And quite possibly the end of my ECMA coverage for now, the Industry Awards. Think I’m done for the day, just passed 200 views so thanks to everyone who visited the site. This list came from, believe it or not, the ECMA website. Yay, they finally updated! 🙂
The 2009 East Coast Music Industry Award winners are:
Broadcast of the Year: East Coast Countdown
Event of the Year: Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Graphic Designer of the Year: CHR!S SM!TH – funkfactor
Independent Company of the Year: Sonic Entertainment Group
Industry Professional of the Year: Fred Lavery
Live Sound Technician of the Year: Carl Gosine
Manager of the Year: Darren Gallop
Media Person of the Year: Jimmie Inch
Photographer of the Year: CHR!S SM!TH – funkfactor
FACTOR Radio Station of the Year – Major Market: Q104 Halifax
FACTOR Radio Station of the Year – Small Market: CKEC – East Coast FM 94.1
Record Company/Distributor/Independent Label of the Year: Warner Music Canada
Retailer of the Year: CD Plus
Studio of the Year: The Sonic Temple
Studio Engineer of the Year: Mike “Sheppy” Shepherd
Venue of the Year: The Fredericton Playhouse
Website of the Year: http://www.dav-net.com , designer Jud Haynes
FACTOR Industry Builder Award: Corner Brook’s Lloyd Bartlett
Musician’s Achievement Award: Sandy Morris.
Volunteer of the Year Award: Tina Dolter, who chaired the ECMA Arts & Cultural Linkages Committee (ACLC).
In addition, five individuals were awarded Stompin’ Tom Awards. These awards are presented annually to one individual or group from each of the ECMA’s five regions.
Stompin’ Tom, one of Canada’s best-known musicians, was presented with the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. He accepted the award on the condition that he could return it and requested that an award be created to honour those who have made a long-term contribution to the East Coast music industry, paving the way for the many successful artists of today.
Narcisse Gautreau: Prince Edward Island
Mark Hill: New Brunswick
Ray Walsh: Newfoundland & Labrador
Joyce Seamone: Mainland Nova Scotia
Donald Angus Beaton: Cape Breton