WA Music Conference announces some keynote speakers

WA Music Conference announces some keynote speakers

Plus early bird tickets to the conference have been extended.

The WAM Festival is back in 2015 with a huge new setup, and a second line-up of speakers from throughout the industry has just been announced with some big names making their way to Perth to share some of their collective wisdom. The deadline for getting your hands on limited edition early bird tickets has been extended as well, meaning you can get all-access tickets until this Friday the 25th of September. The ticket will get you front row seats to all the conference speakers, priority speed dating sessions and a spot on the brand new VIP Quay Note Boat Party, where you will be able to network with conference speakers and industry heavyweights, along with being able to boogie to the sweet sounds of Coin Banks and... unfortunately or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it - Pilerats DJs. The first key-note speaker has also been announced, with Editor in Chief of NOISEY, Vice’s music network, Fred Pessaro (pictured below) making his way from New York City. The new announcement still only makes up about half of the scheduled speakers so watch this space for more information.

Fred Pessaro


Adam Weston (below) - Co-Founder, Firestarter Music/Drummer, Birds of Tokyo - QLD

Andrew Fuller - Manager, New Action Management/My Entertainment Lawyer - VIC

Anna Laverty - Producer, Engineer, Mixer - VIC

Anton Maz - Marketing Manager, WAAPA/Co-Founder Death Disco

Blake Rayner - International & Domestic Licensing Manager and A&R Manager, Dew Process - NSW

Coel Healy - Co-Founder, Camp Doogs

David Hyams - Miles To Go

Fred Pessaro - Editor in Chief, NOISEY, Vice; NYC, USA

Mike O'Hanlon - Business Owner & Developer, Hipflask/Founder, The Bird

Tomás FordArtist

Adam Weston


Adam Christou - Music Director, RTRFM

Andy Gumley -Booking Agent, Village Sounds

Archie Hamilton - Managing Director, Split Works; Shanghai, China

Clive Hodson - Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing

Edwin Tehrani - Booking Agent, New World Artists

Harley Evans - Managing Director, Moshtix; Board Member, Music Victoria

John Wardle - Policy Director, Live Music Office

Lance Robinson - Artist Liaison, A&R Department

Michael Szumowski - Head of Creative Development, Alberts

Millie Millgate - Executive Producer, Sounds Australia

Nick Findlay - Assistant Music Director, Triple j

Sarah Chipman - Owner, Title Track

Simon Winkler - Music Coordinator, Triple R


WAM are also looking for active members of the local music industry to join in the WA music awards industry voting pool. You don’t need to be a "heavyweight" - band members, DJs, door staff, photographers, etc are all welcome. If you're playing a part in the industry then register to vote! The WA Music Awards will be handed out at Jack Rabbit Slim’s on Thursday 5 November. Register your interest HERE.


Til 5pm Fri 25 Sept from TICKETEK (or til allocation exhausted) : $140 (plus booking & credit card fees) for WAM members  |  $180 (+ booking & credit card fees) non-members.


Til 5pm Thurs 5 Nov from TICKETEK: $180+BF (+ booking & credit card fees) for WAM members  | $220 (+booking & credit card fees) non-members.

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