All You Need To Know: WAM Awards & WAMCon 2019

It’s time to spruce up your suits and dresses, the prestigious West Australian Music (WAM) Awards are back again this month in all its glory.

The respected WAM Awards 2019 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on October 31 with a number of stellar nominations already lined up.

Leading the nominations for this year’s awards for the second year in a row is Albany singer-songwriter, Carla Geneve for her ‘down-to-earth’ lyrical craft earning her a whopping eight nominations.

Following closely behind is R&B soul artist Jamilla (Emily Branson) with six nominations.

Demon Days, Sly Withers and Stella Donnelly all follow with four well-earned award nominations.

But there’s a bit of a twist this year with the special debut of the Artist of the Year award to be decided on the night by a select panel of judges.

WAM CEO Mike Harris says the new award is important in continuing to recognise the work of artists and the origins of WAM being artist and music driven.

“This year WAM will present a best of the best award from the genre winners of the WA Artist of the Year,” he said.

If you’re looking to advance and expand your music career why not also attend WA’s premier music industry event, WAMCon.

The State Theatre Centre of WA will be housing this two-day learn-fest on November 1st – 2nd, aimed at assisting local artists and industry professionals of all levels to progress their music careers.

This year’s WAMCon draws attention to diversity, accessibility and sustainability practices through panels, presentations and individual networking opportunities.

The WAMCon 2019 stellar line-up includes:

Keynote: Fifa Riccobono – Music Industry Legend, Sydney AU

Amanda Mason -Media Arts Lawyers, Melbourne AU
Amelia Jenner – Fbi, Sydney AU
Bec Young – Collective Artists, Sydney, AU
Bri Aab – Secretly Canadian, New York US
Chelsea Gough – Native Tongue, Melbourne AU
Dorothy Markek – Double J, Sydney AU
Gemma Pike – Triple J, Sydney AU
Giulia McGauran – GG McG, Melbourne, AU
Guven Yilmaz – Vita Artists, Melbourne AU
Liam Saunders – New World Artists, Melbourne AU
Matt Bacon – Prophecy Records New York, US
Phaedra Watts – Nannup Festival, Nannup AU
Simon Hunt – UNSW, Sydney AU
Timmy Hefner – Ground Control Touring/Chaos in Tejas, Austin, UA

So, what are you waiting for???

Go immerse yourself in the WA music scene and celebrate all that it has to offer and the exciting talent of the future.

Be quick and grab your WAMCon 2019 tickets before they sell out HERE.

Or why not go all out and snag some tickets to the WAM Awards 2019 HERE.

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