WAM's World Western Australian Music News March 2020

Jamilla will be interviewed by local journalist Bob Gordon as part of a songwriting masterclass.
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

A brief glimpse at the goings-on in the WA music industry, rounded up by WAM aka West Australian Music.

Song Of The Year 2020 Presented By Act-Belong-Commit Now Open

The annual hunt for WA’s best songwriters has returned in 2020 with the Song Of The Year competition presented by Act-Belong-Commit now open.

With 17 genre categories and over $45,000 in prizes up for grabs, what are you waiting for? Head to our website for all the details on categories, membership discounts, the prizes on offer and terms & conditions. Entries close on 16 March.

Industry Survey – Have Your Say!

As the home of a dynamic and constantly evolving music sector, we’re calling on industry practitioners and musicians to have their say in our Industry Survey, and help shape our upcoming programmes and activities, including industry development, advocacy and WAMCon.

Head to our website to complete the quick and easy survey, and go in the running for a Rock Inn voucher and WAMCon tickets. The survey closes on 16 March.

Ten Peel Artists Head To Fairbridge Village To Record Demos From Peel

We’re excited to showcase a fresh selection of regionally-based talent, announcing the ten Peel region artists selected to take part in WAM’s Demos From Peel regional recording project. The ten acts are heading to the historic Fairbridge Village this month to record their original songs in our pop-up studio, alongside some of WA’s best sound engineers and producers. Check out our website to meet our Peel region acts.

Songwriting Masterclasses & Workshops

With Song Of The Year now open, it’s the perfect time to enhance your skills and knowledge in all things song writing and composition. Join local music journalist Bob Gordon at The Bird on Tuesday 10 March as he interviews song-writing legends Timothy Nelson and Jamilla. Free event and everyone is welcome.

Launchpad (upcoming local launches)…

Camomile Queen (single launch) - Mojos Bar, 11 March
Oceanique (single launch) - The Aarvark, 12 March
Crypt Crawler (EP Launch) - Lucy’s Love Shack, 13 March
New Nausea (album launch) - The Bird, 14 March
Crimea (single launch) - Jack Rabbit Slim’s, March 14
Nervous Now (EP launch) - Lucy’s Love Shack, 14 March
Timothy Nelson Band (single launch) - Indian Ocean Hotel, 14 March
Segue (single launch) - The Bird, 18 March
Freehand (single launch) - Mojos Bar, 20 March
Steve Hensby Band & Little Lord Street Band (single launch) - Lyric’s Underground, 27 March
Crucial Rockers (single launch) - The Aardvark, 27 March
Dirty Handles (single launch) - Lyric’s Underground, 28 March
Verge Collection (album launch) - Mojos Bar, 28 March

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