EAST COAST MUSIC CONFERENCE (ECMC)
The Ultimate Experience for Musicians & Fans
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS HAS PASSED. APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 OPEN IN JUNE. 2018 ATTENDEES WILL HAVETHE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY OPEN MICS EVERY NIGHT SO REGISTER NOW!
The ECMC unites the music industry and music fans for 4 days of interactive fun, learning, and great live performances in surprising spaces throughout Downtown Norfolk, VA. With dozens of public activities and performances; industry networking and educational opportunities for conference attendees; and exclusive parties and shows, ECMC offers music, fun, and knowledge for everyone!
Music fans of all ages will experience an unforgettable weekend of music performed by over 90 national and international rising artists performing throughout the Granby, Ghent, Neon District, and Church Street areas. Music lovers can also experience listening parties, intimate shows in non-traditional venues, rooftop shows, and interactive, music-based activities.
As one of the largest music conferences and showcases in the U.S., musicians can learn from and be inspired by gold and platinum winning experts on topics including publishing, sync licensing, marketing, music placement, copyright law, touring, recording, merchandising, and more. Additionally musicians are eligible to participate in invaluable networking with other artists and industry professionals, listening parties, and meet & greets and signings for fans. Other activities for artists include the ECMC Expo where they’ll see the latest tech for the independent musician, open mics every night, and a vibrant city where busking is legal and does not require a permit.
Over 20 new music videos will be created at the ECMC in 2018 as visiting artists participate in one of two video challenges. The Green Screen Challenge requires artists to utilize a professional green screen, camera, and green screen provided by Slover video to make their video entry. The DIY video challenge requires the artists to make their videos by shooting on a cell phone and editing with free software. In both challenges artists will receive professional training and mentorship.
The ECMC tears down the barriers between industry and consumer and celebrates the connections made through music. For 2018 we expect over 10,000 attendees and over 100 live music performances.
Location, location, locations!
The ECMC industry and conference activities and the Expo will take place at our host hotel, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. In addition to four large classrooms, Expo space, and the large hall for keynote and featured speakers, the Marriott provides many other amenities for artists. The second floor jazz lounge is a beautiful place to sit, chill, and get to know your fellow conference attendees. The third floor offers an intimate balcony to hang out or jam with great views of Main Street. Last but not least The Riverview Terrace on the sixth floor offers fantastic views of the Elizabeth River for you and a couple hundred friends as you groove to the music at the exclusive rooftop parties.
Be sure to register NOW so you don’t miss a thing!