Australian Music Week reveals its first performing artists, delegates, new partnerships and prize for 2017

  • Larry Heath
  • June 20, 2017
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The annual music conference and festival held in Cronulla, just outside of Sydney, Australian Music Week, has today announced the first 30 showcasing artists confirmed to play at the summit this November. Alongside this, the event has revealed their first group of delegates, a series of new partnerships and a brand new prize sure to excite anyone applying to perform at the festival.

We’ll start off with the line-up, which features artists from around the country – from Perth’s Mama Kin to Sydney’s William Crighton, who headlines this article. And the artists are…

Andy Golledge
Crystal Cities
Dog Trumpet
Dylan Wright
E for Echo
Eliza & The Delusionals
Hanlon Brothers
Hot Potato Band
Hunter Adams
Kingston County
Liam Gerner
Leanne Tennant
Letters to Lions
Lilly Among Clouds (Germany)
Mama Kin
Neil Murray
Paddy McHugh
Rhythm Hunters
Terra Lightfoot (Canada)
The Go Set
The Kava Kings
The Knots
Tia Gostelow
Wille and the Bandits (UK)
William Crighton
Yetti Calzone

Along with the first artist announcement, comes the first round of delegates who will participate in AMW’s conference programme.

AMW will be presenting over 20 panels featuring leading industry figures from Australia and abroad, including personnel from record labels, agencies, management and touring companies, tackling topics such as radio, touring, marketing, emerging technologies, artist management, and mental health within the music industry.

And the delegates are…

Aaron Girgis – Space 44
Adrian Buckley – Wollombi Music Festival & Narara Music Festival
Andy McLean – East Coast Music Association
Antonio Foxlee – Redeye Worldwide
Beth Deady – MGM Distribution
Chrissie Vincent James – Collarts / Chrissie Vincent Publicity & Management
Chloe Goodyear – Woodford Folk Festival
Clara Laccarino – MAKEbeLIVE Productions
Darren Barkas – Sydney Posters
Edwin Tehrani – New World Artists
Glenn Wright – Red Square Music Pty Ltd
Jess Beston – Tiny Monster
John Zucco – The Right Profile
Larry Heath – The AU Review
Luke Girgis – Seventh Street Media
Magpie Johnston – Dashville
Marcus D. Wright – Big Apachee
Marshall Cullen – Damien Gerard Studios / Foghorn Group
Mo Jalloh – Zimrii Music
Nick Payne – Americana Music Association of Australia
Paul Greene – Red Shelf Records
Paolo Gava – Zimrii Music
Peta Chew – ABC Music
Peter Noble – Bluesfest
Peter Paterson – Perfect Pitch Publishing
Samantha Morris – Blank Gold Coast / Gold Coast Music Awards
Steve Grifiths – Top Shelf Productions
Stuart Coupe – Stuart Coupe Publicity And Promotions
Tim Potocic – Sonic Unyon Records

Australian Music Week is also announcing new partnerships with Indian Ocean Music Market (IOMMA), Indiearth, and Dashville, adding to the list of partnerships already announced, including The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and BreakOut West.

Representatives from the following partnership organisations will be attending Australian Music Week to select artists to perform at the following events:

The ECMA (Canada) – May 2018 –
IOMMA (Reunion Island) – June 2018 –
BreakOut West (Canada) – September 2018 –
Indiearth (India) – November 2018 –
Gumball Festival – April 2018 –

And finally, comes the The AMW / 301 Music Prize proudly supported by: AMW, 301 Studios, MGM, The Right Profile, APRA, Tonedeaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer,  Leadbelly, Hi Fi Days Festival and us here at the AU review.

The AMW / 301 Music prize is open to all artists that apply to Australian Music Week, and is designed to help kick start an artist’s career, with the winner being awarded:

A single, recorded, produced, mix and mastered at 301
Showcase at AMW
Distribution by MGM
Radio servicing by John Zucco – The Right Profile
Opening spot at Hi Fi Days Festival
Single launch at Leadbelly Newtown
Editorial features in Tone-Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and the AU review

Australian Music Week is held from November 1st to the 3rd in Cronulla, NSW. Showcase applications close 17th July. Gold conference passes are available until the 31st of July at the special early bird price of $99 (inc. booking fee). Live show tickets are $20 + bf for one night, $35 + bf for 2 nights.

Go to for info on all AMW showcasing artists. All ticket types are available through presenting partner Oztix at



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Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.