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"Lifetime Achievement Awards"


Chosen by our Board Of Directors;

"Legend Awards" and "Best Of The Music Makers Awards" 



Chosen by our Voting Ambassador Members;

ECMHOF  Nomination Process 

  • Our Lifetime Achievement Inductees are selected by our Board Of Directors & Nominations committee.
  • Our nominee and voting process for The Legends Awards and Best Of The Music Makers Awards starts with our Ambassador members who are welcome to submit nominations to each of the 28 categories of the "Legend Awards" and "Best of The Music Makers Awards". 
  • Once all nominations have been put into their respective categories our nominations committee will select the final (10) nominees for each category to be voted on by our Ambassador members. (submissions for nomination end November 8th of each year).
  • Those members with an email address will receive  an Emailed Voting Link.  All others will receive a mailed Paper Voting Ballot to your mailing address which then must be returned. (Voting begins in November and ends April 30th of each year).
  • Paper ballots must be returned to- VOTE.ECMHOF, 65 River Road, suite-104, Nutley, New Jersey, 07110; .
  • The final results for the Legends Awards categories will be announced and celebrated at our Annual ECMHOF Awards Gala June 5th, 2019.
  •  The Final results for the Best Of The Music Makers Awards will be announced at our Pre-Gala celebration June 5th and celebrated in an ECMHOF Awards Gala at a date to be announced for 2019.
  • All nominees must be from the New England Region, Mid Atlantic Region and South East Region of the East Coast as specified above.
  • Nominees in the top 5 results of each category will be placed back into nomination for our Ambassador Voting process in the preceding year.
  • All Nominations- should be emailed to  and "must be accompanied by a  picture and short bio" and contact information.


nominating regions




Who We Are

The East Coast Music Hall of Fame is a New Jersey 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a society of music professionals and fans from Maine to Florida dedicated to ensuring the present and future of the Rock and Roll era of the 50's, 60's and 70's as well as celebrating the pioneers of this great American musical heritage.


Provide a world class Museum Library and home for the pioneers of R&B and the Rock & Roll music generation. To celebrate the recording and performance of the 50's, 60's and 70's music with engaging educational programs and extensive Library & Archives. Document and Preserve an American heritage, the music that changed the course of history and politics through the international language of music. 


 The ECMHOF Awards Gala with our Lifetime Acheivment Awards and Legend Awards honor the finest artists and recordings of the past and present. The Foundation is dedicated to lifting the human spirit in celebration and to shine a spotlight on the human endeavor to persevere, overcome and achieve a lifetime of dedication and performance of excellence by an individual, group or organization of the many art forms and categories of the music industry. 


The Best of the Music Makers Awards help today's aspiring new talent as well as established artists who want to preserve and continue this musical legacy by creating pathways of recognition as well as educational and musical programs to help aspiring artists to succeed.  

East Coast Music Hall of Fame  Museum & Library World Headquarters

The East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Museum & Library’s mission is bring together under one roof, the resources to honor those who have contributed to East Coast music from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’ and to help inspire future generations to carry on this legacy. We envision the East Coast Music Hall Of Fame Museum & Library as a vital center for the acquisition, preservation and showcasing of memorabilia from 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s East Coast music scene for the purpose of education and enjoyment.  In addition, it will serve as a repository for related historical print, audio and video resources essential for future study. 


Below is a rendering of the ECMHOF Museum & Library, a 6,600 sq. ft. building to be located in Wildwood, New Jersey. With the help of your donation dollars and our corporate sponsors the music of the Rock & Roll era and it pioneer vocal groups will have a ECMHOF World Headquarters and home to it's rich history for future generations to research and enjoy!!! The building will also house a 300 seat state of the Art Performing Arts Theater, movie theater, snack bar and souvenir shop.

Museum Rendering