[May 23, 2018 - HALIFAX] The 2018 East Coast Music Awards took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2-6, 2018 and SpinCount was awarded an ECMA for 2018 Company of the Year, handing the Nova Scotia boutique promotions and publicity company the honor for the third year in a row - a “hat-trick” for the company. According to ECMA artist and member relations manager Tara MacDonald, this is the first time in ECMA history a company has been awarded this honor for three years running “there is no precedent other than what SpinCount set in this category for 2016, 2017 and 2018.”
Company founder Kimberly Sinclair and partner, Kevin Sinclair thank the East Coast Music Association and its membership for this prestigious honor and congratulate our clients Mo Kenney and Joel Plaskett on their ECMA awards for Solo Recording of the Year: Mo Kenney - The Details; and Songwriter of the Year: Joel Plaskett.
SpinCount has built its success on hard work, dedication to their clients and their career goals, and a deep commitment to Canadian music. Moreover, the company pioneered the use of “new media” (social media platforms, internet music outlets, digital music delivery) from early on, and led the way as the industry adapted to new technologies and social mores.
"The music industry is a very dynamic world, based on novelty and innovation while respecting its cultural roots,” says Sinclair, “These changes in technology have democratized the industry in many ways, allowing the individual artists to perform for themselves many of the tasks and functions that formerly needed outside professionals, including using platforms like YouTube and Spotify to get their music out, and keeping in touch with their fan-base through social media. Our task is to maximize these new technologies while assisting the client to craft a strategy that will help them attain their creative and professional goals."
SpinCount handles National publicity for Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) Halifax Jazz Festival, Home Routes, In The Dead of Winter Festival. We also offer National Radio promotions and servicing for Americana / Folk / Roots artists such as David Myles, Mo Kenney, Claire Lynch, Bill & Joel Plaskett, Matthew Byrne,, Al Tuck, Corin Raymond, Kaia Kater, Raine Hamilton, Christina Martin, Cassie & Maggie, The Fugitives, Rawlins Cross and many more artists we are proud to work with.
SpinCount congratulates the East Coast Music Association, board, staff and event volunteers on another successful event. We look forward to seeing everyone in Charlottetown, PE in 2019.
Congrats again to all the nominees, for a full list of 2018 ECMA Winners & Awards, visit Here
SpinCount promotes artists, music and events, and was awarded back to back Company of the Year in 2018/2017/2016 by the East Coast Music Association and in 2014 by Music Nova Scotia. SpinCount specialises in exporting Canadian Independent Artists and Music, with our unique approach to radio and publicity. Our campaigns have resulted in numerous awards, nominations, charting and showcasing opportunities for our clients. Follow us on twitter @spincount or “like” us on facebook
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry of Atlantic Canada that fosters, develops and celebrates East Coast music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The ECMA annually produces the ECMAs, one of the top music industry events in Canada, which includes Awards, a Festival, an Industry Conference and the International Export Buyers Program. ECMA and its programs are generously funded by the Government of Canada through the International Business Development Agreement (represented by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and Industry Canada), the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund), the four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and MUSICACTION. ECMA recognizes the support of the province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and Platinum Partners The Chronicle Herald, Newcap Radio, and TD Bank Group.