CIMA Represented at East Coast Music Awards 2016

Another edition of East Coast Music Week wrapped up on Sunday, April 17 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. ECMW is a five-day celebration of East Coast artists staged annually through the East Coast Music Association. The event also recognizes Canadian musicians by presenting East Coast Music Awards in a variety of categories. Among the artists who collected EMCAs in 2016, many were independent musicians we’re happy to say have CIMA connections. Musicians honoured this year in NS include:

  • Folk Recording of the Year (They Promised You Mercy)
    Songwriter of the Year
    Amelia Curran – Six Shooter Records
  • Pop Recording of the Year (It’ll Be Alright)
    Christina Martin – Come UnDone Records
  • Classical Composition of the Year (Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems)
    Dinuk Wijeratne – Centrediscs
  • Rising Star Recording of the Year (The Bliss)
    Fortunate Ones – Outside Music
  • Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year (Second Sight)
    Song of the Year (Soft Offering)
    Hey Rosetta! – Sonic Records
  • Solo Recording of the Year (Compostela)
    Jenn Grant – Outside Music
  • Jazz Recording of the Year (What I Hear Now)
    Jerry Granelli Trio – Addo Records
  • Video of the Year (Telephones)
    Mo Kenney – Pheromone, Fontana North
  • Producer of the Year
    Joel Plaskett – Pheromone
  • Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year (Rap Music)
    Quake Matthews – New Skool Rules artist
  • Electronic Recording of the Year (Alone For the First Time)
    Ryan Hemsworth – Last Gang Records
  • Country Recording of the Year (Heartbreaker of the Year)
    Whitney Rose – Cameron House Records

For a recap of ECMW 2016 – including winners in all ECMA categories, as well as information and quotes from ECMW organizers – click here.

Video of Amelia Curran receiving the Folk Recording of the Year Award can be seen below, as well as her performance of several songs from They Promised You Mercy, at the ECMW Folk Stage on April 16 in Membertou, NS: