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Congratulations to the Western Canadian Music Award BC Nominees!

May 21, 2021 | Music + Sound Recording, News

Congratulations to the 55 WCMA BC Nominees! Voting is now open, so if you're a member of Music BC, check your email for voting instructions and have your say in this year's winners. 

2021 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominees

Blues Artist of the Year

  • Blue Moon Marquee
  • Terminal Station

Breakout Artist of the Year        

  • Olivia Penalva
  • Sam Lynch

Children's Artist of the Year       

  • Seeka Sings

Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year

  • Christopher Tyler Nickel
  • PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
  • Vetta Chamber Music

Classical Composer of the Year 

  • Edward Top
  • Jeffrey Ryan
  • Jocleyn Morlock
  • Katerina Gimon
  • T. Patrick Carrabre

Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year     

  • Astrocolor
  • Mat the Alien
  • So Sus
  • Tokis

Francophone Artist of the Year

  • Jill Barber

Global Artist of the Year              

  • Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Indigenous Artist of the Year     

  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Instrumental Artist of the Year 

  • Mohamed Assani
  • Quin With One N
  • Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Jazz Artist of the Year   

  • BPM Trio
  • David Restivo
  • Michael Kaeshammer

Pop Artist of the Year   

  • Olivia Penalva
  • Sam the Astronaut
  • Shawn Hook

Producer of the Year     

  • Aidan Knight
  • Chris Duncombe, Aaron Grain, David Roberts, Gordie Sampson, Thomas Salter, Karen Kosowski
  • Steve Bays

R&B Artist of the Year  

  • IAMTHE LIVING x Teon Gibbs
  • XL The Band

Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year             

  • Boslen
  • Junk
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Recording of the Year   

  • The Washboard Union

Rock Artist of the Year 

  • The Pack a.d.
  • Shred Kelly

Roots Artist of the Year

  • Aerialists
  • Pharis and Jason Romero

Songwriter(s) of the Year            

  • Aidan Knight

Spiritual Artist of the Year          

  • Allswell

Video Director of the Year          

  • Alfonso Chin
  • Stephano Barberis

Visual Media Composer of the Year       

  • Chroma Mixed media – Naona
  • Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject – Sound Migrations

2021 Western Canadian Music Awards Industry Nominees

Audio Engineering Award           

  • Sheldon Zaharko
  • Nygel Asselin
  • Ryan Worsley

Community Excellence Award  

  • Sakamoto Agency

Excellence in Visual Design        

  • Bronwin Parks

Impact in Artist Development  

  • Sakamoto Agency