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WAM’s Higher Note 2016 workshop hitting high notes once again!

29 Jun



The Higher Note music business workshop for artists and music managers took place over Thursday and Friday last week at the State Theatre Centre of WA, thanks to Perth Theatre Trust, and was a huge success.

Spaces for the event were limited, with the selected participants being Ben Catley, Ben Hasler (Beni Bjah), Brittany Hadlow (Kraill), Chris Edmondson, Danny Bau, Dee Walsh (Delilah Rose), Eduardo Cossio, Erin Pope, Geraline Rey (Geraldine, Mambo Chic), Kelly Gardner, Lee Reader (Havoc/Blazin’ Entrails), Melanie Anastas (Flyball Gov’nor), Mitchell Martin, Patrick Carre (Phoenix King), Sasha Stavretis (Formation Agency) and Stacey-Ann Pietersen (Segers).

The two day workshop was facilitated by Scott Adam (Head of Programs, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, North Metropolitan TAFE, ex-manager Ruby Boots, ex- label owner Qstik Records) and Claire Hodgson (WAM Industry Development Officer and course coordinator, Higher Note). A massive thanks goes out to the incredible industry leaders for lending their time, including presentations from Adam Christou (RTRFM), Caitlin Nienaber (RTRFM), Cath Haridy (Catherine Haridy Management), Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing), Dixie Battersby (EMI, DB Publicity), Grace Barbé (artist), Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), Kylie Thompson (Sorrento Strategic Accounting), Mark Neal (The Disappointed, RTRFM, Blue Grey Pink), Matt Johnson (Walking Horse Music), Michael Tucak (creative|legal), Sam Scherr (Writer Services WA, APRA AMCOS), Tom Harris (White Sky, The Little Stevies) and Troy Mutton (Pilerats).


“As a regional artist, the opportunity to be a part of Higher Note really reminded me how important it is to be part of a community. In its simplest form, WAM is the perfect conduit to making that community real. Higher Note is a fantastic mirror and health check. Regardless of how long you’ve been working in the industry, the workshops give the artist or manager permission to be objective about the work they do and how to do it better.”
- Chris Edmondson

“I can only recommend Higher Notes initiative. I’ve learnt so much in 2 days, around a fun and friendly community of musicians and music industry professionals. Thanks WAM for the support you give to your members and to anyone who’s interested in developing skills in this industry. Now, onto applying what I’ve learnt!”
- Geraldine Rey

THigher_Note_Websize-14hanks, and congrats to all participants!



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.