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Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June

1 | 6 | 2018

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free […]

Live and Local set to boost Campbelltown’s CBD

15 | 5 | 2018

More than 45 talented Western Sydney artists will perform in venues across Campbelltown’s CBD for Live and Local Campbelltown on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May. View the full program

Plan your gig: live music resources now available

3 | 5 | 2018

Want to host a live music event but don’t know where to start? We’ve created a resource pack that contains everything you need from contracts to templates. View the Live and Local Resources

Listen to LMO’s John Wardle on ABC radio

26 | 4 | 2018

Live Music Office Director John Wardle attended the Music Cities Convention in Melbourne. Hear him discuss the proposal of a “night mayor” to keep live music flourishing in cities. Listen to the full broadcast on ABC radio

Entries now open for musicians to play Live N Local festival

22 | 3 | 2018

The City of Port Phillip’s free winter celebration of music, Live N Local, returns in 2018 from 25 August to 1 September. The Festival is currently calling on local musicians, bands and venues to participate in the 2018 event. City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss said the Live N Local Festival plays an […]

New music plan cements Melbourne’s music future

22 | 3 | 2018

City of Melbourne Councillors this week endorsed the Melbourne Music Plan 2018-2021, strengthening support for local artists to help empower the next generation of iconic Melbourne musicians. Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio, Councillor Rohan Leppert, said the third iteration of the Music Plan would cement Melbourne’s status as a leading global music […]

Victoria introduces program to improve safety of live music venues

22 | 3 | 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s best known gig spots to stop sexual harassment and assault in live music venues. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the Corner Hotel in Richmond to launch the Sexual Harassment and Assault in Licensed Live […]

Social video to help online ticket buyers avoid scams

20 | 3 | 2018

A new social video has been launched as part of Live Performance Australia’s ongoing consumer education campaign about the potential dangers of buying tickets online. ‘Online ticketing scams are a scourge for our industry, and LPA wants to make sure consumers are aware of the risks,’ said LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson. The video is […]