2019 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominees

Blues Artist of the Year

Brandon Isaak – BC

David Gogo – BC 

Jack Semple – SK

James Buddy Rogers –BC 

Ndidi O – BC WINNER!


BreakOut Artist of the Year

Dan Mangan – BC

Foxwarren – SK

Nuela Charles – AB

Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC WINNER!

Striker – AB


Children’s Artist of the Year

Ginalina – BC

Raffi – BC WINNER!

Rattle and Strum – AB

Seanster and the Monsters – MB

The Oot n' Oots – BC


Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Presented by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])

Land's End Ensemble – AB

Turning Point Ensemble – BC

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – MB WINNER!

Vancouver Chamber Choir – BC

Carmen Braden – NT


Classical Composer of the Year

Allan Gordon Bell – AB

Carmen Braden – NT WINNER!

Farshid Samandari – BC

Laurie Radford – AB

Owen Underhill – BC


Country Artist of the Year

Aaron Pritchett – BC

Brett Kissel – AB WINNER!

Dan Davidson – AB

George Canyon – AB

Hunter Brothers – SK


Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year

Dirty Radio – BC

Humans – BC


Soulier – AB

Talltale – AB


Francophone Artist of the Year (Presented by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique [APCM])

Alpha Toshineza – MB

Ponteix – SK

Rayannah – MB WINNER!

Shawn Jobin – SK

Vaero – SK


Indigenous Artist of the Year (Presented by APTN )

Carsen Gray – BC

Digawolf – NT

Diyet & the Love Soldiers – YT

Hellnback – MB

Northern Haze – NV WINNER!


Instrumental Artist of the Year

Apollo Suns – MB 

Five Alarm Funk – BC WINNER!

Gordon Grdina's The Marrow – BC

Signs & Letters – AB

West of Mabou – SK


Jazz Artist of the Year

Al Muirhead – AB

BC Double Quartet – BC

Hard Rubber Orchestra – BC

Jodi Proznick – BC WINNER!

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra – MB


Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year

Hunting Giants – BC

Neck of the Woods – BC

Shooting Guns – SK

Striker – AB WINNER!

tunic – MB


Pop Artist of the Year

Begonia – MB WINNER!

Jill Barber – BC

Madison Olds – BC

Royal Canoe – MB

Sarah MacDougall – YT


Producer of the Year

Ben Kaplan, Fader Mountain Sound – BC

Madeleine Roger & Lloyd Peterson – MB

Rayannah & Mario Lepage – MB / SK WINNER!

Ryan Worsley, Echoplant Sound – BC

Steve Bays – BC


Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Alpha Toshineza – MB

Bdice – BC

Merkules – BC

Snak the Ripper – BC

Vials – BC WINNER!


Recording of the Year (Presented by Stingray)

Dan Mangan – BC WINNER!

Foxwarren – SK

Jill Barber – BC

Pharis & Jason Romero – BC

Sarah MacDougall – YT


Rock Artist of the Year

Dan Mangan – BC WINNER!

Foxwarren – SK

Digawolf – NT

Said The Whale – BC 

The Sheepdogs – SK


Roots Duo / Group of the Year

Carmanah – BC

GhostBoy – AB

Pharis & Jason Romero – BC

Rosie & the Riveters – SK WINNER!

Tri-Continental – AB / BC


Roots Solo Artist of the Year

Belle Plaine – SK

Joe Nolan – AB

John Wort Hannam – AB

Mariel Buckley – AB WINNER!

Micah Erenberg – MB


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 WINNER!

Jill Barber and Ryan Guldemond. Girl's Gotta Do – BC

Mariel Buckley, Rose Coloured Frames – AB

Pharis Romero - Pharis & Jason Romero, Sweet Old Religion – BC

Roman Clarke, Waiting – MB


Spiritual Artist of the Year

Chelsea Amber – BC

Kyle Church – AB


Warren Dean Flandez – BC WINNER!

West of Here – AB


Urban Artist of the Year

Hooper Turnt Sanger – BC


Samurai Champs – SK


Tiny Havoc – BC


Video Director of the Year

Danie Easton - Madison Olds, Thank You – BC

Eric Peterson - Yes We Mystic, Young Evil – MB

Johnny Jansen - Said The Whale, UnAmerican – BC WINNER!

Peter Ricq – Humans, Breakfast With Liz – BC

Travis Nesbitt - The Dungarees, Don't Hold Back – AB


Visual Media Composer of the Year

Brett Elliot - Church of Zombie, Welcome to the Church – YT

Burnett/Schmidt, Reawaken (Movements I-V) – AB

Jared Robinson, Canadian Mental Health Association 100 Year Anniversary – SK

Jeffery Straker, The Storm Orchestral – SK WINNER!

Tim Brown, Run for Your Life – AB


World Artist of the Year

Buckman Coe – BC WINNER!

Montuno West – AB

Portiia – BC

Ryan Timoffee – AB






Audio Engineering Award

Ben Kaplan - Fader Mountain Sound - BC WINNER!

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 WINNER!

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 WINNER!

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 WINNER!

Paquin Artists Agency - MB

The Feldman Agency  - BC


Impact in Live Music

Adam Oppenheim - Stampede Entertainment Inc. - AB

Dan Mangan - Side Door - BC WINNER!

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 WINNER!

The Village Idiots - MB

West End Cultural Centre - MB

Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB


Heritage Award                  

Hank Karr - YT


Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award           

Duncan Sinclair - YT


Hall Of Fame Sponsored By FACTOR   

Susan Aglukark - NV