Scene News: Australian Music Week is back at Cronulla Beach this November!

Australian Music Week conference and live show passes are now on sale. Buy early bird tickets. Go in the running to win a FENDER Paramount STD PM1 Dreadnought.

AMW has established itself as an event to watch on the global stage, the music summit is back in it’s home of Cronulla Beach in Sydney, NSW from 1st – 3rd November 2017.

The Gold Conference Pass gains delegates access to all conference sessions, networking events, and live shows taking place November 1- 3.
Gold conference passes are available at the special early bird price of $99 (inc. booking fee). From the 1st of August, conference passes will revert to the full price of $129 (inc. booking fee).

Live Show Tickets gain ticket holders access to 120+ performances in all live venues on the evenings of November 2 and 3. Live show tickets are $20 + bf for one night, $35 + bf for 2 nights.

All ticket types are available through presenting partner Oztix at

Australian Music Week is pleased to announce that conference partners Folk Alliance Australia and The Americana Association of Australia will both be hosting their annual conference and showcasing events as part of AMW this year.

Folk Alliance Australia president Una McAlinden,
“Folk Alliance Australia are delighted to present our Annual Conference at part of the Australian Music Week this year. Our new partnership with AMW will bring the best together, offering a range of new opportunities, connections and possibilities to the industry.”

Adam Simon of The Americana Association also commented on their involvement,
“The Americana Music Association of Australia was fortunate enough to partner with Australian Music Week in 2016 to help launch our Association, which was a fantastic experience. So when we were looking for a home for our inaugural conference in 2017, the opportunity to work with the AMW team again was an ideal synergy and one which will allow us to once again shine the light on so many of the outstanding Americana, alt country and roots music artists that Australia has produced.”

Australian Music Week is also delighted to announce a new international partnership with Indian Ocean Music Market – Reunion Island (IOMMA), this year AMW will host several delegates and one showcasing artist from Reunion Island, with the opportunity for an AMW artist to travel to IOMMA in 2018.

The first of its kind for the region, IOMMA is held annually over three days and nights. It positions itself as a hub of the music industry in the Indian Ocean, a space for meetings, exchanges and opportunities between artists and music industry professionals in the Indian Ocean as well as those from Europe, Australia, America and Asia.

The good people at Fender are giving away a Paramount STD PM1 Dreadnought acoustic guitar in case – RRP $1599. Everyone who buys any conference or show pass through Oztix is eligible to enter the competition, entry form is located at

About Australian Music Week

Australian Music Week brings together industry professionals, artists and music lovers from all over Australia and the world to network, learn, and celebrate the latest in music of all genres in a relaxed and friendly environment. With the 2017 conference adding a focus on Electronica in partnership with Maker Agency spearheaded by Daniel Morgan.


What last year’s delegates are saying about AMW

“I attended Australia Music Week and it was fantastic.  Geoff and his team have created an essential event to bring together fantastic talent to perform and expert music industry professionals to share their knowledge.  Its about creating a community of music loving individuals to support artists of all genres and to learn from each other to navigate the ever changing music business landscape. I can’t wait to attend again!”
Jed Hilly
Americana Music Association

Australian Music Week 2016 was an incredibly rewarding experience for me personally and for Footstomp Music.  Combining great music with the Ocean couldn’t work better for me and I will be a regular attendee from here on in.
Graham Ashton
Director – Footstomp Music

“On behalf of the East Coast Music Association based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (ECMA), I’d like to thank you for delivering a highly successful 2nd Annual Australian Music Week (AMW), November 2-6 at Cronulla Beach, 2016.
The ECMA is a founding supporter of (the) event and encourages its continuing growth and development. It has proved to provide lucrative opportunities for ECMA artists in the Australian market. At the same time, we have established a successful reciprocal exchange (AUSCAN) to open new opportunities for Australian acts in the Canadian market. Last year, the ECMA led a Canadian collective that saw 6 Canadian acts showcase at AMW, accompanied by key industry professionals. While the results are still being collated, it is expected that many new opportunities were generated for Canadian artists.
Two Australian artists will be showcasing at the 2017 ECMAs in Saint John, New Brunswick April 26-30 and we are looking forward to continuing this mutually beneficial exchange program with AMW 2017. I look forward to attending AMW 2017.”

Andy McLean
Executive Director, East Coast Music Association

“This was the first time BreakOut West had representation at Australian Music week including performing artists, and it will not be the last. The event was incredibly well organised and conducive to making connections and getting work done for our artists. We continue to see results from the opportunities our artists including performance bookings, management work and etc., and plan to return.”
Robyn Stewart
Executive Director – Western Canadian Music Alliance

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