OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding _11 October 2017
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from the likes of, well, too many to mention!
WA’s premiere music industry conference WAMCon is a must-attend event for anyone looking to advance their music career, offering the two jam-packed days over Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November, including all new masterclasses and Burgers & Bookers sessions, plus a heap more opportunities for those that are quick – including the QuayNote Boat Party Ballot, closing soon!!
The #KissMyCamera Q&A Forum is a #WAMFest workshop held Wednesday 1 November helping music photographers navigate and excel in everything from legal issues to promotion, challenges, new technologies, payments, opportunities and more. Limited tickets are now on sale, and WAM Members also get discounted tickets.
Looking for buskers to perform at the Scarborough Sunset Markets which will be open from 5pm – 10pm every Thursday for 5 months, kicking off Thursday 7 December. It will be vibrant with an estimated attendance of over 100,000 people – don’t miss out on the chance to get your music heard!
Contact [email protected] for more info
The Town of Victoria Park hosts a series of concerts over summer called Twilight Trios. This year, they are offering young local bands/musicians the chance to be the support act for Verge Collection. Must be 16-25 years old. This is an incredible opportunity for aspiring musicians to play to a large crowd, and gain valuable exposure. Entries close Sunday 29 October.
Want to record your next single at Australia’s newest high-tech recording studio, feature in one of the most popular local Spotify playlists, receive A&R, legal and accounting consolations from the best in the music biz? Forbes Street Studio Grant 2017 and Universal Music Australia have teamed up with The Industry Observer to launch a major leg up worth $10,000. Entries close Monday 30 October.
Come along to a participatory workshop featuring California based musician Anne LeBaron, Totally Huge New Music Festival‘s composer-in-residence, as guest director. Bring your instrument and collaborate with LeBaron and local improvisers! Develop your skills for creating music spontaneously together, Friday 20 October.
Registrations for 2017 13th Totally Huge New Music Festival conference are now open. The conference will include many Australian musical minds as well as an international keynote by Anne LeBaron. Event is held Thursday 26 October at the State Library of Western Australia.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
KISMIF Conference 2018 welcomes the submission of proposals for papers’ presentations, panels’ discussion, creative workshops and creative performances. Proposals open from 01 October 2017 to 10 February 2018 plus ticket registrations open 31 October 2017. KISMIF runs 3 July – 7 July 2018 in Porto, Portugal.
Register now for 2018 West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) big band auditions. Musicians 14-25 years of age are invited to apply for auditions by Friday 10 November. Audition places are allocated on a first come first served basis, so get in quick.
Tickets are now open for the Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference presented by Tura New Music. Under the theme ‘Embracing the Irrational: The Sonic Arts in a Post-Factual World’, this conference will gather some of the foremost Australian musical minds, as well as an international keynote this October in Perth.
Do Re Media are holding an Instragram workshop for creative and small business professionals alike. Helping you reach and engage with your communities, teaching you the skills enhance your insta game, connect with audiences and become profitable instead of (just) popular! Tickets are $45, with WAM members receiving $10 off!
Rock Scholars are holding School holiday jam sessions open to all young musicians up to age 18. These popular sessions a fantastic way for kids and teenagers to meet other musicians and get to jam out in fully equipped rehearsal rooms under the direction of awesome mentors.
Karla Wangkiny (meaning fire talk) is a new collaborative project embracing musicians from Aboriginal and CaLD backgrounds, with the aim of creating new and future opportunities through mentoring, workshops and gigs. The next gig will be 20 October at YMCA Leederville HQ.
Perth’s leading drug, smoke and alcohol-free all ages music festival, HyperFest, is set to touch down on Saturday 24 February. All Western Australian bands and DJs are encouraged to sign up to apply for their spot on the 2018 HyperFest line-up. Application close 5 November.
Entry is now open for the 39th Toyota Star Maker – Australia’s longest running search for a new country music star. Offering a huge prize package, Star Maker has been a crucial launching pad for some of Australia’s biggest country music stars including Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan and James Blundell. Entries close 31 October.
Mobile event discovery platform Hipflask gets your gig in front of the right audience by connecting the people of Perth to the best of local creatives. Download the App for what’s happening this week! Plus WAM members receive 50% discounts on event listings, to ensure your gigs get more through the door.
To celebrate 15 years of all-ages live music, YMCA HQ wants to hear from bands that have played at HQ or visitors with awesome memories of attending gigs. If you have a story about the role this iconic venue has played in your life, YMCA HQ want to hear from! Message them on Facebook or email [email protected]
Event organisers of all sorts are invited to apply to book an event space at City of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, Perth Cultural Centre and the new Yagan Square (opening early 2018). With over 17 spaces to choose from and capacities up to 15,000, this is your opportunity to be part of the city’s liveliness, excitement and accessibility for all Western Australians and visitors.
Live music platform Six8 aims to bring live music into spaces where there previously was none, all the while allowing artists to be paid appropriately for their work. The service allows venues, and other live music hosts to browse the platform for artists based on genre, size, location and hourly rate. Already with an incredible 250+ artists involved, the platform is free to sign up for, with no subscription fees
Australian Children’s Music Foundation invites school age students to enter their National Songwriting Competition, designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through songwriting. Students aged 5 – 18 years can enter an original song for a chance to win a share of over $20,000 in prizes. Entries close midnight 20 October.
Audition applications for 2018 West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) big bands are now open, closing midnight Friday 10 November. WAYJO is open to musicians 14-25 years of age (up to 28 in full-time study) and performs a range of jazz styles from trad, classic through to modern, offering members the opportunity to perform at some of Perth’s best venues, and travel regionally, nationally and internationally with top band leaders and touring guest artists.
SUNDAYS IN THE CITY REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Join City of Perth‘s campaign to showcase all the amazing things happening in the City across retail, food & beverage and family activities (including music related ones!) across September and October so as to positively change the public perceptions about the City on a Sunday. Register your business to ensure your Sunday offers and events are added to the website.
WAAPA VOCAL PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
WAAPA is hosting a short course for you taught by industry experts to develop performance techniques in contemporary vocal styles including pop, jazz, rock and R&B. Vocalists will be given the opportunity to perform and video their performances and receive direction from WAAPA Lecturer Sue Kingham. Minimum age of 14 yrs with Course 2 commencing 5, 12, 19, 26 July 2017 & Course 3 starting 6, 13, 20, 27 September 2017, 4, 11 October 2017 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
INVISIBLE CITIES FREMANTLE ART APP
Invisible Cities Fremantle, a participatory art project exploring relationships between people and place, is now live. The artist and human ecologist behind Invisible Cities, Asha Bee Abraham, has gathered 10 stories, however her hunt is ongoing. Participants are invited to contribute new stories for the rest of the year, with the project launching as part of the City of Fremantle’s Heritage Festival and concluding in late 2017. Of course we’d love to have it filled with musical discoveries…
SPACE TO HIRE AT MIDLAND JUNCTION CENTRE
Mundaring Arts Centre has recently expanded its services and taken up management of the Midland Junction Arts Centre. Located in beautiful surrounds in front of Juniper Gardens in the heart of Midland, the newly refurbished space features two generous gallery spaces, an intimate 135 seat auditorium, a leafy courtyard, rehearsal and printing spaces as well opportunities for artists to work in residence. If you are an arts based organisation wanting a space to hold an exhibition, workshop or performance, consider the Midland Junction Arts Centre.
COUNTRY ARTS MEMBERSHIP CHANGES
In light of the changes to the membership constitution, and the desire to grow our membership, the Board of Country Arts WA has made membership free. Any member that paid prior to this date will retain the member benefits that were offered at that time for one year.
BRYTE EMCEE’s Hip Hop Workshops for Schools and Communities
Bryte MC‘s services have been built to give young people the opportunity to design and create the popular music they have come to know and love, and he’s now available for Hip Hop Workshops for schools and communities. Bryte’s activities open doors to greater opportunities in the music industry, supplying participants with the first level knowledge needed to embark on a career in music production, song writing and live performance.
Audiofly presents the new Mates On Stage program
Audiofly officially re-launch their Mates On Stage program with a range of support packages to help those in the music industry. Their packages include complimentary cutting-edge in-ear monitors, bonus discounts and additional marketing support, which have helped the likes of Katy Steele, Slumberjack, Sydnee Cartee and many more. Could you be the next?
THE HEN HOUSE LIVE LOOKING FOR BAND OF ALL GENRES
The Hen House Live is currently looking for bands of all genres to play or launch their next release at their venue from July onwards. If you haven’t been down yet The Hen House Live is a 100 capacity room attached to Badlands Bar located at 1/3 Aberdeen Street, East Perth perfect for putting on a memorable show! If you would like more information please email Sarah at [email protected].
IMPROV PROGRAM & WORKSHOP
Tura’s iMprov program aims to assist in the development of new and emerging improvisational artists. Once a month on a Monday, the iMprov series presents experimental and exploratory improvisation at bar Four5Nine at the Rosemount Hotel. The program also provides a monthly workshop for improvisers to work alongside local, national and international mentors who specialize in the field of improvised music performance.
Contact [email protected] if you are are interested in participating.
DCA GRANTS PROGRAM
The new DCA Grants Program has been changed, now allowing for individuals, groups and arts organisations to apply for different types of funding in five categories including Creative Development, Commercial Development, Community Engagement, Aboriginal Arts, and Scholarship and Fellowships. DCA encourages all applicants to ensure their applications are in alignment with all criteria and to read all applicant resources.
WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDE OUT
Music Industry Inside Out is an online educational resource devoted to helping musicians across the country learn more about the industry. WAM Members receive a 20% discount on all individual monthly or annual memberships. To redeem this benefit email Kate at WAM: [email protected] to receive the discount voucher code, then head to the individual memberships page and add the discount voucher for the 20% discount.
The Western Australian New Music Archive is an interactive web portal presenting a collection of content related to the history of new music in Western Australia. You will find a range of material here including audio and video recordings, images, and a range of documents. The original collection has been drawn from the Tura and ABC Classic FM archives, but it is hoped that the collection will be added to through the participation of those involved in the new music scene in Western Australia. They’re also looking for WA releases to be added.
BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND - NOW OPEN
Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The program will run over four years from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS STREAM- The minimum grant amount is $20,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million. You must complete your project by 31 December 2019.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS STREAM – The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000.
You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019.
CITY OF JOONDALUP $10,000 GRANT ROUNDS
The Arts Development Scheme closing dates for 2017. The aim of the scheme is to bring professional performing arts companies and artists into the City of Joondalup. Funding is available to professional performing arts organizations in Western Australia to develop an audience base in the northern metropolitan area of Perth. They are looking for exciting interdisciplinary projects to bring into Joondalup!
Round 2: 5.00pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC WITH THE PACK
The Pack Australia is a web-based streaming platform that will enable any business playing recorded music to stream curated, all original, all local music tailored to their individual spaces and business types. Follow the steps in the link to support a new player in the web streaming industry and possibly have your sound heard. There is also an opportunity to become an official ‘Pack’ Ambassador, with cross promo as part of the deal.
THAT SYNCING FEELING
Music company The Sync Report has hit the DIY market with a series of colourful videos that highlight the importance of sync licensing in the music industry. ‘The Slapman Series’ the animated short films introduce Slapper and his mohawked dog Mr Rex who promptly slap people who tell them that they are too lazy to build a fan base, get media attention and earn an income with their music. Designed for music managers and savvy artists, check it out.
If you have an opportunity for WA musicians or the music industry, email [email protected] for free promo!