The Western Australian Festival music conference kicked off today in Perth with a keynote address from former Magic Dirt singer Adalita and tomorrow respected concert promoter Michael Chugg will tell his tales.
60 industry experts including Noise11’s Paul Cashmere will take part in panels discussing the current state of the music industry and how the remote territory of Western Australia can actively contribute to the global market.
Other speakers at the conference include Millie Millgate from Sounds Australia Millie travels to globe constantly spreading the word of Australian artists at major conferences and to major world music organisations. Her work over the past five years has opened doors for the export of Australian music.
Michael Chugg will serve up another dose of reality when he talks at the WAM conference on Friday. Chugg, who always tells it like it is, will open tomorrow’s event at the State Library of Western Australia at 10am Friday.
Western Australia will celebrate its local acts achievements of the past 12 months with the WAM Music Awards hosted by triple j’s Lewi McKirdy and Dom Alessio on Friday night in Perth.
Then on Saturday, the industry opens up to the locals with the free Saturday Spectacular on November 9, an all-day concert throughout Northbridge with well over 100 acts on 12 stages, including 4 outdoor ones – and all completely free, midday to midnight! Then kick on in to the night at one of two WAM Festival Saturday Spectacular after parties, with Night Visions providing two talent-packed options to kick on at The Bakery and Geisha Bar.