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WAM’s 2013 Annual Report available

24 Apr


Thanks to all WAM Members that attended last week’s Annual General Meeting. Some fine, impassioned discussions about the state of WA music arose, amongst other business, so thanks for everyone’s valued opinions and involvement in helping champion WA music.The Annual Report was also delivered, highlighting some of WAM’s programs, events, activities, changes and achievements that occurred last year.

Amongst other things, in 2013 WAM:

•    Directed over $246,000 to West Australian musical performers.
•    Created a new visual identity, embodying WAM’s fresh, contemporary perspective.
•    Revised our mission to “championing West Australian music” and changed our organisation name to West Australian Music.
•    Strategically reviewed WAM programs and activities, implementing many fresh initiatives and programs in response.
•    Reviewed and re-launched our membership value proposition, including adding many new membership benefits.
•    Established the WA Music Council.
•    Inspired and educated over 15,000 students at 25 schools in 52 incursions of its Smarter Than Smoking Schools Alive music program.
•    Laid down the foundations with Humaan for the fantastic new website we have now.
•    Increased our Membership by 33%.
•    Saw an increase of 13% engagement in WA’s most prestigious song comp, Song of the Year.
•    Attracted over 15,000 attendees over the 3 days for a rejuvenated WAM Festival and WAM Music Business Conference.
•    Increased attendances to our Music Industry Sundowner Series (MISS) workshops by 18%.

Voted by WAM Members, the WAM Board will be officially announced soon. Thanks to Brett Cowan and Claire Borrello for their help.

Full 2013 Annual & Financial Report here.

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

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.