ECMA delegation showcasing talent at international conference in Memphis
SYDNEY — The East Coast Music Association is making its presence felt at the 22nd annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
The conference began Wednesday and continues until Sunday.
For the last six years, the ECMA has organized an annual Atlantic Canadian trade mission to the event, entitled Canadian Music East Coast Style — a partnership of the ECMA, Music New Brunswick, Music Newfoundland and Labrador, Music Nova Scotia and Music Prince Edward Island.
“Over the last several years, we have developed a strong East Coast footprint and this year has the largest contingent of Canadian showcasing artists. Showcasing our export-ready artists in Memphis is extremely important for export business development and our ultimate goal is to give artists the tools to expand into new markets” said Shelley Nordstrom, ECMA export manager.
The contingent attending the conference consists of over 40 participants including 13 showcasing artists, six management companies, organization representatives and ECMA officials. Showcasing artists include Jessica Rhaye, Samantha Robichaud, Thom Swift, Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Amelia Curran, Madison Violet, The Dardanelles, The Navigators, The Once, Shanneyganock, Colette Cheverie and Tim Chaisson, and Nudie & The Turks.
ECMA artists will take part in a number of performance showcases as well as the trade show fair.