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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 […]

Proposal to change the 2019 National Construction Code

15 | 3 | 2018

Prepared by the Live Music Office in partnership with Sydney Fringe Festival and Music NSW, this submission proposes that the New South Wales (NSW) and South Australian (SA) variations to the National Construction Code (NCC) definition of Assembly Building, associated NCC definitions of Class 6, as well as the SA Small Arts Venue variations be a matter for consideration […]

National Live Music Awards reveals 2017 Nominees and Venues

15 | 3 | 2018

At a special event in Sydney, the 2017 National Live Music Awards revealed their nominees across no less than 54 categories, recognising the best musicians, venues, events and industry members from all corners of Australia. Coming off of their biggest Australian tour to date, Gang of Youths lead this year’s nominations, with six across the national and state categories, […]

Rockin’ the Puburbs – Finalists Announced

15 | 3 | 2018

The Live Music Office is excited to announce the ten finalists of the inaugural Rockin’ the Puburbs  competition. Some great up and coming live music acts from Western Sydney, the Northern Beaches, Sydney’s Inner West, The Hills district and the North Coast have made the final cut for the first-ever Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. Almost 300 […]

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Regional NSW to host micro music festivals

15 | 3 | 2018

Streets, parks and businesses in regional towns will come alive as part of a NSW Government initiative to take micro music festivals to the bush for the first time. Orange, Newcastle, Tenterfield, Tweed Shire, Wagga Wagga, Kempsey, Armidale and Mudgee will share $150,000 to host Live and Local events during 2017/2018. From a bike shop to a […]

City of Gold Coast Live Music Industry Development and Taskforce Report

15 | 3 | 2018

In recent years a great deal of work has been undertaken by the City of Gold Coast to better support the development of the live music industry in South East Queensland. Back in 2015 the City engaged Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural Research to undertake research and identify gaps in the provision of live music […]