WCMA Appoints New Executive Director

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The Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) has recently announced the appointment of Dean Brokop as its Executive Director effective February 1, 2006.

Brokop, brother of country singer Lisa Brokop,brings a wealth of entertainment experience to the position and most recently was Executive Producer of the 2005 WCMA Awards, Conference and Festival in Vancouver in October 2005. Brokop is a principal in entertainment management firm, Big Fish Management Inc., and will continue to work out of his Vancouver office.

“I am excited to be involved with the WCMA in this position,” said Brokop in a WCMA press release. “I look forward to working with the music industry associations of the west to ensure that our music is recognized nationwide. The annual WCMA Awards, Festival and Conference is, and will continue to be, a destination music event in Canada.”

“As our organization moves to the next level of development and maturity I can think of no other person more capable of directing that evolution than Dean Brokop” said J.P. Ellson, President of the WCMA, from his office in Regina.

The 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards, Conference and Festival will take place October 19-22 in Winnipeg, MB.

The Western Canadian Music Awards is a place where the music industry gathers to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers in western Canada where they can use the west as a home base for careers of national and international scope. The Western Canadian Music Awards are viewed on a national basis as an integral component, not just of a western Canadian artist’s development but perhaps more importantly, of the music industry as a whole.

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