For the next month, the Western Canadian Music Alliance is accepting applications for their WCMA awards. The Western Canadian Music Alliance is a group formed from the Music Industry Associations of Western Canada which includes British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory. This organization sets out to promote and celebrate music from Western Canadian Artists and is integral component to the Canadian music industry as a whole. The awards are divided into three main categories being: Artistic awards which offers different awards for each genre Artists of the Year, Specialty Awards which offers awards such as Classical Composer of the Year, Producer of the Year and Global Artist of the Year among others, and Industry Awards which offers awards in Music Marketing, and Live Music and the like. The winners are announced at the four-day music conference/festival called Breakout West which is held this year in Winnipeg Manitoba from October 13 – 17, 2021.