The 2013 Western Canadian Music Award nominees have been announced, and Manitobans earned 31 of the nominations.
Don Amero is up for Aboriginal Recording of the Year.
The most crowded categories for local performers are for Aboriginal Recording of the Year and Francophone Recording of the Year. Three of the five acts competing for the Aboriginal trophy are BURNT-Project 1, Don Amero
and Tracy Bone
In the running in the Francophone category are Ca Claque!, Jocelyne Baribeau and Oh My Darling. Read: Oh My Darling celebrates French EP with their own beer
Following last week's announcement that their latest album made the Polaris Music Prize Long List, KEN mode
earned them a nod for Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year.
Del Barber will compete for Roots Solo Recording of the Year (Mark Maryanovich)
Del Barber and Keri Latimer will go head to head in the Roots Solo Recording of the Year category, while collaborations from Erin Propp and Larry Roy, and Jeff Presslaff and Will Bonness will compete for Jazz Recording of the Year.
Multiple nominee JP Hoe us up for Independent Album of the Year, and will compete against Indicator.Indicator for Pop Recording of the Year.
Mira Black was nominated for Electronic/Dance Recording Of The Year, Mahogany Frog is up for Instrumental Recording of the Year and The Lytics will compete for Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year.
Steve Bell has also earned a nomination in the Spiritual Recording of the Year category and Casimiro Nhussi will compete for World Recording of the Year.
Manitoba was also well represented in the Children's Recording of the Year category, earning nods for LuLu and the TomCat and Marie-Claude. And also had double nominees for Classical Recording of the Year, for albums by Sid Robinovitch and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Winnipeggers also earned multiple nominations for WCMA industry awards. Paquin Entertainment Group was nominated for Agency of the Year and Manager of the Year, putting them in direct competition with local manager and fellow nominee, Tim Jones.
Cam Leoppky was nominated for Engineer of the Year, Chris Frayer, artistic director at the Winnipeg Folk Festival is up for Talent Buyer of the Year while both the West End Cultural Centre and Park Theatre were nominated for Live Music Venue of the Year.
JP Hoe's video for "Nothing's Gonna Harm You
" also earned a nomination for Video of the Year for Procter Bros. Industries. The 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards will be handed out on October 6th in Calgary, AB as part of the BreakOut West weekend.
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