Award and showcase submissions for 2011 East Coast Music Week being held in Charlottetown, PEI April 13-17, are now open. The East Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to once again be continuing its partnership with Sonicbids this year. Submissions can be made through ecma.com. Deadline for all submissions is Friday, October 1, 2010.
The 2011 event will see the return of the following Showcase stages: Discovery Stage, Bluebird North Showcase, Rising Star, Rock Stage, Roots Room, Soundwaves, Songwriters Circle, and the International Export Buyers Showcase.
The ECMA is also accepting submissions for awards in Music (30), Industry (17) and Honourary (5). East Coast artists who have released recordings between June 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010 are eligible to submit for consideration to an East Coast Music Award.
Early Bird Submission Prize Offered
Any artist/group who submits for an award or showcase by Friday, September 10, 2010 will be entered into a draw for the ‘ECMA 2011 Weekend’ grand prize. Prize consists of 2 executive delegate passes, $50 towards a car rental, 2-nights’ accommodation at an ECMA 2011 hotel, and restaurant voucher for $100. Names will be entered for each award and/or stage submission. A winner will be chosen randomly and will be contacted by ECMA representative by Friday, September 17, 2010.
New for ECMA 2011 – Artist Travel Grants
The ECMA is thrilled to be partnering with Sonicbids this year to provide five (5) $1,000.00 cash grants to help export-ready ECMA artists access performance opportunities for 2011 at home and abroad. Any export-ready artist who submits for ECMA 2011 may apply for one of these grants. Recipients will be chosen at the discretion of ECMA staff and affiliates. Recipients must have been selected to perform at an official Sonicbids member showcase such as Folk Alliance International, NXNE, SXSW, etc. Noting that other festival and event submissions and selections are not yet complete, travel grants will be awarded over the calendar year. Date by which grant recipients will be selected and notified is to be determined.
Sonicbids is an ECMA Member Partner offering ECMA Members an annual Standard or Supersonic membership at a 50% discount. Sonicbids will provide promo codes to ECMA members. To receive this code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 892-9040 ext 2.
East Coast Music Week is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association as a critical part of its mission statement. The 2011 event will take place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 13-17. The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 1000 members.