Live and Local Expressions of Interest Now Open

19 | 7 | 2023

APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from local councils to participate in Live and Local – a Live Music Development program for local communities. Live and Local is a comprehensive capacity building program which seeks to strengthen the ecology of local grassroots live music communities. APRA AMCOS and […]

Making Places Better. Live Music Office recognised as a model amongst international colleagues

27 | 6 | 2023

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 […]

We pay tribute to Simon Crean

27 | 6 | 2023

The news of the passing of Simon Crean on the weekend has been met with sadness across the political spectrum and the music and arts community. Simon Crean was a giant in good policy making and better regulation. His national cultural policy Creative Australia made the first links between the importance of regulatory reform and […]

St Kilda home to Victoria’s first Live Music Precinct

24 | 6 | 2023

In a major new development for the live music sector in Victoria, the City of Port Phillip Council has officially launched the St Kilda Live Music Precinct. The following media release from the City Port Phillip Council speaks to this important precedent in the state.   Officially launching the St Kilda Live Music Precinct […]

EPA Victoria’s Applying the Noise Framework Guidance

25 | 4 | 2023

With the introduction of the EP Act 2017 and the general environmental duty (GED), all businesses in Victoria have a responsibility to prevent harm to human health and the environment from noise pollution. The Environment Protection Regulations 2021 also outline what constitutes unreasonable noise and aggravated noise from commercial, industrial and trade (CIT) premises and […]

Ten Policy Initiatives to Build Live Music, Performance, and the Night-time Economy in NSW in 2023

20 | 2 | 2023

With NSW going to the polls on 25 March now is a good time to give an overview of the changing landscape of policies and regulations impacting live music and night-time economy activity in the state and provide a measure of their success. The following paper looks at a series of issues for the broader […]

Australian Contemporary Music Industry Joint Statement – National Cultural Policy

3 | 2 | 2023

Australian Contemporary Music Industry – Joint Statement – National Cultural Policy Representative bodies of the Australian contemporary music industry have welcomed the launch of the Australian Government’s national cultural policy – Revive. The industry bodies came together last year and developed a comprehensive policy proposal as part of the Australian Government’s national cultural policy consultation. The proposal […]

A new National Cultural Policy

1 | 7 | 2022

The Federal Government is developing a new cultural policy for the decade ahead. Anyone involved in or interested in our nation’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector is encouraged to have their say. From the Office for the Arts Website A new National Cultural Policy is needed to establish a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills […]