WAM FESTIVAL 2014: WA Music Conference

WAM FESTIVAL 2014: WA Music Conference

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Friday 7 November - Saturday 8 November 9:30am - 4:00pm

Central Institute of Technology, Northbridge

Audience: All ages

Ticket Prices: Various

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Click here to download one page Panel Breakdown.

Part of the 2014 WAM Festival (overview here), running Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 November.

Free 1-on-1 industry expert speed dating sessions now exclusively available to WA Music Conference pass holders – taking preferences now. Click here for more info.

After HUGE leaps forward last year, the WA Music Conference is now officially the must attend event for everyone from band members to producers, managers, music students, industry professionals, bookers, soundies or even just curious fans. The latest additions bring the total to 54 speakers, including triple j’s Assistant Music Director Nick Findlay offering one-on-one song pitching sessions exclusively to WA Music Conference pass holders; Canadian Music Week’s Festival Programmer John Kastner beaming in via Skype to give you the inside scoop on how to be selected for the coveted international event that’s focusing on Australian talent this coming showcase; Kav Temperley from Eskimo Joe offering rare insights into his band’s ARIA-winning songwriting; the heads behind the new WA-developed online distribution platform Farugi to officially launch it; New Zealand festival owner, magazine editor, author and photographer Ian Jorgensen, responsible for Camp A Low Hum and more; and local trailblazer Abbe May providing thought-provoking accounts of her music industry experiences like never before.

Conference attendees will have access to an unprecedented number of representatives from some of Australia’s finest booking agencies (New World Artists, Village Sounds, The Harbour Agency, Select Music) and music labels (Earache Records, Warner Music Australia, Rice is Nice, Remote Control Records, Jarrah Records, Pilerats Records). This year passes also allow free access to all new WAM Festival Sideshows, the WA Music Awards, the Opening Party and more. Add the exclusive one-on-one opportunities then do the maths and you’ll find the enhanced value of tickets pay for themselves, and then some!

NEWLY ANNOUNCED SPEAKERS: (Click names for more info)

Andy Rantzen (Australia Council for the Arts, Itch-E and Scratch-E)
John Kastner (Canadian Music Week)
Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe)
Monique Rothstein (Positive Feedback)
Scott Adam (CIT)
Laith Tierney (Farugi)
Em Burrows (Rockscholars)
Anthony Manning-Franklin (Farugi)
Aarom Wilson (WAM/Aaromedia)

Second Round Announced Speakers: 

Abbe May
Adam Trainer (Curtin Uni/RTRFM)
Andy Gumley (Village Sounds)
Bridget Turner (Simone & Girlfunkle/Boys Boys Boys!)
Evie Lavers (Boomtick)
Glenn Dyson (Soundworks Touring)
Guy Ghouse
Ian Jorgensen (A Low Hum, NZ)
Julia Wilson
(Rice is Nice)
Lorrae McKenna (Remote Control Records)
Mark Spillane (Bespoke Touring)
Mike Tucak (creative|legal)
Nick Findlay (triple j)
Phil Stevens (Jarrah Records)
Rob Nassif (Gyroscope/The Hen House)
Stu MacLeod (Eskimo Joe/96FM)
Tom Johannesen (New World Artists)

They join first round announced speakers:

Adam Christou (RTRFM)
Alex Paioff (Pilerats Records/Circo/Metric)
Bailey Lions (Lionizer)
Bel Skinner (Red Rock Music)
Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine)
Bryte MC
Candice Lorrae (Abmusic)
Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing)
Damian Cunningham (National Live Music Office)
Danny Estrin (Voyager/Estrin & Saul Lawyers)
Esti Zilber (Sounds Australia)
Gina Williams
Hayley-Jane Ayers (Cool Perth Nights)
Heath Bradby (Warner Music Australia)
Jake Snell (Monster Management/AAM)
Johnny Au (The AU Review)
Jordan Campbell (The Harbour Agency)
Kat Murphy (Retro Robot Services)
Katie Rynne (Select Music)
Larry Heath (The AU Review)
Luke Rinaldi (Sweet Mate Music)
Matt Johnson (Walking Horse Music)
Michael Szumowski (Alberts)
Pete Guazzelli (Department of Culture and the Arts)
Reggie Ba-Pe (S.T.D./Arcade/Arkham/R3, China)
Scott Fitzsimons (TheMusic.com.au)
Stephen King (Media Arts Lawyers)
Yvette Myhill (AAM)

Moving to the vibrant Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Perth Campus, Northbridge and to a Friday and Saturday model, WA Music Conference passes will now also give delegates a tonne of additional benefits, including priority entry to free events that are guaranteed to fill up, and free entry to all ticketed events that fall under the expansive WAM Festival umbrella, including WAM Festival Sideshows, the WA Music Awards, the Opening Party and more! This year’s panels will tackle everything from securing radio airplay to distributing releases, gender battles, social media trends, DIY touring tips for Australia and Asia, and beyond!


Second release til 5pm Thurs 6 Nov $160 for WAM members | $200 non-members.


FREE ENTRY to WAM Festival Opening Party, WA Music Awards and WAM Festival Sideshows (including Blood Rock Fest, The Ellington Jazz Showcase, Coast 2 Coast and Stormrider).

Plus priority Saturday Spectacular and Block Party entry, exclusive one-on-one meetings, radio pitching opportunities and more.

Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Perth Campus

Building 1
19 Francis St Entrance