Snotty Nose Rez Kids
June 8, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) top the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards noms, the new inductees into the London Music Hall of Fame are named, and CMW is well under way. Also in the news are Harrison Kennedy, Do West Festival, Zoon, Manifesto, Nashville North, the Tom Patterson Theatre, Music NL, Birdsong, The Onyx Experience, Tom Wilson, AM to FM Live, The Weeknd, Euphoria, David Myles, Raoul and The Big Time, and Cuff The Duke.

WCMA honorees Ray St. Germain, Carole Vivier, and The Watchmen (clockwise from top left)
February 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The WCMAs honour Ray St. Germain, Carole Vivier, and The Watchmen (pictured), Mariposa announces an impressive lineup, and Robbie Robertson sells his catalogue. Also in the news are Troubadour Festival, Blinker the Star, The Barettas, Les Cooper, Mike Waite, Dead Ends Live, Harry Manx, Hugh’s Room, Ian Lake, Blue Frog, Myriad3, and farewell Donny Gerrard, Lata Mangeshkar, and Glenn Wheatley.

October 17, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Indigenous hip-hop duo (pictured) took home three 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards on Friday. Other notable winners included Begonia, Kelly Bado, Nice Horse, Grant Davidson, Mise en Scene, and William Prince. Industry awards were also handed out.

Paddy Moloney   Photo from The Chieftains website
October 14, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Canadian artists pay tribute to the late Paddy Moloney (pictured), the WCMAs will be handed out tomorrow, and Music Nova Scotia announces the All Together Now conference. Also in the news are ADVANCE, the El Mocambo, Our Lady Peace, Coeur de pirate, Molly Johnson, Classified, Alanis Morissette, Chixdiggit, Lyrics and Laughter, the CCMA Awards, Suzie Ungerleider, Jane’s Party, Beth McKenna, and farewell Dee Pop.

Polaris Prize collage graphic of shortlisted albums
September 26, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The countdown for the Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is on, WCMA Awards details are announced, and the SOCAN Foundation names five award winners. Also in the news are Julie Title, FMO Awards, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Sultans of String, The Washboard Union, Lou Molinaro, Rainbow Bistro, The Weather Station, Michael Kaeshammer, and farewell Commander Cody, Pee Wee Ellis, Alan Lancaster, and Steve Strange.

May 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Nominees for the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards (pictured) are led by William Prince, Dine Alone signs Canadian DIY metal collective Respire, and Crown Lands are back in action. Also in the news are CIMA, Music Ontario, New Skool Rules, Reliant Music, The Trews, Upper Room Studio, CFMAs, PACKS, MMF Canada, Kinaxis Inconcert, and farewell Patsy Bruce.

William Prince  Facebook photo
September 28, 2020
by Kerry Doole

William Prince (pictured) wins big at the WCMAs, Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk resume touring, and Rez Bluez turns 25. Also in the news are CIMA, Tucker Lane, Tory Lanez, the CCMA, Festival of Small Halls Ontario, Hot Docs, Downchild, Music PEI,  Michael Kiwanuka, Measha Brueggergosman, Jackie Washington, Steel River, Anthony Gomes, and farewell WS Holland and SP Balasubrahmanyam.

Pic: WCMA Twitter account
October 7, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Industry Awards Brunch during BreakOutWest in Whitehorse on Saturday honoured the BC rock artist (pictured) and the National Music Centre.

CARAS president Allan Reid with family after receiving the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award at Breakout West this past weekend.
October 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

CARAS president Allan Reid (2nd from left) was amongst the many recipients of 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna over the weekend.

ECMA winner Rose Cousins
May 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Rose Cousins and Joel Plaskett are among the ECMA winners, and nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards are announced. Also in today's news, Cowboy Junkies, Vancouver Folk Music Fest, a Jason Buie benefit, Pharis and Jason Romero, and a farewell to John “Jab’o” Starks.

Multiple WCMA winner Andy Shauf  Photo: Colin Medley
September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

The 15th annual wrapped yesterday in Edmonton, with songsmith Andy Shauf taking home the most WCMA trophies. Kelowna was announced as the 2018 host city.