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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 […]

City of Port Phillip Draft Live Music Action Plan

21 | 2 | 2020

The City of Port Phillip Council has developed a draft Live Music Action Plan that aims to ensure the local live music industry is sustainable and prosperous, and that live music continues to be an everyday part of life in the City of Port Phillip. See Council Website https://haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au/draft-live-music-action-plan Link to download the Draft Plan […]

Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024

20 | 2 | 2020

With a renewed focus on Sydney nightlife as lockouts are removed in the CBD/Oxford St, the City of Parramatta have landed a thorough and comprehensive 24 hr economy and music strategy! On 10 February 2020, Council resolved to endorse a 5-year night time economy strategy for the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Night City Framework […]

Western Australia Proposes Entertainment Precincts

19 | 2 | 2020

In an important initiative for the Australian music industry, the Western Australian state government has recently been engaging with the community on reforms to establish special entertainment precincts in Northbridge in Perth. The Live Music Office has been connected with the music and hospitality sector as well as state and local government through the development […]

Bushfires Support for Impacted Communities

17 | 2 | 2020

With many regional communities coming to terms with the impacts of the devastating bushfires over many months, there are important initiatives underway to ensure the music and creative sector as well as tourist and hospitality industries are supported to get back on their feet. Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants Councils are encouraged to apply for […]

New Queensland Entertainment Precincts

17 | 2 | 2020

Recent weeks have seen important developments for the music, tourism and hospitality sector in Queensland as the Nambour CBD and a section of the Maroochydore Town Centre were designated special entertainment precincts by Sunshine Coast Council. The creation of special entertainment precincts will not only help provide better protection for entertainment venues but also ensure clear […]

Fires Impact Australian Live Music Industry

16 | 1 | 2020

Significant impacts are now being experienced from the recent bushfires across the music and hospitality sectors on the South Coast of NSW and in other areas across the country including fire affected regions of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria  and Western Australia. With many of these regions now declared safe and tourists encouraged to return, […]