At the invitation only gala event at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne on December 7 the Live Music Office was nominated among a list of profile organisations and hard working people in the Australian music industry for the Industry Achievement category for the National Live Music Awards.

As you know, our work is very much a partnership with everyone we work with, and in this context the Live Music Office would like to especially acknowledge our funding partners including The Australia Council for the Arts as well as APRA AMCOS, we also recognise the support of the Department of Communications and the Arts in establishing our office, as well as Create NSW for funding the Live and Local Strategic Micro Festival Initiative across Western Sydney and Regional NSW.

We also credit our colleagues at Sounds Australia for the role they have and continue to play in supporting and working with the Live Music Office, and thank especially all the state music organisations under the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN group) with whom we also partner on many projects and national policy development.

The Live Music Office is honoured to win this award this year. It’s such a privilege for us to work with so many committed people around Australia.