WA event WAMFest is back this year with a vast array of unique and undiscovered talent. Ahead of the artist announcements, however, comes something of far greater value to a struggling muso; their music industry event WAMCon.
Taking place on Friday the 3rd to Saturday the 4th of November, WAMCon is here to help you into the music industry, no matter where you rank on the professional scale.
Whether you’re just starting out or consider yourself a music connoisseur, WAMCon is the perfect platform to get you on the road to success.
The first four speakers of the event have been revealed, and it’s needless to say their backgrounds in the music biz are pretty jaw-dropping.
First guest speaker is Keith Harris, awarded an OBE for his services to the music industry. He sports a colourful history as Motown’s General Manger, working with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Rick James and more as well as driving promo and A&R for EMI and Transatlantic Records. Not to mention he still manages Stevie Wonder to this day.
Sean Bohrman is the co-founder of Burger Records, releasing music from acts such as The Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, King Khan, Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. Bohrman has also played host to the Burgerama Music Festival.
Victoria’s Helen Marcou is the co-founder of Save Live Australia’s Music (SLAM), doubling as a government consultant on matters regarding Australia’s live music policy. Also acting as a voice for women who are sexually assaulted in venues, Marcou has shaped music culture as we know it.
And finally, New South Wales’ own Nick Findlay, who recently took over Richard Kingsmill’s role as Music Director at triple j, will be joining the panel.
WAMCon will take place at the State Theatre Centre of WA, an architectural landmark residing in Northbridge with first-class facilities.