ECMA and Australian Music Week Present: The AUSCAN Music Spotlight at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference

ECMA and Australian Music Week Present: The AUSCAN Music Spotlight at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference

ECMA and Australian Music Week (AMW) are excited to partner together to present the ‘AUSCAN Music Spotlight’ collaborative initiative at the 30th anniversary celebration of the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from May 2-6, 2018.

The ECMAs is one of Canada’s premiere music industry trade events and brings together some of the industry’s biggest and best minds to lead four days of seminars, workshops, mentorship programs, showcases, and business meetings.

Celebrating its 17th edition, the 2018 ECMA International Export Buyers Program will welcome more than 100 international and Canadian music talent buyers, booking agents, promoters, festivals, event programmers, presenters, music supervisors, sync agents, publishers, publicists, and media from around the world.

The ‘AUSCAN Music Spotlight’ collaborative initiative is designed to offer reciprocal business opportunities and provides access to new markets for Atlantic Canadian and Australian exporting artists.

Two Australian artists/groups will be selected for two showcase performances at the 2018 ECMAs. Artists of all genres are encouraged to submit via this submission form.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1. The successful applicants will be notified by December 14, 2017.

Criteria & Process

Select artists must demonstrate they are export-ready and/or have exporting experience and the ability and team to maximize on this showcase opportunity. Artists must demonstrate current touring experience in the Australian music market. This partnered initiative includes showcase opportunities at the ECMAs (and AMW), songwriting collaborations and touring exchanges between the two markets.

The ECMA award and stages programming committee will make the final selection on which Australian artists will be involved to showcase at the 2018 ECMAs.

If you have any questions, please contact geofftrio@gmail.com or ECMA Export Manager Shelley Nordstrom at international@ecma.com.