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Andrew Waite

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Arts Across Canada, Travel

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Field of practice
Music and Sound

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First-time recipient

Building Audiences for Andrew Waite at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards

A man wearing a hat and a jacket photographed in front of a wall.
Andrew Waite Photographer(s): Brendan Henry

Andrew Waite, who sings and performs rock, roots, adult contemporary, folk-rock, and Americana music, was invited to perform in a showcase at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

A golden opportunity to broaden audiences

In 2020, Waite was invited to perform in a showcase at the Awards and hoped to use the event to meet with delegates and international buyers and tour bookers. He has been planning a tour in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, and he has other national and international bookings on the radar. The original plan would have seen him travel from PEI to St. John’s to perform, but the Awards ended up being presented online due to COVID‑19. Organizers worked hard to record performances and put together a compelling show.

A chance to secure future bookings

The East Coast Music Awards are a world-class industry networking conference—a career builder for musicians looking to expand their audiences. For independent artists in particular, it can be a critical launching pad, attracting music industry delegates from across Canada, Europe, Australia and the US. Waite hoped that this showcase opportunity would help him forge new connections, strengthen existing ones, and secure bookings for 2021 and 2022.


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