2021 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

2021 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Winners announced October 15th LIVE on Facebook.

by SaskMusic

October 19, 2021 in Industry News

Western Canadian Music Award winners!

“I could not be more excited to honour the talent and strength of western Canadian artists and industry. Congratulations to all who submitted for nominations and all of this year's winners. Your drive and success in sharing your music with the world or supporting this music to be shared is integral to tough times like this. Your resilience is inspirational.” - Robyn Stewart, Executive Director of the Western Canadian Music Alliance and BreakOut West. 

2021 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Winners

Blues Artist of the Year: Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - AB

BreakOut Artist of the Year: Sargeant X Comrade - AB

Children’s Artist of the Year: Claire Ness - YT

Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year Sponsored By Canadian Music Centre (CMC): PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) - BC

Classical Composer of the Year: T. Patrick Carrabre - BC

Country Artist of the Year: Nice Horse - AB

Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year: So Sus - BC

Francophone Artist of the Year Sponsored by Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique  (APCM): Kelly Bado - MB

Global Artist of the Year: Kelly Bado - MB

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Snotty Nose Rez Kids - BC

Instrumental Artist of the Year: Rubim de Toledo - AB

Jazz Artist of the Year: Will Bonness - MB

Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year: Vagina Witchcraft - MB

Pop Artist of the Year Sponsored by CBC Manitoba: Begonia - MB

Producer of the Year: Deadmen - MB

R&B Artist of the Year: Sebastian Gaskin - MB

Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Snotty Nose Rez Kids - BC

Recording of the Year and Stingray Rising Star: Begonia - MB

Rock Artist of the Year Sponsored by Torque Brewing: Mise en Scene - MB

Roots Solo Artist of the Year: William Prince - MB

Songwriter(s) of the Year Sponsored By The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN): Grant Davidson - MB

Spiritual Artist of the Year: Yvonne St Germaine - SK

Video Director of the Year Sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music: Alfonso Chin - Snotty Nose Rez Kids "Screaming Indian" - BC

Visual Media Composer of the Year: Factor Eight - Life Is But A Dream - SK


2021 Western Canadian Music Award Industry Winners

Audio Engineering Award: Sheldon Zaharko - BC

Community Excellence Award: National Music Centre - AB

Excellence in Visual Design: Roberta Landreth - MB

Impact in Artist Development: Birthday Cake - MB

Impact in Live Music Sponsored by Canadian Live Music Association: The Starlite Room (Starlite Sessions) #SupportCanadianVenues - AB

Impact in Music Marketing: Birthday Cake - MB

More info and details about the WCMAs: https://breakoutwest.ca/