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Matt Johnson

Regional Assistant

Matt is a sought after industry professional with years of experience under his belt. Starting his career with a Cert III in Music Industry Skills at Leederville TAFE, he’s gone on to hold roles such as booker for music venue The Kitchen, label manager and publicist for local label Qstik Records, lecturer at North Metropolitan TAFE in the Diploma of Music Business course, and label manager, artist manager and co-owner/founder of local record label and music business, Walking Horse.

Matt has been recognised for his talent and contribution to WA’s industry, banking a number of career achievements over the years. In 2012 Matt was selected for the Australian Music Industry Network’s “Control” music management business course, completing it in 2013. In 2013 Matt was selected to take part in the “Release” program, the record label equivalent of “Control”. Matt has also been nominated a number of times for the WAM Music Management Award and in 2013 Walking Horse received the award for best WA Based Record Label.

As WAM’s Regional Assistant, Matt works closely with our Regional Officer Nigel Bird to deliver regional programs such as the Demos From and Sounds Of recording projects and regional touring circuits.

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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.