The 2019 East Coast Music Awards are quickly approaching which means details are starting to trickle in. One of the most exciting announcements for the week are the nominees, which were announced today.
Classified leads the pack with seven nominations, and Ben Caplan follows with six. 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher earns five nominations, while Fortunate Ones, Hillsburn, Paper Lions, and Neon Dreams each garner four.
The full list of nominees can be seen here.
Nominees are broken down regionally with 17 from Cape Breton, 31 from New Brunswick, 33 from Newfoundland and Labrador, 106 from Nova Scotia and 32 from Prince Edward Island
Canadian Beats is grateful to the East Coast Music Association staff, board, members and jury for nominating us for Media Outlet of the Year for the third year in a row and we send out our congratulations to all nominees.
The 2019 East Coast Music Awards will be held in Charlottetown, PEI from May 1-5.
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.