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Safer Venues WA website launch music to community’s ears

Aug 3, 2023
A new website with an industry toolkit, created thanks to State Government funding, is aiming to make live music venues in Western Australia safer and more inclusive, especially for women and the LGBTQI+ community.
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Funding open for artists and musicians to SNAP up opportunities

Jul 11, 2023
2 new programs are opening today for short-notice opportunities that arise for Western Australian artists or contemporary musicians.
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Perth band takes WA to world stage at Eurovision 2023

Feb 23, 2023
Western Australia is taking to the world stage yet again, with Perth synth metal band Voyager showcasing WA's musical talent and spectacular natural scenery at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
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Funding boost for WA’s diverse contemporary music scene

Feb 21, 2023
Three exciting Western Australian music acts will have greater opportunities to shine in 2023, sharing in more than $130,000 State Government funding.
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Contemporary Music Fund boosts capacity of WA sector

Sep 30, 2022
The State Government has awarded more than $92,000 in funding to two local music recipients — a 2017 and 2021 election commitment — through its Contemporary Music Fund (CMF).
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Huge funding boost to deliver exciting new regional Aboriginal arts and cultural projects

Jul 21, 2022
4 projects, ranging from an on-country camp in Wilkinkarra to create large scale visual artworks to a touring yellow bus that will demonstrate the Yindjibarndi people's enduring connection to country, have received a major funding boost from the State Government.
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WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

Sep 18, 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
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West Australian Music appoints new CEO

Jun 30, 2021
The announcement of a new CEO at West Australian Music and an extension to the Contemporary Music Fund heralds an exciting new era for WA's vibrant contemporary music scene.
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Grants continue to support local music industry

Nov 27, 2020
Popular Perth rock band Methyl Ethel will embark on a worldwide publicity campaign for their new album, thanks to funding from the State Government's Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program.
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Sounds of the Kimberley heard around the world

Jun 3, 2020
A compilation playlist produced on Country has been broadcast and streamed to over 20 countries around the world.
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Contemporary Music Fund empowering local music industry

Nov 6, 2019
Western Australia’s premier contemporary music conference received $200,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to support its continued success over three years.
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Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring musicians

Oct 9, 2019
Western Australia's aspiring young musicians will have more opportunities to take part in the contemporary music sector thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Contemporary Music Fund.
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WA music artists reaching new audiences

Aug 29, 2019
The Contemporary Music Fund is continuing to support Western Australian contemporary music artists to play to new audiences across the State and nationally.
Page reviewed 23 August 2023