AWME (Australasian Worldwide Music Expo) will take place in Melbourne from 15-18 November, 2012.
Celebrating its fifth year in 2012, AWME has cemented itself as the southern hemisphere’s premier roots music industry showcase, conference and trade event. The primary emphasis of the event is to provide a platform to foster stronger relationships with music industry associates by bringing together musicians, industry partners/representatives and festival audiences from all corners of the globe for four days of non-stop music, networking, film screenings and conference sessions.
AWME presents music from Australia, our region and beyond to potential buyers across all areas of the industry from both the local and international music markets as well as providing the general public who attend the concerts an opportunity to enjoy a specially curated program of musical and artistic excellence.
Part public festival, part industry event, AWME was founded to create and develop opportunities for local and international audiences and industry professionals to build recognition and understanding of the music and culture from this region.
By day, AWME is a trade fair which attracts some of the world's most prominent and influential festival bookers, talent agents, record labels, arts organisations and media for workshops, panel discussions and industry networking. AWME pioneers new connections between music artists and industry representatives from Australia and overseas by bringing these groups together and encouraging information sharing, skills exchange, mutual co-operation and the formation of new networks and alliances.
By night, AWME transforms a variety of Melbourne venues into a festival showcase in which delegates and music fans rub shoulders and sample some of the most exciting roots music the planet has to offer. The benefits for showcasing bands are potentially enormous; as a result of performing at AWME, many artists have scored enviable performance slots at prestigious European, North American and Asian festivals as well as touring and recording opportunities.
Showcase concerts are scheduled for the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of November 2012 and conference sessions will take place on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November 2012.