The East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce Steve Albini as its keynote speaker for the 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Week Conference.The address takes place on Saturday, April 11 from 4-5pm at the Harbourview Salon in Delta St. John's.
Steve Albini is a Chicago based musician, recording engineer, and owner of the famed Electrical Audio studio. He has fronted several influential acts, including Big Black and Shellac.
His production work has been featured on over a thousand recordings, including Nirvana's In Utero, PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, Low's Things We Lost in the Fire, and many other semenal works by acts such as Pixies, Magnolia Electric Company, Will Oldham, Iggy & The Stooges, Cheap Trick, and Neurosis.
In 1993, Albini published The Problem with Music, an essay expounding his belief that the major label dominated industry of the time was inefficient, exploited musicians, and led to subpar music. Albini continues to offer constructive insights into what makes for a healthy music ecosystem.
"Having Steve Albini deliver the keynote address at the 2015 ECMW conference is huge for us. As both an artist and recording engineer, Albini has played a significant role in defining what rock music has sounded like for the past 30 years,” says ECMA Executive Director Andy McLean.
“Not only has he worked with some of the most influential acts of our time, including Nirvana and The Pixies, he has also doled out invaluable music industry insight and criticism as both a writer and speaker. This announcement gives a great boost to what is already shaping up to be an unforgettable ECMW."
Taking place in St. John's, NL from April 8-12, Eastlink East Coast Music Week brings together internationally renowned musicians and industry professionals for five days of performances, conferences, and a gala award show hosted by Jonny Harris.
Tickets and festival passes for the 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Week are available now. For more information, visit: www.ecma.com/ecmw/2015/
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. ECMA and its programs are generously funded by the Government of Canada through the International Business Development Agreement (represented by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and Industry Canada), the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund), the four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, MUSICACTION, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. ECMA recognizes the support of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s, Founding Partner CBC, ECMW Title Sponsor Eastlink, Platinum Partner Delta Hotels and Resorts, Gold Partners Molson Canadian, NewCap Radio, and The Telegram.
For more information, visit: www.ecma.com/ecmw