CALGARY, Oct. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Tonight, the Western Canadian Music Awards
celebrated the best of Western Canadian music and featured performances
that illustrated the richness of our country's musical talent.
This celebration is part of the 2013 BreakOut West Festival and
Conference, which brought together over 60 artists from British
Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest
Canada has a dynamic music industry that generates nearly $3 billion
every year in economic activity from sound recordings, concerts,
commercial radio and performing rights. It creates jobs, generates
economic growth in Canadian communities and enriches our lives. Our
Government is proud to support this sector by investing nearly $25
million annually though the Canada Music Fund.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I heartily congratulate all this year's award winners and nominees. I
would also like to commend the Western Canadian Music Alliance on its
efforts to recognize and promote excellence in Canadian music.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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