The City of Charlottetown has been awarded the opportunity to host the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference in 2019.
The announcement was made today (January 31) at the 2017 ECMAs news conference in Saint John, New Brunswick.
"In addition to serving as a major economic boost during the shoulder tourism season, this event provides a national platform for us to highlight the fantastic venues in this city and the important role that music and culture plays in our community," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We look forward to working with the East Coast Music Association and other partners on this event."
The East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference has grown from a one-day $1,000 event to a five-day international gathering, with a budget exceeding $1.6 million. At the same time, it has become the premier event of its kind in Atlantic Canada, attracting millions of dollars in economic spin offs. The 2017 ECMAs, for example, are projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 million with about 1,000 music industry professionals participating from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, France and Australia. It is expected to have 13,000 attendees, including about 4,000 non-residents.
The ECMAs are now one of the top music industry events in Canada, on par with the JUNOS and the Canadian Country Music Awards. The musical celebration showcases and recognizes the best of East Coast artists and music.
For more information on the ECMAs and the East Coast Music Association, visit: www.ecma.com or www.facebook.com/EastCoastMusicAssociation/
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