Sydney Lockouts, NSW Music Festival Licensing Reviews Underway

24 | 6 | 2019

With the NSW Parliament returning in May 2019, there are now two current NSW Parliamentary Inquiries underway for the music industry, the first into Sydney’s night time economy and the lockouts, the second into the NSW Festival Regulations. This is an opportunity for artists, venues, audiences and the community to provide personal experiences of the […]

Music industry calls on music lovers to save live music in NSW

1 | 3 | 2019

In response to the commencement of music festival licensing in NSW today, Live Performance Australia, in association with the Australian Festival Association, APRA AMCOS, Music NSW and the Live Music Office have released the following joint statement. “Last night at the eleventh hour, the Government finally released the regulations and guidelines for the controversial music […]

Music Industry Responds as Festival Licensing Commences in NSW

1 | 3 | 2019

Serious concerns remain as the NSW Government introduces the new licensing scheme for specified music festivals on 1 March 2019. Under the Liquor Amendment (Music Festivals) Regulation 2019, it is now the role of the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) to determine whether a festival would be more appropriately dealt with under a music […]

NSW PREMIER DELIVERS FESTIVAL LICENSING FIASCO BY SMS

23 | 2 | 2019

In the latest Berejiklian Government’s chaotic pre-election bid to brand festivals as the problem in NSW, they have now selected 14 festivals as supposedly “high-risk”, without assessment guidelines, and only alerted the festival organisers by SMS last night just before announcing the news via a late-night press release. The live music industry said: “Despite numerous […]

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