In a recently published study by Making Places Better on global music offices around the world , the Live Music Office has been recognised as a model music office amongst international colleagues for our work in Australia.

Making Places Better is from Shain Shapiro Phd. Many people in the global music industry would know Shain as the author – This Must Be The Place: How Music Can Make Your City Better / Founder & Chair @ Sound Diplomacy & Founder and ED @ Center for Music Ecosystems, so he is eminently and uniquely qualified to investigate these topics.

The online article The Model Music Office asks the following questions

  1. What is a music office?
  2. How does it work?
  3. What is its return on investment?
  4. What is the best model?

Featured in the article are:

  1. Texas Music Office
  2. Live Music Office Australia
  3. Music City Aarhus Denmark

The second example is a national body and one whose research and advocacy have led to significant changes in Australia. This is often stuff few people see but has a substantial impact on how music scenes – especially live music – are supported in communities.

Whether you’re a nation, a region, a city or a town, your music can create jobs & make places better. Here are three places that are proving it now.

We encourage you to read the Model Music Office article on the Making Places Better website , and also subscribe to Making Places Better to continue to support the great work Shain Shapiro has delivered internationally for many years now.