WAMCon 2017

WAMCon 2017

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Friday 3 November - Saturday 4 November 9am-5pm

State Theatre Centre of WA

Ticket Prices: Various

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As part of WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, one of Australia’s most innovative and opportunity-creating music conferences, WAMCon is on Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November 2017, seeing the State Theatre Centre of WA transforming into the must-attend industry event of the year.

WAMCon’s final list of speakers now boasts a total of 50+ speakers, with 5 international and 17 East Coast industry experts set to inspire. The list includes Stevie Wonder’s manager and Motown legend Keith Harris OBE, US record producer and performer (OFF!, Redd Kross, Melvins) Steven McDonald, LA’s Co-Owner of Burger Records Sean Bohrman, triple j Music Director Nick Findlay and the owner of China’s metal label Unknown Art Productions Eight aka Qi Liu, plus the heads of labels, booking agencies, management and more.





Aaron Rutter (Director, JumpClimb)

Aarom Wilson (Director, Aaromedia / Marketing & Communications Officer, WAM)

Amanda Mason (Lawyer, Media Arts Lawyers – VIC)

Andrew Fuller (Managing Director, Clearview Legal Counsel / Principal, New Action Management / Director, Easy Tiger Rights Management – VIC)

Anton Maz (Marketing Manager, WAAPA / DJ & Promoter, Death Disco)

Bob Gordon (Creator & Director, Around the Sound)

Chris O’Neill (National Manager – Writer Services, APRA AMCOS – NSW)

Christina Thiers (A&R Manager, Warner Music Australia – NSW)

Dominic Miller (Agent, New World Artists – QLD)

Gary Seeger (Creative Director, peermusic / Publishing & Music Supervisor, Trackdown Recording Studio – NSW)

Harley Evans (Managing Director and Owner, moshtix and The Ticket Group – NSW)

James Boyd (State Manager Western Australia & South Australia, Creative Partnerships Australia)

Jared Nelson (Training Director/Owner, Behind The Wall)

Jessica Willoughby (Fair Play Report Author & Researcher, WAM / Journalist & Content Specialist, Freelance)

Kylie Thompson (Director, Sorrento Strategic Music)

Mary-Anne Wickham (Business Development Manager, Sorrento Strategic Music)

Matthew Tomich (Marketing Communications Officer, Country Arts WA / Publicist & Journalist, Freelance)

Mike Harris (CEO, WAM)

Mike Nelson (Performer, Mike Nelson / Retired Lecturer in Jazz Studies, WAAPA, UWA, ANU)

Novac Bull (Performer, Boom! Bap! Pow!)

Paul Van Lieshout (Presenter, RTRFM / Activist / Youth Officer & Student Representative, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance)

Phaedra Watts (Festival Director, Nannup Music Festival)

Richard Berney (Executive Creative Director, 303 MullenLowe)

Sam Scherr (Writer Service & Office Manager – Administration, APRA AMCOS)

Sarah Tout (Head Of Training & Presenter, RTRFM / Performer, Simone & Girlfunkle / Director, Voice Box Media Training)

Steven McDonald (Performer, OFF!, Redd Kross, Melvins / Record Producer – Los Angeles, US)

Timothy Nelson (Performer, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, High Horse)

Tom Larkin (General Manager, VVV Management/ Manager & Performer, Shihad / Music Producer – VIC)

Troy Mutton (Editor, Pilerats)

Zal Kanga-Parabia (Performer, Ru / Creative Coordinator, Propel Youth Arts / Exhibition Coordinator, ECU Graduate Research School)

Ziggy Ramo (Performer, Ziggy Ramo / Activist)






Keith Harris OBE (Managing Director, Keith Harris Music Ltd / Manager, Stevie Wonder – London, UK)

Helen Marcou (Co-Founder, SLAM aka Save Live Australia’s Music / Manager, Bakehouse Studios – VIC)

Nick Findlay (Music Director, triple j – NSW)

Sean Bohrman (Co-Owner, Burger Records – Los Angeles, US)

Alex Paioff (CEO, Pilerats / Creative Director, Made In The Pile)

Blake Williams (Presenter, Mix 94.5)

Caitlin Nienaber (Breakfast Presenter / Producer, RTRFM)

Caleb Williams (Senior Artist Manager, UNIFIED – VIC)

Clive Hodson (Managing Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing / Managing Director, Consultainment)

Eight aka Qi Liu (Owner, Unknown Art Productions / Manager, Pest Productions & Midnight Records / Manager, Zurriake / Manager, Weary Bird Records / Promoter, MIDIE Livehouse – Xi’an, China)

Elliott Brannen (Director, Tempo Tax & Accounting)

Em Burrows (Presenter, RTRFM / Audience Development Officer, WAM / Performer, Em Burrows and the Bearded Rainbow / Co-Founder, Group Therapy Records)

Glenn Dickie (Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia – NSW)

Hayley Ayres (Manager, Melody Pool / Booker, The Floors, Demon Days, Jacob Diamond, Timothy Nelson, Telete, Coco Blu / Venue Booker, Satchmo’s Café / Director, 360 Artist Logistics / Performer, Telete, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels)

Jef Vreys (Music Director, New Noise – Chengdu, China)

Katie Rynne (Booker, Select Music Agency – NSW)

Maggie Collins (Executive Programmer, BIGSOUND / Managing Director, FANS Creative Management / Manager, DZ Deathrays / Presenter & Producer, triple j – NSW)

Matt Johnson (Label Director, Walking Horse Music / Manager, Boat Show, The Love Junkies, Dream Rimmy, Patient Little Sister/ Music Business Lecturer, North Metropolitan TAFE)

Scott Adam (Head of Programs, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, North Metropolitan TAFE / ex-Manager, Ruby Boots / ex- Label Owner, Qstik Records)

Stefan Emslie (Agent, Vita Artists / General Manager, Mutual Friends – VIC)

Susan Cotchin (Director, The IRR Music Company – VIC)

Vanessa Picken (Director, Comes With Fries – NSW)

Will Backler (Music & Interviews Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Presenter, RTRFM



The ultimate platform to help the music industry – from beginners to pros – navigate their way outta the jungle and into success city, the two jam-packed days will give you the skills and knowledge to better pitch your music to brands, distribute your music effectively DIY styles, fill rooms at shows and build successful tours, expand your Australian airplay via better targeted radio strategies, and much more! Apart from the traditional panels though, we’re pleased to announce a heap of new developments at WAMCon


These focused presentations will see two keynotes: on the art of music management with Stevie Wonder’s manager and Motown legend Keith Harris OBE, and the role of leadership in creating positive change with SLAM Co-Founder and Melbourne music policy advisor Helen Marcou.


 – Take advantage of a burgerific opportunity to network with WAMCon 2017 speakers and meet some of the festival and venue bookers involved in this year’s event at the Bookers & Burgers free conference lunch.



A new addition to the WAMCon program, these will provide more hands-on, intimate and interactive sessions than ever before, including:

  • Marketing On A Budget (masterclass)
  • Music Funding (masterclass)
  • Business Essentials (info sessions – to be announced soon)
  • Wonder-ful Management With Keith Harris OBE (masterclass, priorities given to managers)



Too slow on the sold-out early bird tickets that guaranteed spot on the moshtix QuayNote Boat Party, but still want to go?  Simply buy a WAMCon pass between now and 30 October  to be automatically registered for the WAMCon QuayNote Ballot, giving you one last chance of scoring a free boarding pass to the nautical networking paradise happening Friday 3 November. Winners will be randomly selected, and can expect tunes, tasty eats and complimentary beverages all included in the music industry dream cruise.



Whilst first priorities will be offered to early bird ticket holders, there will still be limited WAMCon 1-on-1 advice meetings and radio pitching sessions offered to standard ticket holders. More info soon.




► 50+ leading music industry experts

► Free tunes, eats and advice at the WAMCon Bookers & Burgers session (new to WAMCon)

► Free entry to WAMFest Wednesday Opening Party*

► Industry masterclasses and info sessions (new to WAMCon)*

► Free entry to ALL paid WAMFest Live Friday & Sunday showcases and after parties*

► Registration to moshtix QuayNote Boat Party ballot, giving limited number of ticket holders a final chance at boarding (Including free food & drinks)*

Limited 1-on-1 industry networking meetings*

* Subject to capacity



1ST RELEASE EARLY BIRD ► $135+BF for WAM members | $175+BF non-members

Secures all opportunities and event access!


2ND RELEASE EARLY BIRD ►$155+BF for WAM members | $195+BF non-members

Secures all opportunities and event access!

DEADLINE: 11.30PM, Monday 25 September (Unless sold-out earlier/boat full!). ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED

3RD RELEASE – STANDARD ► $180+BF for WAM members and | $225+BF non-members

Standard tickets eligible for moshtix QuayNote ballot, though can register for masterclasses and limited remaining spots for 1-on1s and radio pitching

DEADLINE: Thursday 2 November 11.30PM


Standard tickets not eligible for QuayNote or 1-on-1 meetings (unless availability opens up), though can register for remaining info sessions and masterclasses.