The WA Music Industry Association (WAM) has just opened entries for the 2018/19 Song Of The Year competition which includes $45k in prizes, making it the richest prize of it’s sort in WA.
The competition is a celebration of the craft and skill behind exceptional West Australian songs, with prizes on offer across 17 different categories. WAM Song of the Year Coordinator, Claire Hodgson, said, “WAM Song of the Year offers WA songwriters a unique opportunity to have their music heard and critiqued by their industry peers, and if successful win some fantastic prizes to help further their music careers.
“For WAM, the project is invaluable in that is provides a reservoir of incredible new West Australian Music to draw from and an excuse for us to promote the music far and wide. Exposure and feedback are ultimately the real prizes for Song of the Year!”
WAM Song Of The Year recognises songwriting excellence across all genres and ages, with categories including Blues/Roots, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Metal/Heavy, Punk/Hardcore, Pop, Rock, Urban/Hip Hop and World, plus extra categories for Schools 14 Years & Under, Schools 15-17, Outstanding Indigenous and Outstanding Regional.
With past winners including the likes of Stella Donnelly and Mathas, there will be a lot of interest in this year’s competition from musicians and the music loving public.