News: WAMI Conference returns for 2008


The West Australian Music Industry Association, are pleased to announce the WAMi Music Business Conference will return in 2008 and will run from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge. The 2008 WAMi Conference will feature local, national and international speakers plus roundtable sessions for regional, indigenous and young musicians.

WAMi Music Business Conference Speakers confirmed so far include:

STEVEN SCHNUR, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing, Electronic Arts, USA
ALICEN SCHNEIDER, VP/ Head of Creative, NBC Universal Television Music, USA
SABIENE HEINDL, General Manager of Music Industry Piracy Investigations Pty Ltd

Alongside the guest speakers, the Live Music Pitch Sessions are set to be another highlight of the conference. The Live Music Pitch Session is where you, the WA artist, get to play your song to a panel of industry professionals who advise you on where you music might be best placed in TV, film, radio or else where. Last year this session was incredibly popular and resulted in two WA based artists getting work placed internationally. To register for the Live Music Pitch Session you need to enter a song in the selection process, visit for details.

Speed Dating also returns in 2008. Be the first to get your name on the Speed Dating list at the opening session of the conference. This is your chance to have 15 minutes of one on one time with local, national and international industry heavyweights….

WAMi Music Business Conference Registration rates:
Non WAM Member Registration $198.00
Early bird WAM Members special until Christmas $55.00
WAM Members after Christmas $110.00

All registrations entitle you to FREE entry to the Saturday Spectacular featuring over 70 of WA’s best bands in Northbridge on Saturday 23 February!!

The WAMi Music Business Conference provides the music industry locally, nationally and internationally with one of the best environments in which to connect, build networks, become friends, and do business.

To register for the WAMi Music Business Conference, contact Mhairi or Rebecca at WAM Admin on 08 9227 7962 or (.) Book now for 2008!


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