A very WAMi Xmas to you! Festive office hours, stocking filler recommendations & TNX
A MERRY MESSAGE FROM MIKE (HARRIS, WAM CEO)
2017 has been a massive year for WAM and this year Western Australia has again and again shown how well we make music here in the west. In some ways for WAM, 2017 has been a bit more cerebral, in that some key projects have come about from consideration of what constitutes the best future for WA music. This includes WAM’s Audience Development Plan (to be implemented in 2018, we envisage) and an in-depth study into gender equality and representation in the music sector; FairPlay.
Our core events got bigger and better, and exposed more music to more people; after all, that’s what it’s all about: the music. We look forward to greater investment by government into WA music and artists in 2018, courtesy of the now government’s pre-election promise. This money is much needed in a sector that is poorly supported, but yet delivers so much culturally, socially and economically to peoples’ lives.
A shout out to WAM staff and Board. In a world of very tight funds and resources, WAM people have gone above and beyond in terms of dedication and effort. I could not be more proud of all of you.
A massive thanks to our supporters, wishing all WAM members, partners, musicians, fans and anyone who has championed WA music a fun-filled/restful/full-on holiday period; whichever of these most appeals.
FESTIVE OFFICE HOURS
Please note we’re closed Friday 22 December til we reopen to champion WA music Monday 8 January 2018, when we’ll be soon to announce our Song Of The Year comp…
HOMEGROWN XMAS PRESSIE IDEAS
What could be better this Christmas than present-ing someone you love some local lovin’? Absolutely nothing, that’s what. As such, we recommend:
► Your fave WA music album (try the list of WAMAwards nominated Best Albums for starters!)
► An instrument, especially for someone that doesn’t (yet) play music
► Music lessons to make WA venues sound even better
► WAM Members can Grab a Kiss My WAMi CD from the WAM office before Xmas or early next year and we’ll throw in a second to share with a loved one who needs more WA music in their life!
► Tickets to an event stocked with local goodness (heaps here)
► Make a donation on behalf of someone to the WA Music Fund
► Gift a musician or music industry member/hopeful a WAM Membership
► The coolest summer merch from your fave WA artist
THE MERRIEST CHRISTMAS & HAPPIEST OF NEW (WA MUSIC-FILLED) YEARS TO YOU!!!