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WA Music Conference Industry Speed Dating Sessions

24 Oct

With 54 expert speakers from all over the world now confirmed, WAM is excited to announce that exclusive speed dating sessions have been confirmed as part of the WA Music Conference, and there are 21 speakers from all kinds of industry backgrounds here to help WA Music Conference pass holders and their music careers by providing FREE unique one-on-one advice on your latest music endeavors. The full list of participants is below;

Adam Christou (RTRFM)
Alex Piaoff (Pilerats Records/Circo/Metric)
Andy Gumley (Village Sounds)
Andy Rantzen (Australia Council for the Arts, Itch-E and Scratch-E)
Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine)
Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing)
Esti Zilber (Sounds Australia)
Ian Jorgensen (A Low Hum, NZ)
Johnny Au (The AU Review)
Jordan Campbell (The Harbour Agency)
Julia Wilson (Rice is Nice)
Katie Rynne (Select Music)
Lorrae McKenna (Remote Control Records)
Michael Szumowski (Alberts)
Mike Tucak (creative|legal)
Monique Rothstein  (Positive Feedback)
Pete Guazzelli (DCA)
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Stephen King (Media Arts Lawyers)
Tom Johannesen (New World Artists)
Yvette Myhill (AAM)

All sessions run for 15 minutes and are available on a first come, first serve basis, so get in quick to secure your one-on-one time with the music industry VIP of your choosing!

The speed dating is happening on both afternoons (Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November) during the conference at CIT Northbridge, and registrations should be sent to [email protected] by COB Friday 31 October for your best chances of securing your most desirable meetings. Please list your preferences in order of most (at top) to least (bottom), and WAM will accommodate all WA Music Conference pass holders with as many of their top preferences as possible. Haven’t purchased your tickets from moshtix? Best hurry as the later you leave it the less chance you’ll have of receiving your top preferences!


Want to get more of your music played by triple j? Here’s your chance, with all WA Music Conference pass holders having the opportunity to apply to pitch their music in person to non-other than triple j’s Assistant Music Director, Nick Findlay!

There will be 12 x 10-minute FREE sessions open exclusively to conference ticket purchasers who are managers or artists and have material that’s been released in the past three months, or is soon to be released. Registrations will be accepted on an EOI basis and will be allocated to those acts/managers who will be presenting material most suitable for triple j’s programming. So fresh, youth orientated and contemporary tunes all the way!

The sessions will be running in the afternoon of Friday 7 November at CIT Northbridge, and expressions of interest must be sent to [email protected] by COB Friday 31 October. Applicants will be informed the week of the conference if they have been successful and just need to bring a CD of new material to play as part of their pitch.

This is a rare opportunity to pitch your music one of the chief decision makers of what is heard on triple j, so best of luck to all!



Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.