WAM Awards

WAM Song of the Year 2016-17 nominees announced with Riley Pearce leading the pack

April 15, 2017

Pulling from an incredible talent pool, the 2016-2017 WAM song of the year nominees have just dropped, and what a list! Having already boosted the careers of Tired Lion, Methyl Ethyl, and KUČKA, WA’s premiere song competition is one of Australia’s biggest, and the 2016-17 event is sure to be no exception. Vying for a share in over […]

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The State of Affairs: WA contemporary music industry worth around $1 billion, public voting now open for the National Live Music Awards & more!

November 4, 2016

This week in the music industry: public voting for the People’s Choice categories of the inaugural National Live Music Awards opened, a new study by Edith Cowan University has estimated the West Australian contemporary music industry to be worth around $1billion, and the Americana Music Association of Australia is officially launching in Sydney this week. Voting for the National […]

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Koi Child win big at WAMAWARDS in Perth, kicking off WAMFEST 2016 in style

November 3, 2016

Celebrating what has become a rich and diverse music industry out West overnight, the 2016 WAMFEST was kicked off brilliantly with this year’s WAMAWARDS. Held at the new Gate One Theatre at the Claremont Showgrounds, the event saw Koi Child (pictured) take home awards for four of their five nominated categories, while the likes of Abbe May, Verge Collection, Mathas, Tired Lion and […]

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WAMAwards nominees and event details revealed!

October 12, 2016

The nominees for the 2016 WAMAwards have been revealed! As part of the 2016 WAMFest, the awards recognise Western Australian artists who have been achieving incredible feats through the year; leading the charge this year is Tired Lion with a total of six nominations. Koi Child follow close behind with five nods, while Hideous Sun Demon, Verge Collection and Rag N’ […]

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Joni in the Moon (Perth) on WAM fest, the importance of local support, recognition, and future plans

December 2, 2015

Mesmerising Perth artist Joni in the Moon took some time out to chat the AU review’s Larry Heath at length while at WAM Festival earlier this month, reflecting on the local music scene in Perth, the importance of community, the fear that comes with recording, and more. Check out the full transcript below. You’ve done […]

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WAM Awards Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed, Craft Winners Announced and More!

November 3, 2015

The WAM Awards Hall of Fame Inductees have been revealed! Jazz icon, Helen Matthews, and producer Paul Sloan, will be inducted into WA Music’s Hall of Fame this Thursday, November 5th. In addition, the winners in the Craft categories have been announced. See the winners below. BEST SOUND ENGINEER (live) Presented by RTRFM Adam Round […]

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