Western Canadian Music Awards 2022 Nominees Announced | Biden News


Western Canadian Music Awards 2022 nominees include Arcspire, Hayley Blais and more.

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The Western Canadian Music Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards.

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The annual celebration of music from Western Canada turns 20 this year. The event and the accompanying Breakout West festival will be held in Calgary. This event was held in the city for the third time.

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When are the Western Canadian Music Awards and Breakout West held?

The festival and convention runs from September 28 to October 2 at venues throughout Calgary’s downtown core and the Music Mile entertainment strip at 9 Ave. Runs SE from Inglewood to East Village.

Who is included in the nomination?

WCMA includes artists from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Yukon. Voted by members of Western Provincial and Regional Music Industry Associations. It starts on June 8 and ends on June 22.

How many categories are voted on?

Several categories have both artistic and artistic nominees. Everything is coordinated through the head office in Winnipeg which is located on ancestral lands, from Treaty One Territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples and the Metis Nation.

Who are the artistic nominees?

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Here’s the full list, including nominees in the Breakout Artist of the Year category like BC’s Haley Blais:

2022 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominees

Blues Artist of the Year
Brandon Isaacs – BC
David Gogo – BC
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne — B.C
Son of Dave – MB
The Harpoonist and the Ax Murderer – BC

Son Golden — MB
Haley Blais – BC
Kyle McCarney — AB
Leith Ross – MB
Garris – SK

Child Artist of the Year
Beppi — AB
Music with Mandy — AB
Smallin Rylan — AB
OOT n’ Oots — BC
Jams of Will — BC

Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year sponsored by the Canadian Music Center (CMC).
Aventa Ensemble — BC
Christopher Tyler Nickel — BC
Mark Takeshi McGregor – BC
Standing wave — BC
Tom McCaslin — AB

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Classical Composer of the Year
Dorothy Chang – “Flying Spirit” – BC
Edward Topp – “Donemus Records” – BC
Fred Stride — Saskatchewan All Star Big Band “Saskatchewan Suite” — B.C.
Jordan Nobles – “Chiaroscuro” – BC
Stephen Chatman – “Stephen Chatman” – BC

The best artist of the country
Dan Davidson – AB
Hayley Benedict – AB
Jess Moskaluk — SK
Nice horse — AB
Tyler Joe Miller – BC

Electronic and Dance Artist of the Year
Elazion — B.C
Gl0bal — BC
Rumpus — SK
Sabai – BC

Francophone Artist of the Year, sponsored by APCM (Association des Professionals de la Chanson et de la Musique)
Etienne Fletcher — SK
Jocelyn Baribeau — MB
Matt Stern – BC
Pontix – SK
Pxrtals — SK

Global Artist of the Year
Asib — nv
Andino Sans – SK
Note D4 — AB
A — BC from Will
Omianan — B.C

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Indigenous Artist of the Year
Cassidy Mann — MB
Jessica McMann – AB
Jade Turner – MB
Kyle McCarney — AB
Snotty Nose Rage Kids — B.C

Instrumentalist of the Year
Astrology — BC
Casimiro Nucci — MB
Keanu Yenko — BC
Mohammad Asani — BC
Waxwing — BC

Jazz Artist of the Year
Al Muirhead Quintet — Ab
Erin Propp and Larry Roy — MB
Esteban Herrera Quintet — Ab
Ryan Oliver – BC
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra — Mb

Metal and Hard Music Artist of the Year
Archspire – BC
Earlier and faster — SK
Flash Back — SK
Osiron — AB
Trench — AB

Pop Artist of the Year
Field Guide — MB
Haley Blais – BC
Matthew V — BC
Nuella Charles — AB
Vellore — SK

Producer of the Year
Factor Chandelier – SK
Liam Duncan – MB
Megan Nash, Dana Rempel, Darnell Stewart, Tanner Wilhelm Hale — SK
Ryan Worsley — BC
Jack Gray, James Younger — BC

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R&B Artist of the Year
Katie Tupper – SK
Naduh — B.C
Sergeant x Comrade — AB
Tova — SK
Uemi — AB

Rap and Hip Hop Artist of the Year
Anthony OKS – MB
Def3 and Late Night Radio — BC
K-Ridge — AB
Moraine — AB
Snotty Nose Rage Kids — B.C

Recording of the year
Ariel Posen — MB
Megan Nash — SK
Samantha Savage Smith — AB
Snotty Nose Rage Kids — B.C
The Dead South – SK

Rock Artist of the Year
Ariel Posen — MB
Dear Rouge – BC
King of Foxes – AB
New Wales – MB
Royal Canoe — MB

Roots Artist of the Year
Ben Sures – AB
Dale Barber — MB
John Wort Hannum – AB
Maria Dunn – BC
Sweet Alibi — MB

Songwriter(s) of the Year Sponsored by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Grant Davidson — Slowly Leaves “Stick Around” — MB
Katie Tupper – “How Can I Get Your Love?” – SK
Matthew Van Voot — Matthew V “Healing” — BC
Sam Lynch – “Keeping Time” – BC
Tim Buckley — T. Buckley “Holding My Place” — AB

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Spiritual Artist of the Year
Amanda Hagel – SK
Danny Floyd Cole — AB
Elini — SK
fonzdot — AB
Two late to the party — AB

Video Director of the Year sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music
Amy Mantica — Megan Nash “Quietly/Clean Slate” — SK
Brandy Sidoric and Krista Wedelet — Nice Horse “High School” — AB
Eva Dominelli – Polite Party “God Complex” – BC
Landon Lake – Don Amero “My Poor Mama” – MB
Martin Lafreniere – Boy Golden “Church of Better Days” – MB

Visual Media Composer of the Year
Alfredo Santa Ana — chained — BC
Jesse Jubot — Ancient Skies — BC
Jesse Jubot, Pura Fe — Spirit Emulsion — BC
Jesse Jubot, Russell Wallace — Monkey Beach — BC
Mahogany Frog — Fast — MB

Who are the industry nominees?

Here is the full list:

2022 Western Canadian Music Awards Industry Nominee

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Audio Engineering Award
Andy Schichter – BC
Dan Davidson – AB
Ryan Worsley — BC
Scott Franchuk – AB
Sheldon Zaharko — BC

Community Excellence Award
Curbside Concert — AB
Nation Music Center – AB
Red Tie Productions – MB
Sakamoto Agency — BC
The Happy Nun Cafe – SK

Excellence in visual design
Bronwyn Parks — Feisty Creative — BC
Shalom Toy — Cosmic Cave — AB
Kenton Dupe – Factor Eight – SK
Studio of x/o and Venom – BC
Angie C, David McKenzie, Kristen Carleton and LK Visuals — BC

Impact on artist development
Birthday Cake Records — MB
Cordova Bay Entertainment Group, Inc. — B.C
Curbside Concert — AB
National Music Center – AB
Small States — BC

Live Music Impact sponsored by the Canadian Live Music Association
Curbside Concert — AB
Folk on the Rocks — nt
King Eddy — AB
National Music Center – AB
Change of time(d) High and lonely club — MB

Music Marketing Effects
Birthday Cake Records — MB
Chronograph Records — AB
Curbside Concert — AB
Fallen Tree Records — AB
National Music Center – AB



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