Statement by the Honourable James Moore on the 2013 East Coast Music Awards
HALIFAX, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ – This year marked the 25(th) anniversary of East Coast Music Week. The awards event provides a
unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate some of the best talent
Atlantic Canada has to offer.
Canada is home to a wealth of talented artists and creators who enrich
our cultural lives and stimulate our nation’s economy. Our country is
the third-largest exporter of musical talent, and our sound recording
market is the seventh-largest in the world.
Today, we celebrate the outstanding artists and industry leaders in
Atlantic Canada who were honoured at this year’s East Coast Music
Congratulations to the award winners, including:
Group Recording of the Year: Stanfields – Death & Taxes
Solo Recording of the Year: Rose Cousins – We Have Made A Spark
Songwriter of the Year: Rose Cousins – Go First
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of the 2013
East Coast Music Awards. I commend the East Coast Music Association and
its partners on showcasing Atlantic Canada’s vibrant music scene.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage