Industry Awards

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

BreakOut West Nominees for the 2019 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 5 at the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel and Conference Center (host hotel), Whitehorse, YT Congratulations to all nominees and winners!



Audio Engineering Award

Ben Kaplan - Fader Mountain Sound - BC

Scott Franchuk - Riverdale Recorders - AB

Sheldon Zaharko - Zed Productions   - BC

Spencer Cheyne - OCL Studios - AB

Steve Bays - BC


Community Excellence Award

National Music Centre - AB

The Dungarees - 24 Hour Gigathon - AB

The Park Show - BC

The Village Idiots - MB

West End Cultural Centre - MB


Excellence in Visual Design

Bronwin Parks - Feisty Creative - BC

Chris Morin - SK

Jadyn Klassen  - MB

Roberta Landreth - MB

Shalom Toy - Cosmic Cavern Design - AB


Impact in Artistic Development

Dan Mangan - Madic Records / Side Door - BC

Jessica Marsh - JAM Music Mgmt - AB

National Music Centre - AB

Paquin Artists Agency - MB

The Feldman Agency  - BC



Impact in Live Music

Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc. - AB

Dan Mangan - Side Door - BC

Paquin Artists Agency - MB

West End Cultural Centre - MB

Winnipeg Folk Festival - MB


Impact in Music Marketing

Matt Olah - Calgary Folk Fest / Soaring Eagle Records - AB

National Music Centre - AB

The Village Idiots - MB

West End Cultural Centre - MB

Winnipeg Folk Festival - MB


“We are excited to share our nominee names for the 2019 edition of the Western Canadian Awards! We saw nominees from all four western provinces and three northern territories this year, with a strong showing from the north, reflecting the dynamism that is taking place there. Our region is well-represented by the diversity and talent of our artists and the music they bring to the rest of Canada and beyond our borders.” - BreakOut West Interim Executive Director, Nathalie Kleinschmit.


Voting Is Now Open!

Voting is now open to members of all western Provincial or Territorial Music Industry Associations. All members will be sent an email regarding login information to vote (beginning today, Tuesday, April 30). Voting will conclude at midnight, Pacific Time, on Friday, May 17. Winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Thursday, October 3 at the WCMA Award Reception in Whitehorse, while the Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented at the Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 5.

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is funded in part by the six provincial and territorial governments of western Canada. BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards are generously funded by FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, along Whitehorse host partners, and event sponsors and funders, notably the Government of Yukon.