Ryan Hemsworth & Hey Rosetta! lead ECMA noms

The nominations for the 2016 ECMAs recognize the best in the Atlantic region

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Nominees for the 2016 East Coast Music Awards - EAST COAST MUSIC ASSOCATION
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This morning in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the nominees for the 2016 East Coast Music Awards were announced to recognize the best in Atlantic music and the music industry this year: Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta! leads with seven nominations, while Halifax honey Jenn Grant received six, as songwriter Mo Kenney and world-star producer Ryan Hemsworth each received four. Taking place from April 8 to April 12 up there in Cape Breton, East Coast Music Week is going to be banging, with performances from top nominees and the awards gala hosted by Ashley MacIsaac and Heather Rankin. Fiddle-dee-dee! Some highlight noms below: 

Aboriginal Artist of the Year
City Natives - Voltron
Kam Speech - EST1996
Pillorikput Inuit - Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons
Tristan Grant - TG-17

Album of the Year
Ben Caplan - Birds With Broken Wings (Producer: Josh “Socalled” Dolgin)
Fortunate Ones - The Bliss (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight (Producer: Marcus Paquin)
Jenn Grant - Compostela (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Mo Kenney - In My Dreams (Producer: Joel Plaskett)

The Bucky Adams Memorial Award
(formerly African-Canadian Recording of the Year)
Ced Marty & Dave - To Our 3%
Chelsea Amber - Introducing Chelsea Amber
Marcell Symonds - Just A Closer Walk
Samm Splash - The Breakup EP

Dance Recording of the Year
Ben Rama - Intuition
FWLR - Killer Lady
Lonely Kid - For My Friends
Neon Dreams - The Last of Us
PINEO & LOEB - Soul Clap

Electronic Recording of the Year

Aqua Alta - Dreamsphere
ChessClub - ChessClub
Elephant Skeletons - Vol III
Ryan Hemsworth - Alone For the First Time
Scientists of Sound - Electric Is The Night

Folk Recording of the Year

Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy
Ben Caplan - Birds With Broken Wings
Jenn Grant - Compostela
Gabrielle Papillon - The Tempest of Old
Old Man Luedecke - Domestic Eccentric

Group Recording of the Year
Coyote - Proof of Life
Fortunate Ones - The Bliss
Gypsophilia - Night Swimming
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Still Waking Up

Loud Recording of the Year
Cabbages & Kings - Cabbages & Kings
Chaos Theory - We Are Disaster
Dumpster Mummy - TRENCHFOOT
Kilmore - City Lights
Shades of Sorrow - Ascension

Pop Recording of the Year

Alana Yorke - Dream Magic
Brianna Gosse - AERA
Christina Martin - It'll Be Alright
Coyote - Proof of Life
SORREY - Thick As Thieves

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year

City Natives - Voltron
Fortunato - Unseen Armada
Ghettosocks - We're Going to Drink A Lot of Wine This Year, Boys. 2
Quake Matthews - Rap Music
Wordburglar - Rapplicable Skills

Rock Recording of the Year
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight
Jerry Stamp - Rogue Doubt
Racoon Bandit - Close Your Eyes
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Still Waking Up
The Stanfields - Modem Operandi

Solo Recording of the Year

Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy
Gabrielle Papillon - The Tempest of Old
Jenn Grant - Compostela
Mo Kenney - In My Dreams
Ryan Hemsworth - Alone For the First Time

Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year

Amelia Curran
Christina Martin
Hey Rosetta!
In-Flight Safety
Jenn Grant
Joel Plaskett
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
The Once
Ryan Hemsworth
Tim Chaisson

Fans' Choice Video of the Year
David Myles - "Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo" (Director: Murray Bain)
Everglow - "Feel Your Heart" (Director: Devin Sooley)
Hey Rosetta! - "Soft Offering (For The Oft Suffering)" (Director: Mark Bennett)
In-Flight Safety - "Animals" (Director: Drew Lightfoot)
Jenn Grant - "Bring Me A Rose" (Director: Jason Levangie)
Mo Kenney - "Telephones" (Director: Nathan Boey)
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - "The Chase" (Director: Keith Holding)
The Once - "We Are All Running" (Director: Bryan Dos Reis)
Raphaël Butler - "Harley 1970" (Directors: Patrick Gauvin & Mathieu Laprise)
Ria Mae - "Clothes Off" (Director: Jason Levangie)
Tomato/Tomato - "Toss It All Away" (Director: Jordan Mattie)


Media Outlet of the Year
CKDU 88.1FM
The Coast: Halifax's Weekly
Down East Country with George Canyon
East Coast Countdown
The Overcast: Newfoundland's Alternative Newspaper

Media Person of the Year
Adria Young (THAT'S ME!)
James Bennett
Paul-Émile Comeau
Ryan McNutt
Tom Bedell

Producer of the Year
Dale Murray
Jamie Foulds
Joel Plaskett
Mike "Sheppy" Shepherd
Scott Ferguson

Studio Engineer of the Year
Daniel Ledwell
Jamie Foulds
Jon Matthews
Mike "Sheppy" Shepherd
Scott Hammond

Venue of the Year

The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Glasgow Square Theatre
Harmony House Theatre
The Mack (Confederation Centre)
Plan b Lounge

Video of the Year
Christina Martin - "Take Me Back In A Dream" (Director: Jason Levangie)
David Myles - "Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo" (Director: Murray Bain)
Mo Kenney - "Telephones" (Director: Nathan Boey)
Ria Mae - "Clothes Off" (Director: Jason Levangie)
Ryan Hemsworth - "Snow In Newark" (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)


Check the full list at the ECMA site, and head up to the Cape in April (Capril?) 

The Coast, Halifax's Weekly would like to thank the East Coast Music Association for its first Media Outlet of the Year nomination in 23 years. This is our year, baby!


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