News

A new pilot program has been created to provide support for new and existing live music spaces and encourage the development of additional performance opportunities in inner Sydney.

Inner Sydney businesses keen to lay on live music for their patrons can effortlessly work with musicians thanks to a new free service backed by local councils and the City of Sydney.

Working with the City are program partners Live Music Office, Music NSW, APRA AMCOS and Leichhardt and Marrickville Councils. Live Music expert, Clayton Ries, has been appointed to liaise with businesses to identify the benefits of live music and maximise return.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said live music enriches the cultural life of a city and contributes to the local creative economy.

“We want to make it easier to find out what’s involved in getting a band or musician to play, not just in pubs or bars but in any place where people can come together to enjoy music,” the Lord Mayor said.

“When the City prepared its Live Music and Performance Action Plan, many people told us they’d love to have live music in their venues but did not know what was involved, how to find and employ the right musicians, how to make it work in their space, or how to build audiences.”

“We’re working with the Live Music Office, Music NSW, APRA AMCOS, Marrickville Council and Leichhardt Council to pilot the AMPLIFY program- it’s a step to support venues and provide more places where people can go to enjoy live music.”

The City is calling on businesses interested in hosting live music to contact Clayton Ries and discuss taking part in the pilot program.

“We are delighted that Clayton Ries has joined the Live Music Office to manage the AMPLIFY program. Clayton’s strong background in both the live music industry and the hospitality sector, means he brings a wealth of knowledge to the project. We believe AMPLIFY will have a positive impact on the live music scene across inner Sydney” says Damian Cunningham Audience and Sector Development Director for the Live Music Office.

With a background in the live music and hospitality industries, Clayton will work with individual businesses at their venues to provide site-specific guidance, to ensure live music is tailored to the available space and suits the business model.

While licensed venues like pubs and clubs typically host most live music, the pilot program will also encourage operators of community spaces to take part in the program.

Businesses or organisations wanting to participate in the pilot project should contact Clayton at lmpc@livemusicoffice.com.au

Clayton Ries – lmpc@livemusicoffice.com.au

 

 

Amplify - logo FINAL

Similar News Posts

RACKETT WIN ROCKIN’ THE PUBURBS COMPETITION!

NT Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review

Proposal to change the 2019 National Construction Code

National Live Music Awards reveals 2017 Nominees and Venues

Rockin’ the Puburbs – Finalists Announced

REGIONAL NSW TO HOST MICRO MUSIC FESTIVALS

City of Gold Coast Live Music Industry Development and Taskforce Report

Blacktown Beats and Bites Festival

NSW Liquor Licensing Public Interest Test Reviewed

Western Sydney and Regional NSW Live and Local Program Funding Now Open

Music Australia Contemporary Music Roundtable, 1-3 August 2017

Rockin’ The Puburbs : Original live acts invited to win a headline tour of NSW pubs, $15k value

Live and Local Program Manager joins the Live Music Office

Camden Live and Local – Sat 17 June 2017

CREATIVE VICTORIA :GOOD MUSIC NEIGHBOURS GRANTS

The 2017 Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture and Concert

NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS OPEN 2017 APPLICATIONS & ANNOUNCE NEW BOARD MEMBER

City of Sydney Live Music and Performance Action Plan Delivers New Initiatives

Victoria Delivers Solid Program Of Initiatives For The Live Music Industry

Parramatta Live and Local : 25th Feb 2017

Victorian Government Commits To Fund Program to Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Live Music Venues

LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 FILM COMPETITION

Live Music Venues Gain Exemptions From Sydney Lockouts

WESTERN SYDNEY LIVE AND LOCAL INITIATIVE : Artist Call Out

Grants to keep music venues loud and proud

Parramatta to become a vibrant live music destination through new partnership with the Live Music Office

Five Western Sydney Councils to Host Live and Local Micro-Music Festivals

Western Australia regional venues get over $2M for upgrades

National Live Music Awards 2016 – Board and Venues Announced

Vivid Music 2017 – Expression of Interest Now Open

Live Music Office awarded Australia Council grant for 2017

Sydney Fringe Festival: IGNITE Stanley Street – Live and Local

Getting Paid! This weeks Collaborate QandA at Lazybones Lounge Marrickville

Entertainment Precincts for Canberra

Music NSW hosts: Sound Advice Panel 30th Aug

Sydney Night-Time Economy Roundtable delivers 25 point action plan to NSW Government

South Australia sets benchmark for live music and performance regulation in Australia

AIUS 2016 Seminar Series – The future of entertainment in the late night economy

iHearMusic Presents Collaborate!! Q&A Music Industry Panel: Women in the Music Industry

Applications open: Live/Work Space for Artists in Sydney

2016 Adelaide Live Music Census Shows Scene Building

Get paid for playing live: APRA AMCOS Performance Reports due 7 August

Bringing in the Music – Business 101 Seminar

Music Australia, Live Music Office present the National Live Music Forum

Tasmanian Music Sector Consultation Forums

Want Live Music In Your Venue?

60 Second I Love Live Music – Winner Announced!

Good Music Neighbours – Victoria

Live Music Office to coordinate Live and Local events in Western Sydney

2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

Crystal clear live music vision for this Hinterland Café

Sydney CBD sees drop in live performance revenue since introduction of lockout laws

Best Practice Guide for Live Music Venues in SA Released

Low Risk Directions in Liquor Licensing, Planning and the National Construction Code

BYO Live Music Venue Liquor Licence Proposed For South Australia

I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 Second Film Competition

Red Tape Slashed for Live Music and Performance in South Australia

Its not you it’s me: falling out of love with live music

Live Music Measures Up: An Economic Impact Analysis of Live Music in Ontario

South Australian Music Development Office recognised in Parliament

Liquor Act reform cuts red tape for SA music venues

Live Music Programming Coordinator – Pilot Project

Live Music Office presents the Australian case at the Music Cities Convention in Washington

Cool Little Capital – an action plan for Canberra’s live music sector

Live and Local village music festival ignites Erskineville

New report reviews planning barriers for low risk arts venues in NSW

SOUNDS OF THE PILBARA II: Songs in Language

Live Music Programming Coordinator Pilot Project

Ballarat Live Music Strategic Plan – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Local artists call for live music pilot project in Nambour

Live Music Dollars Boost The Australian Economy Three Times Over

South Australian Government Brings New Laws for Live Music into Parliament

Adelaide Live Music Census 2015 released

Update on the Music Strategy for Melbourne

National Contemporary Music Roundtable -Industry Commits to National Business Development Plan

National Indigenous Music Awards

New venue for Perth – Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Want a 12 month paid internship with Music SA?

Live Music Office says “Quick get your Live Performance Return submitted to APRA!”

Live Music Office support for The Association of Artist Managers (AAM): Managers Mentor Program 2015

Understanding behaviour in the Australian and New Zealand night-time economies.

Darwin live music venue The Chippo: Update

Hosting Live Music in South Australia

Muzeek – Launches New Live Music Booking Platform

The Chippo Darwin Shut Down By Authorities

Live Music Venues and the Building Code of Australia Issues Paper

Creative Spaces and the Built Environment Forum

Liquor freeze lifted for Melbourne’s small live music venues

Connecting the Mornington Peninsula’s live music scene

Entertainment Industry Codes and Regulation – QLD and NSW

Live Music Office Support For Regional Queensland

New Live Music Opportunities In Sydney

New frequency ranges for wireless microphones

Victorian Building Amendment (Live Music) Regulations 2014

Kings Cross IGNITE: Heat the Street

Voluntary Planning Agreements – The Greenland Centre Creative Hub

City of Ballarat Live Music Strategy Advisory Committee

Music Canada Live

Sydenham Station Traditional & Creative Industries Hub