Employer: East Coast Music Association
Position: Marketing and Communications Manager
Location: Halifax, NS
Full-Time Contract Position: Immediately until May 1, 2015
Since its inception in 1989, The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been a regional collaboration of participants within the music industry. The ECMA is a registered non-profit association whose mission is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast music, its artists and the music industry locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The annual East Coast Music Week is the most comprehensive and exciting international music event in Atlantic Canada.
This position has overall responsibility for managing marketing and communications for ECMA’s annual awards and conference event, Eastlink East Coast Music Week (ECMW). The challenge of this position is to effectively position the event and the association with the media and the general public, often in a high-pressure environment. This position works under minimal supervision in a team environment and is accountable for ensuring appropriate messaging is communicated through the media, social media, and other sources. Occasional overtime is required to accommodate daytime and evening activities. Some travel is required within Atlantic Canada to attend meetings, conferences, and festivals.
This job description is a guideline only and the incumbent may be required to perform other duties, on an ad-hoc or permanent basis.
Cud Eastbound came into the new office on Gottingen a few times before he put his record out; this is what he's been up to since:
Cud Eastbound's '77 Dodge Camper has seen a good deal of North America, but it's about to spend a winter doing something completely new. Luckily, the vintage van, who is fondly referred to as "Night Danger" by its owner, doesn't have to worry about navigating icy roads or starting its engine in the frigid morning air.
Drake is the type of artist whose technical abilities make a noticeable jump with every release. When in late October he dropped three new tracks, a few members of Jezebel staff noted that Drake was sounding like a properly impressive R&B vocalist: comparing "Days In The East" to 2009's "Best I Ever Had," for example, you can hear a real increase in control, depth, ease and decisiveness—while his distinct, diffuse vocal texture remains.
We surmised that perhaps a mastermind vocal coach was behind this improvement, and we found Dionne Osborne, who's been working with Drake for more than four years.
We know that Nova Scotia Music Week performers and attendees are going to be hungry and thirsty when they show up to Truro, so we've put together a list of restaurants and cafés around town to solve that problem.
Below are a few places to get some food and drink in Truro:
Bistro on Prince (at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre Truro - host hotel)
"The Bistro on Prince, conveniently located off the lobby of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Truro, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily."
Bistro 22 (16 Inglis Place)
"Bistro 22 welcomes you to the heart of Nova Scotia. Enjoy the warm hospitality of our restaurant, offering an upscale-casual dining experience that highlights fresh, local ingredients, in an intimate setting in downtown Truro, N.S."
Jimolly's Bakery Café (41 Inglis Place)
Coffee, baked goods and homemade sandwiches.
Roadside Willies (27 Jennifer Drive)
"Our extensive menu features tastes from around the world. Enjoy incredible salads, appetizers, sandwiches, seafood, smokehouse favorites, pastas, gourmet pizza, desserts and more. We smoke our ribs and chicken in-house, over real hickory wood."
Calabay Café (535 Prince Street)
"Cozy coffee house that serves fair trade coffee and all day breakfast. Daily lunch specials."
Hub Grub (239 Queen Street)
"Our burgers are 100% ground beef raised on grasses and grains grown in Nova Scotia. Each burger is hand formed into all beef patties and served on a fresh bun, baked just down the road in Bible Hill. We serve our combos with fresh hand-cut fries."
The Nook and Cranny
"Eat, Drink and Enjoy Local! One incredible menu with two distinct dining experiences focused on maritime craft beer and local producers."
"Hot drinks, cool books"
KFC (242 Robie Street)
"Fast food chain known for its buckets of fried chicken"
Looking to make the most of your showcase at NSMW 2014? Here are pro tips from some Nova Scotia Music Week veterans to help you perform to the best of your abilities.
A new report launched last week at a congress organised by the International Council Of Creators Of Music, or CIAM, called for a more equal distribution of streaming royalties between the respective music rights owners. It’s a formal demand for an overhaul of the streaming royalty system that’s been a long time coming, and a rally call that’s only likely to get louder as streaming becomes an ever bigger part of the music rights pie.