ECMA Announces 2015 Honorary Award Recipients…unveils details of additional showcases

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ECMA Announces 2015 Honorary Award Recipients

…unveils details of additional showcases

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Honorary East Coast Music Awards. They are as follows:

Director's Special Achievement Award
Marc Chouinard

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Tom Gordon

Musician’s Achievement Award
Glenn Simmons

Industry Builder Award
Fred’s Records

Stompin’ Tom Award
Max MacDonald (CB)
Frank Barter (NB)
John White (NL)
Jeff Goodspeed (NS) 
Mac Campbell (PE)
Award presentations for these honorary awards are as follows:

Director's Special Achievement Award and Industry Builder Award:
Award Gala, Thursday, April 9 @ 8:30PM  - Jack Byrne Arena

Stompin’ Tom Award (PE):
Radio ECMA Friday, April 10 @ 12:00PM - Delta Lobby

All other awards:
Industry Party, Saturday, April 11 @ 5:00PM - JAG Hotel

Additional Eastlink East Coast Music Week Showcases
The ECMA unveiled three additional showcases taking place at the Holy Heart Theatre during Eastlink East Coast Music Week in St. John’s, NL. Details are as follows:

CBC's East Coast Music Hour with David Myles 
Tim Chaisson
Brianna Gosse
James Hill
Anne Janelle
Alan Jeffries

ECMW Gospel Showcase 
The Secrets
Blair Lane
Angie Rogers
Dan Bursey
Infinitely More
Kellie Loder

ECMW Presents: Music PEI Showcase
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
The Count and the Cuban Cocktail
Tickets for these showcases can be purchased here:

Road to the Rock:
The Official Eastlink East Coast Music Week Podcast
Last week, ECMA debuted Road to the Rock: The Official Eastlink East Coast Music Week Podcast. Hosted by Trevor Murphy of CKDU’s Halifax Is Burning, the series highlights a showcasing act from each of the five Atlantic Canadian regions. New episodes of podcasts will be released each Wednesday leading up to ECMW.
Listen to the first episode featuring Newfoundland’s RocketRocketShip here:

ECMW 2015 Charity Hockey Game
East Coast musicians and local celebrities join forces for a charity hockey game against music industry professionals and media personalities at Mile One Centre on Sunday, April 12 at 12pm. All proceeds from the event will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
Tickets are $10 plus tax and service fees, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 709-576-7657, or in person at the box office.

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.


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