Artist Applications for 2020 are now OPEN!

Click here to apply via Sonicbids at ECMC 2020!

Sonicbids is our preferred platform for performance applications -it’s simple and keeps everything together so your application is easy to review. However, if you’re not a member you can apply directly with a couple of extra steps. Just use the payment button below to pay the $10 application fee. Then email us at Send links to your music (required) and YouTube (strongly recommended) and your EPK if you have one. Tell us the name of your act and the name of the person who paid the fee so we can match them up. You’re application will be added to the others and we’ll review and let you know asap. Whether or not you are offered a slot to play you will be eligible to receive free passes to ECMC 2020.

Application to Perform at ECMC 2020

Remember to email us at to let us know what act you're paying for so we can match payment to application and include your music and video links as well as your EPK if you have one.


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