ECMA Announces All Ages Programming During Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016

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ECMA Announces All Ages Programming During Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 2016297 Views

March 10, 2016

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is proud to offer a number of showcases, conferences, and special events available to an all ages audience (18 and under) during Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016, taking place in Sydney from April 13-17.

Emphasizing its commitment to youth-focused activities, ECMA is once again partnering with TD Bank Group for the TD Soundwaves Program – a series of events that gives the younger generation of artists a chance to gain some hands-on artist experience during ECMW 2016.

This year’s program includes:

TD SOUNDWAVES STUDENT CONFERENCE

Taking place in Sydney on Friday, April 15, 2016, the TD Soundwaves Student Conference offers workshops on a variety of subjects including songwriting, music videos, finding opportunities to be a part of the music industry even if you’re in a small town, and lessons from Futurepreneur Canada about business. Students will also have the opportunity to attend some of the main ECMW conference sessions.

High school students interested in attending the TD Soundwaves Student Conference should contact Laura Simpson at [email protected].

TD MUSIC MOVES ME

As part of Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016, TD and the East Coast Music Association present TD Music Moves Me. Nova Scotia high school students are encouraged to show their musical talent by recording a video of themselves performing an original or cover song and posting it on YouTube. Participants must submit using the official application form, and include the #TDMusic and #ECMW2016 hashtags to promote their video. The winner receives $1,000 for their school’s music program, two passes to the East Coast Music Week Awards Show along with return travel to the Show and overnight accommodations. The TD Music Moves Me winner is also invited to perform their song as part of the TD Pop-Up Concert.

Submissions for TD Music Moves Me close on March 18, 2016 at 5pm AST.

For program details and to apply, visit:
https://marcatoapp.com/forms/ecma/musicmoves/

TD POP-UP CONCERT W/ NEON DREAMS

The public is invited to attend a free concert at the Mayflower Mall in Sydney on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm.

The concert features headliners Neon Dreams, a Nova Scotia-based group that takes the typical production/DJ format of an EDM act and adds live instruments to bring an explosive energy to on-stage performances and studio recordings.

The band was the first EDM act signed to Waka Flocka’s management imprint, 36BRICKHOUSE, and has found recent success on commercial radio stations across the country with their single “Love Experts.”

For more information on TD Soundwaves Program, contact program coordinator Laura Simpson at [email protected].

“TD is committed to creating opportunities for young people to discover their love of music,” says Tara-Lynn Hughes, SVP TD – Canada Atlantic Region. “We work with community organizations, such as the East Coast Music Association, to provide access to artists, education and engagement programming through our TD Soundwaves Program. This is just one example of our commitment to community music programs and we could not be more proud to be a part of the biggest musical celebration here on the East Coast.”

“There is often a disconnect between youth and their local music scene because they either don’t know local bands or they aren’t old enough to get into venues to see them play,” says Laura Simpson, TD Soundwaves Program coordinator. “By bringing East Coast artists to schools and creating programs with youth in mind, we hope to strengthen that connection and plant the seed for playing their own music and organizing their own shows.”

TD is the Official Bank of ECMW 2016.

ALL AGES SHOWCASES

In addition to the TD Soundwaves Program, a number of festival showcases are accessible to an all ages audience throughout Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2016. The full list is as follows:

Wednesday, April 13

Aboriginal Stage presented by APTN – 8:00pm – Free *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
City Natives, Kam Speech, Tristan Grant, Black & Grey

Midnight Ceilidh presented by JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport – 11pm – Free ^
JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Thursday, April 14

Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase – 1:30pm – $15 *
Kluskap A – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Coyote, The Backyard Devils, Jordie Lane, The Ennis Sisters, Andy Brown, Nuallan

2016 East Coast Music Awards Show – 8:00pm – $40 ^
Centre 200
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Heather Rankin, Jenn Grant, Hey Rosetta!, The East Pointers, Christina Martin, Fortunate Ones, Raphaël Butler, City Natives, Ashley MacIsaac, Neon Dreams

Post-Award Show Party presented by Molson Canadian – 11:00pm – $10 *
Neon Dreams, Ghettosocks, Port Cities

Friday, April 15

ECMA presents the Celtic Colours Festival Club – 8:00pm – $25 *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Dàimh, The East Pointers, RURA, Nuallan, Old Man Luedecke

Warner Music Roots Room – 11pm – $10 *
Kiju’s – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Shannon Quinn, Tomato/Tomato, Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald, DOC

Saturday, April 16

CBC Weekend Mornings with Bill Roach – Live Broadcast – 6:00am – Free ^
Highland Arts Theatre

TD Pop-Up Concert presented by TD-Official Bank of ECMW 2016 – 1:00pm – Free^
Mayflower Mall
Neon Dreams

CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton – Live Broadcast – 4:00pm – Free ^
Highland Arts Theatre

Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase – 2:30pm – $15 *
Kluskap A – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Mardeen, Lloyd Spiegel, Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald, Gabrielle Papillon, Old Man Luedecke

All Ages Stage – 2:30pm – $10 ^
Royal Canadian Legion Br No 12
Scientists Of Sound, Lonely Kid, City Natives, Quake Matthews, Jay Mayne

Jazz Stage – 5:00pm – $10 *
Kiju’s – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Ouroboros, Matt MacDougall

Folk Stage presented by Support4Culture and Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation – 9:00pm – $15 *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jenn Grant, Amelia Curran, Andy Brown, Devarrow, Gabrielle Papillon

Black Vibes presented by ANSMA – 9:30pm – $10 *
Kiju’s – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Ced Marty & Dave, Chelsea Amber, SAMM SPLASH, Julia Tynes, Keonté Beals

Sunday, April 17

CBC Weekend Mornings with Bill Roach – Live Broadcast – 6:00am – Free ^
Highland Arts Theatre

Industry Awards Reception presented by Support4Culture and Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation – 2:00pm – $10 *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Port Cities, Reeny Smith

Songwriters’ Circle presented by RE/MAX Park Place Inc. – 5:00pm – $30 *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Heather Rankin, Charlie A’Court, Jenn Grant, Ken Tizzard, Andy Brown, Tim Chaisson, Christina Martin, Old Man Luedecke

ECMA Hand Over Party: Sydney to Saint John presented by Bulwark Uprooted, the ECMA Cider – 9:00pm -$10 *
Kluskap Room – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
The Jaynes, Jordan Musycsyn, The Town Heroes, The Motorleague

* = All Ages accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
^ = All Ages

FAN PIT AT 2016 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS SHOW

Fans of all ages can have a chance to attend the 2016 East Coast Music Awards Show for FREE. The ECMA is looking for applicants to line the red carpet and stand in the Fan Pit directly in front of the stage. Get up close and personal with today’s best East Coast acts!

For more information and to submit for the Fan Pit, visit: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/ecma/fanexperience/new

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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 one of the top music industry events in Canada, Eastlink East Coast Music Week, 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 Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, ECMW Title Sponsor Eastlink, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation, The Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Gold Partners Molson Canadian, Newcap Radio, TD Bank Group, and The Cape Breton Post.

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018.

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