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Grants give Sydney’s nightlife a major boost

15 | 3 | 2018

Sydney’s nightlife will get a major boost with the City of Sydney awarding more than $360,000 in funding for live music venues and small businesses to expand their programming and encourage night-time trading. The first round of the City’s new business support grants program will give 18 local businesses, including Oxford Art Factory, Freda’s and […]

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Nominations : Creative Achievement Awards

15 | 3 | 2018

The Creative Achievement Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of individuals, teams and organisations that have helped raise the global profile of the creative industries in NSW. This year there are three categories: 1) The prestigious NSW Creative Laureate. This award recognises an individual, team or organisation making a positive contribution to the global profile, growth and […]

Tips to help with sound in and out of small music venues

15 | 3 | 2018

The Live Music Office along with Jaryd Miles, Acoustic Engineer at engineering consultancy firm Inhabit, has come up with a short article on some of the ways you can deal with sound issues in a live music venue! Acoustics is an all too often over-looked and underappreciated discipline in the design and arrangement of music venues. […]

Geelong launches Live Music Action Plan

15 | 3 | 2018

Launched on December 8 at the Workers Club in Geelong, The Central Geelong Live Music Action Plan (LiveMAP) has been developed to help grow networks and align community, commercial and government efforts towards a more active, creative and sustainable live music culture in Geelong. While focused on Central Geelong, the LiveMAP also creates a broader […]

Live Music Office Wins NLMAs Industry Achievement Award

15 | 3 | 2018

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 […]

2017 Adelaide Live Music Census

15 | 3 | 2018

Music SA and the Live Music Office release the findings of the 2017 Adelaide Live Music Census, which offers a snapshot of live music activity in South Australia. SA’s music scene contributed $375 million to the economy in 2015/16, with the industry thriving under the removal of regulatory red tape and increased State Government support. The inaugural EconSearch report benchmarks […]

RACKETT win Rockin’ the Suburbs competition!

15 | 3 | 2018

All-female experimental punk-pop band, Rackett has won the inaugural Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. The four-member group, two from Curl Curl and two from Marrickville, was chosen from 300 acts by a panel of expert judges and will now embark on a fully-funded tour of some of the state’s best live music pubs. AHA NSW CEO John Whelan […]

NT Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review

15 | 3 | 2018

In 2017 the Northern Territory Government undertook a review of their alcohol policies and associated legislation. Through this process, Music NT and the Live Music Office provided music industry submissions to the consultation process that spoke to some of the issues the sector had raised with these organisations as well as through the NT Music […]