Review finds Live Music Office has important future but needs government support

15 | 11 | 2018

The work of the Live Music Office has scored big wins for the live music scene in Australia and remains important to the music industry according to an independent survey undertaken five years on from the establishment of the Office. In August, APRA AMCOS conducted the survey with Voice Project, providing over two hundred stakeholders […]

Special Entertainment Precincts proposed for Sunshine Coast

5 | 11 | 2018

In an important development for the music and entertainment industry in Queensland, public consultation is currently underway with Sunshine Coast Council proposing amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 and planning scheme policies relating to Special Entertainment Precincts. Special Entertainment Precincts Proposed Amendment The purpose and general effect of the Proposed Sunshine Coast Planning […]

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Live Music Toolkit

5 | 11 | 2018

In 2018 the Municipal Association of Victoria have released their Live Music Toolkit. MAV CEO Kerry Thompson said “ Through consultation with councils, the MAV identified that councils found the vast information available on this topic overwhelming. We believe the Live Music Toolkit for Local Government is a practical resource that will increase council’s ability to strategically leverage […]

National and NSW Surveys Target Working Musicians

12 | 9 | 2018

Musicians! There’s currently not one but TWO research programs targeting the experiences of working musicians in NSW and Australia. This data will be used to inform funding programs and policy discussions at the state and federal level. If you’ve done one survey or other, neither or both? Get involved and have your say to people […]

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