Full line ups for the WA Music Conference & Saturday Spectacular revealed!

The WA Music Conference has announced its third round of speakers for the 2015 event, including our Editor in Chief Larry Heath, building impressively upon previous announcements. Fred Pessaro (Noisey/VICE Music) will be delivering a keynote address on the future of music media and journalism, another addition in today’s announcement – sure to be a popular feature of 2015 programming. With pre-sales selling out, the organisers have now revealed a further 35 names who will be appearing at a range of panels and keynote addresses over the two-day event. Included on this new speaker reveal are:


Adam Montgomery (Booker, 123 Agency)

Andy Vincent (Manager of Label Relations, Spotify)

Damian Cunningham (Director of Audience & Sector Development, Live Music Office NSW)

Dave Ruby Howe (Director, Triple J Unearthed)

Jacinta Parsons (Assistant Music Director, Local Radio/Double J)

Justin Sweeting (Artist Voice/Clockenflap/Proper Job Ltd/Magnetic Asia Ltd)

Larry Heath (Editor in Chief, the AU Review & Founder, Heath Media)

Maggie Collins (Triple J/BIGSOUND/Fans Creative Management)

Sammy Shirra-Moore (Festival Director, Music Matters Live & Regional Talent Manager, YouTube FanFest Branded)

Susan Cotchin (Director, International Royalties Rescue)

Tim Kelly (Managing Director, Inertia)

Yvette Myhill (Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers/AAM)

Shifting focus to the WAM Festival’s ‘Saturday Spectacular’, the organisers behind this run of live music showcases have announced the artists confirmed to appear. The programming will be expanded to include a whole new night of gigs, ‘Sunday Best’, which makes its debut in Fremantle. All shows are free and will also be throwing the spotlight on some fantastic venues from midday through until 2am. More than 50 new acts have been announced for this element of the festival, including the below:

Will Stoker and the EmbersBlackwall ReachRuby BootsHigh HorsePUCKChainsaw HookersThe FloorsMt. Mountain.

For the full list of performing artists, head to the WAM website – this event is going to be one sure to kick off, we can’t wait to head west for it!



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