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Mission: Shining a spotlight on East Coast Music.

Vision: To Create a thriving East Coast Music industry.

ECMA Mission Statement:

"It is the ECMA's mission to develop, advance and celebrate East Coast Canadian music, its artists and its industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. We advocate for our members to ensure they can sustain music careers while based in Canada’s Atlantic region."

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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) shines a spotlight on the regions’ music industry, preserving and promoting East Coast talent at home and around the world. As a member driven organization, we create opportunities for growth and connection within the music industry. We provide year round support, advocacy, and recognition to professionals working across all areas of the music industry, in all stages of their careers.

As passionate believers in the power of music, we understand the importance of our work. Music helps us celebrate the good times and persevere through the hard times. It helps us remember the important moments and provides a distraction from the moments we’d like to forget. It helps us focus, create and connect. It builds communities, industries and economies. For over 30 years, the East Coast Music Association has developed, advanced, and celebrated East Coast music, its artists, and industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. Through our extensive experience, we understand the complex challenges facing East coast musicians, as well as our ability to make the world a better place through music. With the best interests of our members and our communities in mind, we promise to:

  • Always believe in the power of music to make our communities stronger;
  • Adapt and embrace change in all facets of our operations, provide support, education, and opportunities to our members;
  • To maintain diversity across genres, age, race, and gender identities; and
  • Remain focused on developing and growing the industry in our region by fostering a community committed to our members’ success.

36 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a collaboration of music professionals across the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Membership is open to all individuals working in any sector of the music industry or those who support the music industry. Membership includes musicians, artists, agents, managers, record companies, studios, media, related corporations and retailers. The association currently has over 1,000 members.

Throughout the years our mission has remained fixed. A lot has changed in the music industry since we began in 1988, from changing trends in popular music, to the digital revolution, to the disruptions brought on from a global pandemic. EMCA continues to adapt and embrace these changes, and continues to provide opportunities and support to members along the way.

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East Coast Blues Society
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CBMIC
CIMA
Canadian Music Centre
CMRRA
JUNOs
Main Stage
Songwriters' Association of Canada
Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame
Deloitte
Q104
The Breeze
Saltwire
The Coast
Halifax Public Libraries
Marquee
Carleton
Gus' Pub
Level8
Debut Atlantic
MPTF
MMF
Charm Diamond Centres
Halifax Shopping Centre
Canadian Federation of Musicians
Fountain
Global
ECCMA
Side Door
Hali Cheese Boards
Nova Scotian Cookie Company
O'Regan's
Port of Halifax
Global News
Pizza Pizza
Centreplate
ADVANCE
Adam Taylor
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
Innovation PEI
Discover Charlottetown
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
TIXR
ACOA
Vogue Optical
Canada's Food Island
East Coast Blues Society
Woodside Manor
PEI Liquor
Atlantic Music
Downtown Charlottetown
Charlottetown Airport
The Buzz
City of St. John's
Lobster PEI
Maritime Electric
Island Pure Waters
The Gray Group
Delta
Canadian Music Spotlight Marketing
Modo Yoga
Cavendish
Altitude Travel
Confederation Court Mall
Holman Grand
Holland College
Cured Creations
DALMAC
Sonnie Days
Locarius
Receiver Coffee Co
Heart Beat Organics Farmacy
Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean
Peers Alliance
Pride PEI
Province of NL
City of St. John's
Celebrate NL
FACTOR
Canada
Province of Nova Scotia
Halifax Regional Municipality
musicaction
Rogers
CBC
TD
Music NB
Music NL
Music Nova Scotia
CBMIC
Music PEI
SOCAN Foundation
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Stingray
Atlantic Lottery
NSLC
SOCAN
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Millbrook First Nation
Downtown Halifax Business Commission
East Coast Blues Society
Garrison
Grimross
Upstreet
Quidi Vidi
Breton Brewing
Halifax Stanfield
Culligan Water
Enterprise
Java Blend
Rocket
New Scotland
East Coast Wellness Clinic
Covered Bridge
TicketPro
Libra
Nova Scotia Spirit Co
Annapolis
Pattison
Marriott
Scotiabank Centre
Casino Nova Scotia
Alderney
Ginger
Discover Halifax
ACTRA RACS
ANIM
ANSMA
Breakout West
Canadian Musician
CBMIC
CIMA
Canadian Music Centre
CMRRA
JUNOs
Main Stage
Songwriters' Association of Canada
Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame
Deloitte
Q104
The Breeze
Saltwire
The Coast
Halifax Public Libraries
Marquee
Carleton
Gus' Pub
Level8
Debut Atlantic
MPTF
MMF
Charm Diamond Centres
Halifax Shopping Centre
Canadian Federation of Musicians
Fountain
Global
ECCMA
Side Door
Hali Cheese Boards
Nova Scotian Cookie Company
O'Regan's
Port of Halifax
Global News
Pizza Pizza
Centreplate
ADVANCE
Adam Taylor
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
Innovation PEI
Discover Charlottetown
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
TIXR
ACOA
Vogue Optical
Canada's Food Island
East Coast Blues Society
Woodside Manor
PEI Liquor
Atlantic Music
Downtown Charlottetown
Charlottetown Airport
The Buzz
City of St. John's
Lobster PEI
Maritime Electric
Island Pure Waters
The Gray Group
Delta
Canadian Music Spotlight Marketing
Modo Yoga
Cavendish
Altitude Travel
Confederation Court Mall
Holman Grand
Holland College
Cured Creations
DALMAC
Sonnie Days
Locarius
Receiver Coffee Co
Heart Beat Organics Farmacy
Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean
Peers Alliance
Pride PEI
Province of NL
City of St. John's
Celebrate NL

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