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Manitoba musicians and industry professionals have been nominated for 20 Western Canadian Music Awards this year.
The WCMAs are split into artistic and industry categories. A total of 29 individuals and groups got the nod for 31 awards in 20 categories, including Winnipeg singer/songwriter JP Hoe, who earned a double nomination for independent album of the year and pop recording of the year (Mannequin). Hoe’s first official music video, for the single Nothing’s Gonna Harm You, is also up for video of the year.
On the industry side, Gilles Paquin earned a nomination for manager of the year, while his company, Paquin Entertainment, is up for agency of the year.
The West End Cultural Centre and The Park Theatre are both in the running for Western Canada’s live music venue of the year.
The awards will be handed out Oct. 6 in Calgary as part of the BreakOut West weekend. Manitoba nominees are listed below.
Aboriginal Recording of the Year
BURNT Project1 — The Black List
Don Amero — Heart On My Sleeve
Tracy Bone — Woman Of Red
Children’s Recording of the Year
LuLu and the TomCat — The World Of Odd
Marie-Claude — Mon coffret à surprises
Classical Recording of the Year
Sid Robinovitch – Choral Odyssey
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – War Of Angels
Electronic/Dance Recording Of The Year
Mira Black – MIRA
Francophone Recording of the Year
Ca Claque! — Automne
Jocelyne Baribeau — Petits papiers
Oh My Darling — Venez Danser
Independent Album of the Year
JP Hoe — Mannequin
Instrumental Recording of the Year
Mahogany Frog — SENNA
Jazz Recording of the Year
Erin Propp & Larry Roy — Courage, My Love
Presslaff/Bonness Keyboard Duo — Rhapsodies by Two
Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year
KEN Mode — Entrench
Pop Recording of the Year
Indicator Indicator - Indicator Indicator
JP Hoe – Mannequin
Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year
The Lytics – They Told Me
Roots Solo Recording of the Year
Del Barber – Headwaters
Keri Latimer – Crowsfeet and Greyskull
Spiritual Recording of the Year
Steve Bell – Keening For The Dawn
World Recording of the Year
Casimiro Nhussi – Gweka
Agency of the Year
Paquin Entertainment Group
Engineer of the Year
Live Music Venue of the Year
The Park Theatre
The West End Cultural Centre
Manager of the Year
Talent Buyer of the Year
Chris Frayer – Winnipeg Folk Festival
Video of the Year
Christian & Sean Procter (Procter Bros. Industries) — JP Hoe— Nothing’s Gonna Harm You"
For a complete list of nominees, go to www.breakoutwest.ca/2013-wcmas