-Music PEI, founded in 2001 as the Prince Edward Island Music Awards Association, is a non-profit member services organization devoted to advancing careers of Island musicians. Music PEI is actively seeking ways to promote, foster and develop artists and the music industry on PEI. The Association acts as an advocate for the Island music industry and a representative at the national table.
Having established a full time office with an Executive Director, Music PEI administers a Funding Program designed to encourage growth by providing financial assistance to the industry. This funding is made possible through the assistance of the PEI Provincial Government Department of Tourism & Culture.
Music PEI is guided by a Board of Directors. Directors serve 3 year terms and are elected annually at the Music PEI AGM and are governed by the Music PEI Bylaws.
Major Music PEI annual events include the Music PEI Awards and Music Week Conference as well as the international buyers conference, Showcase PEI. Established in 2008, Showcase PEI brings buyers and music industry professionals to PEI from across Canada and around the world for a 3 day conference showcasing the top exporting and export ready artists from PEI.