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Three East Coast Music Awards for Kings County residents


WOLFVILLE - Two Acadia University music professors, Derek Charke and Mark Adam, just received East Coast Music Awards and so did the Wolfville firm, Sounds of Pop.

Charke, who has won a Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year and a previous ECMA Award, was selected for his work Reel Variations.

Together Charke and Adam won an ECMA for Kitchen Party as Classical Recording of the Year.

Producer Adam released Kitchen Party at the 2014 Acadia New Music Festival, Shattering the Silence.

It was created over the course of three hours on a snowy Sunday afternoon in the winter of 2013.

Performers on the album included: Charke, Adam and another music professor Jeff Hennessy, who also wrote a tune on the album

Glenn McMullen and his firm, Sound of Pop, won as Music Merchant of the year. It was his sixth ECMA nomination.

Founded in 2001, Sound of Pop’s primary focus is pitching music for film, TV and advertisements, in addition to managing a band from New Brunswick and running a small independent record label.



The Hupman Brothers’ album Black River Blues had received a nod in the Blues Recording of the Year category, whihe the Union Street Café in Berwick was nominated as venue of the year.

Canning’s Laura Roy co-wrote a song called Blinders that was nominated in the Electronic Music category. It features her on vocals.

East Coast Music Week is being held in St. John's, NL. The event brings together internationally renowned musicians and industry professionals for five days of performances, conferences, and a gala award show.

 

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