Dozens of Manitobans nominated for WCMAs


Advertise with us

Manitoba musicians and industry professionals have been nominated for 20 Western Canadian Music Awards this year.

Read this article for free:


Already have an account? Log in here »

To continue reading, please subscribe:

Monthly Digital Subscription

$4.75 per week*

  • Enjoy unlimited reading on
  • Read the E-Edition, our digital replica newspaper
  • Access News Break, our award-winning app
  • Play interactive puzzles

*Billed as $19.00 plus GST every four weeks. Cancel anytime.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 18/06/2013 (3637 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Christian & Sean Procter (Procter Bros. Industries) were nominated for video of the year for JP Hoe's 'Nothing’s Gonna Harm You' (above)

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. JP Hoe kicks off the series on Thursday, June 20.

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.


Artistic nominees

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


Industry nominees

Agency of the Year

Paquin Entertainment Group

Engineer of the Year

Cameron Loeppky

Live Music Venue of the Year

The Park Theatre

The West End Cultural Centre

Manager of the Year

Gilles Paquin

Tim Jones

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

If you value coverage of Manitoba’s arts scene, help us do more.
Your contribution of $10, $25 or more will allow the Free Press to deepen our reporting on theatre, dance, music and galleries while also ensuring the broadest possible audience can access our arts journalism.
BECOME AN ARTS JOURNALISM SUPPORTER Click here to learn more about the project.


Updated on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:37 PM CDT: Adds video.

Updated on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:07 PM CDT: Clarifies number of artists up for awards.

Report Error Submit a Tip


Advertise With Us

The Arts