2021 Export Buyers Program


The ECMA is thrilled to present the 33rd celebration of the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference and the 19th edition of the International Export Buyers Program in Sydney, Nova Scotia from May 5 - 9.

The ECMA 2021 Export Buyers Program will transition to a hybrid model to offer a physical and virtual export development program for our members. The 2021 edition will welcome a virtual and onsite delegation of more than 150 international and Canadian music industry delegates from a diverse range of musical genres and music sectors. These industry tastemakers will include talent buyers, festival and venue programmers, presenters, agents, music supervisors, sync agents, publishers, labels, and media from around the world. During the weekend, delegates will be invited to participate in the ‘Canadian Music. East Coast Style.’ Export Buyers Showcase series, engaging webinars, one-on-one meetings, networking forums and conference activities.

The ECMA Export Buyers Program is renowned as one of Canada’s premiere incoming buyers trade events and creates export business development opportunities for the Atlantic Canadian music industry.

Who would you like to connect with at ECMA 2021?

ECMA is requesting your assistance to identify key delegates for consideration for the 2021 International Export Buyers Program. Please forward your recommendations of international and Canadian delegates with contact information to ECMA Export Manager Shelley Nordstrom at international (at) by Friday, January 8, 2021.

The ECMA International Export Buyers Program creates and builds business development for ECMA members through opportunities including: Export Buyers Showcase Series, Live Performance Pitch Sessions, Export Readiness Training, Mentorship Programs, Pre-scheduled One-On-One Meetings, Interactive and Informative Conference Sessions and an array of networking activities.

ECMA thanks you in advance, as your input is essential to help create an effective and successful 2021 International Export Buyers Program and Industry Conference ‘Our Music Means Business’.