ECMA Announces 2021 Export Buyers Program: Delegates & Highlights

ECMA Announces 2021 Export Buyers Program: Delegates & Highlights

ECMA Announces 2021 Export Buyers Program

Delegates & Highlights

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is excited to present the 33rd annual celebration of the East Coast Music Awards in Sydney Nova Scotia from May 5-9, 2021. This year, we will present a hybrid event offering a virtual International Export Buyers Program and industry conference, Our Music Means Business.

Over 100 international delegates from the United States, France, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Australia, Scotland, the United Kingdom and Canada will participate in the digital edition of the ECMA 2021 Export Buyers Program.

“With the current climate and world situation, we are focused on assisting our artists and industry through this transition period and creating new business opportunities for our members in Canadian and international markets, says Shelley Nordstrom, Export Manager for the ECMA. “Now in its 19th year, the ECMA Export Buyers Program has become the leading export business development forum for the Atlantic Canadian music industry and delivers millions of dollars in annual revenue for East Coast artists and companies. This international marketplace offers a multitude of opportunities for our members and builds long term relationships with international and Canadian booking agents, presenters, promoters, festival and venue programmers, sync agents, music supervisors, publishers, and media from around the world.”

The ECMA 2021 Industry Conference presented by TD will spotlight the popular Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media SYNC Summit and will feature a series of high level online 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.

Some of these delegates include: Los Angeles based music supervisor Sami Posner, creative control (CA); music and sync representation Mark Allen, Recent Futures (NY); music supervisor John Bissell, Mothlight Music (CA); CEO and founder Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor Inc. (CA); Joe Rudge, Craft Services Music (NY); CEO and founder Amelia McCloskey, AM Sync Ltd./ AM Licensing (UK); music supervisor Scott Velasquez, Frisson (CA); founder Sophie Urquhart, Tim Drum (UK); head of music supervision and licensing Andrea Higgins, Arpix Media (ON); music supervisor, Victoria Beard, E-One Entertainment (ON), Cody Partridge, Pear Tree Music Supervision (ON); owner and music supervisor, Michael Perlmutter and Mikaila Simmons, instinct entertainment (ON).

Some of the other international program delegates include: Director of Operations and agent Adam Bauer, Madison House (MI); co-founder Charlie Cran, Strawberry Music Festival (CA); founder and head of events division Micah Davidson, Midwood Entertainment (NC); talent buyer and promoter Taylor Greenwood, Mile of Music Festival (WI); booking agent Brian Swenk, Midwood Entertainment (VA); booking agent Craig Grossman, Fleming Artists (MI); President and agent Jeff Laramie, SRO Artists Inc. (WI); Alex Mallet, Folk Alliance International (MO); booking agent Patrick May, CrossOver Touring (ME); owner and programmer Chris Porter, Porter Productions (WA); talent buyer David Silbaugh, Summerfest (WI); programming director Lisa Stafford, Festival International de Louisiane (LA); festival director Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival (PA); and programming manager Christine White, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (LA).

The European delegation includes: UK booking agent Rob Challice, Paradigm Agency; Eddie Barcan, Splendid Events; head of music Kaptin Barrett, Boomtown Fair; Bev Burton, Killer B Music/ Black Deer Festival; festival director Joe Heap, Towersey Festival; Terry O’Brien, Playpen Management & Agency/ English Folk Expo; Neil Pearson, Sounds Just Fine; Bob Paterson, BPA Live; Phil Simpson, Near Field Artists; Neal Thompson, FOCUS Wales/ Llangollen Fringe Festival; Craig Corse, CCL Live; Lisa Whytock, Active Events/ Showcase Scotland Expo (Scotland); Maria Theessink, Tønder Festival (Denmark); Rob Berends, Paperclip Agency/ Conincx Pop Festival (The Netherlands); Gijs Cals, Sedate Bookings (The Netherlands); Simeon Pranger, Treetop Agency (The Netherlands); Max Longin, Teenage Head Music (Belgium); Björn Reinemer, Dynamite Konzerte (Germany); Kem Lalot, Les Eurockeennes/ Generiq Festival (France); executive and artistic director Lisardo Lombardia, Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France); Chloe Goodyear, Woodford Folk Festival (Australia); and Justin Rudge, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia/ Spain).

We are excited to welcome a strong delegation of Canadian presenters including: Arnaud Cordier, Fest. d'été de Québec; Julien Pinardon, Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac; Mathieu Rousseau, Bonsound; Doug Cox, Vancouver Island MusicFest; Dimitri Demers, MRG Live; Michelle Demers Shaevitz, Mission Folk Music Festival; Debbi Salmonsen, Vancouver Folk Music Festival; Sue Judge, Coldsnap Festival; Nicholas Beach, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre; Trampas Brown, City of Medicine Hat/ Esplanade Place; Suze Casey, Calgary Folk Club; Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Music Festival/ Block Heater; Vic Close, Fish Creek Concerts; Sarah Card, Bear Creek Folk Festival; Josh Gennings, Dow Centennial Centre Shell Theatre; Sue Panning, Canmore Folk Festival; Julien Desaulniers, Festival du Voyageur Inc.; Chris Frayer, Winnipeg Folk Festival/ West End Cultural Centre/ Jazz Winnipeg; Sam Baijal, Hillside Festival; Steve Butler, Paquin Artists Agency; Vince Degiorgio, Cymba Music Publishing; Genny DeMerchant, You Will Love It Live; Brooke Dunford, Republic Live/ Boots and Hearts; Heather Gibson, National Arts Centre; Ryan & Jennifer Heerschap, I Book Shows; Mark Monahan, Ottawa BluesFest/ CityFolk; Myles Rusak, Sound of Music Festival; Liz Scott, Mariposa Folk Festival; Spencer Shewen, Riverfest Elora; Lara Supan, Fleming Artists; Steven Tetz, Harbourfront Centre; and Anna Wood, Festival of Small Halls Ontario; and many regional presenters and members of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA).

A complete list of the 2021 Export Buyers Program delegates and the Industry Conference schedule is available at www.ecma.com.

Our Music Means Business. The 2021 ECMA Industry Conference presented by TD 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 Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, TD, FACTOR, MUSICACTION and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.

L'ECMA annonce les délégués et faits saillants du 2021 ECMA Export Buyers Program

L'East Coast Music Association (ECMA) est ravie de présenter la 33e célébration annuelle des East Coast Music Awards à Sydney, en Nouvelle-Écosse, du 5 au 9 mai 2021. Cette année, nous présenterons un événement hybride offrant une version virtuelle du ECMA Export Buyers Program et de la conférence de l'industrie, Our Music Means Business.

Plus de 100 délégués internationaux des États-Unis, de la France, du Danemark, de la Belgique, des Pays-Bas, d'Allemagne, de Suisse, de Taïwan, d'Australie, d'Écosse, du Royaume-Uni et du Canada participeront à l'édition numérique du ECMA Export Buyers Program.

«Compte tenu du climat actuel et de la situation mondiale, nous nous efforçons d'aider nos artistes et notre industrie pendant cette période de transition et de créer de nouvelles opportunités d'affaires pour nos membres sur les marchés canadiens et internationaux», déclare Shelley Nordstrom, directrice de l’exportation pour l'ECMA. «Maintenant dans sa 19e année, le Export Buyers Program est devenu le principal forum de développement pour les marchés canadiens et internationaux des entreprises de l'industrie de la musique du Canada atlantique et génère des millions de dollars de revenus annuels pour ceux-ci. Ce marché international offre une multitude d'opportunités à nos membres pour établir des relations à long terme avec les agents de booking internationaux et canadiens, les diffuseurs, les promoteurs, les programmeurs de festivals et de salles, les agents de synchronisation, les superviseurs de films et de musique, les labels et les médias du monde entier.»

La conférence de l'industrie de l'ECMA 2021 mettra en lumière le populaire Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media SYNC Summit et proposera une série de sessions de niveau avancer pour aider les professionnels de l'industrie et les entreprises à se préparer pour développer leur carrière et opportunités commerciales dans le monde du cinéma, de la télévision, de la publicité et de la supervision musicale.

Parmi ces délégues: Los Angeles based music supervisor Sami Posner, creative control (CA); music and sync representation Mark Allen, Recent Futures (NY); music supervisor John Bissell, Mothlight Music (CA); CEO and founder Barry Coffing, Music Supervisor Inc. (CA); Joe Rudge, Craft Services Music (NY); CEO and founder Amelia McCloskey, AM Sync Ltd./ AM Licensing (UK); music supervisor Scott Velasquez, Frisson (CA); founder Sophie Urquhart, Tim Drum (UK); head of music supervision and licensing Andrea Higgins, Arpix Media (ON); music supervisor, Victoria Beard, E-One Entertainment (ON), Cody Partridge, Pear Tree Music Supervision (ON); owner and music supervisor, Michael Perlmutter and Mikaila Simmons, instinct entertainment (ON).

Certains des autres délégués internationaux: Director of Operations and agent Adam Bauer, Madison House (MI); co-founder Charlie Cran, Strawberry Music Festival (CA); founder and head of events division Micah Davidson, Midwood Entertainment (NC); talent buyer and promoter Taylor Greenwood, Mile of Music Festival (WI); booking agent Brian Swenk, Midwood Entertainment (VA); booking agent Craig Grossman, Fleming Artists (MI); President and agent Jeff Laramie, SRO Artists Inc. (WI); Alex Mallet, Folk Alliance International (MO); booking agent Patrick May, CrossOver Touring (ME); owner and programmer Chris Porter, Porter Productions (WA); talent buyer David Silbaugh, Summerfest (WI); programming director Lisa Stafford, Festival International de Louisiane (LA); festival director Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival (PA); and programming manager Christine White, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (LA).

Seront de la délégation européene: UK booking agent Rob Challice, Paradigm Agency; Eddie Barcan, Splendid Events; head of music Kaptin Barrett, Boomtown Fair; Bev Burton, Killer B Music/ Black Deer Festival; festival director Joe Heap, Towersey Festival; Terry O’Brien, Playpen Management & Agency/ English Folk Expo; Neil Pearson, Sounds Just Fine; Bob Paterson, BPA Live; Phil Simpson, Near Field Artists; Neal Thompson, FOCUS Wales/ Llangollen Fringe Festival; Craig Corse, CCL Live; Lisa Whytock, Active Events/ Showcase Scotland Expo (Scotland); Maria Theessink, Tønder Festival (Denmark); Rob Berends, Paperclip Agency/ Conincx Pop Festival (The Netherlands); Gijs Cals, Sedate Bookings (The Netherlands); Simeon Pranger, Treetop Agency (The Netherlands); Max Longin, Teenage Head Music (Belgium); Björn Reinemer, Dynamite Konzerte (Germany); Kem Lalot, Les Eurockeennes/ Generiq Festival (France); executive and artistic director Lisardo Lombardia, Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France); Chloe Goodyear, Woodford Folk Festival (Australia) and Justin Rudge, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia/ Spain).


Nous sommes ravis d'accueillir une forte délégation de programmeurs canadiens, y compris: Arnaud Cordier, Fest. d'été de Québec; Julien Pinardon, Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac; Mathieu Rousseau, Bonsound; Doug Cox, Vancouver Island MusicFest; Dimitri Demers, MRG Live; Michelle Demers Shaevitz, Mission Folk Music Festival; Debbi Salmonsen, Vancouver Folk Music Festival; Sue Judge, Coldsnap Festival; Nicholas Beach, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre; Trampas Brown, City of Medicine Hat/ Esplanade Place; Suze Casey, Calgary Folk Club; Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Music Festival/ Block Heater; Vic Close, Fish Creek Concerts; Sarah Card, Bear Creek Folk Festival; Josh Gennings, Dow Centennial Centre Shell Theatre; Sue Panning, Canmore Folk Festival; Julien Desaulniers, Festival du Voyageur Inc.; Chris Frayer, Winnipeg Folk Festival/ West End Cultural Centre/ Jazz Winnipeg; Sam Baijal, Hillside Festival; Steve Butler, Paquin Artists Agency; Vince Degiorgio, Cymba Music Publishing; Genny DeMerchant, You Will Love It Live; Brooke Dunford, Republic Live/ Boots and Hearts; Heather Gibson, National Arts Centre; Ryan & Jennifer Heerschap, I Book Shows; Mark Monahan, Ottawa BluesFest/ CityFolk; Myles Rusak, Sound of Music Festival; Liz Scott, Mariposa Folk Festival; Spencer Shewen, Riverfest Elora; Lara Supan, Fleming Artists; Steven Tetz, Harbourfront Centre; and Anna Wood, Festival of Small Halls Ontario; ainsi que de nombreux diffuseurs régionaux et membres de l'Atlantic Presenters Association (APA).

Une liste complète des délégués du 2021 ECMA Export Buyers Program et l’horaire des conférences de l'industrie sont disponibles sur www.ecma.com.

Our Music Means Business, la conférence de l'industrie de l'ECMA 2021 présenté par la TD est la destination de choix pour tous les artistes et professionnels de l'industrie du Canada atlantique. C'est un endroit où les artistes et les membres peuvent communiquer avec des délégués invités et des éducateurs internationaux, offrir du mentorat et être encadrés par des pairs et des experts de l'industrie, et finalement élever leur carrière.

L'East Coast Music Association tient également à remercier la province de la Nouvelle-Écosse et Cape Breton Regional Municipality, la TD, FACTOR, MUSICACTION et le gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien (Fonds de la musique du Canada) et du secteur radiodiffuseurs privé.