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The Music Matters Live Festival returns to Singapore as part of the All That Matters Festival for 2016. A mix between WAM Festival and BIGSOUND, and beyond, Music Matters is Asia’s largest music conference and showcase. This year’s lineup includes local WA talents Sydnee Carter,Rag n’ Bone and Slumberjack. All That Matters festival is bigger and better than ever before, representing 50 countries, 2,000+ delegates, 60 live shows, 30 bands, 600 companies, and counting.

Continuing our relationship with this impressive festival,  WAM members also receive a 15% discount on Festival passes.

This year’s lineup features 14 keynote speakers, including the followingmusic moguls:

ALL THAT MATTERS & MUSIC MATTERS LIVE FESTIVAL 2016

 

  • Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Global Music & President of Global Touring, Live Nation 
  • MUSIC MATTERS LIVE

    Full Music Matters Live line-up

    Aaradhna – Alex Cuba – Bad Pony – Bastian Baker – Garden City

    Movement – Hush – Maefire – My Life As Ali Thomas – Nucleya – P!sco – Prateek Kuhad – Quest – Rag n’ Bone – Raisa – Slip on Stereo – Slot Machine – Slumberjack – Sydnee Carter – Tank and the Bangas – The Souls – The Veronicas – The Overtunes – Young Lex

  • Entertainment
  • Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO, Australia and New Zealand & President, Asia, Sony Music
  • Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO, Kobalt
  • Grammy Award winning music group Pentatonix (USA)
  • Dave Jordan, Founder & CEO, Format Entertainment, Music Supervisor for Marvel Studios.
    Local talent to be included in this year’s stellar lineup include:

    Maggie Collins, Executive Programmer, Bigsound
    Nick Findlay, Assistant Music Director, Triple J

    Triple J have also created a playlist for Music Matters Live, to tune in and listen

#WAMFest 2016
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Speaking of ridiculously good looking festivals, just quietly, it’s time to book in four consecutive hot dates with WA’s finest acts and the world’s deepest conference speakers…

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WAM INTERVIEWS: RTRFM’s General Manager Stu MacLeod

Radiothon is RTRFM’s annual 10-day fundraising drive, so WAM’s Lauren Bettridge caught up with RTRFM’s General Manager (and local music/Eskimo Joe legend!) Stu MacLeod to discuss…
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Fremantle Folk Festival announces huge line-up, including locals galore

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Gozzy Rock final this Saturday!

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WAM INTERVIEWS:  Command Q

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Upcoming Events

Big Splash Band Semi Final 1

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST | BADLANDS BAR
WA’s largest live band competition The Big Splash is back for it’s fourth year, and the first semi final sees Moistoyster, Moon Puppy Blues Band, Mung Dahl, Hip Priest and Kallan Philips tonight battling it out, plus judging from…
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RADIOTHON

FRIDAY 12 AUGUST – SUNDAY 21 AUGUST | RTRFM STUDIOS
Perth community radio station RTRFM’s annual subscriber driveRADIOTHON returns this Friday 12 August – Sunday 21 August. This year, we’re asking listeners to COME TO THE PARTY and support the local radio station that supports local artists, local musicians and…
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North West Festival

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST – SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
| PORT HEDLAND
The North West Festival has been privy to some incredible talent since its inception back in 2012, and this year they’re back again with a huge line-up including WA acts ShockOneand Methyl Ethel
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Gozzy Rock Final

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST – 2-6PM CITY OF GOSNELLS | DON RUSSELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
City of Gosnell’s annual contemporary music competitionGozzy Rock has its final this Saturday 20 August. Catch six emerging Western Australian acts battling to take out the winning cash prize of $5,000 and recording package worth $16,000. Judging the show will be…
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Wheatbelt Touring Circuit – Tour 2

WEDNESDAY 24 – SUNDAY 28 AUGUST | VARIOUS VENUES, WHEATBELT
WAM’s 2016 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit kicked off in style last weekend. Venues were packed despite the wet weather (some even filled to capacity!), setting things up for a massivesecond tour in the series, including expanding to four huge shows.
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Hot Freaks

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2PM-12AM | SOGGYBONES, 7 OLD ABERDEEN STREET, WEST PERTH

West Perth skate shop Soggybones plays host to HOT FREAKS, a 10-hour indie/punk rock block party featuring 12 acts from around the country. Boasting WAM Song Of The Year nominees Pat Chow, WA Music Awards winners and nomineesGunns
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Fremantle Festival

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
A dynamic collection of Australia’s top musical talent come together for this year’s pocket rocket Fremantle Festival from Friday 28 October 2016, with local (or ex-WA) acts includingThe Drones…
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Launchpad

LAUNCHPAD:

WA’s most comprehensive guide to local launches

 

► Hip hop band Koi Child will be playing their brand new single ‘Touch Em’ on Saturday 20 August at Mojos, with supporting acts Mathas and Snow/Rugg. More info here.

Oz reggae band Dilip n the DAVs will launch a new music video for their song “Hold On” with a string of shows, including on Sunday 21 and 28 August at Clancys Fish Bar, with supporting acts Rose Parker Jim Fishe; and Thursday 15 September at Mojos with supporting acts iOm, The Afterthoughts and Yokal Alpheus Meagethen. More info here.

► triple j Unearthed High 2015 winners and recent SOTA Festival stars, indie pop rockersMosquito Coast launch Let’s Be Friends at Mojos Bar as part of their very first national tour on Friday 26 August with Dream Rimmy and Human Buoy. More info here.

► Experimental jazz rockers Original Past Life will launch their new album ‘The Times Celoyn’ on Friday 26 August at the Babushka, with supporting acts Usurper of Modern Medicine, bliss-drone duo Erasers, ambient noise wunderkind Tourist Kid, with RTRFM and DJ Ryan Sandiland. More info here.

Punk rockers Dead End Brawler release their debut EP on Friday 28 August at The Boston, plus OHM Rune will also release their Double A Side Vinyl, all with supporting acts Hope Street and FUZZ TOADS. More info here.

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 also considered for our regular column in Scoop Magazine, segments on ABC radio etc.

Goodies

Make your WAM membership back quickly with benefits galore

If you’re a WA musician or music business, you can’t afford not to be a WAM member. With 25+ partners and benefits ranging from ongoing industry discounts to free intellectual property consultations, there are a heap of..

WAM discounts for workshop series at Soundbaker Studio

Want to learn from one of the best, Rob Agostini? Only a few places left for theSoundbaker Workshop 2: Multi-track Recording & Production. Held on Sat 20 Aug, ‪‎WAM Members‬ receive discounts, so get in quick!

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