9 | 11 | 2017

All-female experimental punk-pop band, Rackett has won the inaugural Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. The four-member group, two from Curl Curl and two from Marrickville, was chosen from 300 acts by a panel of expert judges and will now embark on a fully-funded tour of some of the state’s best live music pubs. AHA NSW CEO […]


NT Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review

7 | 11 | 2017

In 2017 the Northern Territory Government undertook a review of their alcohol policies and associated legislation. Through this process, Music NT and the Live Music Office provided music industry submissions to the consultation process that spoke to some of the issues the sector had raised with these organisations as well as through the NT Music […]


Proposal to change the 2019 National Construction Code

26 | 10 | 2017

Prepared by the Live Music Office in partnership with Sydney Fringe Festival and Music NSW, this submission proposes that the New South Wales (NSW) and South Australian (SA) variations to the National Construction Code (NCC) definition of Assembly Building, associated NCC definitions of Class 6, as well as the SA Small Arts Venue variations be […]

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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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