Breakout West

Western Canadian Music Awards History

The music industry associations of Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan staged independent music festivals and conferences known as All Indie Weekend in the prairies from 1995 to 1999.

With this common project, these three industry associations have worked in tandem towards the shared vision of developing the infrastructure of the independent music industry in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

After four successful All Indie Weekends, these associations decided to join forces and resources to create a new entity to further promote prairie music to the world. This new entity, called the Prairie Music Alliance Inc. (May 1999), is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization. All members in good standing of the three provincial recording industry associations are automatically members of the PMA.

The Western Canada Music Alliance Inc. (January 2003) was formed in late 2002 when the Prairie Music Alliance expanded, inviting the Music Industry Associations of BC and the Yukon to join forces in creating a new entity. While the Western Canada Music Week and Awards is a new event, there is a strong sense of history, a legacy of the successes of both Prairie Music Week and the West Coast Music Awards. The vision of developing the infrastructure of a regional music industry is intact and now shared across western Canada.

The five Participating Members of the Western Canadian Music Alliance, Inc are:

Alberta Music Industry Association
Suite 102 – Western Supplies Building
10722 – 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5G7

Phone: 780-428-3372
Toll-free: 1-800-465-3117
Fax: 780-426-0188

SaskMusic (Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association)
210 – 2300 Dewdney Ave
Regina, SK
S4R 1H5

f: (306) 347.7735
e: info@saskrecording.ca

Manitoba Music
Main Floor, 376 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2J2

p: (204) 942.8650
f: (204) 956.5280
e: info@manitobamusic.com

Music BC
#530 – 425 Carrall St
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3

p: (604) 873.1914
f: (604) 873.9686
toll free-BC only: 1.888.866.8570
e: info@musicbc.org

Music Yukon
108 Elliott Street, Ste 416
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6C4

p: (867) 45-MUSIC 867.456.8742
f: (867) 668.3450
e:info@musicyukon.com

Music NWT
PO Box 127 
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N1

e: musicnwt@gmail.com

 

If you want to vote for the Western Canadian Music Awards you have to be a member of one of these five associations.  (the WCMA’s have no annual fees, it’s an automatic thing).

SO JOIN UP!

Past Event Host Cities

2013 - Calgary, AB

2012 - Regina, SK

2011 – Whitehorse, YT

2010 – Kelowna, BC

2009 – Brandon, MB

2008 – Edmonton, AB

2007 – Moose Jaw, SK

2006 – Winnipeg, MB

2005 – Vancouver, BC

2004 – Calgary, AB

2003 – Regina, SK

Music Industry Association Partners

 

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