Terms of reference

On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, the Minister for Communications and the Arts , Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on: Factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian music industry. 

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will examine the potential for continued growth and the factors affecting the success of the Australian music industry, both domestically and internationally. The Committee wants to hear how Australian songwriters, composers, performers and producers can expand their reach and better compete with overseas artists. Music creators, investors, music companies, record labels, cultural organisations, festivals and other businesses that connect Australian musicians and music with audiences are encouraged to make a submission.

Submissions are due by Friday, 21 September 2018.

Submissions can be made online or by emailing For information about the inquiry visit the committee’s webpage at:

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