July 2021 COVID – 19 Support

16 | 7 | 2021

The Australian music industry includes many small businesses and sole traders, who earn their living in crowded venues, and at events a long time in preparation. They are heavily and immediately affected by any restrictions that come into play, even if they live and work in another part of an affected state or across the […]

NSW Venues Thrown $24M Lifeline

30 | 3 | 2021

In very welcome news for the music industry in NSW, On 25 March 2021 the NSW Government has announced $24 million to Destination NSW for a Live Music Support Package to be administered in partnership with Create NSW and the Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner. This funding was included as part of a $51.5 […]

Is Inner West the NSW Live Music Capital

10 | 3 | 2021

Back in September and October 2019, John Wardle from the Live Music Office and Sydney Fringe Festival set to work quietly mapping each and every type of show or performance they could uncover across The Inner West Local Government Area in Sydney, just outside the City of Sydney CBD. In these months before COVID hit, […]


13 | 11 | 2020

The biggest overhaul of regulations around live music and cultural activity in NSW in a generation passed through the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament last night with coordinated changes to the Liquor Act, Planning Act, Local Government Act, the Building Code as well as emergency COVID-19 placemaking for food, drink and entertainment activation. “APRA […]

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