On Oct. 15, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards, in both the Artistic and Industry categories.
This year's WCMAs featured a live-streamed broadcast and a special in-person watch party in BreakOut West 2022 host city, Winnipeg. The awards honour artists and music industry professionals from across western Canada. Acclaimed Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids experienced a big win, having received three separate awards.
- Blues Artist of the Year – Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
- Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year, Sponsored By Canadian Music Centre (CMC) – PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
- Classical Composer of the Year – T. Patrick Carrabre
- Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year – So Sus
- Indigenous Artist of the Year – Snotty Nose Rez Kids
- Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Snotty Nose Rez Kids
- Video Director of the Year, Sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music – Alfonso Chin, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Screaming Indian
- Audio Engineering Award – Sheldon Zaharko