The East Coast Music Conference brings together musicians, fans, and industry professionals to form a community founded on the love of music. During the days of ECMC, music industry experts share their knowledge with musicians working to advance their careers and others interested in the music business.
Due to conditions caused by COVID-19 and the health risks associated with the pandemic we are postponing all live events to 2022. The health and safety of the communities we serve is of utmost importance to us. We want everyone to be around, and be stronger than ever when we get to the other side of this pandemic. While this is disappointing, we expect to return to a full and expanded live event in 2022.
For now, we will continue to serve and elevate the independent music community through various other events and opportunities. We have brought back the Artist of the Week feature on the site and will be promoting these artists on social media.
We have also redesigned and renamed our previous podcast. The ECMC FIRST NOTICE podcast features new music, independent artists, conversations with industry pros, and other stuff that is just cool. FIRST NOTICE is a fan focused podcast, sharing music and stories fans will love.
The run-down of changes:
- Live performances and other in-person festival events will not take place in 2021. All artists accepted for 2020 still have the option to return in 2022 without needing to re-apply.
- Speakers, mentorships, parties, and all other in-person conference events are postponed to 2022. We will attempt to reschedule as many of those events as possible in 2022 and replace those that cannot be rescheduled with comparable events.
- The ECMC Riff Off Powered by PRS Guitars was originally scheduled for 2020, then postponed to 2021. We are working to move it to 2022.
- The International Independent Music Video Awards (IIMVA) WILL CONTINUE as planned as a virtual event rather than an in-person presentation. The IIMVAs are now a separate event from ECMC and will take place remotely on Sunday, August 1, 2021. IIMVA submissions are open now through April 30,2021, directly on the new IIMVA website and through Sonicbids. The IIMVAs will not have a Live Performance category this year however we have added several categories including Best Lyric Video and Best Animated Video. Click HERE to learn about the changes, expanded awards, increased prize money, and to submit your video.
THANK YOU for all your support the last few years!!
We appreciate your understanding, help, and creativity! We’ll get back together soon and it will be EPIC.