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Showcasing Artists Announced for East Coast Music Week 2011

December 13, 2010

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced today at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown the artists who will perform on the official ECMA stages as part of East Coast Music Week 2011 taking place April 13-17.

Showcase performers submitted their names to the ECMA between August 23 and October 1, 2010 with the selections determined by juries of industry professionals representing the four Atlantic Provinces plus one National or International juror.

“East Coast Music fans are in for a really big treat come April,” says Campbell Webster, chair of the ECMA 2011 Event Committee. “The talent and diversity featured on these stages is really incredible and there is so much more to come with partnered stages being announced in the New Year.”

Below are the artists selected to perform on the official ECMA stages during East Coast Music Week 2011:

Songwriter’s Association of Canada (S.A.C.) BLUEBIRD NORTH STAGE presented by the Charlottetown Airport Authority – Venue: The Guild
The S.A.C. gratefully acknowledges the support of The SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Creators’ Assistance Component of the Canada Music Fund

Host: SAC Special Guest Dan Hill
Chastity (PE), Terry Penney (NL), Thom Swift (NS), Tanya Davis (NS), The Mountains & The Trees (NL), Alex Madsen of The Divorcees (NB)

Molson Canadian ROCK STAGE – Venue: Delta Prince Edward

Mark Bragg & The Butchers (NL), Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards (NB), Carmen Townsend (NS), Three Sheet (NS), English Words (PE), The Stanfields (NS)

RISING STAR SHOWCASE – Venue: Delta Prince Edward

Andy Brown (NB), Rik Reese & Neon Highway (NB), Meaghan Blanchard (PE), Haunted Hearts (PE), Jay Smith (NS), Ryan MacGrath (NS), Matthew Hornell & The Diamond Minds (NL), Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case (NL)

MRSB ROOTS STAGE – Venue: Delta Prince Edward

Jimmy Rankin (NS), The Navigators (NL), Ian Sherwood (NS), Kim Dunn (NS), Ian Janes (NS),
Cynthia MacLeod (PE), Richard Wood (PE)

SOCAN SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE – Venue: Delta Prince Edward

Rose Cousins (NS), Lennie Gallant (PE), Jessica Rhaye (NB), Brooke Miller (PE), Jenn Grant (NS)
SOCAN special guest artist will be announced at a later date.


Jimmy Rankin (NS), Matt Andersen (NB), The Trews (NS), The Once (NL), Ruth Minnikin (NS), Vishtèn (PE), Dave Gunning (NS), David Myles (NB), Christina Martin (NS), The Olympic Symphonium (NB), Paper Lions (PE)


Lennie Gallant (PE), Chris Kirby (NL), Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews (NS & NL), Erin Costelo (NS), Charlie A’Court (NS), Chuck & Albert (PE)

RBC DISCOVERY STAGE presented by The Murphy Centre

7 Mile Stare (NS), Alana Yorke (NS), Andrew Doyle (NS), Arrows in the Air (PE), Ashley Condon (PE), Back Pocket Material (NS), Banded Stilts (NL), Becka deHaan (NB), Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers (NS), Bethany Bible College Chorale (NB), Big Deal (NS), Breagh MacKinnon (NS), Breagh Potter (NS), Chris Boudreau (NB), Clinton Charlton (NB), Cody Westman (NL), Connie Saulnier (NS), Craig Mercer & the Will Be Gones (NS), Cyndi Cain (NS), Dan Doiron (NS), David Wills (NB), Derrick Paul Miller (NB), Devil’s Elbow (NS), Drumlin (NS), Eleanor McCain (NB), Emmy Alcorn (NS), Fleur Mainville (NS), Godsent (NS), Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (PE), Heather Allison (NB), Jaclyn Reinhart Band (NB), Jacquie Drew & The Crew (NB), Jared Lutes (NB), Jason MacDonald (NS), John Morgan (NS), Julia Halfyard (NL), Katherine Moller (NB), Katie McGarry (PE), Kendra Gale (NB), Kristina Trites (NS), Marko Simmonds (NS), Matthew Byrne (NL), Meggie Lou (NS), Melanie D (NB), Moonshine Ramblers (NS), Naming The Twins (NS), Oh No, Theodore! (NB), Papilio (NS), Patrick Molloy & The Manifest (NL), Phil Flowers (NB), Plain Dirty Blues Band (PE), Quiet Elephant (NL), Rachel Davis (NS), Remedy (NS), Repartee (NL), Silver Wolf Band (PE), StahMeNah Vybz (NS), The Belle Comedians (NS), The Company (NS), The Disengagement (NS), The North Lakes (PE), The Repercussionists (NS), The Terry Whalen Band (NB), The Wax (NS), The Wynnes (PE), Tom Terrell (NS), Tradition (NB), TWRP (NS), Waif & The Spade (PE), ZWERG (NB)

Artists for the Soundwaves program and partnered stages will be announced in the New Year.

Tickets are now on sale for East Coast Music Week 2011 at or
ECMA Week is an annual event organized by the ECMA as a critical part of its mission statement. The 2011 event will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17. The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate it is to foster, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 800 members.


Music Newfoundland and Labrador and SOCAN present: SOCAN 101 Information Session with Tim Hardy

July 28, 2010

Music Newfoundland and Labrador and SOCAN present:  SOCAN 101 Information Session with Tim Hardy

Tuesday, August 17th @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, MusicNL Offices – 186 Duckworth Street.
The information session is free for all Music Newfoundland and Labrador members  PLEASE RSVP to by Friday August 13th. Seating is limited!
Do you want to know how to earn money as a songwriter / composer? Chances are you are not getting the most money out of your music and we’re going to show you how SOCAN can help.
Tim Hardy, SOCAN’s Member & Industry Relations Executive for Atlantic Canada, will be on hand to discuss the following topics:
• How to join SOCAN if you’re not already a member
• How SOCAN collects you money (radio, TV, film, live performances, Internet)
• What’s new at SOCAN
• Understanding copyright
• SOCAN Foundation funding for artists and presenters

Tim Hardy has worked with SOCAN in a variety of positions within their Licensing & Membership Departments in both their head office in Toronto and their Atlantic Canadian Office based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 1995. Tim’s current role with SOCAN as the Member & Industry Relations Executive – Atlantic Region has him based in Dartmouth, but on the road throughout Atlantic Canada. The Member Relations role allows Tim to work with songwriters, composers and music publishers, as well as industry associations and key influencers within the region, spreading the word about SOCAN and its role within the Canadian music industry. The Industry Relations role allows Tim to work directly with many industry associations in Atlantic Canada (Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, chambers of commerce, hospitality associations, restaurant associations, etc.) who’s membership is effected by SOCAN licensing. Tim also does numerous presentations and workshops throughout the region discussing SOCAN, copyright, performing rights and the SOCAN Foundation.

About SOCAN:

At SOCAN, we understand that the Canadian music industry is only as strong as the sum of its parts. We are proud to play a leading role, working with other organizations to ensure the long-term health of our members’ livelihoods and the Canadian music industry as a whole. SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the right to communicate to the public and publicly perform musical works. We administer these rights on behalf of our members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international organizations by licensing this use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to our members and to affiliated organizations throughout the world. We also distribute royalties received from those organizations to our members for the use of their music worldwide. SOCAN has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Dartmouth.

For more information please contact:

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758

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