Music In The Regions

For musicians in regional and remote areas
Bringing together our regional community
Exploring touring circuits within regional WA
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Focusing on musicians in remote and regional areas with limited or no access to professional recording facilities, the ‘Sounds of’ and ‘Demos from’ projects provide an avenue for the development of digital recording skills for emerging and skilled audio engineers, while also providing artists with song producing knowledge as well as professionally recorded singles. These are showcased on CD compilations and digital streaming, promoted to industry by WAM for possible outcomes including airplay, publishing opportunities (synchronisation in advertising/ film/ TV), or acquiring management or record label interest.

The process can be used for a range of development aspects for the participating artists’ careers, from improving their performance opportunities and entering song competitions, through to gaining airplay on community, digital, and commercial radio stations or licensing the song for a movie or documentary. The project is also specifically aimed to strengthen local community development and to create new partnerships and relationships between participants. The CD provides an impetus for flow-on activities, including a community launch. Songs remain the property of the bands, thus providing them with a profitable product.


From humble beginnings in 2006, now over 30 regionally-based music professionals form a council traveling to Perth for a Regional Roundtable discussion each year during the WAM Festival. These annual meetings provide feedback and direction on project activity and the state of the industry in regional WA. Specific project-based consultation with individual regional centres is essential, particularly where activity is based in remote indigenous communities. WAM wishes to develop relationships with organisations that can provide support for long-term sustainability of regional music production and other related industries.

WAM’s Regional Round Table has been running for over 10 years.  Each year, participants travel from all nine regions of WA joining speaks and presenters to be part of the peak platform in WA for intra-regional networking.The Regional Round Table allows participants to engage on a personal level with the freedom to actively participate in discussions, ask questions and listen to guest speakers from the music industry.


WAM continues to explore the viability of touring circuits within regional Western Australia, where the established opportunities are limited but potential benefits – to both the music industry and the regional communities –  are great.