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WA’s music scene has a history of producing some of the most exciting and interesting music in the country, making it one of Western Australia’s most important cultural identifiers. Hearing it, and experiencing it being played makes our city more vibrant, more beautiful, more liveable. And yet, Perth is still a very isolated city. In a crowded market place, being heard and noticed above the many other people making noise in this country is one of the biggest challenges facing emerging artists today.

This is where WAM comes in.

We have the knowledge, expertise and connections to guide WA artists through to the next stages of their careers, arming them with the information and pathways they need to break free of the noise.

WAM is well known through some of the major events we deliver, such as WAMFest, Song of the Year, and our celebrated Regional Recording Program. Yet behind the scenes, there’s plenty more important work going on.

WAM plays a lead role in advocating for the contemporary music sector, which has never been more important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. WAM has been advocating heavily for support for artists, live music and associated businesses in these uncertain times.

WAM’s staff are always on hand to provide assistance to those who need it, whether that be through industry support, grant assistance and general advice, which we’re available to give in person or over the phone.

We also run a vital audience development program in schools, where our aim is to introduce school aged children to the joy that comes from listening to or performing music. We hope that these kids go on to become tomorrow’s audiences in live music venues across WA.

Girls Rock! WA is another of our exciting new programs, providing young female, trans and gender diverse people with a safe, supportive environment to gain the confidence and know how to take the stage as our next generation of performers.

All of these activities underpin our live music scene here in WA.

DONATING TO THE WA MUSIC FUND

As a not-for-profit organisation listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations, WAM holds deductible gift recipient status with the Australian Tax Office. This means that WAM is able to accept donations to the WA Music Fund. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donations made to the WA Music Fund will directly contribute to the meaningful and impactful programs and services offered by WAM. Your gift will play a significant role in shaping the positive community, cultural, economic and health flow-on effects that the creation and appreciation of original music can have.

Your donation can make a real difference to the artistic aspirations of West Australian artists.

HOW TO DONATE

There are several ways you can make a donation to the WA Music Fund.

  • ONLINE: You can donate online by clicking the link at the top of this page.
  • BY POST: You can download a manual form, complete it and send it back to us.
  • PHONE: Give us a ring and we can take your payment over the phone.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: Make a direct deposit to our bank account
    Name: The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc.
    BSB: 036-004
    Account: 505799
    Please send us an email to donate@wam.org.au with your name and address so we can receipt your donation.

Thank you for your support of WA artists, and our work.

QUESTIONS?
For any general queries about donations, please email hello@wam.org.au

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