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APRA AMCOS Live Music Office – Five years on: Achievements and Plans

29 | 6 | 2018

Five years on from the establishment of the Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS as the key industry body administering the Office, is reviewing its achievements and surveying industry and government to identify future priorities of a live music organisation in Australia. In 2013, the Australian Government announced funding for the creation of the Live Music […]

Canberra’s live music scene receives welcome boost

28 | 6 | 2018

Great news in the ACT this week with the announcement by Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay that the ACT Government is investing $108,000 to ensure Canberra’s live music scene continues to thrive. “Canberra is brimming with talented musicians and we’ll be working closely with MusicACT to strengthen live music opportunities in the […]

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 […]