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From musicians to producers, managers, bookers, venue operators, promoters, sound engineers and more, WAM is there to assist in the development of the music industry in all its forms. Whether a beginner or an expert, we have a range of programs, workshops and events that are heavily focused on helping strengthen your chances of success in all musical endeavors.
These range from on-going projects such as ‘Sounds of’ benefiting regional communities to partnerships with projects like CONTROL to advance the careers of music managers and RELEASE to empower upcoming record labels with the right tools to succeed. With recognised gaps in the West Australian music industry ecology, particularly around mid to high level managers, the new WAM direction sees us tackling these areas with more programs and events specifically focusing on bridging these skills gaps.
WAM ALSO MANAGES THE FOLLOWING:
WAM’s vision is for a unified and inclusive sector for all industry practitioners, musicians and music consumers. Whilst WA is the home of a flourishing music sector, continued work and support is important to continue progressing gender and cultural equality through-out the sector.
WAM has established several initiatives to provide support for the sector and encourage active progress towards this collective goal, including the Diversity Committee and Gender Equity Working Group, The Women’s Music Network, Fair Play WA and the Keychange Pledge. Learn more about our equity and diversity initiatives HERE.
An initiative by WAM to provide frequent and forward-thinking educational and networking opportunities for members of the WA music industry, WAM Workshops run throughout the year, often taking advantage of opportunities that arise and can be used to benefit the music industry. Learn more about ongoing and upcoming workshops and webinars HERE.
2013 was a turning point for the long-running Business Conference, the changing of names to a Music Conference representing the enhanced outlook of a newly re-branded WAM to target a greater diversity of topics and target audiences. With record numbers of attendees, media coverage and general excitement created testament to these actions, WAM annual event continues to bring enhanced music learning experiences to WA, collecting some of Australia and the world’s most exciting, innovative and experienced industry experts together in a conference featuring panels, workshops, one-on-one sessions, networking and more.