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Sound Check Webinar Series | Sign-up for Round Two!

7 May

Following the success of the first round of session, we’re excited to open enrolments for the next round of our free Sound Check webinars aimed at providing practical support for members of the WA music community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

The Sound Check Series is designed to provide a free, safe, and interactive way for the community to voice their questions and receive informed advice from an Industry expert, whilst also engaging with one another. Each session, participants will join an expert for a one-hour discussion moderated by WAM’s Audience Development OfficerEm Burrows, or a select special guest.

The online platform allows participants to engage at any level, with the freedom to actively participate in discussion and ask questions, or quietly observe with their camera and microphone switched off. Participants are provided handy resources from the Industry experts to help them on their learning journey.

The next set of webinars will be exploring how to stay fit in isolation, and a series of specialty panels looking at options to raise Artist revenue online, advice for grant writing and a WA Artists Roundtable.

with Addison Axe
Wednesday May 13 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm WST

This webinar is all about your physical health and staying fit while you’re social distancing. We’ll be joined by expert musician and personal trainer Addison Axe; who will be discussing different tips and exercises you can use while working out at home.
Addison Axe (Addi Axe Fitness, Axe Girl) is a musician, song writer, personal trainer and fitness instructor! With over 10 years experience as a performer and vocal coach, Addison has harnessed the ability to form strong connections with people, enabling her to effectively drive them to identify, pursue and achieve their fitness goals.

with Will Evans (Bandcamp), Murray Curnow (Artist Manager), Kelsie Miller (Artist Manager, Across the Road Music)
Wednesday 20 May | 6:30pm – 7:30pm WST

Our fifth instalment of Sound Check is a panel made up of industry experts Will Evans (Bandcamp), Murray Curnow (Artist Manager) and Kelsie Miller (Artist Manager).
The panel will discuss some of the ways artists can consolidate their exisiting fan base and reach out to new audiences while in isolation. The discussion will include how to optimise your social media platforms, using online stores such as Bandcamp, merchandising, and strategies for forward planning.

with Jake Snell (Methyl Ethel, Hatchie, The Beths), Catherine Haridy (Association Artist Managers)
Wednesday 27 May | 9am – 10am WST

This instalment of Sound Check will be a forum for emerging WA managers and self-managed artists to discuss the challenges around COVID-19 with particular reference to social engagement and forward planning.

with Dane Hunnerup (Australian Council for the Arts), Hayley Ayres (Artist Manager, 360 Artist Logistics) Georgia Kennedy (WAM)
Wednesday 3 June | 6:30pm – 7:30pm WST

With grants a key revenue for independent artists, industry professionals and organisations, grant writing is a valuable skill. This webinar will be discussing exisiting opportunities for grants, where to access them and what you need to adequately prepare for grant applications. Our expert panel this week features Dane Hunnerup (Australia Council for the Arts), Hayley Jane Ayres (Artist Manager at 360 Artist Logistics) and Georgia Kennedy (WAM)

All webinars are free to attend and you can sign up for one, or multiple webinars via the link below. Applications for each webinar will close at 5pm the day before. We’ll provide you the private link to access the live stream on the day of the webinar.



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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.