Western Canadian Music Award Nominees Announced

Western Canadian Music Award Nominees Announced

SaskMusic members can vote until June 1, 11:59 PM PST

by WCMA / SaskMusic

May 18, 2021 in SaskMusic News

The Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) has announced the outstanding artists and music industry professionals nominated for 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards. Congratulations to our Saks nominees! The full list can be found at www.breakoutwest.ca, with winners in both the artistic and industry categories to be revealed in October (date to be confirmed) during a special livestreamed event.

Voting is now open to members of all western Provincial and Territorial Music Industry Associations. Members will receive an email with their voting information.

Sask Nominees - 2021 WCMAs

  • Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year: Véronique Mathieu
  • Country Artist of the Year: Hunter Brothers, and Jess Moskaluke
  • Francophone Artist of the Year: éemi, and Ponteix
  • Instrumental Artist of the Year: Factor Eight
  • Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year: Black Thunder, The Basement Paintings, and The Moon Runners
  • Spiritual Artist of the Year: Yvonne St Germaine
  • Video Director of the Year: Dylan Hryciuk for PONTEIX "Petite Fleur", and Kyriel Roberts for Pimpton "Exit The Vessel"
  • Visual Media Composer of the Year: Factor Eight - Life Is But A Dream, and Jeffery Straker – Gravity
  • Community Excellence Award: The Exchange


About the WCMA

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is a pan-western organization created by the music industry associations (MIAs) of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories, the Yukon Territory, to promote and celebrate western Canadian music. WCMA, with the financial support of each provincial and territorial government partner, FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's private radio broadcasters, annually hosts their core artist and industry development event, BreakOut West. The event is held in a different western Canadian city on a rotational basis and is the prime music industry event in western Canada. BreakOut West 2022 will be held February 2-6 in Winnipeg MB, including a four-day music conference, a three-night multi-genre music festival and special events. The 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards and Industry Awards will be announced in October 2021.