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FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER – THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER Durry Samurai – EP Launch With Nepenth, Dulcie and Pot Plant House PartyWhen: Friday 19 October | Where: Four5Nine, North PerthTickets: FREE | More info: HERE Grace Barbe – Single Launch With Sunshine Brothers, Randa and the Soul Kingdom, DJs Kelz & Yira YaniqueWhen: Friday 19 October | Where: Rock Rover, FremantleTickets: $19.40 | More info: HERE Bayview Suspect – EP Launch With Xenobiotic, All this Filth, and HarrowWhen: Friday 19 October | Where: The Boston, Northbridge Tickets: $10 | More info: HERE Lincoln Mackinnon & The Wrecking Train – Single Launch With...
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Stepping up its support for Australian music in the digital space, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is now a global curator on Apple Music, gaining worldwide visibility for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s suite of playlists and making it easier for Apple Music customers around the world to discover and listen to Australian music. SOUNDS AUSTRALIA began expanding its digital presence in January by developing playlists on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube, and more recently Pandora, as a way for international industry, media and music fans to hear Australian artists who are exporting their music to the world. 2017-18 figures from APRA AMCOS show a...
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Gyro Big Boost Competition
WAM MEMBERSHIP PARTNER GYROSTREAM ANNOUNCE BIG BOOST COMPETITION TO LAUNCH UNSIGNED ARTIST Prize package worth over $10,000! WHAT YOU GET: (subject to scheduling and availability) Flights to Brisbane from any capital city in Australia or Auckland (NZ)Two day recording session at Airlock Studios (including accommodation) (owned by Ian Haug of Powderfinger/The Church)Professional mastering of the singleGlobal distribution of single through GYROstreamGYRO PR campaign for single launchDelegate pass to BIGSOUND 2019Mentoring session with leading booking agent Dom Miller of New World Artists/ Bluebeard Music and a leading artist manager TBCProfessional photography shootMusic store voucher for $1000 of new gear (Riffs &...
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Last week the nominations for the 2018 ARIA’s were announced, with WA artists Bex Chilcott (Ruby Boots), Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin of Mama Kin Spender), and Troye Sivan all receiving nominations. Check out their nominations below: Leading the way with four nominations, Troye Sivan has been nominated for;Apple Music Album of the Year (Bloom)Best Male ArtistBest Pop Release (Bloom)Apple Music Song of the Year (My My My!) Mama Kin has been nominated for;Best Blues and Roots Album (Golden Magnetic) Ruby Boots has been nominated for;Best Blues and Roots Album (Don’t Talk About It) Best of luck to these WA sensations...
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THELMA PLUM CELEBRATES ARIA NOMINATION FOR LOCAL MUSIC TEACHER AND WAM MEMBER DEBORAH SKELTON VOTE NOW Perth music teacher, Deb Skelton has today been selected from hundreds of applicants as an official ARIA nominee for this year’s ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award which is run in partnership with The Song Room and sponsored by Telstra. Inspired by the music teacher, Australian singer-songwriter Thelma Plum, visited Caladenia Primary School in Canning Vale to shine a light on the importance of music education and celebrate the local primary school teacher’s ARIA nomination. Skelton has taken the music program at Caladenia...
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WAMAwards Hall of Fame Inductees, Golden WAMi Nominees Revealed & Lineup Announced
On Thursday the 1st of November, The WAMAwards reveal their 35 award recipients of 2018 from the new home of the annual event, The Hyatt Regency Perth. The night will also welcome two new Hall of Fame inductees Dixie Battersby and The Stems, alongside performances from some of WA’s best soloists and bands. WAM AWARDS LINE UP ANNOUNCED Adding to this night-of-nights for the Perth music community, will be live performances by Perth’s iconic rock n roll royalty and Hall of Fame inductees The Stems, much loved duo Gina Williams and Guy House, seven-time WAM Award nominee Carla Geneve, the...
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WAMFest Lineup Additions, North Perth Party, Regional Program All Announced Here!
Adding to the already massive WAMFest Live line up of 147 Western Australian acts comes another 52 additions to this huge free entry event taking over Perth city on Friday 2 and Northbridge on Saturday 3 November. And if that’s not enough live local music, the City of Vincent is lending a hand in throwing a WAMFest Live North Perth party on Sunday 28 October, featuring another 21 acts. And you guessed it, that’s all free entry as well. But it doesn’t end there. WAMFest are spreading the music far and wide adding regional programming to the WAMFest Live celebrations...
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SCALA FOOM Commendation Regional WAM Member Darcy Hay received a commendation for his new single ‘The Old Farm Debt’, ahead of releasing his new album, from Songwriters Composers and Lyricists Association as part of their 2018 Festival of Original Music awards. Folk, blues and country singer-songwriter Darcy Hay has been known to silence noisy pubs with his intricate, rapid fire fingerpicking and deft harmonica solos. Also a prize-winning poet, Hay boasts both a talent for writing vivid, evocative lyrics and a raw, everyman voice – complete with a big, Australian drawl – that has drawn comparisons to an early Bob...
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In partnership with Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, West Australian Music (WAM) are pleased to present a series of free song writing workshops as part of WAM’s Song of the Year program. The first workshops in the series will kick off in Bunbury this summer as part of the Across The Road Summer Music Festivals happening on Saturday 24 November, Saturday 19 January and Saturday 9 February. The workshops present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists to explore the creative process, connect with others, and learn about the craft of song writing from established WA artists. Leading the first song...
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As champions of West Australian music, I bet you never thought you’d see our name anywhere near American chart-topper Taylor Swift! Well thanks to our generous friends at Live Nation, all new WAM members who sign up before 12pm Monday 15 October have the chance to win one of two double passes (each valued at over $500) to see Tay Tay live when she kicks of her Reputation tour at Optus Stadium on Friday 19 October. If you’re keen to see ten-time Grammy award winner Taylor Swift tear up the stage, let the haters hate hate hate and sign-up now...
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