WAMCon announces second round of speakers, as early bird tix sell out

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As part of WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, one of Australia’s most innovative and opportunity-creating music conferences, WAMCon, is excited to announce another 20 music industry experts to join the speakers list. With Early Bird tickets now exhausted and plenty more speakers to come, Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November 2017 will see the State Theatre Centre of WA transforming into the must-attend industry event of the year.

The new speakers list includes BIGSOUND’s exec programmer, the founder of China’s foremost metal label, some of the Asian market’s biggest bookers/promoters, social media gurus, radio heads set to get your tunes spread across Australia and beyond, label and syncing legends, manager extraordinaires, and more.

 

SECOND ROUND OF SPEAKERS:

 

Alex Paioff (CEO, Pilerats / Creative Director, Made In The Pile)

Blake Williams (Presenter, Mix 94.5)

Caitlin Nienaber (Breakfast Presenter / Producer, RTRFM)

Caleb Williams (Senior Artist Manager, UNIFIED – VIC)

Clive Hodson (Managing Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing / Managing Director, Consultainment)

Damian Cunningham (Industry Liaison Consultant, Live Music Office / Owner, Elastic Entertainment – NSW)

Eight aka Qi Liu (Owner, Unknown Art Productions / Manager, Pest Productions & Midnight Records / Manager, Zurriake / Manager, Weary Bird Records / Promoter, MIDIE Livehouse - Xi'an, China)

Elliott Brannen (Director, Tempo Tax & Accounting)

Em Burrows (Presenter, RTRFM / Audience Development Officer, WAM / Performer, Em Burrows / Co-Founder, Group Therapy Records)

Glenn Dickie (Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia – NSW)

Hayley Ayres (Manager, Melody Pool / Booker, The Floors, Demon Days, Jacob Diamond, Timothy Nelson, Telete, Coco Blu / Venue Booker, Satchmo's Café / Director, 360 Artist Logistics / Performer, Telete, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels)

Jef Vreys (Music Director, New Noise - Chengdu, China)

Katie Rynne (Booker, Select Music Agency – NSW)

Maggie Collins (Executive Programmer, BIGSOUND / Managing Director, FANS Creative Management / Manager, DZ Deathrays / Presenter & Producer, triple j – NSW)                                                                                                

Matt Johnson (Label Director, Walking Horse Music / Manager, Boat Show, The Love Junkies, Dream Rimmy, Patient Little Sister/ Music Business Lecturer, North Metropolitan TAFE)

Scott Adam (Head of Programs, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, North Metropolitan TAFE / ex-Manager, Ruby Boots / ex- Label Owner, Qstik Records)

Stefan Emslie (Agent, Vita Artists / General Manager, Mutual Friends – VIC)

Susan Cotchin (Director, The IRR Music Company – VIC)

Vanessa Picken (Director, Comes With Fries – NSW)

Will Backler (Music & Interviews Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Presenter, RTRFM)

 

JOINING PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SPEAKERS:

 

Keith Harris OBE (Managing Director, Keith Harris Music Ltd / Manager, Stevie Wonder - London, UK)

Helen Marcou (Co-Founder, SLAM aka Save Live Australia’s Music / Manager, Bakehouse Studios - VIC)

Nick Findlay (Music Director, triple j - NSW)

Sean Bohrman (Co-Owner, Burger Records - Los Angeles, US)

 

CLICK HERE FOR SPEAKER PROFILES

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE


MORE PROGRAMMING ADDITIONS


The ultimate platform to help the music industry – from beginners to pros - navigate their way outta the jungle and into success city, the two jam-packed days will give you the skills and knowledge to better pitch your music to brands, distribute your music effectively DIY styles, fill rooms at shows and build successful tours, expand your Australian airplay via better targeted radio strategies, and much more! Apart from the traditional panels though, we’re pleased to announce a heap of new developments at WAMCon

 

  KEYNOTES

These focused presentations will see two keynotes: on the art of music management with Stevie Wonder’s manager and Motown legend Keith Harris OBE, and the role of leadership in creating positive change with SLAM Co-Founder and Melbourne music policy advisor Helen Marcou.

 

  BURGERS & BOOKERS FREE LUNCH

Take advantage of a burgerific opportunity to network with WAMCon 2017 speakers and meet some of the festival and venue bookers involved in this year’s event at the Bookers & Burgers free conference lunch.

 

MASTERCLASSES & BUSINESS ESSENTIALS INFO SESSIONS

A new addition to the WAMCon program, these will provide more hands-on, intimate and interactive sessions than ever before, including:

·       Marketing On A Budget (masterclass)

·       Music Funding (masterclass)

·       Business Essentials (info sessions - to be announced soon)

·       Wonder-ful Management With Keith Harris OBE (masterclass)

 

MOSHTIX QUAYNOTE BOAT PARTY BALLOT

Too slow on the sold-out early bird tickets that guaranteed spot on the moshtix QuayNote Boat Party, but still want to go?  Simply buy a WAMCon pass between now and 10am, Monday 23 October to be automatically registered for the WAMCon QuayNote Ballot, giving you one last chance of scoring a free boarding pass to the nautical networking paradise happening Friday 3 November. Winners will be randomly selected, and can expect tunes, tasty eats and complimentary beverages all included in the music industry dream cruise.

 

►  1-ON-1 & RADIO PITCHING OPPORTUNITIES

Whilst first priorities will be offered to early bird ticket holders, there will still be limited WAMCon 1-on-1 advice meetings and radio pitching sessions offered to standard ticket holders. More info soon.

 

 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

 

GENERAL PASSES INCLUDE ACCESS TO:

40+ leading music industry experts

Free tunes, eats and advice at the WAMCon Bookers & Burgers session (new to WAMCon)

Free entry to WAMFest Wednesday Opening Party*

Industry masterclasses and info sessions (new to WAMCon)*

Free entry to ALL paid WAMFest Live Friday & Sunday showcases and after parties*

Registration to moshtix QuayNote Boat Party ballot, giving limited number of ticket holders a final chance at boarding (Including free food & drinks)*

Limited 1-on-1 industry networking meetings*

* Subject to capacity

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

 

3RD RELEASE - STANDARD $180+BF for WAM members and | $225+BF non-members

Standard tickets not eligible for QuayNote or priority 1-on-1 meetings, though can register for masterclasses

DEADLINE: Thursday 2 November 11.30PM

 

FINAL RELEASE - ON THE DAY $250+BF

Standard tickets not eligible for QuayNote or 1-on-1 meetings (unless availability opens up), though can register for remaining info sessions and masterclasses