The Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) honours outstanding artistic and industry achievements in Western Canada. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of WCMA, Canada’s premier music industry gathering. 2024 Winners will be announced September 25-29 in Saskatoon, SK. Congratulations to nominees from B.C.’s music and sound recording industry! View the full list of nominated individuals from B.C. below.




Blues Artist of the Year

  • Blue Moon Marquee
  • Brandon Isaak
  • Garret T. Willie
  • Paul Black

Children’s Artist of the Year

  • Mom Bop
  • The Zing Zangs

Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year (Sponsored By Canadian Music Centre (CMC)

  • Allegra Chamber Orchestra
  • Emily Carr String Quartet
  • Suzie LeBlanc
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Classical Composer of the Year

  • Dorothy Chang – Fifteen feet Closer to the Sky “All That Glitters”
  • Farshid Samandari – Light of Lights “Light of Lights”
  • Jeffrey Ryan – A Left Coast “Everything Already Lost”

Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year

  • Kelland
  • Rose Motion
  • Ruby Singh

Francophone Artist of the Year (Sponsored by APCM (Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique)

  • Missy D
  • Suzie LeBlanc

Global Artist of the Year

  • Jocelyn Pettit
  • Rumba Calzada

Indigenous Artist of the Year

  • Garret T. Willie
  • Logan Staats

Instrumental Artist of the Year

  • Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira
  • Merrie Klazek

Jazz Artist of the Year

  • Angela Verbrugge
  • Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra

Metal & Hard Music Artist of the Year

  • FKA Rayne

Pop Artist of the Year

  • Haley Blais
  • Michaela Slinger

Producer of the Year

  • Andy Schichter – Park Sound Studio
  • Liam Moes & Shane Stephenson
  • Ryan Dahle
  • Ryan Worsley – Echoplant Sound

R&B Artist of the Year

  • Emerald Osagie
  • JJ Adrian
  • Sadé Awele
  • ZADA

Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Junk & Massiah
  • Terell Safadi

Recording of the Year

  • Michael Kaeshammer

Rock Artist of the Year

  • Shred Kelly

Songwriter(s) of the Year (Sponsored By The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

  • Logan Staats “A Light In The Attic”

Spiritual Artist of the Year

  • Anastasya Lea
  • Brian Doerksen
  • Cynthia Lok
  • Marika Siewert

Video Director of the Year (Sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music)

  • Sandy Rossignol – Blue Moon Marquee “Hound Dog On a Chain”
  • Steve Bays – The Matinee “Cut to Pieces”


Audio Engineering Award

  • Andy Schichter – Park Sound Studio
  • David Ziehr – Echoplant Sound
  • Neil Cooke-Dallin – Burning Rainbow Studio
  • Ryan Worsley – Echoplant Sound
  • Steve Bays – Trophy Club Mgmt

Excellence in Visual Design

  • Mark Mushet – Mark Mushet Photography
  • Bronwin Parks – Feisty Creative
  • Megan Kwan – Super Sensitive Studios

Impact in Live Music (Sponsored by Canadian Live Music Association)

  • Midnight Agency

Impact in Music Marketing

  • Phase Management Inc.


Are you a member of Music BC or another Western Canadian Music Industry Association? You can vote! Here’s how:

  • Check your email for your official voting link (Email subject: ‘WCMA 2024 Voting Is Open’)
  • Follow the guidelines provided in the email, and vote once in each category
  • Make sure to vote before May 31st at 11:59 PM PST