2009 Western Canadian Music Awards

2009 Western Canadian Music Awards

Western Canadian Music AwardsMusicians from Vancouver, to Whitehorse, to Winnipeg, are invited to experience the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs), taking place September 17 to 20, 2009 in Brandon, Manitoba.

The WCMAs are well-known as western Canada’s largest music festival and awards ceremony. The event honours the outstanding achievement of Western Canadian recording artists and industry talent. Past winners include internationally acclaimed artists such as Nickelback, Ian Tyson, Nelly Furtado, Jann Arden and Corb Lund.

The submission deadline for the 2009 WCMAs is April 19, 2009 at 11 p.m. Musicians are urged to apply to have their music recognized as the best western Canada has to offer. Applications will be accepted online at www.sonicbids.com/wcma.

With 60 festival showcase spots, 21 artistic awards, and 11 industry award categories, this is the year your music should be celebrated and recognized. Selected festival acts and nominees will have the opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals from North America, Europe and beyond at the September festival and awards ceremony.

The WCMAs are made up of five Industry Associations: Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music Yukon and SaskMusic. The four-day event is comprised of a music industry conference, a multi-genre music festival, and two awards shows.

All awards submissions must be for works released between January 1, 2009 and March 31, 2009.

For category and eligibility information go to www.westerncanadianmusicawards.ca/awards