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ECMA + MNB Present the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Spotlight” at the 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference

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The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Music/Musique New Brunswick (Music/Musique NB), Music Newfoundland and Labrador (MusicNL), Music Nova Scotia (Music NS), and Music Prince Edward Island (Music PEI) are pleased to be presenting the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style Spotlight” at the 35th annual Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI) in Kansas City, MO from February 1st - 5th.

The Atlantic collective of organization partners will join forces to collaborate and present some of the finest talent from Atlantic Canada at the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style.” showcases and business development initiative held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel.

With over 50  East Coast participants, showcasing artists and management companies, the contingent will present  two evenings of official FAI Showcases and host three evenings of the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style.” music showcases, and a B2B networking event.  

FAI 2023 official showcasing artists include Alicia Toner, Brad Reid Quartet, Fortunate Ones, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Ian Sherwood, Les Hay Babies, Kellie Loder, Mike Biggar, Shane Pendergast, Quote The Raven, Rum Ragged, Silver Wolf Band, and Terra Spencer. Other artists include Mark Bragg and Mike McKenna Jr.

“We are delighted to continue to build on our long term partnership with Music/ Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI offering an array of showcasing and business activities at FAI 2023,” says Shelley Nordstrom, Export Manager for the ECMA. After a two-year hiatus of attending an in-person event, the collective will return to Kansas City and present a series of diverse musical showcases to a large network of music buyers, media and industry tastemakers from the North American folk community. This collaborative initiative provides market access and assists our artists and companies to create new business opportunities in new Canadian and international markets.“

For a full showcasing schedule, visit

We would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, The Government of Canada and of Canada's private radio broadcasters, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and the Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Provincial Governments.