The 2017 ECMAs - Industry Conference Overview

The information below is from our 2017 event. Check back next year for the 2018 updates!

Our Music Means Business. The 2017 ECMAs 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.


Elevating the conference means offering sessions that are current, engaging and reflect what members have been asking for in the region. This year the conference will shine a spotlight on the ECMA Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media program and will offer a series of engaging forums to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to expand career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising and music supervision. Conference attendees will hear from peers and industry experts working in the field to bring new opportunities to East Coast artists and companies.

The Music In Motion conference sessions will see artists sharing how they have successfully navigated the transition from the stage to the screen through film and TV composition. Music supervisors will break down songs to uncover what they are really looking for when seeking out the perfect placement. Music supervisors will also reveal what goes into their process to get your songs into their next film or TV project. Digital technology and social media is constantly shifting and growing and video content is seeing more and more engagement from fans. Learn how to tap into this opportunity to bring your fans along for the ride.

Mentorship and intensive workshop opportunities that are returning this year include Music Managers Mentorship Program, Breakout Members Mentorship Program, Live Media Coaching, Music Supervision Mentorship and an advanced Digital Marketing Workshop. In addition to these in demand programs, ECMA has also added a number of new mentorship and networking opportunities throughout the event. Pre-registration for the Music Managers Mentorship Program is available HERE.

New this year is the Connect with the Experts - Artist & Industry Mentorship Program. This is a choose-your-own-adventure style of mentorship that allows artists to select the area(s) of the business where they would like to receive support and mentorship and sign up for 30 minute sessions with a mentor in that field. Tracks will include: radio promotion, PR, music licensing, digital rights, funding, showcasing, touring, and others to be confirmed. These meetings allow for industry members to have meaningful and direct exchanges with attending delegates.

This year’s conference will continue to offer unparalleled opportunities for delegates to connect with key members of the music industry through unique mentorship programs, engaging conference sessions and strategic networking opportunities. The full ECMA conference schedule will be available soon along with announcements on the ECMA 2017 Export Buyers Program, regarding conference speakers and delegates.

The 2017 Export Buyers Program and East Coast Music Week receive financial support from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Business Development Program and Service Canada, the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Saint John. The East Coast Music Association would also like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, MUSICACTION and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.