ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI  Present the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the  2017 Folk Alliance International Conference

ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI Present the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference

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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS and Music PEI are pleased to be presenting the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the 29th annual Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI) in Kansas City, Missouri from February 15th – 18th.     

Leading the way with a strong contingent of Canadian artists and companies, the collective of organizations will join forces to collaborate and present some of the finest talent from Atlantic Canada at the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style” showcases and business development initiative held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel.

“The North American folk music market, and the access to this market through the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, continues to be an area of priority for our organization and exporting members,” says Shelley Nordstrom, Export Manager for the ECMA. “Since 2004, we have developed a strong Atlantic Canadian footprint, annually presenting a high caliber of showcasing artists and ‘business to business’ development activities to assist artists and companies to expand into new international markets. We are delighted to continue to build on our long term partnership with Music/ Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS and Music PEI to offer an array of showcasing and business activities at FAI 2017.”  

The Atlantic Canadian collective will consist of more than 16 showcasing artists and groups, 6 management/companies, and organization representatives. FAI showcasing artists include: Meaghan Blanchard, Ben Caplan, Erin Costelo, Dave Gunning, James Hill and Anne Janelle, Chris LeDrew, Madison Violet, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Dylan Menzie, Heather Rankin, The Once, Ten Strings and A Goat Skin, Ken Tizzard, Tomato Tomato, Adyn Townes and Vishtèn.

During FAI 2017, showcasing artists will take part in the official FAI Performance Alley Showcases, host four evenings of the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style” music showcases, and play host to three “Songwriters in the Round” showcase matinees. View the full showcasing schedule below.

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR with the support of the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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For more information, please contact:

Shelley Nordstrom

International Export Manager

international@ecma.com

ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI  Present the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the  2017 Folk Alliance International Conference
ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI  Present the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the  2017 Folk Alliance International Conference