East Coast Music Awards

The East Pointers lead with seven nominations

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced the 2024 nominees for the 36th annual East Coast Music Awards, set to take place in Charlottetown from May 1–5. 

PEI’s own The East Pointers lead with an impressive seven nominations, bringing them to a grand total of 29 nominations since 2015. Followed closely by Jenn Grant (NS/PE) and Tim Baker (NL) with six nominations each, and Jimmy Rankin (CB) and Neon Dreams (NS) with four nominations each. 

The 2024 ECMA nominees for PEI are as follows:

Album of the Year 
Jenn Grant—Champagne Problems
The East Pointers—Safe In Sound

Children’s Entertainer of the Year
Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors

Choral Recording of the Year
Luminous Ensemble—In the Crystalline Vault of Heaven 

Classical Composer Of The Year
Monica Pearce—Etiquette

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year
Sirène et Matelot—Un monde de dissonance
Tara MacLean—Sparrow
The East Pointers—Safe In Sound

Country Recording of the Year
Ben Chase—That Was Then, This Is Now

Dance Recording of the Year
Alex Byrne—“In My Head”
DeeDee Austin—“Stay Dancin’”
Lee Rosevere—“Needed you feat KINLEY”

Electronic Recording of the Year
Lee Rosevere—Samplextra

Folk Recording of the Year
Jenn Grant—Champagne Problems
Sirène et Matelot—Un monde de dissonance

Global Recording of the Year
Tzu-Cheng Wang—Hello, PEI!
Yanan Liu (Tiffany Liu)—Riding the Waves

Group Recording of the Year
The East Pointers—Safe In Sound

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Inn Echo—Hemispheres

Pop Recording of the Year
The East Pointers—Safe In Sound

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
The Umbrella Collective—WELCOME TO STUDIO UC!

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Noah Malcolm—“Feel The Same”

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year 
Inn Echo—Hemispheres

Solo Recording of the Year
Dennis Ellsworth—Modern Hope

Song of the Year
Jenn Grant—“Judy”
Tara MacLean—“Sparrow”
The East Pointers—“We Will Meet Again”

Songwriter of the Year
Jenn Grant
The East Pointers

Fans’ Choice Awards presented by TD Lennie Gallant
The East Pointers
Public voting at ecma.com 

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
DeeDee Austin—“Buried Truth” (Director: Michael Reid Boyd)
Jenn Grant—“Judy” (Director: Tessa Fleming)
Lennie Gallant—“On the Minnehaha” (Director: Patricia Richard and Lennie Gallant)
Public voting at ecma.com 

Artist Management of the Year
Faye WilliamsWood

Event of the Year
2023 Canada Games IllumiNATION Festival
Under the Spire

Innovator of the Year
Lindsay Connolly
Tara MacLean

Media Person of the Year
Doug Gallant

Producer Of The Year
Andrew A. MelzerJ
Jenn Grant & Daniel Ledwell

Venue of the Year
The Arts Guild PEI
Under the Spire

Video Director of the Year
Noah Malcolm

Visual Artist of the Year
Ashley Anne Clark

For more info about the East Coast Music Awards visit ecma.com.