ECMA 2017 – Pop Stage

Photos by Tara Thompson The Pop Stage at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre also took place on Friday the 28th. The room was packed by the end of the night to see the acts that were brought together. Opening was David in the Dark, which certainly woke up everyone in the room with […]

ECMA 2017 – The Awards Gala

The 2017 ECMAs are happening right now in Saint John, New Brunswick. The entire weekend filled with conferences, showcases, awards, and just a general good time with good people and good vibes. Last night was the actual award part of the East Coast Music Awards and did the performers and host ever put on a […]

Festival d’été de Québec announces lineup additions

Festival d’été de Québec has already announced a tremendous lineup including Arkells, Andy Shauf, Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, P!NK and so much more…but they are not done! The festival has just announced a slew of lineup additions for their 50th anniversary. Some of the new additions to the already killer lineup are indie-rock band, Wolf […]

Photo Review – Day Three – Groundswell Festival – Arsoniste, In-Flight Safety & Ria Mae

Who: Arsoniste, In-Flight Safety, Ria Mae When: February 23, 2017 Venue: Olympic Community Centre Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia’s GroundSwell Music Festival celebrated its third and final night on Saturday with Arsoniste, In-Flight Safety and headliner Ria Mae at the Olympic Community Centre in Halifax. Arsoniste is a synth pop singer-songwriter featuring a backing […]

10 ECMA nominees that we’ve had the pleasure of photographing in the past!

With East Coast Music Week on the rise, here at Canadian Beats we are excited for all the talent we will be covering, and then we started thinking back to all of the great East Coast artists that we’ve covered through the years! Low and behold, we have covered a great many of the nominees […]

5 Canadian musicians that you should be following on social media

Social media is an essential part of the music industry and has transformed the dynamic between artist and fan. So many artists use a variety of social media platforms to connect with their fans but there are certain musicians that have taken their social media game to the next level.  If you aren’t following them […]

The East Coast Music Award wristbands have gone on sale for the 2017 Awards in St John, New Brunswick

There are passes available for the Music Awards Show, which lets you see performers Classified, Ria Mae, David Myles, Repartee and many more. The show will be hosted by James Mullinger with more acts to be announced. The ECMAs also offer a pass to the Big Ticket show with Matt Andersen will feature Ian Janes. […]