Music & SFX

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Music Organisations, Foley SFX, DJs, Mags & Blogs, Studios, Printers, Meetups, Festivals & Venues, Radio Stations, Indigenous, Courses, Agencies & Directories

Music Organisations

  • Western Australian Music (WAM) - a non-profit membership based-association that serves as the peak representative body for contemporary music in WA.
  • Tura - a not for profit music organisation based in Perth, a producer and resource centre and advocate for New Music, founded in 1987.
  • Western Australian Band Association | FB Page - association for concert bands.
  • Busking Permit application > Forms and Applications - click on Arts, Heritage > Arts > Busking permit to access drop down.
  • APRA AMCOS - resource site that helps music creators get paid for their work and for users to legally play and copy music.
  • Music Industry Inside Out - Australia's leading online professional development resource for the music industry.
  • Music Australia - not for profit national umbrella body and champion for all music. Works independently and with members and partners to stimulate and promote the value of music, school music education, sector professional development and public engagement.
  • Australia Record Industry Association (ARIA) - a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers which was formed in 1956.
  • Australian Society for Music Education - encourages and advances music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music.

Foley and FX Organisations

Foley, FX and other sound recordists tend to be under-represented, but have provided much of the soundscape of our lives, in the form of background audio for media such as film and games.

  • PerthSoundO - hub that brings freelance sound recordists together in one place to give the industry a focal point, from from live television in 1982, they've developed connections throughout the industry over the past 30 years, a central directory of information & services for all media industry professionals not only in Perth, but nationally and internationally.
  • Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) - represents the profession of screen sound in film, television, multimedia and other related audio industries, formed in 1988 and aims to recognise and promote original and creative work, encourage high standards and to facilitate research into the techniques and technology of screen sound production. The ASSG also acts as a forum for creative development.
  • A Sound search, preview, compare and get foley sounds you’re after.

DJ Groups/Comps

Indigenous Music

Mags, Zines & Blogs

  • X-Press - venerable Perth music reviews and events magazine.
  • Around the Sound - brings you the best of contemporary music from Western Australia, nationally and internationally. Published fortnightly in print and updated daily on our website, provides music journalism and unique insights into music-makers, both iconic and newly-minted.
  • Toward Music - an online presence that gives artists publicity to help drive their success. Bringing you excellence in music journalism, it was created to provide another avenue of support in the music industry.
  • Pile Rats > Music - blogs on music performances and events.
  • Weirdo Wasteland - Weirdo Wasteland is an Australian-based music blog that examines musical endeavour from the cultural fringe. The site regularly features reviews and interviews from the underground scenes from Australia and New Zealand.

Music Fans and Meetups

  • Western Australian Folk Federation
  • Perth Blues Club
  • Other Music Meetups including:
    • World Singing Day Perth
    • Perth Sing and Jam Sessions
    • Live Music Perth
    • Jam and Flearn
    • Vivid Voices Singing Group
    • Perth Metalheads
    • Perth Folk and Roots Club
    • Guitar by the Glass
    • Perth Karaoke Box Group plus 30s
    • Under Cover and Rush Hour Big Bands
    • Full Moon Drum and Dance
    • Singing and Songwriting Circle
    • Play Ukelle by the Glass
    • Jazz Meetup
    • Born to Sing Perth
    • Lovers of Retro 80/90s Music and Disco
    • Perth Classical Music Lovers
    • Perth EDM
    • Western Australian Folk Federation
    • Perth Adult Piano Beginners Meetup
    • Ukulele Guitar Group
    • The Heart of Drumming
    • Andean Music
    • Friday Jam! Sunset Drumming @ Ocean Reef
    • Secret Women's Business
    • Musician's Collective Enrichment League

Perth Musical Performances Listings


Major Venues

Classical Venues

  • Classical Venues - hosted by Paul Tunzi, cites: All Saints College, Churchlands Concert Hall, Christchurch Chapel, Ellington Jazz Club, Government House Ballroom, St Georges College, Trinity College, University of WA, Eileen Joyce Studio at UWA, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Hale School, Calloway Auditorium at UWA

Urban Venue Listings

  • Google > Perth + Music + Venue filter
  • Eventfinda Live Music Venue Listing - Lists a wide range of venues
  • Hello Perth's - Perth's Best Live Music Venues - cites The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley, Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge, The Ellington, Mount Lawley, The Bird, Northbridge, The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth, Mojos Bar, Fremantle, The Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Freo Social, Fremantle
  • Urban Lists Where to Catch Live Music in Perth (Daniel Bowler, 1st Mar 2019) - cites Freo Social, The Bird, jack Rabbit Slim's, Universal Bar, Rosemount Hotel, Astor Theatre, The Indi Bar, El Grotto, Rodney's Bait 'n' Tackle, The Aardvark, Mojos Bar, The Ellington Jazz Club, Clancy's Fish Pub, Newport Hotel, Fremantle Arts Centre, Badlands Bar, Amplifer and Capitol, The Sewing Room.
  • Scoop's Top 10 Live Music Venues (Aarom-Wilson 22 Dec 2014) - cites Mojos Bar, Astor Theatre, The Bird, Fremantle Arts Centre, Flyrite, Belvoir Amphithetre, The Bakery, Deville's Pad, Perth Arena, Amplifier Capitol.
  • Fly by Night Club - was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit organisation by musicians and music lovers, providing live entertainment by local artists, and a modest venue for visiting national and international performers.

Perth Radio


Recommended Independent Radio


  • WAAPA BA Music - classical performance (instrument), classical performance (vocal), composition and music technology, contemporary music, jazz, music education
  • UWA Conservatorium - as one of Australia's leading music schools in one of the world's leading universities, the UWA Conservatorium of Music transforms individuals to release their full creative potential.
  • SAE Perth BA Audio - if a career in audio is music to your ears, you're going to love the sound of our internationally accredited bachelor degree. It's an immersive, hands-on experience that covers every possible level of studio-, post- and live production.
  • ECU BA Music - prepares students for entry into the music profession. With strengths in performance, composition, musicology and music technology, the course is taught by a staff of scholar-performers whose expertise spans the whole gamut of the music world today.
  • UWA BA Music Studies - through Music Studies you have the opportunity to innovate, create, and expand your knowledge through performance, composition or musicology.
  • Murdoch - BA Sound major - you’ll learn how to work in a recording studio. You’ll learn about contemporary sound design and production in areas such as popular music, sound for film and games, studio recording, music technology and live sound.
  • TAFE Music courses - our music programs have a fine history of producing great music talent, with acts like Downsyde, Birds of Tokyo, Ruby Boots, Georgie K and Karnivool studying our courses. Our lecturers are also prominent WA music industry figures and, through their years of experience, you will gain an insight into all aspects of the music industry and take advantage of their industry networks.
  • LabSix - earn how to make music of your own using Ableton Live 10; the most popular music making software DAW in the world today. Whether you want to create original music, remixes and mashups using just a laptop, or you're an experienced musician wanting to record and produce your own music and covers; this is the course for you.
  • Westside Music College - We live in the 21st century and there is tons of free information out there, from YouTube tutorials to blogs and online forums.

Music Publishers

Nowadays it is advisable for musicians to self-publish, but major publishers are available for those who choose that route:

Music Printers

Perth Offices

  • Procopy - creates, restores, edits & duplicates audio and video content - on CD, DVD, tape, digital format and websites.
  • Austep Music -provides affordable eco printing, CD replication, CD duplication, vinyl pressing, and eco merch, specialising in eco cardboard CD packaging.
  • Plakkit - promotion and printing services, no minimum print run, small and large.
  • Perfect Pitch Publishing - an independent Australian music publisher with offices in Perth & the Gold Coast who have developed a sizable local and international catalogue. Currently represents in excess of 25,000 copyrights. Perfect Pitch continues to attract local writers and international catalogue.
  • Diskbank - over the past two decades has built a reputation for service and quality in promotional USB drives, CD, DVD and Blu-ray production, and some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.
  • WADuplication - has built a reputation for consistently providing fast turnaround times while maintaining exceptional quality at the best possible prices.
  • KwikKopy - provides CD duplication and casing, including jewel cases, CD and DVD face printing, case inserts and disc sleeve.
  • EZDigital - offers both duplication and replication of CD, DVD and Blu-ray.


Other Resources

Tonebenders - a collective of sound design professionals sharing their thoughts, ideas, and stories. All aspects of sound design will be up for debate, from field recording, to the final mix, from manipulation to synthesis, from track layouts to secret editing tricks.

Production Expert - In the last decade the Production Expert blogs have become some of the most visited music and post production websites on the web.

The Right Scuff - The Right Scuff Podcast delves into the world of post production film featuring legendary Foley Artist John Roesch.

Designing Sound - archived site on the art and technique of sound design.

A Sound Effect- home to a huge, curated collection of sound effects – hand-picked from some of the best sound creators in the world

Free Sound - free sounds, mixed quality.

Musician Listings

[See printed version of Campaign Brief for updated Directories by category, e.g. audio visual services, radio services, sound and music studios]


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