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Review finds Live Music Office has important future but needs government support

15 | 11 | 2018

The work of the Live Music Office has scored big wins for the live music scene in Australia and remains important to the music industry according to an independent survey undertaken five years on from the establishment of the Office. In August, APRA AMCOS conducted the survey with Voice Project, providing over two hundred stakeholders […]

Special Entertainment Precincts proposed for Sunshine Coast

5 | 11 | 2018

In an important development for the music and entertainment industry in Queensland, public consultation is currently underway with Sunshine Coast Council proposing amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 and planning scheme policies relating to Special Entertainment Precincts. Special Entertainment Precincts Proposed Amendment The purpose and general effect of the Proposed Sunshine Coast Planning […]

Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Live Music Toolkit

5 | 11 | 2018

In 2018 the Municipal Association of Victoria have released their Live Music Toolkit. MAV CEO Kerry Thompson said “ Through consultation with councils, the MAV identified that councils found the vast information available on this topic overwhelming. We believe the Live Music Toolkit for Local Government is a practical resource that will increase council’s ability to strategically leverage […]

National and NSW Surveys Target Working Musicians

12 | 9 | 2018

Musicians! There’s currently not one but TWO research programs targeting the experiences of working musicians in NSW and Australia. This data will be used to inform funding programs and policy discussions at the state and federal level. If you’ve done one survey or other, neither or both? Get involved and have your say to people […]

Inquiry into the Australian Music Industry Announced

23 | 8 | 2018

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.  See Committee Homepage The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will examine […]

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Music and Arts Economy Continues

23 | 8 | 2018

Established on 23 November 2017, this inquiry was created to inquire into and report on the music and arts economy in New South Wales. See committee homepage Recent hearings have been held in Wollongong Byron Bay Melbourne Newcastle Submissions to the Inquiry are available online: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2471#tab-submissions With additional responses from questions on notice provided here: […]

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 […]