An established leader in the cultural industries sector with knowledge of signature music events locally, nationally and internationally.
Andy has been the CEO of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) based in Halifax Nova Scotia since April 2014. As the East Coast’s most prodigious music event, he is responsible for delivering a national televised music awards show, 5–day music festival and industry conference as well as a world-renowned international export buyers program. Although the ECMA is traditionally renowned for its acoustic based genres, today, it represents the full genre spectrum including rock,pop,hip hop,metal,electronic,R&B and more.
Andy is a strong advocate for the Atlantic region’s music industry and is mandated to fulfill the ECMA’s mission statement to develop, advance and celebrate East Coast Canadian music, its artists and industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. Andy is committed to building new strategic partnerships and developing career-enhancing opportunities for ECMA members as well as reciprocal initiatives for our international partners.