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The WAMFest 2018 Program is here!

22 Oct

Revealing Final WAMCon Speakers, Speed Dating Registrations, WAMFest Live in the Park, Kiss My WAMi and more!

Download the program now and start planning your WAMFest weekend!

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WAMCon is proudly supported by the City of Perth

FINAL WAMCON SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
WAMCon announce today more speakers and panellists for the 2018 event. The conference will now feature over 60 industry experts including, newly announced, Jeremy Rotberg & Taylor James (123 Agency), Drew Goddard (Karnivool/Barefoot Bands), Josh Lane (Four Tone Booking Agency) as well as WAMAward winner and songwriting rising star, Carla Geneve, plus many more. The two-day event returns to its home at the State Theatre Centre on the 2nd and 3rd November and will be the must attend event for budding artists, managers and producers to gain access to career-breaking opportunities.

This year’s WAMCon will cover all facets of the music industry from where to start your music business journey and how to grow it sustainably; to mastering the art of electronic production; to discussions about the economic and social impacts the music industry experiences.

The event features, already announced, speakers including Don Letts (UK-based legendary filmmaker, radio broadcaster and DJ), Susan Heymann (Chugg Entertainment), Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia), Liz Ansley (4ZZZ/Special Interest), Karla Ranby & Declan Byrne (triple j), one of Australia’s finest music engineers and producers Anna Laverty and Richard Moffat (Way Over there/Groovin The Moo).

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UNTIL 11:30PM THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER:
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FINAL SPEAKERS ADDED
Amber Fresh (Rabbit Island)
Andrew Maurice (SBDC)
Andy Lawson (Debaser Studio)
Anni Fordham (Major Key/Music Insight)
Blake Williams (Mix 94.5)
Bob Gordon (Around the Sound)
Carla Geneve
Christina Ballico (Griffith University)
Danae Gibson (RTRFM)
David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers)
Dixie Battersby (DB Publicity)
Drew Goddard (Karnivool/Barefoot Bands)
Emily Branson (Jamilla/WOMPP)
Em Burrows (RTRFM/WAM)
Francesca De Valence (I Heart Songwriting Club)
Grace Barbé
Grace Borrello (Twin Cities FM)
Harley Evens (moshtix)
Hayley Ayres (360 Artist Logistics)
Hayley Beth (HEEBIEJEEBIES)
Jeremy Rotberg (123 Agency)
Josh Lane (Four Tone Booking Agency)
Josh Hutchins-Smith (Happy Mag)
Kate Pass (Kate Pass Ensemble)
Larry Heath (Heath Media/Embassy Music Publishing)
Libby Noble (RTRFM)
Paul Clarke (Freshien Consulting)
Pete Guazzelli (DLGSC)
Scott Adam (North Metropolitan TAFE)
Susan Cotchin (IRR)
Suzie Tuialii (Hyclass)
Tangiora Hinaki (Ngaarda Media)
Taylor James (123 Agency)
Taylah Strano (RTRFM)
Timothy Nelson
Tinashe Soko (T$oko)
Tom Cameron (Happy Mag)
Will Backler (RTRFM)
Yasmin Naghavi (Media Arts Lawyers)
Zain Awan (Zãn)

See all speakers in program here.

ALL WAMCON PANELS AND SESSIONS REVEALED
This year WAMCon boasts over 20 info-packed sessions spanning across panels, speakers, one-on-one meeting opportunities and networking events including the much loved Quay Note Boat Party to close out the first night of the conference. See full schedule here – https://www.wamfest.com.au/program/

WAMCON SPEED DATING REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Thanks to popular demand and great results, WAM’s speed dating sessions are back! Get in with your early registration to make the most of this unique one-on-one opportunity to ask everything you ever wondered from industry experts ranging from radio presenters, to agents; venue programmers to festival promoters; Publishers to publicists. This is your time to ask everything from how to get your first gig through to where to start to book your first international tour, or maybe you want to know what labels and publishers are looking for when they sign a new act. No questions are off limits!

*Register and see the full list here. 
*WAMCon passholders only. Passholders will be emailed an access code.

SPEED DATING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Anna Laverty Producer, Mixer, Engineer (credits include; Depeche Mode, Florence and The Machine, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett, The Peep Tempel) [VIC]
Clive Hodson Managing Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing
Declan Byrne Presenter, Home & Hosed, triple j [NSW]
Dom Alessio Digital Export Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA [NSW]
Drew Goddard Performer, Karnivool / Co-Director, Barefoot Bands
Esti Zilber Associate Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA [NSW]
Graham Ashton Director, Footstomp Music / Bookings, Marketing & Publicity, The Triffid / Manager, Busby Marou, Colin Lillie, Eden Mulholland, Tia Gostelow / Booker, Kilcoy & Village Festivals / Publicist, Nettwerk & Nonesuch Records [QLD]
Jeremy Rotberg Agent, 123 Agency [VIC]
Jesse Elliott Director, The Music District / Performer, These United States, Arc Life [Fort Collins, Colorado – US]
Josh Lane Co-Director, Four Tone Booking Agency [NSW]
Karla Ranby Presenter, Weekend Lunch, triple j [NSW]
Larry Heath A&R Manager, Embassy Music Publishing / Director, Heath Media [NSW]
Liz Ansley Music Coordinator & Presenter, 4ZZZ / Publicist & Creative Consultant, Special Interest [QLD]
Susan Cotchin Director, IRR Music [VIC]
Taylor James Agent, 123 Agency [VIC]
Will Backler Program Director, RTRFM 92.1 / Music & Interviews Coordinator, RTRFM 92.1
Will Evans Label Ambassador, Bandcamp / Label Owner, Neat Lawn / Booker, Night Cat / Manager, Midlife [VIC]

QUAY NOTE BOAT PARTY TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Due to popular demand the Quay Note Boat Party presented by moshtix is back – this year happening on the 1800s-era Paddle Steamer Decoy, boasting a larger capacity meaning an even bigger party cruising the scenic Swan River! The boat’s almost full but limited tickets are still available to this year’s fully catered event which features special performances from the amazing Grace Barbé and emerging ptown beat-maker extraordinaire Sarmecb, you don’t want to miss the boat that ROCKS!

Limited tickets available for $60 +BF from moshtix.com.au or FREE for WAMCon early bird ticketholders.
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WAMFest Live is presented by Act-Belong-Commit and proudly supported by the City of Perth

WAMFEST LIVE IN THE PARK LINE UP REVEALED
WAMFest Live are proud to welcome back their family friendly event WAMFest Live in the Park on Saturday 24th November from 4:00PM. Presented by Town of Bassendean, this event takes places in the beautiful BIC Reserve. Featuring more of Perth’s live original music, we welcome picnic blankets, lots of activities and fun for the whole family. Performances by afro-kreol world-music sensation Grace Barbé, Spanish fused guitar collective Duende Indalo, punchy garage rock outfit JFK and and contemporary singer-songwriter Sydnee Carter. You’ll be bopping from top to tail all afternoon and into the evening. And if all that dancing works up an appetite, there will be plenty on offer from Old Perth Road Market Stalls.

Then after the live music stops, we’ve got two indie music films screening to help you wind down on your Sunday night: The Night Of The Triffids (Live at Paddington Town Hall 1984) and the Hyperfest Team Documentary 2017 from 8:30PM.

Best of all, entry to the whole event is Free!
KISS MY WAMi COMPILATION
The Kiss My WAMi Compilation CD has always been a trusted tastemaker in identifying up and coming West Australian artists. This year it features a diverse array of music from songwriters spanning across genres from Electronic to Jazz, to Rock and Hip Hop. Featured artists include The Money War, Demon Days, Tanaya Harper, T$oko, Jamilla, Grace Armstrong and many more.

Best of all the two disc release is free for all WAM Members and if you’re not a WAM member you will be able to access this year’s Kiss My WAMi compilation on Spotify and Soundcloud from November 1st.

ARTISTS FEATURING ON THE KISS MY WAMi COMPILATION
Aminah Hughes
Angus Dawson
Bert Hayden
Big Orange
Brayden Sibbald
Bri Clark
Cruel Noon
Dawn Barrington
Demon Days
Didion’s Bible
Farraday’s Cage
Ella Munro
Feels
GAZEY
Geoff Waldeck
Grace Armstrong
Helen Shanahan
Hercules Morse
HYCLASS
Jamilla
Jeffrey Wicker
Mal de Mer
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics
Ratking
Ruby May
Skullcave
Sly Withers
Stella Donnelly
Tanaya Harper
Teen Angst
The Money War
The Silent Sea
The Struggling Kings
The Wilds
These Winter Nights
Treehouses
T$oko
Wayward Johnson
Xenobiotic
Young Jaycee
Yully

ALL WAMFEST SET TIMES RELEASED
We understand you’ll need to prioritise your time when assessing which of the 200+ acts playing WAMFest you know you can miss and getting curious about the ones you’re yet to discover. All set times are now revealed providing you with plenty of time to plan your WAMFest.

See all set times here!

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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.