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HIGHER NOTE: WAM’s artists workshop returns for 2016

13 May

WAM’s Higher Note workshop series returns, offering development and networking opportunities for emerging WA songwriters!

After the resounding success of the debut Higher Note songwriters workshop series in 2015, WAM is excited to announce that this year WA-based artists will again have the opportunity to learn from some of the best, with applications now open for Higher Note 2016.

This time aimed at musicians in the earlier stages of their careers, this year’s Higher Note is a bespoke workshop program open to all WA-based musicians who want to take their careers to the next level, offering unprecedented access to career advice and networking opportunities with some of Australia’s most experienced industry representatives.

Facilitated by Scott Adam (North Metropolitan TAFE, ex-manager of WAMi award-winner Ruby Boots), the series features presentations from Cath Haridy (Catherine Haridy Management, manager Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Bob Evans, Jebediah, Kav Temperley, Tigertown), Troy Mutton (Editor, Pilerats), Clive Hodson (Owner, Perfect Pitch Publishing), Tom Harris (Managing Director, White Sky), Grace Barbé (multiple award-winning WA artist), Adam Christou (Music Director, RTRFM), Mark Neal (Owner, Blue Grey Pink), Sam Scherr (Writer Services WA, APRA AMCOS), Michael Tucak (Principal Lawyer, creative | legal) and Kylie Thompson (Owner, Sorrento Stragetic Accounting), plus many others at the top of their game to be announced closer to the event.

Topics covered will include strategy, publicity, social media, business management, touring, legal and much, much more. The two-day series runs from Thursday 23 – Friday 24 June at the State Theatre Centre of WA in Northbridge, thanks to Perth Theatre Trust.

Spaces are limited and the experience is one of a kind, so WAM is seeking expressions of interest, with applications due by 5pm Monday 30 May.

Successful applicants will also be required to pay a one-off course fee of $110 (WAM members) / $160 (non-members). With so much invaluable advice on offer, this series is not to be missed by all emerging WA-based musicians keen to find ways to excel in their music careers.



“Thanks SO much for organising the Higher Note series- it was fantastic! My brain is buzzing and I’m still on a high! Feeling very inspired and motivated so thank you so much for all your hard work!!” – Kat Eggleston (Ezereve)

“Just wanted to thank you for including me in the Higher Note workshop – it was awesome. So many amazing guests and such a great opportunity to be a part of it. Well organised and flowed really well from one topic to another, thanks for all your hard work!”Nicky Sandover

For more information contact:
Claire Hodgson WAM Industry Development Officer
E: [email protected] P: 9227 7962



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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.