ECMA Announces 2015 Honorary Award Recipients …unveils details of additional showcases

ECMA Announces 2015 Honorary Award Recipients …unveils details of additional showcases

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Honorary East Coast Music Awards. They are as follows:

Directors' Special Achievement Award

Marc Chouinard

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Tom Gordon

Musician’s Achievement Award

Glenn Simmons

Industry Builder Award

Fred’s Records

Stompin’ Tom Award

Max MacDonald (CB)

Frank Barter (NB)

John White (NL)

Jeff Goodspeed (NS)

Mac Campbell (PE)

Award presentations for these honourary awards are as follows:

Director's Special Achievement Award and Industry Builder Award:

Award Gala, Thursday, April 9 @ 8:30PM - Jack Byrne Arena

Stompin’ Tom Award (PE):

Radio ECMA Friday, April 10 @ 12:00PM - Delta Lobby

All other awards:

Industry Party, Saturday, April 11 @ 5:00PM - JAG Hotel

Additional Eastlink East Coast Music Week Showcases

The ECMA unveiled three additional showcases taking place at the Holy Heart Theatre during Eastlink East Coast Music Week in St. John’s, NL. Details are as follows:

CBC's East Coast Music Hour with David Myles

Shanneyganock

Vishtèn

Tim Chaisson

Brianna Gosse

James Hill

Anne Janelle

Alan Jeffries

ECMW Gospel Showcase

The Secrets

Blair Lane

Angie Rogers

Dan Bursey

Infinitely More

Kellie Loder

ECMW Presents: Music PEI Showcase

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Vishtèn

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

The Count and the Cuban Cocktail

Tickets for these showcases can be purchased here:

http://ecma.com/festival/tickets.

Road to the Rock:

The Official Eastlink East Coast Music Week Podcast

Last week, ECMA debuted Road to the Rock: The Official Eastlink East Coast Music Week Podcast. Hosted by Trevor Murphy of CKDU’s Halifax Is Burning, the series highlights a showcasing act from each of the five Atlantic Canadian regions. New episodes of podcasts will be released each Wednesday leading up to ECMW.

Listen to the first episode featuring Newfoundland’s RocketRocketShip here: http://ecma.com/news/ecmw-2015-official-podcast

ECMW 2015 Charity Hockey Game

East Coast musicians and local celebrities join forces for a charity hockey game against music industry professionals and media personalities at Mile One Centre on Sunday, April 12 at 12pm. All proceeds from the event will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

Tickets are $10 plus tax and service fees, and can be purchased online at mileonecentre.com, by phone at 709-576-7657, or in person at the box office.

Media Accreditation Closes Friday

Media accredition for Eastlink East Coast Music Week closes on Friday, March 20. Apply to cover the event here: http://marcatoapp.com/website_integration/ecma/medias/new