Submissions

2021 MUSIC & INDUSTRY AWARDS, SHOWCASING SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

About Our Awards & Showcasing:

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) presents up to 50 Music Awards each year. Winners are chosen entirely by a jury panel consisting of qualified regional, national and international industry professionals. Voting for the Fans’ Choice Awards (Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year) are open to a public vote.

The ECMA Industry Awards recognize the achievements and contributions of our industry professionals and leaders from across Atlantic Canada for the 2020-2021 year. These awards recognize and celebrate the people and companies who are working to build a strong and vibrant East Coast music industry. These awards are fully juried categories and are not open to member or public vote.

ECMA Showcasing allows Atlantic Canadian acts the opportunity to perform for a target audience of influential industry members that can include label representatives, talent buyers, managers and media, as well as excited music fans.

MUSIC AWARD ELIGIBILITY PERIODS:

Music Awards: (except for the four categories listed below): June 1, 2019 - October 23, 2020

  1. African Canadian Artist of the Year Award Eligibility Period (NEW): June 1, 2018 - October 23, 2020.
  2. Children’s Entertainer of the Year Eligibility Period (NEW): June 1, 2018 - October 23, 2020.
  3. Indigenous Artist of the Year Eligibility Period: June 1, 2018 - October 23, 2020.
  4. World Recording of the Year Eligibility Period (NEW): June 1, 2018 - October 23, 2020.

----

INDUSTRY AWARD ELIGIBILITY PERIODS:

Industry Award Eligibility Period (except for the categories listed below): June 1, 2019 - October 23, 2020

  1. Artist Innovator of the Year Award (In light of COVID-19): March 1, 2020 - October 23, 2020
  2. Industry Innovator of the Year Award (In light of COVID-19): March 1, 2020 - October 23, 2020

----

SHOWCASING ELIGIBILITY PERIODS:

NEW! Stage/Showcasing Eligibility Period: June 1, 2017 - May 9, 2021

NOTE: ECMA strives to support East Coast artists any way possible. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and the cancellation of the ECMA 2020 Festival & Conference, this eligibility period has been extended temporarily for this year in order to include those that did not receive the opportunity to showcase this past year.

Recording(s) must be released within the eligibility period outlined.

Pre-orders: Recordings will also qualify if they are available for pre-order online no later than October 23, 2020. Pre-ordered recordings (digital and/or physical copies) must be available by December 31, 2020. ECMA may request proof of transaction.

Recording(s) must be released within the eligibility period outlined.

Submissions