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Lifeline For Victoria’s Famous Live Music Venues

7 | 7 | 2020

Over the weekend, Victorian Creative Industries Minister Foley has announced a $15 million package of support for Victoria’s live music venues. You can read the media release here.  The new Victorian Live Music Venues program is a competitive grants program that seeks to support Victoria’s live music venues to respond to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Open to venues across […]

QMusic helping to deliver funding support to Queensland music industry

7 | 7 | 2020

QMusic has been working closely with the Queensland Government since mid-March to look at ways the government can support the state’s live music sector which has taken a severe hit since the onset of necessary COVID-19 restrictions. The government’s recently announced $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package incorporates this work and aims to activate […]

Registrations open for Make Music Day 2020 Events and Activities

20 | 5 | 2020

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1000 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone […]

Live Music Office Awarded Australia Council Project Funding

14 | 5 | 2020

The Live Music Office is pleased to announce our successful application in the latest round of Project Funding from the Australia Council for the Arts to deliver Live and Local: A Live Music Development Program for Regional Communities. Today’s announcement provides the Live Music Office with funding to deliver Live and Local: A Live Music Development […]

MUSIC AND LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY URGENT GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

19 | 3 | 2020

Music and live events have suffered an immediate and direct negative impact as a result of the Government’s necessary and important response to the COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly, similar to the tourism, airline and education industries, our sector urgently requires a Government fiscal response. This Australian music and live event industry is a $15 billion industry […]

Arts and Cultural Recovery for Bushfire Regions

26 | 2 | 2020

As communities impacted by the Australian Bushfires across last year and the summer now look to recovery, the music industry continues to provide support. Some of these initiatives include: Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Shellharbour Bushfires Impact Survey The Live Music Office are seeking information on how the creative community has been impacted by the recent bushfires. […]

Music Victoria’s Live Music Professionals returns in 2020

25 | 2 | 2020

Big congratulations to Music Victoria as they announce the return of their Live Music Professionals program for 2020. This initiative is created to build capacity and support Victorian live music businesses. A free professional development program, Live Music Professionals is open to application from venue owners and managers, band bookers and independent promoters. With 16 places available, successful […]

Music SA Delivers Research, References and Expanded Programs for 2020

24 | 2 | 2020

The South Australian music industry is set to benefit from suite of coordinated industry support as Music SA deliver annual data to evaluate the health of the industry with their Live Music Census, a thorough and up to date Live Music Toolkit for Councils, as well as expanding the Umbrella Festival to Regional South Australia […]