National and NSW Surveys Target Working Musicians

12 | 9 | 2018

Musicians! There’s currently not one but TWO research programs targeting the experiences of working musicians in NSW and Australia. This data will be used to inform funding programs and policy discussions at the state and federal level. If you’ve done one survey or other, neither or both? Get involved and have your say to people […]

Inquiry into the Australian Music Industry Announced

23 | 8 | 2018

Terms of reference On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, the Minister for Communications and the Arts , Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on: Factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian music industry.  See Committee Homepage The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will examine […]

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Music and Arts Economy Continues

23 | 8 | 2018

Established on 23 November 2017, this inquiry was created to inquire into and report on the music and arts economy in New South Wales. See committee homepage Recent hearings have been held in Wollongong Byron Bay Melbourne Newcastle Submissions to the Inquiry are available online: With additional responses from questions on notice provided here: […]

APRA AMCOS Live Music Office – Five years on: Achievements and Plans

29 | 6 | 2018

Five years on from the establishment of the Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS as the key industry body administering the Office, is reviewing its achievements and surveying industry and government to identify future priorities of a live music organisation in Australia. In 2013, the Australian Government announced funding for the creation of the Live Music […]

Canberra’s live music scene receives welcome boost

28 | 6 | 2018

Great news in the ACT this week with the announcement by Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay that the ACT Government is investing $108,000 to ensure Canberra’s live music scene continues to thrive. “Canberra is brimming with talented musicians and we’ll be working closely with MusicACT to strengthen live music opportunities in the […]

Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June

1 | 6 | 2018

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free […]

Live and Local set to boost Campbelltown’s CBD

15 | 5 | 2018

More than 45 talented Western Sydney artists will perform in venues across Campbelltown’s CBD for Live and Local Campbelltown on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May. View the full program

Plan your gig: live music resources now available

3 | 5 | 2018

Want to host a live music event but don’t know where to start? We’ve created a resource pack that contains everything you need from contracts to templates. View the Live and Local Resources