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WA Music Conference draft crop 2

WA Music Conference: 2nd round of speakers announced & earlybird tix extended

18 Sep

Friday 6 – Saturday 7 November 2015
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia


Part of this year’s much-anticipated WAM Festival, the WA Music Conference has seen new additions, increased exclusive opportunities and unprecedented value, resulting in earlybird tickets selling at record speed!

We’re now pleased to announce we’re extending the deadline for limited earlybird tickets – punters now have til 5PM this coming Friday 25 Sept to be guaranteed to reap the rewards they provide, including priority speed dating sessions and an invitation to the VIP Quay Note Boat Party (which we’re also happy to announce Coin Banks and Pilerats DJs as your musical captains!). We’re also excited to reveal a second round of expert industry speakers, including the first keynote; Fred Pessaro from NYC, the Editor in Chief of international tastemakers NOISEY, Vice’s music network.


SECOND ROUND SPEAKERS (with many more to come):

  • Adam Weston (Co-Founder, Firestarter Music/Drummer, Birds of Tokyo – QLD)
  • Andrew Fuller (Manager, New Action Management/My Entertainment Lawyer – VIC)
  • Anna Laverty (Producer, Engineer, Mixer – VIC)
  • Anton Maz (Marketing Manager, WAAPA/Co-Founder Death Disco)
  • Blake Rayner (International & Domestic Licensing Manager and A&R Manager, Dew Process – NSW)
  • Coel Healy (Co-Founder, Camp Doogs)
  • David Hyams (Miles To Go)
  • Fred Pessaro (Editor in Chief, NOISEY, Vice; NYC, USA)
  • Mike O’Hanlon (Business Owner & Developer, Hipflask/Founder, The Bird)
  • Tomás Ford (Artist)

These speakers join the already announced Adam Christou (Music Director, RTRFM); Andy Gumley (Booking Agent, Village Sounds); Archie Hamilton (Managing Director, Split Works; Shanghai, China); Clive Hodson (Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing); Edwin Tehrani (Booking Agent, New World Artists); Harley Evans (Managing Director, Moshtix; Board Member, Music Victoria); John Wardle (Policy Director, Live Music Office); Lance Robinson (Artist Liaison, A&R Department); Michael Szumowski (Head of Creative Development, Alberts); Millie Millgate (Executive Producer, Sounds Australia); Nick Findlay (Assistant Music Director, triple j); Sarah Chipman (Owner, Title Track); and Simon Winkler (Music Coordinator, Triple R), still only totaling just over half the full line-up with many big names to come.



► Entry to the exclusive industry-only Quay Note Boat Party, presented by partners Moshtix and featuring Coin Banks & Pilerats DJs*
Exclusive opportunities to pitch your songs to Australia’s leading radio programmers (including from triple j, Triple R and RTRFM)
Multiple 1-on-1 networking sessions (including with east coast booking agents, publishers, publicists, labels & more)
Entry to the WA Music Awards*
► Entry into all ticketed/door sales WAM Festival Showcases
Priority entry into all venues when at capacity, including the Block Party
► Access to all WA Music Conference panels and keynotes, held at State Theatre Centre of WA (with thanks to Perth Theatre Trust)
► Focused learning experiences from 40+ leading music industry professionals, with an increased proportion of east coast and international representation


Til 5pm Fri 25 Sept from Ticketek (or til allocation exhausted): $140 (plus booking & credit card fees) for WAM members | $180 (+ booking & credit card fees) non-members.

Til 5pm Thurs 5 Nov from Ticketek: $180+BF (+ booking & credit card fees) for WAM members | $220 (+booking & credit card fees) non-members.


WAM/AMIN Members please email [email protected] for your discount code

*Earlybird ticket holders guaranteed access, all others subject to availability due to limited capacity.



Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

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.