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Applications for Song of the Year 2021 have been extended to 5pm AWST Friday 19 February!.
Before beginning your application, ensure to have the following ready;
Please ensure to review the Terms & Conditions for additional information on the category eligibility and submission process.
Blues / Roots
Metal / Heavy
Punk / Hardcore
Hip Hop / New R&B
Schools (14 Years & Under)
Schools (15-18 Years*)
Act Belong Commit Category
* if the songwriter was 18 at the time of writing the submitted song/s, they must be enrolled in a Year 12, or would otherwise be turning 18 in Year 12 (if they left school prior to commencing year 12).
WAM Members: WAM members receive a 3-for-1 price for their first three entries, meaning it’s $35* for the first three songs, then an additional $35* per song thereafter. Please note you will need to add your current member number to the online form to unlock the member discount.
Non-WAM Members: $45* per song. You can join WAM via the WAM website to receive your membership number prior to submitting in order to receive the special 3-for-1 entry price.
Schools Entries: $15* per song. This price is for the School Age categories only.
Act Belong Commit: $10* per song.
*All prices are in AUD and inc GST
WAM Song of the Year will again be offering the opportunity to have your songs evaluated by some of WA and Australia’s finest songwriters and producers. This option and your elected evaluator are selected during the application process. This option will incur an additional fee outlined below. Additional information on evaluations and the 2021 evaluators is located HERE.
Producer/Mixer/Engineer, credits include Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
Via video call | $60 per song
Eskimo Joe/Freelance Songwriter & Producer
Written evaluation | $75 per song
Tone City Recording Studio/Leopard Lake
Via video call | $30 per song
APRA AMCOS/North Metropolitan Tafe
Written evaluation | $30 per song
Thursday 14 January 2021 – Applications open
Friday 19 February 2021 – Applications close
You can contact our WAM Song of the Year Coordinator and Industry Development Officer, Claire Hodgson, via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office during business hours on 08 6156 1234.