Artist Applications for 2020 are now CLOSED!

No more applications are being accepted for 2020. All accepted artists have been notified. Artists who apply but are not awarded a performance may still attend ECMC for FREE. Thanks to all who applied. We received our most applications ever. 

If you were accepted and have not yet replied back – do so immediately! After July 1 if we have not heard back from an accepted artist they may lose their slot!


Ranked the #2 Can’t Miss Music Conference by College Magazine

ECMC has been consistently rated a top music conference by the likes of Hypebot, College Magazine, and the Musically Speaking Podcast.

297-_JWC0707“Every conference promises opportunities to get ahead, but ECMC backs their claim up with evidence of success that no one can deny.” ~ Hypebot

For 2020 all artists who submit a complete performance application will receive full conference passes. Even if you don’t play you’ll be able to attend, learn, and grow your network. We’re doing this to help more musicians be more successful. To qualify you’ll need to complete the application including music, photo or video, and social links. APPLY HERE.

Whitney Asher
Whitney Asher

“We are swooning over all of the talented artists we’ve met at the @ecmusiccon today! If you want to swoon with us, take a look at how Boston-based @destinyclaymore is tearing it up. 🔥” ~ The Marketing Mixtape, Richmond, VA

As an attendee you’ll learn from and meet all the same industry personnel and experts as the bands that are performing and you can get to know your fellow artists and build your network of like minded artists and touring partners. Plus there are open mics and busking is legal throughout Norfolk. Come be a part of a great conference and a great community!

Zander Michigan“Man @ECMusicCon has been a blast. Flying home in the morning. Wish it could go on forever!”~ Zander Michigan, Detroit, MI

“What an amazing show this weekend in the @cityofnorfolkva in the @neonnfk
during the East Coast Music Conference @ecmusiccon!!! Norfolk showed much love, thank you all!!!” ~ Zech Wilson of, PA


Jess Garcia
Jess Garcia

“Last weekend if you were following our instastory you would have seen that we had a fantastic time at the @ecmusiccon in Norfolk, VA!”~ Springwood Productions crew, Los Angeles, CA