REGIONAL RECORDING PROGRAMS

Focusing on musicians in remote and regional areas with limited or no access to professional recording facilities, the ‘Sounds of’ and ‘Demos from’ projects provide an avenue for the development of digital recording skills for emerging and skilled audio engineers, while also providing artists with song producing knowledge as well as professionally recorded singles. These are showcased on CD compilations and digital streaming, promoted to industry by WAM for possible outcomes including airplay, publishing opportunities (synchronisation in advertising/ film/ TV), or acquiring management or record label interest.

The process can be used for a range of development aspects for the participating artists’ careers, from improving their performance opportunities and entering song competitions, through to gaining airplay on community, digital, and commercial radio stations or licensing the song for a movie or documentary. The project is also specifically aimed to strengthen local community development and to create new partnerships and relationships between participants. The CD provides an impetus for flow-on activities, including a community launch. Songs remain the property of the bands, thus providing them with a profitable product.

In 2019, WAM announced nine new regional recording projects set to record an impressive 90 artists from across West Australia’s regions over three years. The first of the nine projects and 10th iteration of the ‘Demos from’ series was Demos from The Wheatbelt recorded and released in 2019,  Sounds of The Kimberley released in April 2020 and Demos from Peel and Sounds of The Mid West currently underway.

Previous and ongoing recording projects and releases include;

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2006

 

Shark Bay SML

Sounds of Shark Bay
2008

 

Sounds of Wiluna

Sounds of Wiluna
2010

 

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2012

 

Sounds of SW CD cover smallSouth of the South West
2013

 

SOTWcoverSMALLSounds Of The Wheatbelt
2014

 

Cover smallSounds Of The Pilbara II: Songs In Language
2015

 

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2016

 

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2017

 

Demos from the Northern GoldfieldsDemos from the Northern Goldfields
2018

 

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2019

 

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2020

 

Demos from Peel
To be released in 2020

Sounds of The Mid West
Applications now open. To be released in 2021