Music Awards

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

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2019 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominees
Blues Artist of the Year
Brandon Isaak – BC
David Gogo – BC 
BreakOut Artist of the Year
Children’s Artist of the Year
Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Presented by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])
Land's End Ensemble – AB
Turning Point Ensemble – BC
Classical Composer of the Year


Country Artist of the Year
Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year
Francophone Artist of the Year (Presented by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique [APCM])
Alpha Toshineza – MB
Ponteix – SK
Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year
Pop Artist of the Year
Producer of the Year
Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Recording of the Year (Presented by Stingray)
Rock Artist of the Year
Roots Duo / Group of the Year
Roots Solo Artist of the Year
Songwriter(s) of the Year (Presented by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada [SOCAN])
Dan Mangan, Cold In The Summer – BC
Jill Barber and Ryan Guldemond. Girl's Gotta Do – BC
Spiritual Artist of the Year
Urban Artist of the Year
Video Director 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.