New frequency ranges for wireless microphones

17 | 12 | 2014

In May 3013 The Australian Communications and Media Authority announced changes to frequency ranges used for wireless microphones. From January 1 2015, a range of wireless systems will no longer be supported. Systems affected will be wireless audio products such as wireless microphones, wireless in-ear systems and / or wireless intercom systems known as “700MHz” […]

Victorian Building Amendment (Live Music) Regulations 2014

30 | 10 | 2014

On 29 October 2014 the Building Amendment (Live Music) Regulations 2014 were introduced to amend the Building Regulations 2006 in relation to the classification of small live music venues under the Building Code of Australia in the state of Victoria. The intent of this amendment is to exempt primary purpose live music venues that are at […]

Kings Cross IGNITE: Heat the Street

29 | 10 | 2014

The Australian music industry will get behind live music venues in Kings Cross with an incredible afternoon of free live music for IGNITE: Heat the Street on Sunday 23 November. Award-winning and chart-topping songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Louis Schoorl will curate 40 acts across 10 venues for four hours between 2pm and 6pm. IGNITE […]

Voluntary Planning Agreements – The Greenland Centre Creative Hub

21 | 10 | 2014

A voluntary planning agreement (VPA) in NSW is an agreement entered into by a planning authority (such as the Department of Planning and Environment) and a developer. Under the agreement a developer agrees to provide or fund community infrastructure as a contribution in return for development approval. This could be in the form of: public […]

City of Ballarat Live Music Strategy Advisory Committee

14 | 10 | 2014

On 24 September the City of Ballarat tabled their Live Music Strategy Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. The objectives of the Committee is to assist Council in the development of a draft live music strategy through the provision of a broad range of industry based expert advice. The Strategy will act as a key tool […]

Music Canada Live

14 | 10 | 2014

Music Canada Live, a new national association that will represent members of the live music community, has announced that Erin Benjamin will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin, formerly the Executive Director of both the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now known as Folk Music Ontario), has spent the […]

Sydenham Station Traditional & Creative Industries Hub

9 | 10 | 2014

In September 2014, Marrickville Council tabled their  vision for the industrial lands adjacent to Sydenham Station. Two parallel and ongoing pieces of work are focused on these industrial lands – in support of the live music industry, Marrickville and Leichhardt Councils’ work with the City of Sydney’s Live Music Taskforce and Council’s involvement in the […]

Live Music Research

18 | 9 | 2014

In partnership with the University of Tasmania, the Live Music Office’s new research program will develop a localised research framework to capture an accurate snapshot of live music activity throughout Australia. The program is currently running a consumer survey to investigate the extent to which live music makes a social and economic contribution to Australia. Lead […]