The East Coast Music Association is proud to announce renowned East Coast artists, singer-songwriter Rose Cousins and musician and CBC music host Damhnait Doyle to co-host the 36th annual East Coast Music Awards, presented by Rogers, at the Delta Prince Edward Confederation Ballroom in Charlottetown, PE, Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale now at ECMA.com
Hailing from Prince Edward Island and now based in Halifax, NS, Rose Cousins (winner of 11 ECMAs and two JUNOs and a Grammy nominee), is a mainstay of the East Coast Music scene. Fresh off her highly acclaimed and JUNO award-winning album, Bravado (2021), Cousins returns to the ECMA Awards stage to host for a second time, having done so in 2013 alongside Fredericton’s David Myles. One of Cousins’ greatest skills, aside from her acclaimed songwriting, is her constant collaboration with artists from all over the world and right here in Atlantic Canada. You can find her featured on numerous East Coast albums, with an equal number of artists featured in her music and almost always a few brought on stage to perform with her. The shared experience of music is what makes Cousins tick, and she never fails to pull the audience in.
For more information on Rose Cousins, visit: rosecousins.com
“I’m looking forward to getting into some good trouble with the brilliant and hilarious Damhnait Doyle as we co-host the 2024 ECMAs,” says Cousins. “I’m excited to discover and highlight the talent of the region and I truly love celebrating it all in PEI!”
Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador and now living in Toronto, ON, Damhnait Doyle (winner of seven ECMAs and a two-time JUNO nominee) has been releasing music since the late 90’s. Not only as a solo artist, but in the group Shaye, alongside Tara MacLean and Kim Stockwood, and in The Heartbroken. A passionate songwriter, Doyle has written not only her own songs, but songs for numerous artists, as well as for film and television. A true music industry chameleon, she now lends her voice to radio as CBC Music’s Weekend Mornings host. A storyteller and an advocate for storytellers across the music industry, Doyle knows how to capture her audience’s ear.
For more information on Damhnait Doyle, visit: damhnaitdoyle.com
“I am beyond excited to plant my feet in the red clay on PEI and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host the East Coast Music Awards this year with my buddy and PEI treasure Rose Cousins,” says Doyle. “So, looking forward to soaking up every single minute of the incredible music and people of the east coast.”
The East Coast Music Awards, presented by Rogers, is the marquee event of the five-day festival.
“These two hosts exemplify so much of what sets East Coast artists apart: beautiful songwriting and heartfelt collaborations,” says Andy McLean, CEO of ECMA. ”Both exemplary artists in creating connections and exquisite storytellers, there is no doubt going to be some great chemistry on stage at the 36th annual East Coast Music Awards.”
TICKETS: Tickets for the ECMA Awards Show are on sale today! Tickets are $45 (plus tax & service fees) and are available here: ECMA.com
To experience the full five-day, non-stop musical celebration of the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference you can buy your Festival Pass now. The Festival Pass is your ticket to almost everything (excluding the 36th annual Award Show and Songwriters’ Circle which need to be purchased separately). The Festival Pass gives attendees the freedom to bounce from show to show and experience all the talent the East Coast has to offer.
FESTIVAL PASSES: Early bird pricing for the Festival Pass is $99 (plus tax and service fees) and they are available today, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, until Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
ECMA is pleased to be working with TIXR, our new ticketing partner, for all ticket and pass sales.
The full ECMA schedule as well as artist and industry nominations will be announced in early 2024.
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada that fosters, develops, and celebrates East Coast music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ECMA annually produces the ECMAs, one of the top music industry events in Canada, which includes an Award Show, a Festival, an Industry Conference, and the International Export Buyers Program.For more information on the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference2024, visit: ECMA.com