Listen to LMO’s John Wardle on ABC radio

26 | 4 | 2018

Live Music Office Director John Wardle attended the Music Cities Convention in Melbourne. Hear him discuss the proposal of a “night mayor” to keep live music flourishing in cities. Listen to the full broadcast on ABC radio

Entries now open for musicians to play Live N Local festival

22 | 3 | 2018

The City of Port Phillip’s free winter celebration of music, Live N Local, returns in 2018 from 25 August to 1 September. The Festival is currently calling on local musicians, bands and venues to participate in the 2018 event. City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss said the Live N Local Festival plays an […]

New music plan cements Melbourne’s music future

22 | 3 | 2018

City of Melbourne Councillors this week endorsed the Melbourne Music Plan 2018-2021, strengthening support for local artists to help empower the next generation of iconic Melbourne musicians. Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio, Councillor Rohan Leppert, said the third iteration of the Music Plan would cement Melbourne’s status as a leading global music […]

Victoria introduces program to improve safety of live music venues

22 | 3 | 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s best known gig spots to stop sexual harassment and assault in live music venues. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the Corner Hotel in Richmond to launch the Sexual Harassment and Assault in Licensed Live […]

Social video to help online ticket buyers avoid scams

20 | 3 | 2018

A new social video has been launched as part of Live Performance Australia’s ongoing consumer education campaign about the potential dangers of buying tickets online. ‘Online ticketing scams are a scourge for our industry, and LPA wants to make sure consumers are aware of the risks,’ said LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson. The video is […]

AMIN announce new leadership and strategic direction

15 | 3 | 2018

AMIN (Australian Music Industry Network) would like to announce the appointment of new Chair Joel Edmondson (QMusic), Deputy Chair Emily Collins (Music NSW) and Secretary Lisa Bishop (Music SA). The new appointments follow AMIN’s recent AGM, held in Hobart in late February. Outgoing Chair Patrick Donovan (Music Victoria) and Secretary Mark Smith (Music NT) were […]

Sound Smart, Hear Smart – Good Music Neighbours 2018

15 | 3 | 2018

Good Music Neighbours is a Creative Victoria initiative providing matched funding to venues across Victoria for sound attenuation. These grants help venues be proactive about sound management and offer up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding. There are two major funding rounds per year, offering funding from $2,500 up to $75,000. Round opens: 29 March […]

Help make NSW a better place for Music and the Arts!

15 | 3 | 2018

The NSW Parliament is seeking your thoughts on the Music and Arts Economy – And submissions close on the last day of this month – Wednesday 28 February, so there’s just over a week to go. The link to lodge a submission is here – Having your say now is really needed. This is a unique opportunity […]