Industry Awards

The Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch celebrates the best industry talent in western Canada.

BreakOut West Nominees for the 2018 Western Canadian Music Industry Awards

The Western Canadian Music Award winners will be announced and honoured at the Western Canadian Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 13 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna (host hotel), Kelowna, BC. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!


Audio Engineering Award

Ben Kaplan, FlyFantastic Productions – BC

Ryan Worsley, Echoplant Sound – BC

Shawn Cole, Lab Monkey Sound – BC WINNER!

Sheldon Zaharko, Zed Productions – BC

Spencer Cheyne, OCL Studios – AB


Community Excellence Award (Sponsored by City of Kelowna)

Aakuluk Music – NV

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express – BC

Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Just TV Program – MB

West End Cultural Centre – MB  WINNER!

Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB


Excellence in Visual Design

Bronwin Parks, Feisty Creative – BC

Jadyn Klassen – MB

Jared Robinson, Nebulus Entertainment – SK

Odelay! Graphic Design – SK

Roberta Landreth, Treehouse Design – MB  WINNER!


Impact in Artist Development (Sponsored by Creative BC)

Aakuluk Music – NV

Prairie Mix – MB

Stu Anderson, Mighty Cypress Talent – MB

The Feldman Agency – BC

Tonic Records – BC  WINNER!


Impact in Live Music (Sponsored by Music Canada Live)

Commodore Ballroom – BC

Interstellar Rodeo – AB  WINNER!

The Gateway – AB

West End Cultural Centre – MB

Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB


Impact in Music Marketing (Sponsored by Tourism Kelowna)

Aakuluk Music – NV

Casadie Pederson, MainStage Management & Consulting – AB

Pipe & Hat Music Group – MB

Susan Busse, Susan Busse PR – SK

West End Cultural Centre – MB  WINNER!


2018 Heritage Award

Terry Jacks – BC


2018 Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award

Allan Reid – BC