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Canada's Prairie Music Week Announces Nominees

The fourth annual Prairie Music Week, in Winnipeg, September

26 – 29 has announced its nominees for this year's Prairie Music Awards.

The PMW Conference will feature a diverse and talented group of recognized
music professionals speaking on their experiences and sharing their
expertise with delegates from across the country, it will also includes a
youth career day to help foster the growth of the music industry from its
earliest stages. The PMW Festival is a three-night extravaganza of
blistering energy as talent from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta showcase
before national and international A&R, music journalists and industry
representatives at a bevy of venues throughout the city.

The Prairie Music Industry Awards will be held on Saturday, September 28 at
the Hotel Fort Garry honouring dedicated managers, booking agents, and
talent buyers to name a few.

The prestigious Prairie Music Awards cap off the festivities Sunday,
September 29 at the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
(formerly the Walker Theatre), which is now the permanent home to the
Prairie Music Hall of Fame.

For the first time ever, PMW operates in tandem with Folk Meet, the annual
Folk Alliance Canada (FAC) conference and showcase, at the Hotel Fort
This conference features round table and panel discussions, as well as
valuable hands-on workshops designed to advance the knowledge and skills of
folk artists. For more information on Folk Meet, please visit

Prairie Music Week is organized by the Prairie Music Alliance, a partnership
between the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association, the
Recording Industry Association, and the Alberta Recording Industry

Some of the artist and industry award nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year:
Ian Tyson
Remy Shand
The Watchman
Doc Walker

Agent of the Year:
Key Entertainment
Paquin Entertainment
Five Star Productions
Maurice Hogue

Manager of the Year:
Pat McGannon
Marlene D?aoust
Nikki Shibou
Neil McGonigal
Chris Burke-Gaffney
Gilles Paquin

Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year:
Ron Sakamoto
Chris Frayer
Terry Wickham
Gregg Curtis
Jeff Perry
B.A.D. Concerts

Live Music Venue of the Year:
The Pyramid Cabaret–Winnipeg
West End Cultural Centre–Winnipeg
Side Track Café–Edmonton
Bud's On Broadway–Saskatoon
Karma Local Arts House–Calgary