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Western Australian music videos are taking over Yagan Square Digital Tower for WA Music Hour.

The hour-long WA music video sessions are featuring in the Digital Tower‘s broadcasting schedule to promote  music videos from Western Australian artists. Videos from the first rotation were submitted via a community call out and cover a huge variety of genres and original songs, including some artists that have had air play via Triple J Unearthed.

WA Music Hour, a collaboration between West Australian Music (WAM), the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and Screenwest, was designed to highlight local Western Australian talent and celebrate Perth’s thriving music scene.

WAM has been collaborating with the MRA since Yagan Square first opened, providing artists at events including Bunuru Welcome and Beats and Bites. It was through this relationship with WAM that the idea for WA Music Hour was hatched.

“The MRA is very excited about this opportunity to showcase WA artists on the Digital Tower and look forward to having this as part of our regular programming,” said Caryn Earnshaw, MRA Place Activation Manager for Perth City Link.

The first WA Music Hour occurred on Friday 27 April to great success with the featured artists delighted to see their music videos on the Tower.

“Seeing our music video on a screen of that size in the centre of our city was definitely a great buzz,” said Elliot of The Milkmen. “It’s something I will remember for the rest of my days.”

“It was great to see all the colours and detail in the Smithereens and A Little Cold Outside music videos in full splendour on the Digital Tower,” said Aaron Welch, Producer at Red Bird Creative. “Producing the animated video for Shimmergloom and Elk Bell was a great collaborative process so it was a thrill to see them on such a public screen.”

Check out the schedule below to see when the next WA Music Hour is on.

If you’re interested in participating in a future WA Music Hour, please contact Screenwest Content Programmer and Producer Alana Swift at alana.swift@screenwest.com.au.

Share your photos using the hashtag #WAMusicHour.

 

WA Music Hour Broadcast Schedule

Monday, 7 May 2018 at 2:00pm

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 7:46am

Thursday, 10 May 2018 at 2:00pm

Friday, 11 May 2018 at 7:46am

Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 2:00pm

 

WA Music Hour Current Program

1 – “I Could Be The One” by Almond Soy

2 – “Bomb” by Lucy Peach

3 – “Meant to Do” by Macshane

4 – “Stranger” by Lumaree

5 – “The Feast” by Em Joy

6 – “Chasing the Sun” by Paradise Warriors

7 – “Same Drum” by Akolkol Dastan Gesa

8 – “Smithereens” by Shimmergloom

9 – “Changing the World” by Olive

10 – “The Shower Song” by The Shower  Collective

11 – “Wild Child” by Nicky Sandover

12 – “Djarliny” by Burdiya Mob

13 – “A Little Cold Outside” by Elk Bell

14 – “Slow” by Blue Child Collective

15 – “Pirate Boy” by The Milkmen

16 – “Caught in the Crossfire” by Ralway Bell

 

What the artists say:

“Seeing our music video, “Chasing the Sun’, on Perth’s Digital Tower, was a dream come true. We’re very grateful that WAM has run WA Music Hour and the exposure it provides WA artists. We can’t wait to see it played again!” – Paradise Warriors

“We’re stoked to be supported by Screenwest in getting both our music and this product of collaboration – a reflection of the beautiful WA coast – out to a wider audience, especially as regional artists.” – Dan White from Blue Child Collective

“Seeing our video come to life at Yagan Square was a memorable experience. We’re stoked that Screenwest is showcasing our song “I Could Be the One” as part of the thriving WA music scene.” – James Stockbridge from Almond Soy

“It was great to see the City of Perth, WAM and Screenwest have a platform focused on expanding interest in local music using state of the art facilities.” – Zac Potter from Almond Soy

“This was such a fun video to shoot for a very special song of mine and I am so exited about sharing my music and being part of this project.” – Em Joy