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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 […]

Blacktown Beats and Bites Festival

15 | 3 | 2018

Funded by  CREATE NSW and the Live Music Office as part of the Live and Local Western Sydney Music Strategy, in October 2017 Blacktown launches the Beats and Bites Festival through the Blacktown Arts Centre. ‘Bite’ your way through our diverse cuisines while you listen to a curated music program of some of the region’s best artists and […]

NSW Liquor Licensing Public Interest Test Reviewed

15 | 3 | 2018

In mid 2017 Liquor & Gaming NSW consulted with a wide range of stakeholders to inform an evaluation of the requirement for applicants for certain liquor licences and authorisations to lodge a community impact statement (CIS). A CIS provides information on the potential impact that granting an application may have on the local community, by requiring an […]

HEARsmart – Hear Awareness Week – Tinnitus

15 | 3 | 2018

HEARsmart have put together a quick guide to tinnitus to expand on the animation above and provide a bit more information on the subject. But first – why do we care so much about tinnitus? Well, our research and experience have shown us that tinnitus: is becoming more common in younger people exposed to loud sound […]

Western Sydney and Regional NSW Live and Local Program Funding Now Open

15 | 3 | 2018

The Live Music Office is pleased to announce a second round of program funding for the Live and Local Strategic Initiative in Western Sydney, and for the first time expanding the program into Regional NSW. Through Create NSW, the State Government has committed an additional $100,000 to funding a second round of the Live and […]

Music Australia Contemporary Music Roundtable, 1-3 August 2017

15 | 3 | 2018

Music Australia’s national contemporary music industry conference returns for 2017, providing a unique opportunity for contemporary music policy and industry development. We hope to see you there as industry professionals gather, deliberate, and set action agendas for contemporary music growth from 1 Tues – Thurs 3, August 2017 Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney. The conference […]

Rockin’ The Puburbs : Original live acts invited to win a headline tour of NSW pubs, $15k value

15 | 3 | 2018

Pubs across NSW are on the lookout for the next big thing in live music as part of the first Rockin’ the Puburbs competition. The competition is an initiative of the Australian Hotels Association NSW (AHA NSW), in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS. Many live acts start out their careers in pubs, and the AHA NSW […]