Go in the running to win $45,000 worth of prizes in the WAM Song of the Year competition

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to take out the title of WAM’s Song of The Year competition?

If you’re a musician, producer or composer from Western Australia, you could be in the running to take out one of the state’s most prestigious awards and relish in over $45,000 worth of incredible prizes.

The WAM Song of The Year competition is now open, with over $45,000 worth of prizes and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to propel your musical career on offer.

The WAM Song of The Year competition is open to musicians of any genre, including Blues/Roots, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Metal/Heavy, Punk/Hardcore, Pop, Rock, Urban/Hip Hop and World.

Plus, this year, extra categories include Schools 14 Years & Under, Schools 15-17, Outstanding Indigenous and Outstanding Regional. With such varied guidelines, you’ve got no excuse not to enter.


Category prizes include:

– $500 and a free day of recording with some of WA’s best recording engineers and producers

Grand prize includes:

– $3,000 cash
– A national media servicing campaign for a single or release through Firestarter Distribution
– $1,000 voucher towards any vinyl pressing courtesy of Rhubarb Records & XVinylX
– A two-week radio ad campaign from RTRFM
– A two-day recording and production session with Best Sound Engineer/ Producer (studio) WAMAward recipient, Andy Lawson of Debaser Studio
– 500 posters distributed by The Poster Girls
– The opportunity for a publishing & sync licensing deal with Perfect Pitch Publishing, plus a tutorial in publishing and licensing and ongoing industry mentoring
– $600 towards a delicious feast thanks to our friends at Bivouac
– 1 night’s stay at the Alex Hotel
– 4 sets of state-of-the-art triple hybrid-driver AF140 in-ear monitors by Audiofly Pro
– Photoshoot including photo editing from music photographer Cam Campbell from @placeorpoint
– Free orchestral arrangement and recording thanks to Macando Music
– 4 x 6-month Spotify subscriptions
– 2 x annual I Heart Songwriting Club memberships
– WAMFest 2019 performance offer
– Two passes to WAMCon 2019

Two runners up will each receive a huge prize of $1,000 in cash to use towards their future music endeavours, plus a limited pressing of 20 cassette tapes thanks to Space Cassette, one annual I Heart Songwriting membership and a double pass to this year’s annual WAMCon.

Entering is easy! You’ve got from now until 5 pm on the 25th of March to enter your application over at www.songoftheyear.com.au. There is a prize entry fee, but members of WAM receive a 3-for-1 price for their first three entries.

For more information, head over to the WAM website.