The East Coast Music Association is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada. ECMA fosters, develops, promotes and celebrates its music locally and globally. The East Coast Music Association is a registered non-profit association dedicated to the music of Atlantic Canada. Membership is open to all individuals working in any sector of the music industry or those who support the music industry. Membership includes musicians, artists, agents, managers, record companies, studios, media, related corporation and retailers. The primary activity of the ECMA is the annual Awards Show and Conference. This event attracts industry professionals, talent buyers, media and record labels from around the globe.There is no better time to hone your networking skills and develop new contacts than at this annual event. Since its inception in 1989, The East Coast Music Awards and Conference has become a national and international event. The components of this event have evolved to become the most comprehensive and exciting event in Atlantic Canada. The East Coast Music Awards celebrate and honour outstanding contributions to Atlantic Canadian Music. This event is broadcast nationally and receives a viewing audience of almost 1 million. Seminars and Workshops are the educational component of the event. Industry professionals, regionally and globally, share their expertise and experience through workshops, round table discussions and seminars.