Operation Of The Noise Restrictions From The QLD Office Of Liquor And Gaming Regulation

20 | 8 | 2014

The operation of the noise restrictions[1] from the QLD Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation was the fundamental issue for musicians and venues outside the Fortitude Valley Special Entertainment Precinct in Brisbane and in greater Queensland in forums and contact with the Live Music Office in 2014. Musicians and venues identified a number of problematic […]

Live Music Office Launches Website With Consumer Survey

19 | 8 | 2014

The Live Music Office today launches their new website at along with a new research initiative to better understand the social and economic contribution that live music makes to Australia. Live Music Office Policy Director John Wardle said, “This is an important time for Australian music policy. Cities such as Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide and Melbourne […]

Live Music Plans and Taskforces

18 | 8 | 2014

Across Australia, the live music sector and local and state governments in select locations have been investigating and preparing strategic plans to better support live music and performance. In 2014 the Cities of Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Adelaide have all tabled live music plans and strategies,  South Australia and the ACT have undertaken state-wide reviews […]

Damian Cunningham Joins The Live Music Office

15 | 8 | 2014

In August 2014 Damian Cunningham joins the National Live Music Office as director of Audience and Sector Development. With over ten years experience in the Australian live music industry, Damian has worked in booking and logistic roles for festivals including the Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Peats Ridge, Surry Hills Festival and the […]

Melbourne Music Strategy

13 | 8 | 2014

City Of Melbourne Music Strategy 2014/2016  On Wednesday On Wednesday 13 August 2014 the City of Melbourne launched their live music Strategy 2014/2016 at live music venue The Toff in Town There are a number of resources associated with this plan, including A dedicated web page A review of the regulatory framework related to live […]

Adelaide City Council Releases Live Music Action Plan 2014/2016

7 | 8 | 2014

Congratulations to Adelaide City Council for their Live Music Action Plan 2014/2016 this week. Adopting 23 recommendations from the 2013 Thinkers In Residence report, Adelaide Council this week released their Live Music Action Plan 2014/2016 Read the Adelaide City Council Live Music Action Plan 2014/2016 The 2014/16 Adelaide Actions are: Identify and legalise 2 ‘paste […]

Ignite! Heat The Street – Live and Local Precinct Event For Sydney Fringe

7 | 8 | 2014

APRA AMCOS and the National Live Music Office have teamed up with the 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival and the Surry Hills community to present IGNITE – HEAT THE STREET, an afternoon to evening of eclectic live local music and performance on Crown Street. The official launch event for 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival will see shop […]

The Live Music Office Is Looking For A Sector Development Director

2 | 7 | 2014

The Live Music Office is looking for a Sector Development Director   The objective of this role is to increase live music performance opportunities and support live music audience and sector development. This role will: Facilitate dialogue between stakeholders and build engagement and collaboration across differing stakeholder agendas and groups. Scope, research, collate and disseminate […]