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.
35 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.