The weekend wrapped up with the event that we were the most excited for, the industry awards. We were nominated for Media Outlet of the Year alongside many great nominees. Unfortunately, we did not win but our friend Trevor from Halifax is Burning did.
The afternoon featured performances by Kyle MacDonald, Hillsburn and Dylan Menzie.
The awards went to:
Company of the Year – SpinCount
Event of the Year – Celtic Colours International Festival
Graphic/Media Artist of the Year – Deep Hollow Print
Live Sound Engineer of the Year – Stephen “Snickers” Smith
Management/Manager of the Year – Jones & Company
Media Outlet of the Year – Halifax is Burning
Media Person of the Year – Adria Young
Producer of the Year – Daniel Ledwell
Studio Engineer of the Year – Darren van Niekerk
Studio of the Year – The Sonic Temple
Venue of the Year – Plan B Lounge
Video of the Year – Classified, “Work Away” ft David Myles (Director Jason Levangie)
Stompin’ Tom Awards – Merlin Waye (CB), Jim Bradley (NB), James Faraday (NS), Jim Payne (NL), Garnet Buell (PE)
Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award – Carole Chouinard
Musician’s Achievement Award – Danny Bourgeois
Industry Builder Award – Accros de la chanson
Other awards given out on the 30th in showcases:
Gospel Recording of the Year – RootsDeepDown, Awoke & Raised
Songwriter of the Year – Ben Caplen
Congratulations to all winners and nominees involved in this years ECMA celebrations!
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.