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2019 Western Canadian Music Award Artistic Nominees Announced!

Posted August 07, 2019 by

Congratulations to all the following VMA 145 Members on their 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Nominations!


BreakOut Artist of the Year

Dan Mangan


Children’s Artist of the Year

Raffi (Raffi Cavoukian)

The Oot n’ Oots (Ari, Ezra, Gabriel, Matthew, Ruth Cipes)


Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year (Presented by Canadian Music Centre [CMC])

Turning Point Ensemble
Vancouver Chamber Choir


Classical Composer of the Year

Owen Underhill


Electronic / Dance Artist of the Year

Dirty Radio (Farshad Edalat, Anthony Dolhai)
I M U R (Michael Jensen, Jennifer MacCormack)


Instrumental Artist of the Year

Five Alarm Funk (Oliver Gibson, Jay Smith, Tayo Branston, Tom Towers, Eli Bennett, Kent Wallace, Timothy Parent, Brent Mah)

Gordon Grdina's The Marrow (Gordon Grdina)


Jazz Artist of the Year

BC Double Quartet

Hard Rubber Orchestra

Jodi Proznick


Metal / Hard Music Artist of the Year

Neck of the Woods (Dave Carr, Travis Hein, Ron Holloway, Jeremy Gilmartin, Jeff Radomsky)


Pop Artist of the Year
Sarah MacDougall


Producer of the Year

Steve Bays


Rap / Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Merkules (Cole Stevenson)


Recording of the Year

Dan Mangan

Sarah MacDougall


Rock Artist of the Year (Presented by Stingray Music)

Dan Mangan

Said The Whale (Tyler Bancroft, Ben Worcester, Jaycelyn Brown, Lincoln Woo)


Songwriter(s) of the Year (Presented by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada [SOCAN])

Dan Mangan, Cold In The Summer

Jill Barber and Ryan Guldemond, Girl's Gotta Do


Spiritual Artist of the Year

Chelsea Amber


Video Director of the Year

Johnny Jansen - Said The Whale, UnAmerican – BC


World Artist of the Year

Portiia (Dave & Kirby Barber)

TANGA (Malcolm Aiken, Matt Reid, Jay Esplana, Sangito Bigelow)


Learn more at https://breakoutwest.ca/awards/music-awards