ECMA Awards

Rose Cousins and Damhnait Doyle co-host 2024

Rose Cousins

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) recently announced that renowned East Coast artists, singer songwriter Rose Cousins and musician and CBC music host Damhnait Doyle, will co-host the 36th annual East Coast Music Awards. The event will be held at the Delta Prince Edward Confederation Ballroom in Charlottetown on May 2 at 8 pm.

Hailing from PEI and now based in Halifax, NS, Rose Cousins is a mainstay of the East Coast music scene. Winner of 11 ECMAs and two JUNOs, and a Grammy nominee, Cousins’ greatest skills, aside from her acclaimed songwriting, is her constant collaboration with artists from all over the world. The shared experience of music is what makes Cousins tick.

Damhnait Doyle

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador and now living in Toronto, ON, Damhnait Doyle has been releasing music since the late 90’s—as a solo artist, as well as in the groups Shaye and The Heartbroken. Doyle has written not only her own songs, but songs for numerous artists, as well as for film and television. She now lends her voice to radio as CBC Music’s Weekend Mornings host.  She is the winner of seven ECMAs and a two-time JUNO nominee.  

The East Coast Music Awards is the marquee event of the five-day festival, which will be held in Charlottetown from May 1–5, 2024. Tickets are on sale now at The full ECMA schedule as well as artist and industry nominations will be announced in early 2024.