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ECMA Industry Conference to Continue Focus on Media & Mentorship Opportunities

[![Classifed & David Myles at the 2017 ECMA Awards [Photo: Manon Cormier]](/content/images/2018/02/ECMA-300x200.jpg)](/content/images/2018/02/ECMA.jpg)Classified & David Myles at the 2017 ECMA Awards [Photo: Manon Cormier]
As part of East Coast Music Week in Halifax, NS from May 2-6, 2018, this year’s ECMA Industry Conference will continue to shine a spotlight on the ECMA Music in Motion: Film, Television & New Media program and will offer a series of engaging forums to help prepare industry professionals and companies with the insight to expand career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising and music supervision. Conference attendees will hear from peers and industry experts working in the field to bring new opportunities to East Coast artists and companies.

This year the conference will continue to offer mentorship programs for managers, breakout artists, emerging and established artists, as well as industry professionals. In addition to these programs, ECMA will be adding new peer-to-peer opportunities throughout the event.

Also returning this year will be the Connect with the Experts – Artist & Industry Mentorship Program. This is a choose-your-own-adventure style of mentorship that allows artists to select the area(s) of the business where they would like to receive support and mentorship and sign up for 30-minute sessions with a mentor in that field. Tracks will include: radio promotion, PR, music licensing, digital rights, funding, showcasing, touring, and others to be confirmed. These meetings allow for industry members to have meaningful and direct exchanges with attending delegates.

This year’s year’s ECMA Industry Conference will continue to offer opportunities for delegates to connect with key members of the music industry through unique mentorship programs, engaging conference sessions, and strategic networking opportunities. The full ECMA conference schedule will be available in the coming weeks along with announcements on the ECMA 2018 Export Buyers Program.

For more information, including a full conference schedule as it becomes available, the list of showcasing artists, and ECMA Award nominees, go to www.ecma.com.

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.