AWME is regarded as Australia’s premier music industry conference and showcase event for roots music and will in 2014 will celebrate running for it’s 7th year in Melbourne.

Helping pioneer new networks and create opportunities local and international artists, AWME also connects industry representatives from around the globe for four days of music, workshops, seminars and showcase concerts.

Many of the AWME showcase artists have secured local and international publishing, recording, management deals, export, touring and festival opportunities such as Glastonbury (UK), Fuji Rock (Japan), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), various WOMADs, GlobalFEST (USA), Sakifo Festival (Reunion Islands), Sziget Festival (Hungary), Ulsan World Music Festival (South Korea), Colours of Ostrava Festival (Czech Republic), Big Chill (UK), Sfinks Mixed (Belgium).  As well as Australian festivals including Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Boomerang, Adelaide Festival of the Arts and many more.

Previous showcase performances have included Archie Roach, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force (Nigeria), The Bamboos, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), Katchafire (NZ), The Congos (Jamaica), Dan Sultan, Groundation (USA), Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia), Barefoot Divas, Boubacar Traoré (Mali), The Abyssinians (Jamaica), Stone Love (Jamaica), Mad Professor (UK), Coloured Stone,  Blue King Brown, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mercan Dede (Turkey), The Bombay Royale, Kutcha Edwards, Electric Wire Hustle (NZ), David Bridie, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Ngaiire, King Kapisi (NZ), Hollie Smith (NZ), Christine Salem (Réunion Island), Busby Marou, The Orbweavers, Jeff Lang, Narasirato (Solomon Islands), East Journey, Lindigo (Réunion Island), George Telek (PNG), Mama Kin, Airileke, Mista Savona, OKA, The Medics, Saskwatch, Stiff Gins, and many many more.

If you would like to be a part of AWME 2014, in Melbourne from 13-16 November, applications are now open thorugh Sonicbids or the AWME website:

SONICBIDS OR AWME WEBSITE