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National Live Music Awards reveals 2017 Nominees and Venues

10 | 10 | 2017

At a special event in Sydney, the 2017 National Live Music Awards revealed their nominees across no less than 54 categories, recognising the best musicians, venues, events and industry members from all corners of Australia. Coming off of their biggest Australian tour to date, Gang of Youths lead this year’s nominations, with six across the national and state categories, […]

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Rockin’ the Puburbs – Finalists Announced

10 | 10 | 2017

The Live Music Office is excited to announce the ten finalists of the inaugural Rockin’ the Puburbs  competition. Some great up and coming live music acts from Western Sydney, the Northern Beaches, Sydney’s Inner West, The Hills district and the North Coast have made the final cut for the first-ever Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. Almost 300 […]

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REGIONAL NSW TO HOST MICRO MUSIC FESTIVALS

26 | 9 | 2017

Streets, parks and businesses in regional towns will come alive as part of a NSW Government initiative to take micro music festivals to the bush for the first time. Orange, Newcastle, Tenterfield, Tweed Shire, Wagga Wagga, Kempsey, Armidale and Mudgee will share $150,000 to host Live and Local events during 2017/2018. From a bike shop […]

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City of Gold Coast Live Music Industry Development and Taskforce Report

26 | 9 | 2017

In recent years a great deal of work has been undertaken by the City of Gold Coast to better support the development of the live music industry in South East Queensland. Back in 2015 the City engaged Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural Research to undertake research and identify gaps in the provision of live music […]

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