After witnessing a number of successful WAMfests and WAMawards come and go over the last few years, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore WAM’s (Western Australian Music) growing stature and positive influence within the music industry. With 2017 in full swing, WAM have banded together with a number of high profile figures in the industry to unearth 2016’s best song from a West Australian artist. Past winners include Beni Bjah, for his song ‘Survivors’; KUCKA for their tune ‘Unconditional’; and Mathas for his song ‘Nourishment’. With the entry period just about to close, the judging will finally commence – and on that note, we at Avenoir are thrilled to announce we’ve been included in the panel of judges for this years contest!
WAM’s Song of the Year contest allows relatively new artists to promote and publicise their work, with the $3000 dollar prize incentive (along with a stack of other giveaways) a significant leg-up for musicians to push and invest in their material. The prize also includes three days studio time, a licensing opportunity and a CD pressing investment, among other things. Needless to say, you can expect the competition to be fiercely competitive. Along with the main award are 16 categories, each with their own individual awards. These include country, rock, jazz, hardcore and world music, just to name a few. We’d like to wish all the entrants good luck and we’re looking forward to this exciting chapter in the growth of Western Australian music!
You can find out more information through the WAM site here, and make sure to check out the 2016 winner in the video below!