Friday, October 01, 2004
Not just country: looking for a phenom at Western Canadian Music Awards
Three years ago, Thom Sparling was pleading with record executives to come listen to bands at the Prairie Music Awards.
Today, he's got movers and shakers from Australia, the United States and yes, even the centre of the universe, Toronto, calling for a showcase seat to possibly catch the next Nickelback or Nelly Furtado at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
"Our role has never been to be the Junos," said Sparling, executive director of the 2nd annual Western Canadian Music Alliance, which will conclude four days of showcases and industry panels with an awards gala Sunday night.
Read the article