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WAM head to new home in Melville’s Goolugatup Heathcote

wam head to new home in melville’s goolugatup heathcote
After more than 30 years based in the CBD of Perth and Northbridge, WAM find a new home in the City of Melville’s thriving Goolugatup Heathcote precinct. WAM’s relocation to Goolugatup Heathcote comes at an exciting and transformational time for the organisation, marking a shift in the overarching strategy and ongoing focus for the organisation. President of WAM, Al Taylor noted...

Nurturing New Noise with WAM’s Digital Tool Kit and Website

nurturing new noise with wam’s digital tool kit and website
WAM usher in the new school term with the launch of the digital New Noise tool kit and website, plus the new Musicians in Residence schools program.   WAM have teamed up with Act Belong Commit to make it even easier for educators, learners and artists to get involved with New Noise, and support their mental wellness through music. Delivered as...

WAM Bids a Fond Farewell and Thank you to Members of the Team

wam bids a fond farewell and thank you to members of the team
Today we share some important WAM news, and in doing so recognise the powerful role WAM’s dedicated staff play in the organisation. The team at WAM have worked tirelessly to adapt to the shifting and uncertain environment of COVID-19. WAM – like many others throughout the music and arts sector – has continued to weather cancellations of flagship events...

Demos from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Esperance regional recording double album arrives lead by singles from Grand Casual and Red Sand Beat Band

demos from the ngaanyatjarra lands and esperance regional recording double album arrives lead by singles from grand casual and red sand beat band
West Australian Music (WAM) is excited to announce the release of its fifteenth regional recording compilation – Demos from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Esperance. The 23-track double album is the first of its kind in WAM’s acclaimed regional recording series, showcasing the stunning juxtaposition of stories, song and landscapes between two music communities on either sides of WA’s expansive...

WAM Board Member | Invitation to Apply

About WAM The West Australian contemporary music sector is home to some of Australia’s biggest and most exciting acts. Valued at over $1 billion, it represents a significant part of the state’s economic and cultural fabric. As the peak body representing the WA music sector, WAM (The West Australian Music Industry Association Incorporated) is responsible for supporting, nurturing, and growing...

WAM drop debut singles from upcoming ‘Demos from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Esperance’ regional recording double album

wam drop debut singles from upcoming ‘demos from the ngaanyatjarra lands and esperance’ regional recording double album
West Australian Music (WAM) is incredibly proud to share the debut singles from its fifteenth regional recording compilation – Demos from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and Esperance. The double album is the first of its kind in the series, showcasing talent, songs and stories born from two vastly different landscapes and music communities across WA’s expansive Goldfields-Esperance region. Recorded in two...

Girls Rock! WA Creative Conference

girls rock! wa creative conference
Girls Rock! WA returns this April school holidays with the free-entry, two-day Girls Rock! Creative Conference for young female, trans and non-binary folks. Following cancellation of the January 2022 camp due to COVID-19, the conference is the seventh instalment of WAM’s acclaimed Girls Rock! WA Program designed to inspire and empower young people with music. The Creative Conference will be...

WAM and State Library of WA open submissions for Corridors of Blissterday: A Sonic Re-Imagining of WA History

wam and state library of wa open submissions for corridors of blissterday: a sonic re-imagining of wa history
West Australian Music (WAM) and the State Library of WA (SLWA) are inviting WA based emerging and early-career sound artists and musicians to immerse themselves in the stories of WA’s past for a new sonic re-imagining of WA history – Corridors of Blissterday. The commission project provides the unique opportunity for a WA sound practitioner to develop an innovative contemporary...

WAM response to Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package

wam response to level 2 covid-19 business assistance package
WAM welcome today’s COVID-19 support package announcement from the WA Government and their acknowledgement that the arts industry is in great need of financial relief. However, more work is needed to ensure musicians and artists, sector professionals and businesses can continue hanging on through the coming months, and the incoming challenge to get audiences back in venues. The Level 2...

WAM Song of the Year Competition extended!

wam song of the year competition extended!
Haven’t submitted your entry for the 2022 Song of the Year Competition yet? Don’t fret! Entries have been extended to Friday 25 February! One of the nation’s primary songwriting competitions, WAM’s Song of the Year showcases the intricate craft of songwriting that lies at the heart of WA’s diverse, contemporary music gems. Open to all ages, levels and genres, the competition provides a rare exposure opportunity...