2016 Western Canadian Music Award Winners

Aboriginal Artist of the Year

William Prince

Blues Artist of the Year

Romi Mayes

BreakOut Artist of the Year presented by Sawchyn Guitars Ltd.

The Bros. Landreth

Children's Artist of the Year presented by SaskTel

Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick

Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year presented by Canadian Music Centre


Classical Composition of the Year

Along the King's Road - Jason Cullimore

Country Artist of the Year presented by CCMA

Brett Kissel

Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year

Delhi 2 Dublin

Francophone Artist of the Year

Jocelyne Baribeau

Instrumental Artist of the Year

Pugs and Crows

Jazz Artist of the Year

Curtis Nowosad Quintet

Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year


Pop Artist of the Year

Lexi Strate

Producer of the Year presented by Nimbus School of Recording & Media

Colin Stewart

Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year


Recording of the Year presented by Stingray Music

Yukon Blonde

Rock Artist of the Year presented by Radio Starmaker

The Wet Secrets

Roots Duo/Group of the Year presented by Musicians' Rights Organization Canada (MROC)

Northern Beauties

Roots Solo Artist of the Year presented by Big Rock Brewery

Frazey Ford

Songwriter(s) of the Year presented by SOCAN

Pharis Romero - A Wanderer I'll Stay "Pharis & Jason Romero - A Wanderer I'll Stay"

Spiritual Artist of the Year

Yvonne St. Germaine

Urban Artist of the Year

David Morin

Video Director of the Year presented by MuchFACT

Ft. Langley (for Aidan Knight "All Clear")

Visual Media Composer of the Year presented by Green Sky Labs Inc.

Alec Harrison

World Artist of the Year

Tasman Jude

2016 Western Canadian Music Industry Award Winners

Audio Engineering Award

Nygel Asselin

Community Excellence Award presented by Casino Regina

West End Cultural Centre

Excellence in Visual Design

Roberta Hansen

Impact in Artist Development

Paquin Artists Agency

Impact in Live Music presented by Music Canada Live

Rawk Entertainment Group Inc.

Impact in Music Marketing

Live Nation Canada

2016 Heritage Award

John Arcand

2016 Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award presented by Live Nation

Derek Bachman (posthumously)

Hall of Fame 

Colin James