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WAM Song Of The Year Awards Party date, venue & more

18 Feb

With over 360 acts entering this year’s competition and over 9% more song entries than last year, independent expert judges are currently hard at work assessing WAM Song Of The Year entries. With that, here’s your heads-up to lock into your schedule one heck of a party to celebrate WA’s best songwriters across all genres. Saturday 9 April will see the WAM Song Of The Year Awards Party returning to last year’s home of festivities; B Shed warehouse in Fremantle, on the harbour. The good vibes will be heightened with food gob-smacking food, live performances from some of WA’s finest, special guest hosts and a few surprises…

With over $40,000 worth of prizes being given away on the night, WAM is thankful for the support provided by this year’s latest announced #WAMSOTY supporters, including Major Partners APRA AMCOS, Audiofly and the City of Fremantle; Associate Partners Fremantle Ports and Patrick; and Category Sponsors Cool Perth Nights | Mojos Bar, Country Music Club of Boyup Brook, Nannup Music Festival, Perth Jazz Society | The Ellington and Sunset Events.

Mayor of Fremantle Dr Brad Pettitt commented on their involvement, “The City of Fremantle is proud to once again be supporting WAM Song Of The Year. This competition plays an integral role in the development of emerging and mid-career songwriters across the state and we look forward to hosting the awards night to honour all nominees and winners in April.”

Audiofly Founder & CEO Dave Thompson added, “We’re pleased to be working with WAM in supporting the Song Of The Year Awards. West Australia is home to some extremely talented artists and it’s great to be able to support them and recognise their contribution to the industry.”

With some of the highest profile industry experts ever assembled to assess WAM Song Of The Year entries, judges this year come from all over the world, with the third and final round of judges seeing the addition of triple j’s Nick Findlay and Dom Alessio, Alexis Courtin of Parenthesis Records, Michael Szumowski of Alberts and Double J representatives Dorothy Markek and Jacinta Parsons. They’ll join an epic list of judges, as found here.

 

#WAMSOTY proudly acknowledges the generous support provided by our:

Major Partners: APRA AMCOS, Audiofly and City of Fremantle
Associate Partners: Fremantle Ports, Patrick
Grand Prize Sponsors: Alberts, Perfect Pitch Publishing, RØDE Microphones, Berklee Online, Concept Music, Firestarter Distribution, Sonic Lolly, Diskbank
Category Sponsors:
Cool Perth Nights | Mojos Bar, Country Music Club of Boyup Brook, Nannup Music Festival, Perth Jazz Society / The Ellington, Sunset Events
Studio Sponsors: Artisan, Blackbird Sound Studio, Crank Recording, Debaser Studios, Fremantle Recording Studios, GibSONICS / Belltones Studio, Poons Head, Shanghai Twang, Sonic Lolly, Soundbaker, Sovereign Studios, Sumo Sound Studios, Tone City Recording Studio, Rada Studios, Underground Studios

Full list of  partners here and studio sponsors here

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.