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NEWS: WAM SOTY Studio Partners; #WAMFest WA Event of the Year; Job Opportunities; grants galore; #Hottest100 & WA; Top 100 RTRFM; Fringe World; APRA Music Awards; Sound Overload opens; Sounds Of The Goldfields; Toyota Star Maker comp & more…

EVENTS: Courtyard Club Series; sunset@subi; Sunday Music Series @ FAC; Wonderland; Breakfest; Southbound; Distant Murmurs;  Tonight Show & More!

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WAM SONG OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES STUDIO PARTNERS & MORE
 

Championing WA music with WAM Song Of The Year, the competition is now open for submissions til 25 January 2016, with $40,000 worth of prizes on offer to WA songwriters of all ages, levels and genres!
There are 16 categories, each category offering winners a cash prize,studio time with WA’s best (including the just announced Artisan, Desbaser Studios, Electric City Sound, Poons Head, Sonic Lolly, Soundbaker, Sovereign Studios, Fremantle Records, Tone City and Underground Studio) and more, including a massive Grand Prize package as listed here.

Providing huge opportunities for songwriters at all levels of experience – from talented beginners to proven stars – Song Of The Year also offers WA-based songwriters exposure to leading music industry judges and vital recognition by Australian radio and media. The comp features 16 categories, covering all genres in Blues / Roots, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Metal / Heavy, Punk / Hardcore, Pop, Rock, Urban / Hip Hop and World, plus extra categories for Schools (14 Years & Under), Schools (15-17), Outstanding Indigenous and Outstanding Regional.

 MERRY XMAS!

 

From everyone here at the WAMily, a huge thanks for all the support this year and an amazing festive period to you! Please note the office will be closed from Christmas day through til Monday 4 January.

 

WAMedia Watch: Incl. #WAMFest wins WA Event of the Year!

‪The second annual AU Live Music Awardswas held in Sydney and WAM Festival is psyched to have won the WA Event of the Year – thanks to The Au Review! Also featuring in ‪#‎WAMediaWatch‬ are the likes of Our Man in Berlin, Ruby Boots, Erasers, Koi Child, POND…
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OPPORTUNITIES: More music industry jobs, funding & comps!

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including volunteering opportunities with Fringe World, International Songwriting Competition reopening, WAM’s Song Of The Year and more…
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Recording grants from PPCA and Australia Council

PPCA will again partner with the Australia Council and offer another series of $15,000 grants to assist five Australian artists. Previous recipients have included Perth’s The Growl, singer and guitaristMia Dyson and Courtney Barnett…
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Share the love for WA in triple j Hottest 100

Here at WAM HQ, we’re ultra keen to avoid amazing WA songs getting overlooked again in triple j Hottest 100 of 2015. With voting officially opening, we feel it’s necessary to give you a few ideas to jog your memory;Unearthed High winnersMosquito Coast…
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RTRFM’s 2015 Top 100 packed with WA talent

RTRFM has announced their Top 100 Most Played Songs of 2015. 63 of the tracks are from WA, with 73 Australian artists in the countdown. The top twenty are entirely Australian, with only one artist from outside of WA featuring in it. The list runs 1. Tame Impala; 2. Koi Child ; 3.French Rockets; 4….
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Fringe World Festival packed with music events

Fringe World is back in 2016, offering 700+ shows across 150 venues throughout WA, including music, comedy, theatre and more. WA talent makes up nearly half of the acts on display, making this a truly West Australian festival. Music events include Freo Royale, RTRFM’s Harbour Sundays, Crap Music Rave
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APRA Music Awards Song Of The Year voting opens

Voting is now open for the 2016 APRA Music Awards Song Of The Year. Enter your favourite song – which we recommend to be a WA one! – from the last year to be in the running to win a Gibson Guitar plus a double pass to the 2016 APRA Music Awards…
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Sound Overload opens to acts aged 12-25

The City of Bayswater are looking for people between the ages of 12-25 to participate in the Sound Overload music competition in 2016. The competition provides a opportunity for up and coming musicians to kick-start their career and perform in front of a live audience…
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Sounds Of The Goldfields announced & now looking for artists

Following the successes of previous‘Sounds Of’ projects – including the just-released, groundbreaking Sounds Of The Pilbara II: Songs In Language and 2014’s highly acclaimed Sounds Of The Wheatbelt – WAM is currently searching for acts for Sounds Of The Goldfields…
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Three WA finalists announced for Toyota Star Maker comp

The finalists have been announced for the 2016 Toyota Star Maker competition, one of Australia’s most prestigious country music talent searches. WA acts Karin Page, Wembley Downs; Kate Hindle,Collie; and Sharmain Kendrick, Landsdale were amongst 10 finalists…
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Upcoming Events

The Courtyard Club Series

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER TILL FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 4.30PM | STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA

The Courtyard Club’s free Friday night concert series features top local acts including Ruby Boots, Methyl Ethel, Tired Lion,Rachael Dease and Mathas. It will also feature a live outside broadcast of RTRFM’s Drivetime program and DJ sets from a variety of RTRFM presenters…
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sunset@subi 2015/16

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY 5PM | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – CITY OF SUBIACO

A FREE series of summer concerts taking place at various parks and reserves throughout the City of Subiaco running every Sunday afternoon from 13 December (except Sunday 27 December) ending on 21 February, 2016. With Alex Brittan, Riley Pearce and…

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Sunday Music Series at FAC

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 27 MARCH | FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
Fremantle Arts Centre continues its second half of the free Sunday Music series with a bunch of local and national acts for your Sunday seshin’ including Jacob Diamond, AJ Wigwams,Amani Consort, Carus Thompson and Lucy Peach
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Wonderland

SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 1-10PM | LANGLEY PARK
Local seven piece hip-hop group Koi Child plus a heap of local DJs will provide the good times at this year’s Wonderlandfestival, alongside Australian acts Alison Wonderland, Broods, Dune Rats, Hot Dub Time Machine, Kite String Tangle and Safia, as well as US act Sweater Beats…
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Breakfest

SATURDAY 26 DECEMBER 1PM-10PM | BELVOIR AMPHITHEATER

Award-winning festival Breakfest is annually held at the Belvoir Amphitheater within the Swan Valley and this year sees local legends joining a huge line-up of national and international heavyweights, including…

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Southbound

FRIDAY 8 – SUNDAY 10 JANUARY 2016 | SIR STEWART BOVELL PARK, BUSSELTON
The 12th edition of Southbound is landing with all of the things that you love plus some exciting new additions such asFriday Night Fever and a pool of WA talent including Birds Of Tokyo, Death Disco Djs, Funk Club Djs, Hwls, Koi Child, and Pilerat Djs
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Distant Murmurs Festival

SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2PM – LATE | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, NORTH PERTH

RTRFM has announced the return of Distant Murmurs, their local music festival, on Saturday 16 January 2016.  In its second year, the festival brings the cream of the crop of local music to the Rosemount Hotel, in conjunction with…
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Launchpad

LAUNCHPAD: Promoting local launches

 

► Indie punk rockers Hideous Sun Demon launch their single cul-de-dasc visionfeaturing support from Peter Bibby, Lalić, Shit Narnia and The Darling Rangers on Saturday 19 December at Mojo’s Bar.

► Perth punk group Helta Skelta launch their new LP, supported by Kitchen’s Floor, The Darling Rangers, Cold Meat and Human Nothing at Babushka on Saturday 19 December.

► 90’s indie legends Turnstyle will launch their new album at the Rosemount’s A Not So Silent Night on Saturday 19 December, alongside performances by The Love Junkies, Ben Ely, Pat Chow, Puck, Rag n’ Bone, The Long Lost Brothers, Burgers of Beef, Segue Safari, The Drools, Gold Suns and Benny Mayhem.

► Western Australian singer-songwriter Benny Mayhem has released a new EP calledLive At Brighouse and will be performing on Saturday 19 December at Rosemount Hotel and Wednesday 23 December at Indi Bar to celebrate.

► Dreamy calypso roots band Simon Kelly’s Big Bamboo will launch their album at Mojo’s Bar on Thursday 7 January, supported by The Regular Hunters and Michael Boase.

►Pop rockers Gold Suns are releasing their debut single at Mojo’s Bar on Sunday 10 January, with support from Shimmergloom, Pool Boy and Sealamb.

 

Launching a release and want some free promo?

Please email aarom@wam.org.au with a photo of your act and media release with details on the launch.
Priority space/photos given to WAM Members.
All launches will be considered for our regular column in Scoop Magazine and segment on ABC 720 Drivetime with John McGlue (Wednesdays 4.30pm).

 

Goodies

KISS MY WAMi CD FREE to all WAM Members

Released as part of the huge WAM Festival 2015, the KISS MY WAMi CD is now available for FREE to all WAM members. This two-disc set is filled with WA’s finest tunes from the last year. In order to get your free copy just pop by our office and receive your copy today…

WIN! $500 to cover your travel expenses

If you aren’t already, become a member ofWAM today in order to save hundreds of dollars on Virgin Australia airfares, a range of accommodation and hire cars and more by booking your own tours through the Travel Beyond booking portals. PlusWIN $500 just by using this…
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