16th September, 2014

AWME Adds New Acts

More acts have been announced for the 7th Australasian Worldwide Music Expo, which is to be held in Melbourne between November 13-16.

500 representatives from global and Australian festivals, record labels, booking agencies and arts organisations will be attending AWME, Asia-Pacific’s largest industry conference and showcase event for roots music.

Artists added includ Pete Murray, Declan Kelly, Chelsea Wilson and Rita Satch, Oh Pep!, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, Kim Wempe and Batucada Sound Machine.

From the Northern Territory – singer guitarist Cassandra Williams,  one time Saltwater Band singer and Gurrumul cousin, Stewart Gaykamangu and Tjintu Desert Band.

If you an artist, band or manager from NSW heading to AWME, you may be eligible for our Quick Response Grants which close this Friday 19th September. Find out more info by heading here. 


A crowdfunding campaign has just started up for Support Act, who are a registered charity established by the music industry to provide a safety net for music professionals facing hardship.

Titled Bandwagon, the campaign aims to raise $100,000 for the music industry charity and was launched by Alan Crabbe, co-founder and director of Pozible, and several homegrown friends of Support Act, including Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, Hannah Findlay (Stonefield), Ian Haug (The Church, Powderfinger), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley (The Seekers), Support Act’s service user, Lilli Lovegrove.

Thow them some love if you have some spare $$$! All proceeds raised go to Support Act to help musicians in crisis. Head to their website for more details.