Your voice can change our industry!

31 | 5 | 2022

In late 2021, the music industry came together to launch the Music Industry Review on sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination to identify key issues facing the industry and determine what needs to be done to create positive and sustainable change. The industry is launching a national survey as part of the Review, on […]

Three-point plan for the Federal Election campaign

11 | 5 | 2022

Sixteen Australian music industry bodies representing an industry worth $16 billion a year to the digital, entertainment, hospitality and tourism economies have come together to outline a three-point plan in the lead-up to the 2022 Federal Election. The three priorities centre around direct investment in the creation of great new Australian music, skills development and […]

Independent Review into Sexual Harm, Sexual Harassment and Systemic Discrimination in the National Music Industry

15 | 2 | 2022

The Independent Review into Sexual Harm, Sexual Harassment and Systemic Discrimination in the National Music Industry has recently commenced. For more information and updates on the review go to As part of this work the independent review team has begun a national consultation process to listen to your stories, experiences, observations and suggestions for […]

$20m funding and insurance scheme to boost Victoria’s live music industry

14 | 11 | 2021

Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson has announced the $20 million Live Music Restart package, which will support the exciting return of live music. Beloved music venues will safely get live shows back on their stages thanks to an $8 million program to recruit and train new staff, invest in COVIDSafe infrastructure and get more […]

South Australia Music Development Office $3M Live Music Support Program Announced

29 | 10 | 2021

The MDO Live Music Support Program provides financial support to established live music  enterprises, which includes dedicated live music venues and event promoters, and professional touring artists. The purpose of the program is to enable eligible music businesses to invest in costs associated with planning and presenting live music so that venues, promoters and artists […]

Grants open for Victoria’s music industry

29 | 10 | 2021

The Victorian Government is supporting musicians, bands and music businesses to get back on their feet and back on stage, with grants to recharge Victoria’s famed live music scene. William Elm at Blak Sounds 2019, VMDO First Peoples. Image by Jacinta Keef A new round of grants through the Music Works program is now open, […]

July 2021 COVID – 19 Support

16 | 7 | 2021

The Australian music industry includes many small businesses and sole traders, who earn their living in crowded venues, and at events a long time in preparation. They are heavily and immediately affected by any restrictions that come into play, even if they live and work in another part of an affected state or across the […]

QMusic Appoints Kris Stewart as New CEO

18 | 5 | 2021

From the QMusic Website: QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association, is delighted to announce Kris Stewart has been appointed CEO and will commence in the position on 14 June 2021. Mr Stewart joins QMusic following a successful eight-year tenure as Artistic Director at Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland’s home for contemporary culture. He will take the helm […]