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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 […]

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 […]