rosetta!, Marko Simmonds & Artists for Haiti, and Chelsea Nesbitt will also be making special gala appearances.

There will also be a special tribute to 2011 Lifetime Achievement award winners Haywire.

ECMA Executive Director Su Hutchinson says the gala will incorporate non-traditional musical collaborations highlighting this region’s unique culture. “The 2011 gala is programmed to embrace the collective output of some of this year’s award nominees and performers. This is a celebration that people will not want to miss.”

Eight awards will be handed out at the awards gala: Bell Aliant Entertainer of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, FACTOR Recording of the Year, Francophone Recording of the Year, Rising Star Recording of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Video of the Year and Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year.

Tickets for the Bell Aliant 2011 ECMA Music Awards Gala presented by RBC Royal Bank are available at the Confederation Centre of the Arts box office.

The ECMA Satellite Awards Party will take place on Sunday, April 17th at the Delta Prince Edward and run simultaneously with the awards gala. There will be a special performance by 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Haywire as well as performances by Tom Fun Orchestra and Chris Kirby & The Marquee. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Tickets are available via ticketpro.ca.

East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17. The event is part of the ECMA’s mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music.

The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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East Coast Music Association Announces 2011 Honourary Award Recipients

January 24, 2011

The East Coast Music Association is proud to announce the recipients of its 2011 Honourary Awards. This year’s winners are Haywire – Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award; and Elliott Wight – Stompin’ Tom Award.

“As we eagerly await East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown, ECMA is pleased to recognize two Island-based artists who have had a profound impact on the music industry in Atlantic Canada,” says Michael Kennedy, board chair of the East Coast Music Association. “Haywire showed the region, country and globe that East Coasters know how to rock – and in the process, inspired countless ECMA artists to achieve success.”

Kennedy adds that the ECMA is also very pleased to honour Elliott Wight with the Stompin’ Tom Award for his tireless contributions to East Coast music.  “For over 60 years, he has entertained party-goers, dancers, and even a former Prime Minister.”

The Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have had a profound and lasting effect on the Atlantic Canadian Music Industry. The award was renamed after Dr. Helen Creighton when Dr. Creighton received the award in 1991.

The Stompin’ Tom Award was conceived in 1993 when Stompin’ Tom Connors was presented with the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement award. Instead of accepting the award, he requested that an award be created to honour musicians who have made long-term contributions to the East Coast music industry and paved the road for many successful East Coast artists today.  The award goes to one individual or group from the host province.

The Stompin’ Tom Award will be presented at this year’s Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 16th, at the Delta Prince Edward. The Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the ECMA Awards Gala in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Sunday, April 17th. For more information on the artists, please see enclosed bios.

East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17.  The event is part of the ECMA’s mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music.

The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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The East Coast Music Awards Nominees Announced

January 20, 2011

The 2011 ECMA nominees have been announced. Included in the nominees are numerous Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival performers and Newfoundland artists. View the list of nominees below.

ECMA 2011 MUSIC & INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES

MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Alternative Recording of the Year / Enregistrement alternatif de l’année

  • Pathological Lovers – Calling all Favours
  • Racoon Bandit – Campcraft
  • Ruth Minnikin – Depend on This
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors

Blues Recording of the Year / Enregistrement blues de l’année (Watch Video of the nominees here)

  • John Campbelljohn – Good to Go
  • Matt Andersen – Piggyback
  • Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards – Redemption
  • Scott Parsons – Live at Mahogany Hall
  • The Dungaree Brothers with The Hupman Brothers Band – The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day

Children’s Recoding of the Year / de l’année

  • Art Richard – Art Richard chant avec sec amis
  • Rik Barron – Over in the Meadow
  • Scotty and the Stars – Making Music
  • Zany Lane – Raised By Ducks

Classical Recording of the Year / de l’année

  • Bruno Jacques Pelletier – Musique Ancienne-Early Music
  • Duo Concertante – It Takes Two
  • Frances Gray – Soundscapes of Spain
  • Measha Brueggergosman – Nights and Dreams
  • Shallaway Newfoundland & Labrador Youth in Chorus – Shallaway Sings Ann and Seamus-A Chamber Opera
  • The Elmer Iseler Singers – Lamentations of Jeremiah/Lamentatio Jeremiah Prophetae

Country Recording of the Year / Enregistrement country de l’année

  • Ashley Condon – Come In From the Cold
  • Heather Allison – Heather Allison
  • Kevin Davison – Just the Beginning
  • Larry Foley – Larry Foley
  • Meaghan Blanchard – Chasin’ Lonely Again
  • Tonya Kennedy – Lucky I Lost You

DVD of the Year / DVD de l’année

  • Blou – Noël Blou (Director: Francois Lallier)
  • Jessica Rhaye – Jessica Rhaye: Good Things from the Stage (Director: Andrew MacCormack)
  • New Brunswick Youth Orchestra – Blues on the Boulevard (Director: Greg Hemmings)
  • Spesh K – 90209 (Director: Bun One Productions)
  • The Jimmy Swift Band – JSB Live at the Marquee (Director: Greg Hemmings)
  • The Trews -The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers (Director: Tim Martin)

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year / Artiste de l’année

  • Alert The Medic
  • Blou
  • Chris Colepaugh & The Crew
  • Christina Martin
  • Chuck & Albert
  • Dave Gunning
  • David Myles
  • Jenn Grant
  • Joel Plaskett
  • Lennie Gallant
  • Matt Andersen
  • The Stanfields
  • The Trews

Fan’s Choice Video of the Year / Vidéo de l’année

  • Gypsophilia – Hietzing / Battery Life (Director: Scott Simpson)
  • Hey Rosetta! – A Thousand Suns – Live (Directors: Noah Pink & Christopher Norris)
  • Jenn Grant – You’ll Go Far (Director: Drew Lightfoot)
  • Paper Lions – Lost the War (Directors: JP Poliquin & Nathan Boey)
  • Pathological Lovers – Best Served (Director: Jordan Canning)
  • The Trews – Highway Of Heroes (Director: Tim Martin)
  • Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – Broken Hearted Beat (Director: JP Poliquin)
  • Two Hours Traffic – Noisemaker (Director: Richie Mitchell)

Female Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – artiste solo féminine

  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Christina Martin – I Can Too
  • Kim Wempe – Painting With Tides
  • Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra
  • Rose Cousins – The Send Off
  • Ruth Minnikin – Depends on This

Folk Recording of the Year / Enregistrement populaire de l’année

  • Dave Gunning – We’re All Leaving
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off
  • Jon Bryant – Two Coasts for Comfort
  • Madison Violet – No Fool for Trying
  • Ron Hynes – Stealing Genius
  • Rose Cousins – The Send Off

Francophone Recording of the Year / Enregistrement francophone de l’année

  • Chuck & Albert – énergie
  • Daniel Goguen – Juste tio et moi
  • Lennie Gallant – Le Coeur Hanté
  • Marie Philippe Bergeron – Le complex du gémeau
  • Mary Barry – Chansons Irisées
  • Tradition – Un Autre

Gospel Recording of the Year / Enregistrement gospel de l’année

  • Becka deHaan – Wait For The Wind
  • Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
  • Elizabeth Deveau – The True Vine
  • Marko Simmonds – Marko Presents…
  • Naomi Striemer – Entertaining the World
  • Richard Paul – Where I Need To Be

Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement du groupe de l’année

  • Acres & Acres – All Nations
  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Paper Lions – Trophies
  • Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case – Honey for Bees
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos
  • The Once – The Once
  • Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – Broken Hearted Beat
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors

Instrumental Recording of the Year / Enregistrement instrumental de l’année

  • Aaron Collier – Neo
  • Chrissy Crowley – The Departure
  • Colin Grant – Fun For the Whole Family
  • Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews
  • Gypsophilia – Sa-ba-da-OW!
  • Samantha Robichaud – Collected
  • Duo Concertante – Wild Bird

Jazz Recording of the Year / Enregistrement jazz de l’année (Watch Video of the nominees here)

  • Daniel Matto – I’m Old Fashioned
  • Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews
  • Glen Strickey – Roots for Rudy
  • Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity – Right In the Middle of Wrong
  • Lina Boudreau – Noel Lounge
  • Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington – BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Two
  • Swingology – Under Paris Skies

Loud Recording of the Year / Enregistrement loud de l’année

  • Last Call Chernobyl – Last Call Chernobyl
  • Obsydian – The Grotesque Presage
  • Orchid’s Curse – Voices: The Tales of Broken Men
  • Soul Seeker – Practice What You Seek
  • Tempting Tragedy – Descent Into Madness
  • The Fed Pennies – Brain Disaster

Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – artiste solo masculin

  • Dave Gunning – A Tribute to John Allan Cameron
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off
  • Ian Sherwood – And Now The Fun Begins
  • Matt Andersen – Piggyback
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day

Pop Recording of the Year / Enregistrement pop de l’année

  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Christina Martin – I Can Too
  • Lovestorm – Great Ocean
  • Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra
  • Paper Lions – Trophies
  • Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal
  • The Subtitles – Quick and Painless

R&B/Soul Single Track Recoding of the Year / Enregistrement gospel de l’année

  • Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
  • Cyndi Cain – Back to the Old School
  • Marko Simmonds – Dance With Me

Rap / Hip-Hop Single Track Recording of the Year / Enregistrement simple rap / hip-hop de l’année

  • Ghettosocks – Don’t Turn Around (feat. Edgar Allen Floe)
  • Ghettosocks – Out For The Treats
  • Hotbox – Little Bits (feat. Expedyte, Radar & Phakt)
  • Hotbox (feat Sean One & Monark) – Perfect Formula
  • Spesh K – Can’t Put A Price On Love (feat. Cory Lee)
  • The Caravan – Autumn

FACTOR Recording of the Year / Enregistrement sonore FACTOR de l’année

  • Christina Martin – I Can Too (Producers: Christina Martin & Dale Murray)
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off (Producer: Joel Plaskett)
  • Lennie Gallant – If We Had A Fire (Producers – Hayward Parrott & Lennie Gallant)
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos (Producer – Brian Talbot)
  • The Stanfields – Vanguard of the Young and Reckless (Producers: The Stanfields & Darren van Niekerk)
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day (Producers: Thom Swift & Charles Austin)
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors (Producer: Tony Doogan)

Rising Star Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Étoiles de demain

  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Jerry Stamp – Bloodwork
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case – Honey for Bees
  • The Stanfields – Vanguard of the Young and Reckless
  • Tonya Kennedy – Lucky I Lost You

Rock Recording of the Year / Enregistrement rock de l’année

  • Air Traffic Control – Can’t Kill Love
  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Chris Colepaugh & The Crew – Missed a Page
  • Dwight Deon – Anthems for the Restless
  • Gloryhound – Leave it Alone
  • Jerry Stamp – Bloodwork

Roots / Traditional Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement folklore / traditionnel de l’année – groupe

  • Chris Norman & David Greenberg Duo – Let Me In This Ae Night
  • Chuck & Albert – énergie
  • Ennis – Lessons Learned
  • Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys – Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
  • Pogey – Full Speed Ahead
  • Scott MacMillan & Brian Doyle – Live Off The Floor

Roots / Traditional Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement folklore / traditionnel de l’année – artiste solo

  • Colin Grant – Fun For the Whole Family
  • Cynthia MacLeod – Riddle
  • Dave Gunning – A Tribute To John Allan Cameron
  • Eleanor McCain – Green Hills of Home
  • Kathleen Gorey-McSorley – Cheoil Binn
  • Richard Wood – A Change of Reasons

Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year / Chanson de l’année

  • David Myles – Need A Break (Producer: Joel Plaskett)
  • Sleepy Driver – Like A Weapon (Producers: Ethan Young-Lai, Peter Hicks & Mike Hatheway)
  • Slowcoaster – War on War (Producer: Brian Talbot)
  • The Keats – Give Me A Ring (Producer: Chris Burke-Gaffney)
  • The Stanfields – The Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor) (Producers: The Stanfields & Darren van Niekerk)
  • The Trews – Highway of Heroes (Producers: John-Angus MacDonald & Gordie Johnson)

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year / Compositeur ou compositrice SOCAN de l’année

  • Chris Kirby – “Entertainer of the Year” (Performed by: Chris Kirby)
  • Jenn Grant & Buck 65 – “Paper Airplanes” (Performed by: Jenn Grant & Buck 65)
  • Lennie Gallant – “Emily’s Letters” (Performed by: Lennie Gallant)
  • Meaghan Smith – “I Know” (Performed by: Meaghan Smith)
  • Paul Murphy, Tim D’Eon, Loel Campbell, Michael Bigelow – “Preservation” (Performed by: Wintersleep)
  • Rose Cousins – “I Were the Bird” (Performed by: Rose Cousins)

World Recording of the Year (Watch Video of the Nominees here)

  • Native Gumbo – Native Gumbo
  • StahMeNah Vybz – Stahmenah Rewind
  • The Idlers – Keep Out
  • Vineet Vyas – The King of Dhamaar

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Broadcast of the Year

  • Atlantic Airwaves
  • Atlantic Beaver
  • CKDH Kitchen Party
  • East Coast Countdown
  • Route 104

Event of the Year

  • Cavendish Beach Music Festival
  • Celtic Colours International Festival
  • Festival of Small Halls
  • Halifax for Haiti
  • Halifax Pop Explosion
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
  • New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee

Independent Company of the Year

  • Garrison Hill Entertainment
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Malkin Music
  • Marcato Digital Solutions
  • Sonic Entertainment Group
  • SpinCount

Industry Professional of the Year

  • Eirinn Fraser
  • Glenn Meisner
  • Heather Gibson
  • Ian McKinnon
  • Jimmie Inch
  • Kimberly Sinclair

Live Sound Technician of the Year

  • Carl Gosine
  • Kenneth Ryan
  • Matt Miller
  • Nathan Petrie
  • Russ Wood
  • Stephen Doherty

Manager of the Year

  • Darren Gallop
  • Eirinn Fraser
  • Heather Gibson
  • Ian McKinnon
  • Jeff Liberty
  • Shelley Chase

Media Person of the Year

  • Doug Gallant
  • Jeff Liberty
  • Jimmie Inch
  • Kurt Fawthrop
  • Marc Xavier LeBlanc
  • Tom Bedell

Producer of the Year

  • Andrew Melzer
  • Tim Feswick
  • Daniel Ledwell
  • Fred Lavery
  • Dave Gunning
  • Jon Matthews

Radio Station of the Year

  • 1015 The Hawk
  • 94.1 East Coast FM
  • 95.1 CFCY
  • CKDH Radio
  • Q104
  • The Coast 89.7

Record Company/Distributor/Independent Label of the Year

  • Company House Records
  • Diminished Fifth Records
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Sonic Records
  • Sound of Pop Inc.
  • Warner Music Canada

Studio of the Year

  • Big Grey Sound Studios
  • Feswick Productions
  • Lakewind Sound Studios
  • MasterTracks Recording Studios
  • Soundpark Studios
  • The Sonic Temple

Studio Engineer of the Year presented by OIART

  • Darren van Niekerk
  • Dave Skinner
  • Dennis Field
  • Jamie Foulds
  • Jon Matthews
  • Michael Shepherd
  • Tim Feswick

Venue of the Year

  • Harmony House Theatre
  • Hunter’s Ale House
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • The Company House
  • The Fredericton Playhouse
  • The Paragon Theatre

Visual Artist of the Year

  • Cheryl Smith
  • Chr!s Sm!th
  • Daniel Ledwell
  • Jocelyne Vautour
  • kelly clark fotography
  • Peter Farmer
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30th Atlantic Film Festival’s Music & Image: Take 6 Compilation

May 18, 2010

DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2010

The Atlantic Film Festival, in partnership with the East Coast Music Association, is pleased to announce the production of the seventh edition of the Music & Image Compilation CD. This CD will continue to build upon the goals of the Music & Image Program by exposing Atlantic Canadian artists to opportunities in the film, television and new media sectors. The Music & Image compilation CD will be distributed to key industry players, in both the national and international marketplace, including approximately 1000 delegates at the 30th Atlantic Film Festival and approximately 1500 delegates at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards, Festival & Conference.

CRITERIA:
· Open to all genres of music
· Artist(s) must have released at least one professionally manufactured CD
· Artist(s) must own and control master (track/song usage)
· Artist(s) must control publishing
· Artist(s) must have professional press kit/bio/EPK/web presence
· Previous music placement experience in film, television or new media is an asset but not a requirement

HOW TO APPLY:
Submissions will be accepted online through Sonicbids. Please follow this link to access the application form
http://www.sonicbids.com/MusicImageTake6
There is a $10 submission fee per track. Although you may submit more than one track, only one track per artist
will appear on the CD. * Please note we will no longer be accepting applications by mail.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Submit track(s) must be available in a downloadable mp3 format. Simply providing an online streaming versions will not be accepted.
2. Track title, genre, album title, track length, full listing of artist(s), name(s) of owner of master & name(s) of owner of publishing/synch
3. 50 Word bio of artist/group

Artists selected for the CD will be contacted and required to provide a high quality WAV file. A Licensing Agreement will be issued outlining the terms
and conditions of this recording. Please note, this CD Compilation is for promotional use only and is not for resale.

For more information please visit atlanticfilm.com/musicandimage OR call Alyson Sanders at 902 420 4577 toll free 1 877 611 4244

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Jazz and Blues Recording of the Year Winners From the ECMA’s 2010

March 11, 2010

Blues Recording of the Year

The Hupman Brothers – Countin’ Quarters

Jazz Recording of the Year

Gypsophilia  – Sa-ba-da-OW!
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ECMA Award Show in Cape Breton.

March 9, 2010

2009 Festival Performers Gypsopilia

It was a memorable night for singer songwriter Joe Plasket, taking home seven ECMA’s (six as a performer one as a producer),at this years ceremony. The only Newfoundland winner on the night was the Novaks winning Sirius Satellite Radio Rock Recording of the Year.

In the Jazz and Blues Catergories last years Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival Performers Gypsophilia took home Jazz Recording of the Year for their album Sa-ba-da-OW! The winner of Blues Recording of the Year went to Nova Scotia’s The Hupman Brothers for their album, Countin’ Quarters.

For a full list of winners visit The ECMA website with the nominees listed here

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