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2013 East Coast Music Award Nominees (and more) Announced

2013 East Coast Music Award Nominees (and more) Announced

January . 15 . 2013

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to announce the 2013 East Coast Music Award nominees. Wintersleep leads the
pack with six nominations. Matt Mays trails closely with five, followed by Rose Cousins, Radio Radio, Rich Aucoin and Tim Chaisson with
four nominations each. The 2013 East Coast Music Award nominees are:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year / Enregistrement autochtone de l’année

City Natives - City Natives
Gary Sappier Band - Gary Sappier Blues Band
Lone Cloud - We Are Medicine People
Old Self - Who?
Speechless - Dangerous Methods

African-Canadian Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Musique afro-canadienne

Cam Smith - Ocean Blue
Jon Samuel - First Transmission
Stahmenah - Shades Of The Heart
Stack Loot Divide - Now It's Time

Album of the Year / Album de l’année

Gypsophilia - Constellation (Producer: Howard Bilerman)
Jenn Grant - The Beautiful Wild (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Matt Mays - Coyote (Producer: Matt Mays)
Radio Radio - Havre de Grâce (Producers: Radio Radio)
Wintersleep - Hello Hum (Producers: Tony Doogan & Dave Friedmann)

Blues Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Blues

Charlie A'Court - Triumph & Disaster
Chris Martin & The Trouble Shooters - A Whole 'Nother Thang
LeeBoy - Better Man Blues
Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin' Daddys - When The Money's All Gone
Working Class - Restless

Children’s Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Jeunesse

Coach Patt - Coach Patt
Donna & Andy - La vie pour moi
Jamie Junger - Fishin' For Pickles
Pistachio Mike - Where My G's At?
Scotty and the Stars - Time to Get Up

Classical Composition of the Year / Composition classique de l’année

Derek Charke - Between the Shore and the Ships
Jérôme Blais - Mouvance
Robert Bauer - The Dykes of Acadie
Scott Macmillan - La Victoire
Steven Naylor - Aboiteau

Classical Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Classique

David Rogosin - Evocation
Edmund Dawe & Lynn Johnson, Duo Pianists - Dialogue
Helen Pridmore and Wesley Ferriera - Between the Shore and the Ships
Sageev Oore & Dani Oore - Radical Cycle
Saint John String Quartet - Saint John String Quartet & Jacques Dupriez

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

Josh Macumber - Josh Macumber Was Here
RyLee Madison - Where Does The Time Go
The Heavy Horses - Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs
The Keats - Free At Last
Tonya Kennedy - He's Everything You're Not

Electronic Recording of the Year / Enregistrement électronique de l’année

English Words - Red Potion
In Dreams - Sleepwalk
Joshua Van Tassel - Joshua Van Tassel
Sp00nfed - Sweet Fades EP
Steven Naylor - Lieux imaginaires

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year / Artiste de l'année – Choix du public

Dave Gunning
David Myles
George Canyon
Gypsophilia
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Rich Aucoin
The Once
The Stanfields
The Trews
Tim Chaisson
Wintersleep

Fan’s Choice Video of the Year / Vidéoclip de l'année – Choix du public

David Myles - "Long Dark Night" (Director: Hiep Vu)
George Canyon - "Saddle Up" (Director: Warren Sonoda)
Gloryhound - "Electric Dusk" (Director: Jack Brayer)
Matt Mays - "Take It On Faith" (Director: Michael Maxxis)
Radio Radio - "Gong Hotel" (Directors: BAZ and Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau)
Rich Aucoin - "It" (Director: Noah Pink)
The Divorcees - "The Crows" (Director: Scott Simpson)
The Once - "You're My Best Friend" (Director: Adam Penney)
Tim Chaisson - "Beat This Heart" (Director: Ante Kovac)
Wintersleep - "In Came The Flood" (Director: Sean Wainsteim)

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

Ben Caplan - In the Time of the Great Remembering
Dave Gunning - No More Pennies
David Myles - Into The Sun
Gabrielle Papillon - Little Bug
Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark

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

Lisa LeBlanc - Lisa LeBlanc
Monique Poirier - Parler de paradis
Pascal Lejeune - Le bruit des machines
Radio Radio - Havre de Grâce
Vishtèn - Mōsaïk

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

Eleanor McCain - Holiday
Kingswood University Chorale - You Are Holy
Life Support - Life Support Live
Matt Brouwer - Till The Sunrise
Stephanie Mainville - Old Man Winter

Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l'année – Groupe

Madison Violet - The Good in Goodbye
Paper Lions - At Long Creek
The Dardanelles - The Eastern Light
The Stanfields - Death & Taxes
Wintersleep - Hello Hum

Jazz Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Jazz

Ian Toms - Playbook
Jeff Torbert - Urban Poultry & Other Hopes
Joel Miller - Swim
Matt MacDougall - Familiar Faces
Will Fisher - Portage

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

Christina Martin - Sleeping With A Stranger
Heather Green - Your Last War
Jenn Grant - The Beautiful Wild
Paper Lions - At Long Creek
Rich Aucoin - We're All Dying To Live

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year / Enregistrement R&B/Soul de l’année

Charlie A'Court - Triumph & Disaster
Chris Kirby - Wonderizer
Eileen Joyce – Life is Too Short
Gary Sappier Band – Gary Sappier Blues Band
Working Class - Restless

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Rap / hip-hop

Cam Smith - Ocean Blue
Mischif - Supernova
Quake Matthews - The Book Of Matthew
Radio Radio - Havre de Grâce
Sampson - iLL-Mannered

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

Ben Caplan - In the Time of the Great Remembering
Breagh Mackinnon - Where The Days Went
Heather Green - Your Last War
Mo Kenney - Mo Kenney
Repartee - Repartee

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

Joel Plaskett Emergency - Scrappy Happiness
Long Distance Runners - Tracks
Matt Mays - Coyote
The Stanfields - Death & Taxes
Wintersleep - Hello Hum

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Folklore / traditionnel – Groupe

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac - Seinn
The Barra MacNeils - The Barra MacNeils live with Symphony Nova Scotia
The Dardanelles - The Eastern Light
The Once - Row Upon Row of the People They Know
Vishtèn - Mōsaïk

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

Bruce Guthro - Celtic Crossing
Fleur Mainville - Once
Jim Dorie - Ghosts of Pictou County
Larry Foley - Free & Easy
Tim Chaisson - The Other Side

Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Artiste solo

Chris Kirby - Wonderizer
Jenn Grant - The Beautiful Wild
Matt Mays - Coyote
Raylene Rankin - All The Diamonds
Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark

Song of the Year / Chanson de l'année

Dave Gunning - "These Hands"
Ria Mae - "Leaving Today"
Rich Aucoin - "It"
Rose Cousins - "The Darkness"
Tim Chaisson - "Beat This Heart"

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

Bruce Guthro - "Stan's Tune" (Composer: Bruce Guthro)
Christina Martin - "Marina" (Composer: Christina Martin)
Matt Mays - "Take It On Faith" (Composer: Matt Mays)
Rose Cousins - "Go First" (Composer: Rose Cousins)
Wintersleep - "In Came The Flood" (Composer: Paul Murphy/ Tim D'eon/ Loel Campbell)

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

Darren McMullen - Shoes for Molly
Dominique Dupuis - Dominique Dupuis
Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews - The Empress
Natalie MacMaster - Cape Breton Girl
Sprag Session - Sprag Session

World Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Musiques du monde

Andru Branch - Step Into The Light
Gypsophilia - Constellation
Stahmenah - Shades Of The Heart
Shaun Ferguson - Ascensions
Stack Loot Divide - Now It's Time

"Today’s announcements clearly demonstrate the incredible talent in this region,” says Heather Gibson, Chair of the ECMA Board. "We are
proud to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our Atlantic Canadian artists and look forward to recognizing them in March during
Eastlink East Coast Music Week."

For a document with the 2013 East Coast Music Award nominees, visit: http://pigeonrow.com/photos/ECMADoc.pdf. To watch the nominations video, please click here.

Eastlink East Coast Music Week and the Chronicle Herald East Coast Music Awards Gala

Eastlink has been announced as the title sponsor for East Coast Music Week. This means Eastlink customers can enjoy coverage of the
week-long, Atlantic Canadian music showcase, live in HD, OnDemand and on Eastlink’s new TV anywhere platform, Eastlink To Go,
including:

· national coverage of the Gala Awards Show and the Red Carpet event;
· Atlantic Canadian coverage of daily shows, produced live from Eastlink’s Spring Garden Road retail store, showcasing interviews with
musicians, highlights from the week-long events and local concerts, and a sneak peek behind the scenes;
· daily, local schedule of events on Eastlink TV; and
· a 13-part series showcasing the ECMAs, televised throughout the year.

“Eastlink is excited and honoured to partner with Atlantic Canada’s iconic music event, East Coast Music Week,” says Jeff Brown,
Eastlink's Regional Manager. “This partnership is a natural fit; we share the same passion and commitment towards supporting and
showcasing local talent.”

Eastlink will present the Chronicle Herald East Coast Music Awards Gala on Sunday, March 10 at the Cunard Centre. Natalie
MacMaster
is the initial performer confirmed for the event. Tickets are $50.00 plus service charges and available via the ECMA website
(http://www.ecma.com).

"It is thrilling for the ECMA to be working with Eastlink and the Chronicle Herald on our 25th Anniversary event," said Scott Burke, ECMA
Executive Director. "We promise a week filled with incredible music and excitement, and for it to roll out once again on a national broadcast
is a testament to the importance of East Coast music."

East Coast Music Week's A Sound Celebration with Symphony Nova Scotia

ECMW is proud to present A Sound Celebration with Symphony Nova Scotia which takes place on Saturday, March 9 at the Rebecca
Cohn Auditorum. The evening will feature solo and collaborative performances by Symphony Nova Scotia under music director Bernhard
Gueller and resident conductor Jonathan Govias with special guests Rita MacNeil, Lennie Gallant, Cindy Cain, Radio Radio and Ennis.
"ECMA’s collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia – one of Canada’s premier professional orchestras – truly fulfills ECMA’s priority to
develop and forge innovative and long term cultural partnerships that contribute to our members and our industry," says Heather Gibson,
Chair of the Board.

RBC Breakout Stage and The Rising Star Showcase

The RBC Breakout Stage takes place at the Waterfront Warehouse on Thursday, March 7. The stage showcases the talent of new
musicians such as Bad Habits, Caroline Savoie, Colour Code, Hear/Say, Heather Green, Jennah Barry, Shaun Leblanc, Ten Strings
and A Goat Skin, The Benoits, The Lonesome Line, The Secrets
, and Willie Stratton.

The artists selected to participate are also offered an additional showcasing spot at ECMW, access to the Industry Conference, a mentorship
program, and development sessions.

The Rising Star Showcase takes place at Casino Nova Scotia's Schooner Room on Friday, March 8. It grants acts the opportunity to
perform for a target audience of influential industry members, including label representatives, talent buyers, managers, media, and the
general public. The 2013 Rising Star Showcase includes performances from Acres & Acres, Coyote, Dylan Guthro, Les Hay Babies, Lisa
LeBlanc, Long Distance Runners, North Lakes, Pilot to Bombardier, and Sprag Session
.

East Coast Music Week’s 2013 Industry Conference

East Coast Music Week’s 2013 Industry Conference, celebrating ‘25 Years Pure – Our Music Means Business,’ has much to offer every
member of the music industry. It brings together some of the industry’s best minds, as they lead four days of seminars, workshops,
showcases, and business meetings.

Including a star studded line-up of national and international panelists and guest speakers, the 2013 Conference will feature a diverse range
of professional development sessions. It includes the newly launched, Music & Image: Music Supervision Mentorship Program, a digital
spotlight feature by TOPSPIN and the 25th Anniversary Keynote Address presented by music industry icon and Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame inductee Seymour Stein. Stein is the President of Sire Records and is also Vice President of Warner Bros. Records. He is credited for
bringing the Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Madonna, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and Echo and the Bunnymen into the
mainstream and on to the world stage.

Celebrating its 12th edition, the ECMA Export Buyers Program activities will feature the hugely popular Canadian Music East Coast Style
Export Buyers Showcases, ‘Two for the Show’ - Live Performance Pitch Sessions,
and an interactive Francophone Symposium forum.
The program also includes a wide variety of interactive Export Business Development sessions, pre-scheduled one-on-one business
meetings, engaging interactive sessions with some of the leading experts from the United States, UK, Australia, France and the Netherlands
and a featured ‘Canadian Summit’ spotlight, welcoming the largest delegation in the program's history.

Now in its ninth year, the ECMA and Atlantic Film Festival joint initiative, Music & Image, brings together music buyers and supervisors
from the film and television industry to explore opportunities for today's musician in the new global marketplace. The newly launched, Music
& Image: Music Supervision Mentorship Program,
is designed to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to
expand their career and business opportunities in the world of film, television and music supervision. Featured conference topics
include Video and Content Production – How To Make The Most of Your Digital Presence and a unique platform Music Supervision
Rapid Fire
where four top music supervisors pitch their current projects to artists, managers, labels and companies seeking to create new
business opportunities in film and television.

Schedule highlights also include the ‘Break Out’ Members Mentorship Program session, the Music Manager Forum
Roundtable, Deconstructing Radio – Finding Your Place on The Dial,
a featured Band Case Study, presenting the FACTOR Makeover,
an engaging Indie Town Hall, and back by popular demand, the East Coast Music Week ‘Dial In’ Mixer.

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, East Coast Music Week, which includes awards, a festival, industry conference and the
International Export Buyers Program. The ECMA's 25th Anniversary event takes place in Halifax, March 6-10, 2013. 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, MUSICACTION, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio
broadcasters. ECMA recognizes the support from the Nova Scotia Departments of Tourism, Communities, Culture, and Heritage and Labour
and Advanced Education, and the Halifax Regional Municipality. Major corporate sponsors of Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2013 include
Eastlink, the Chronicle Herald, CBC, NewCap Radio, Molson Canadian, Sennheiser Canada and Chester + Company.