|ECMA Announces 2019 Export Buyers Program Delegates & Highlights|
|(le français suit)
Over 100 international delegates from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, France, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom will descend upon Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for the 31st celebration of the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference, taking place from May 1-5, 2019.
"We are thrilled to welcome the largest delegation in the history of the program to ECMA 2019 in Charlottetown, says Shelley Nordstrom Export Manager for the East Coast Music Association. "Over the last 18 years, the ECMA Export Buyers program has flourished to become an international 'business to business' marketplace and continues to build long term relationships with international and Canadian booking agents, presenters, promoters, festival and venue programmers, sync agents, film and music supervisors, labels and media from around the world. The program is a solid pillar for export business development for the Atlantic Canadian music industry and continues to deliver millions of dollars in annual revenue for East Coast artists and companies."
The ECMA 2019 Industry Conference will spotlight the Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media SYNC Summit and will feature a series of high level conference sessions to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to expand their career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising, and music supervision. This year, we are excited to partner with Music PEI to present the Music PEI Song Conference as part of the industry conference activities. This unique opportunity will offer songwriting master classes, pitch sessions and will put artists and their music in front of industry professionals in the areas of publishing, music supervision, A&R and songwriting. Some of these delegates include: Los Angeles based music supervisor Garrett McElver, SuperMusicVision (CA); manager of music, creative Brian Naguit, CBS Television Studios (CA); Sync Agent Kristen Agee, 411 Music Group (CA); director of creative & business development Samantha Schilling, Songtradr (CA); music supervisor Rick Clark, Rick Clark Productions (TN); music supervisor Emily Appleton Holley, Air-Edel (UK); music supervisor David Fish, Redfive Creative (UK); sync agent Michelle Stoddart, Stoddart Music (UK); owner and founder Michael Perlmutter, instinct entertainment (ON) alongside many Music PEI Song Conference delegates, music supervisors, sync agents, publishers, labels and media. Some of the other international program delegates include: US booking agent and head of talent division Rusty Cole, Midwood Entertainment (NC); founder and programmer Micah Davidson, Midwood Entertainment (NC); booking agent Danielle Devlin, FLi Artists (VT); talent buyer Josh Holtzman, Buffalo Iron Works, Cobblestone Live and Borderlands Music Festival (NY); talent buyer Joe Lopez, MJG Productions (CA); Lee Mayer, Houla Entertainment (TN); Dustin Pet, Hill Country Live (DC); Chris Porter, Porter Productions/Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (WA/ CA); booking agent Charlene Sloan, The Sloan Agency (MA); Terri Dollar, Artsplosure/First Night® Raleigh/Arts Alive Raleigh (NC); Mike Kaiz, Strategic Touring (IL); Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival (PA); and Charlie Jordan, Great North Woods Committee for the Arts/Colebrook Chronicle (NH). Some of the European delegation includes: UK booking agent Ethan Proctor, Midnight Mango; Joe Heap, Towersey Festival; Bev Burton, Killer B Music/Cambridge Folk Festival; Caroline Maclennan, HebCelt Festival; Neil Pearson, Sounds Just Fine; Rebecca Stewart, Cambridge Folk Festival; Lisa Whytock, Active Events/Showcase Scotland; Maria Theessink, Tønder Festival (Denmark); Roger Bouwens, Toernee Mondial (Belgium); Frank Broussas, Samedi 14 (France); Marie Middleton, Festival Aurore Montréal (France); Victor Grosjean, Salle Chez Narcisse/Festival le Pied Orange (France); Ben Mandelson, WOMEX/Piranha Arts AG (Germany); and Hilda Sandgren, MTA Production AB (Sweden). ECMA is thrilled to partner with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and Sounds Australia and will welcome a strong delegation from Australia. Some of these delegates include: Graham Ashton, Footstomp Music/Hota; Ashley Gay, Xelon Entertainment; Natasha Haddad, Secret Sounds; Larry Heath, Heath Media/ Embassy Music Publishing; Jon Howell, Rhythm Section/Australia Music Week; Tom Larkin, BIGSOUND; Una McAlinden, National Celtic Folk Festival; Jessica Nicholls, MGM Distribution; Sean Simmons, Premier Artists; Matthew Thomson, Niche Productions; Emily Ulman, Brunswick Music Festival/Changes; and Will Watson, PS Music Group Pty Ltd with more delegates to be announced. A few of the Canadian delegates include: Arnaud Cordier, Fest. d'été de Québec; Patrick Guay, Evenko; Mark Monahan, Ottawa BluesFest/CityFolk; Tim Potocic, Sonic Unyon; Spencer Shewen, Riverfest Elora; Liz Scott, Mariposa Folk Festival; Kelly Symes, Festival of Small Halls Ontario; Sue Panning, Canmore Folk Festival; Sarah Card, Bear Creek Folk Festival; Suze Casey, Calgary Folk Club; Michelle Demers Shaevitz, Mission Folk Music Festival; Dimitri Demers, Atomique Productions/Rifflandia Festival; Leonard Podolak, Home Routes; Kennedy Jenson, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta/Alberta Showcase; Skip Taylor & Kevin Korchinski, OSAC, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council; Sue Urquhart, CAPACOA; Laurie Gillis, Atlantic Presenters Association/Contact East; Jeff Andrusyk, JMA Talent; Steve Butler, Paquin Artists Agency; Ryan Heerschap, I Book Shows; Stefanie Purificati, APA Canada; to name a few. ECMA also welcomes many local presenters, festival programmers, and members of the Atlantic Presenters Association and the Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène (RADARTS). "Our Export Buyers Program continues to generate substantial new business opportunities for Atlantic musicians on both national and international stages," says ECMA CEO Andy McLean. "The ECMA team has recruited influential talent buyers from across the country and around the world, to spend five action packed days and nights in Charlottetown attending a wide range of showcases featuring artists from around the region. We are confident the program will create significant new revenue for our artists whilst our guests enjoy some world renowned PEI hospitality." A complete list of the 2019 Export Buyers Program delegates and the industry conference schedule is available at www.ecma.com. The ECMA Export Buyers Program highlights include a wide variety of Interactive Export Business Development sessions, pre-scheduled One-on-One Business Meetings, Networking Mixers and the hugely popular "Canadian Music. East Coast Style" Export Buyers Showcases, and 'Two for the Show' - Live Performance Pitch Sessions. Our Music Means Business. The 2019 ECMA Industry Conference is the premiere destination for all Atlantic Canadian artists and industry professionals. It is a place for artists and members to connect with international guest delegates and educators, offer mentorship and be mentored by peers and industry experts, and ultimately elevate their careers.
The East Coast Music Association would also like to acknowledge the financial support from the Province of Prince Edward Island and the City of Charlottetown, FACTOR, MUSICACTION and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.
|ECMA dévoile les délégués et faits marquants du 2019 Export Buyers Program|
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada that fosters, develops and celebrates East Coast music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ECMA annually produces the ECMAs, one of the top music industry events in Canada, which includes Awards, a Festival, an Industry Conference and the International Export Buyers Program. ECMA and its programs are generously funded by the Government of Canada through the International Business Development Agreement (represented by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and Industry Canada), the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund), the four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and MUSICACTION. ECMA recognizes the support of the province of Prince Edward Island, the City of Charlottetown, and Platinum Partners Newcap Radio and TD Bank Group.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
À PROPOS L'AMCE
L’Association de la musique de la côte Est est une collaboration entre les membres de l’industrie musicale du Canada atlantique. La mission de l’AMCE est d’encourager, développer et célébrer la musique de la côte Est et ses artistes, aux niveaux locaux, régionaux, nationaux et internationaux. L’AMCE organise annuellement les ECMAs, un des plus grands événements de l’industrie musicale au pays, avec des prix, un festival, des conférences et un programme d’achat pour les délégués internationaux. L’AMCE est généreusement financée par le gouvernement de Canada par l’Entente Canada - provinces de l’Atlantique sur la promotion du commerce extérieur (représenté par l’Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique, Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada, et Industrie Canada), Patrimoine canada (Fonds de la musique du Canada), les quatre gouvernements provinciaux du Canada atlantique, Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada, et MUSICACTION. L’AMCE reconnaît aussi le soutien de la province de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, la ville de Charlottetown et les partenaires platine Newcap Radio et TD Bank Group.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.