ECMA 2022 AWARDS & SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS DATES ANNOUNCED

ECMA 2022 AWARDS & SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS DATES ANNOUNCED

Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 4 - 8, 2022, will open September 13, 2021. All Manuals for Awards and Showcasing submissions are available now for review and preparation.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021 AT 12 PM ADT

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: OCTOBER 8TH, 2021 AT 11:59 PM ADT

SUBMISSIONS INFO

MANUALS & SUBMISSION PLATFORM

All submissions will be accepted until October 8, 2021 by 11:59 PM ADT online at ecma.awardstage.com.

Please note that login and registration on AwardStage will open on September 13, 2021.

For detailed information on categories and requirements, please refer to the 2022 ECMA Manuals available at ecma.awardstage.com, or review below:

Music Awards Manual

Industry Awards Manual

Showcasing Manual

Honourary Awards Manual

WHY APPLY FOR ECMAs 2022?

  • ECMA is a well-known and reputable brand internationally. Receiving an ECMA award nomination is a prestigious accomplishment.

  • Get in front of domestic and international delegates/export buyers who are recruited and invited to attend the ECMA Conference and Showcases.

  • Grow your fan base by performing in front of thousands of music lovers.

  • In 2021, ECMA spent over $100,000 that went directly to artists. It pays to play!

  • Get business done with one-on-one meetings and other networking/business opportunities as part of the ECMA Conference and Export programs. In 2019, ECMAs last full-sized event before COVID-19, over 1045 meetings were scheduled between artists and national/international industry professionals. Many artists confirmed booking agent signings; festival/show bookings; sync and licensing deals; and much more!

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD FOR MUSIC & INDUSTRY AWARDS

(note: there is no eligibility for Honourary Award nomination submissions):

  • June 1, 2020 - October 8, 2021 (all awards except for the six categories listed below)

  • June 1, 2019 - October 8, 2021
    • African Canadian Artist of the Year, Blues Recording of the Year, Children’s Entertainer of the Year, Indigenous Artist of the Year, R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, Global Music Recording of the 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 8, 2021. Pre-ordered recordings (digital and/or physical copies)

must be available by December 31, 2021. ECMA may request proof of transaction.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD FOR SHOWCASING:

  • June 1, 2018 - May 8, 2022

SUBMISSIONS PRICING

All music award submissions cost $20 CAD (with the exception of the free categories listed below), $20 CAD to submit to the Export Buyers Showcase Series, and $15 CAD to submit to the Breakout Stage, Rising Star Stage, and Genre-Based Showcasing.

It is free to submit to:

African Canadian Artist of the Year / Indigenous Artist of the Year

All Industry Awards / All Honourary Awards

NOTE: Applicants must be ECMA members in good standing, and will be invoiced directly from ECMA if membership is not in good standing.

JURYING PROCESS

All East Coast Music Awards & Showcases are fully juried by qualified regional, national, and international industry professionals. Jury Members evaluate applications, and score based on a set criteria / rubric (please see jury criteria section for more information).

  • After being juried, the nominees are chosen based on the 5 highest-scoring submissions per category. In the case of a tie, there may be more than five (5) nominees per category.

  • ECMA has 2 Fans’ Choice categories that are voted on by the public. These awards are first submitted for jurying and then shared with the public for voting.

    NOTE: No other awards are submitted for voting.

  • To be considered for awards and showcasing, an application must be submitted through the official application process.

  • The East Coast Music Association is soliciting its members and the general public for submissions for the 2022 Honorary Awards. A committee of the ECMA Board of Directors will determine the Honourary Award recipients.

SUBMISSION INQUIRIES

If you have any questions about the submission process or requirements, please reach out to us at membership@ecma.com. We will help in any way we can!