News - Music Festival

Up-to-date news on the BreakOut West Music Festival, Awards, Conference, International Events, and Feature Artists

Apr 30, 2019

2019 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees Announced

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is excited to announce the incredible artists and members of the music industry that have been nominated for the…

Apr 22, 2019

Study Claims Attending A Concert Once Every Two Weeks Can Add Nine Years To Your Life

Concerts can be daunting as you get older, what with late start times, a slew of opening acts, and the prospect of standing next to tall, sweaty…

Apr 22, 2019

SOCAN Members Achieve Extended Play From Global Enjoyment Of Canadian Music

A rising tide of Canadian music success around the world has helped to create a buoyant year for Canada’s songwriters, composers and publishers,…

Apr 15, 2019

Safer Spaces On The Road

Since Fall of 2017, conversations about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the music industry have taken centre stage, generating interest from…

Apr 1, 2019

ECMA and BreakOut West Present: The “East Meets West” Spotlight at BreakOut West 2019

ECMA and BreakOut West (BOW) are excited to partner together to present the third edition of the “East Meets West” collaborative initiative at the…

Mar 16, 2019

BreakOut West signs on to Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Coalition of Canadian music organizations sign Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct, announce training & education resources will be available…

Jan 7, 2019

Exciting Changes at BOW

Meet the new staff at BreakOut West