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

Jun. 18, 2018

First Wave of Showcase Festival Performers Announced

BreakOut West is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 16th annual music festival, this year in Kelowna, BC.…

Jun. 12, 2018

The Grapes of Wrath Announced as 2018 Inductees into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Kelowna-born rock band, The Grapes Of Wrath, will be celebrated for their decade-spanning career, and inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall Of…

Jun. 7, 2018

Submit to Perform at Australian Music Week 2018

As part of our ongoing trade partnership with Australian Music Week, western Canadian artists have the fantastic opportunity to perform live in front…

Jun. 5, 2018

International Media and Labels in the Spotlight for Third Speaker Announcement

A UK based music writer and managing director of a critically acclaimed music festival; a music writer with a fresh, uncompromising approach to…

Jun. 5, 2018

Six Publicity Mistakes You May Be Making

Western Canadian Music Award winning publicist Susan Busse contributes to our Roadmap to the Music Industry series.

May 30, 2018

Arlo Maverick - Featured Artist

In spring of 2018, Arlo Maverick will release his sophomore album, Soul Merchant. Inspired by the Netflix original series Black Mirror, Soul Merchant…

May 10, 2018

Experience BreakOut West in Kelowna 2018

Check out the exclusive BreakOut West Kelowna video to see all the reasons you need to mark your calendar and join us in BC’s wine country Oct 10 -…

May 2, 2018

2018 WCMA Nominees Announced!

Voting open to members until Wednesday, May 16. The Western Canadian Music Alliance is thrilled to announce the talented artists and members of the…

Apr. 25, 2018

Recipients of Heritage and Kevin Walters Industry Builder Awards Announced

Terry Jacks (from left) and Allan Reid To Be Honoured at the Western Canadian Music Awards This October