“Heading into our 20th anniversary in 2008, the ECMA is growing stronger as an organization and a major cultural event in ,” said Chouinard. ?The East Coast Music Association is trilled to be able to announce these two vibrant and exciting cities will be hosting our annual event.?
Stephen Antle, chair of ECMA 2007, said his team is looking forward to helping Halifax build on its reputation as Atlantic Canada?s ? Event City.?
?As birthplace of the ECMAs, Halifax is proud to host the 19th installment of the East Coast Music Awards & Conference in February 2007,? said Antle. ?Halifax has developed a reputation as Event City and we are looking forward to attracting huge interest and participation in ECMA 2007 in the urban capital of Atlantic Canada.”
Tim Yerxa chairs the committee that proposed Fredericton as the host city for 2008. He?s thrilled the ECMA will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in New Brunswick ?s capital.
?We are excited as can be to be hosting the 20th ECMA in Fredericton in 2008. Fredericton is no doubt a music town, having a strong base of music events, industry activity, artists, and organizers, all ready to host a fantastic event. We particularly hope to capitalize on Fredericton ‘s unique position as home to two universities to promote East Coast Music against that particular demographic backdrop,? Yerxa said.
The annual East Coast Music Awards & Conference is one of ?s premier music events. It attracts some 2,000 delegates and pumps an estimated $5 million into the host city?s economy each year.
Government partners and platinum sponsors of ECMA 2006 include the Province of Prince Edward Island , the City of Charlottetown , CBC Television, CBC Radio, FACTOR, Tim Hortons, Delta Hotels and Transcontinental/The Guardian.