From the ECMA Board of Directors:
The East Coast Music Association is deeply saddened by the sudden death yesterday of Stuart Jolliffe. Stuart was considered a giant in the music industry and his many contributions are being remembered today throughout Nova Scotia and the country as a whole. While a celebrated hotelier by trade, Stuart’s involvement in the east coast music scene has been invaluable and well documented. His leadership and vision were attributes that contributed to successful JUNO Awards, ECMAs, Nova Scotia Music Weeks and countless benefits, festivals, conferences and events where he tirelessly volunteered his time. Tributes are raining in from musicians and industry professionals alike to offer condolences to his family and share personal stories of how Stuart affected their lives and careers in such a deep and meaningful way. We are sad that Stuart will not be able to join us at our upcoming conference but we look forward to remembering and honouring his legacy at an event he held close to his heart.