Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Awards Reception celebrates the best of artistic talent in western Canada.

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Submissions closed for 2020, nominations will be announced in early June

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2020 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominees
Blues Artist of the Year
Children’s Artist of the Year
 
 
Classical Composer of the Year                     

 

Country Artist of the Year                  
                       
Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year            
                       
Francophone Artist of the Year                     
                       
Global Artist of the Year (formerly World Artist of the Year)           
                       
Indigenous Artist of the Year (Sponsored By APTN)
                       
Instrumental Artist of the Year                      
                       
Jazz Artist of the Year            
                       
Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year                      
                       
Pop Artist of the Year            
                       
Producer of the Year             
                       
R&B Artist of the Year (formerly Urban Artist of the Year)               
 
Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year                   
                       
Recording of the Year
                       
Rock Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Torque Brewing)                  
                       
Roots Solo Artist of the Year             
                       
Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored By The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) SOCAN
                       
Spiritual Artist of the Year                 
                       
Video Director of the Year (Sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music) 
                       
Visual Media Composer of the Year              
 
 
“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.
 

 

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.