Western Canadian Music Awards Submissions Now Open

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Deadline: April 19

Made up of the five industry associations in the west; Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, Alberta Music, Music BC and Music Yukon the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) annually celebrates the force of musical and industry talent in Western Canada. The four-day event is comprised of a music industry conference, a multi-genre music festival, and two awards shows. This year’s event will be held in Brandon, MB, September 17-20.

The WCMA festival is an intimate music extravaganza showcasing the greatest Western Canadian musical talent. The WCMAs are a place where great new talent is discovered and bands making their mark on the national scene can take it to the next level, getting seen by key music buyers and festivals across the US and Europe. It has been said that the WCMAs "bring the world to you", providing priceless networking opportunities for industry and musicians.

The WCMA Awards Show is a unique celebration of the talent that has shone in Western Canada over the past year. Is this the year you will grace the stage to accept the hardware?

Submissions for the 2009 Artistic and Industry Awards nominations and for the WCMA Festival showcases open at noon on February 20 and will be open until 11pm, April 19, 2009.

All awards submissions must be for works released between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. For category and eligibility information go to westerncanadianmusicawards.ca/awards. Note, there have been some changes to categories so please read the category information and criteria before submitting.

With 60 festival showcase spots and over 100 award nominations up for grabs, this should be the year you throw your hat in the ring. Go to sonicbids.com/wcma for more information and to apply.

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