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WAMCon announces second round of speakers for 2017 event (Music Insight)

The Western Australian Music Conference (WAMCon) has announced an additional 20 speakers for its 2017 event. to be held on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2017 at the State Theatre Centre of WA.

As WA music’s premier conference, many of the speakers will cover how to better pitch your music to brands, distribute your music effectively in DIY styles, fill rooms at shows and build successful tours, and expand your Australian airplay via better targeted radio strategies.

The event is a must for aspiring musicians looking to gain and share musical knowledge. Early bird tickets are already exhausted and, with more speakers still to be revealed, WAMCon is already looking to be the biggest music industry event of the year.

The third release of standard tickets are available here from now until Thursday 2nd November 2017. Prices start at $180+BF for WAM members and $225+BF for non-members.

For the full list of speakers and for more information on WAMCon, visit the WAMFest website.


Alex Paioff (CEO, Pilerats / Creative Director, Made In The Pile) Blake Williams (Presenter, Mix 94.5) Caitlin Nienaber (Breakfast Presenter / Producer, RTRFM) Caleb Williams (Senior Artist Manager, UNIFIED – VIC) Clive Hodson (Managing Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing / Managing Director, Consultainment) Damian Cunningham (Industry Liaison Consultant, Live Music Office / Owner, Elastic Entertainment – NSW) Eight aka Qi Liu (Owner, Unknown Art Productions / Manager, Pest Productions & Midnight Records / Manager, Zurriake / Manager, Weary Bird Records / Promoter, MIDIE Livehouse – Xi’an, China) Elliott Brannen (Director, Tempo Tax & Accounting) Em Burrows (Presenter, RTRFM / Audience Development Officer, WAM / Performer, Em Burrows and the Bearded Rainbow / Co-Founder, Group Therapy Records) Glenn Dickie (Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia – NSW) Hayley Ayres (Manager, Melody Pool / Booker, The Floors, Demon Days, Jacob Diamond, Timothy Nelson, Telete, Coco Blu / Venue Booker, Satchmo’s Café / Director, 360 Artist Logistics / Performer, Telete, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels) Jef Vreys (Music Director, New Noise – Chengdu, China) Katie Rynne (Booker, Select Music Agency – NSW) Maggie Collins (Executive Programmer, BIGSOUND / Managing Director, FANS Creative Management / Manager, DZ Deathrays / Presenter & Producer, triple j – NSW) Matt Johnson (Label Director, Walking Horse Music / Manager, Boat Show, The Love Junkies, Dream Rimmy, Patient Little Sister/ Music Business Lecturer, North Metropolitan TAFE) Scott Adam (Head of Programs, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, North Metropolitan TAFE / ex-Manager, Ruby Boots / ex- Label Owner, Qstik Records) Stefan Emslie (Agent, Vita Artists / General Manager, Mutual Friends – VIC) Susan Cotchin (Director, The IRR Music Company – VIC) Vanessa Picken (Director, Comes With Fries – NSW) Will Backler (Music & Interviews Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Presenter, RTRFM)


Keith Harris OBE (Managing Director, Keith Harris Music Ltd / Manager, Stevie Wonder – London, UK) Helen Marcou (Co-Founder, SLAM aka Save Live Australia’s Music / Manager, Bakehouse Studios – VIC) Nick Findlay (Music Director, triple j – NSW) Sean Bohrman (Co-Owner, Burger Records – Los Angeles, US)


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