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WAM SONG OF THE YEAR DEADLINE CLOSING IN

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Songwriters! The deadline for the WAM Song Of The Year competition is fast approaching. Monday, December 15, to be precise, if you want to have a chance at being part of a $40,000 prize pool.

And no one knows better than multi-WAM Award and SOTY winner, Timothy Nelson, about the real benefits of entering this prestigious comp.

Song of the Year was a big thing for me starting out,” Nelson says. “I was 17 when I had a tune called Overcast Day in the competition and it played a big part in introducing me to a lot of the Perth music scene folks I still work and sink beers with today.

“Awards are nice and all but SOTY is a good win because you get a bunch of cash, recording time and a bunch of other goodies if you’re lucky. The fact that it exists in Perth is a great thing because it perpetuates the idea of writing a good song, which is a big attribute of the Perth music scene. I think Perth’s known for producing great bands with great tunes and things like SOTY play a part in upholding that.”

Songwriters can enter here – www.songoftheyear.com.au. Here’s a full list of categories and prizes.

 

GRAND PRIZE

Sponsored by Alberts

$3,000 cash

Alberts Music (three days recording, artists must pay for own transport)

Opportunity for a Perfect Pitch Publishing Deal

Two days recording time at Sonic Lolly inc accommodation, William Bowden mastering

12-week BerkleeOnline Course valued at $1640

Rode Microphone package valued at $950

500 CDs pressed at DiskBank

WAM Festival Performance Opportunity

 

SCHOOLS 14 & UNDER
Sponsored by Concept Music

$500 cash

Studio time at Electric City Studios

Concept Music $500 Voucher

 

SCHOOLS 15 – 17
Sponsored by RAC

$500 cash

Studio time at Gibsonic

Concept Music $500 Voucher

 

WORLD
Sponsored by  Fairbridge Festival

$500 cash

Studio time at  Crank Studios

 

POP
Sponsored by  96fm

$500 cash

Studio time at Debaser Studios

 

ELECTRONIC
Sponsored by Perfect Pitch Publishing

$500 cash

Studio time at Fremantle Records

 

JAZZ
Sponsored by The Ellington Jazz Club & Perth Jazz Society

$500 cash

Studio time at Poons Head

 

BLUES/ROOTS
Sponsored by Clancy’s Fremantle

$500 cash

Studio time at Shanghai Twang

 

FOLK
Sponsored by The Mustang Bar

$500 cash

Studio time at Sonic Lolly

 

EXPERIMENTAL
Sponsored by Newport Hotel

$500 cash

Studio time at Soundbaker

 

HEAVY/METAL
Sponsored by Diskbank

$500 cash

Studio time at Sovereign Studios

 

PUNK/HARDCORE
Sponsored by SAE Institute

$500 cash

Studio time at Sumo Sound

 

OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS
Sponsored by Nannup Music Festival

$500 cash

Studio time at Blackbird Studios

 

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL
Sponsored by Hertz

$500 cash

Studio time at Underground Studios

 

ROCK
Sponsored by City of Fremantle
$500 cash

Studio time at Wastelands Studio

 

COUNTRY
Sponsored by Country Music Club of Boyup Brook
$500 cash

Studio time at Rada Studios

 

URBAN/HIP HOP
Sponsored by APRA AMCOS

$500 cash

Studio time at Tone City

 

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