2003 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Outstanding Aboriginal Recording - Sandy Scofield ‘n Nitsiwakun – Ketwam

Outstanding Children’s Recording - Fred Penner – Sing With Fred

Outstanding Christian Recording - Starfield – Tumbling After

Outstanding Classical Recording - Lafayette String Quartet – Death and the Maiden

Outstanding Country Recording - Brad Johner – Free

Entertainer of the Year - Nickelback

Outstanding Francophone Recording - Polly-Esther – Les cent pas

Outstanding Album (Independent) - The Corb Lund Band – Five Dollar Bill

Outstanding Album (Major Label) - Diana Krall – Live in Paris

Outstanding Instrumental Recording - Mythos – Eternity

Outstanding Jazz Recording - The Sandro Dominelli Quintet – Cafe Varze Jazz & Mike Allen Trio – Dialectic

Outstanding Pop Recording - Tegan & Sara – If It Was You

Outstanding Producer - Warne Livesy for Matthew Good – “Avalanche”

Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hip Recording - Swollen Members – Monsters in the Closet

Outstanding Rock Recording - Wide Mouth Mason – Rained Out Parade

Outstanding Roots Recording - The Bill Hilly Band – All Day Everyday

Outstanding Songwriter - Jann Arden – Live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Video of the Year - Swollen Members – Breath


2003 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

Agent of the Year - Tara McDonald

Best Album Design - John Rummen (Artworks Design – John Mann – Acoustic Kitty)

Engineer of the Year - Barry Allen

Independent Record Label/Distributor of the Year - Stony Plain Records

Independent Publicist/Radio Promoter of the Year - Marnie Wilson

Live Music Venue of the Year - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver

Manager of the Year - Terry McBride

Media Outlet of the Year - CKUA – Edmonton

Media Person of the Year - Peter North

Musician of the Year - Murray Pulver

Recording Studio of the Year - Homestead Recorders

Retail Store of the Year - Winnipeg Folk Festival Store

Talent Buyer of the Year - Gilles Paquin

Heritage Award Bob Moyer

Industry Builder Award JP Ellson

Hall of Fame Kenny Shields & Streetheart