ALMBC Member Update Feb 2023
Hi there and thank you for being an ALMBC member.
The ALMBC was developed in response to a number of crisis impacting the Australian live music industry. Your support is vital and some of what you will read today will showcase our hard work and your great support – so thank you once again!
In this update we hear about the newly launched National Cultural Policy as well as opportunities in the next day or two to find out more.
We will let you know about our next ALMBC Member Forum – please make sure you jump in and say hello.
And we are getting closer to releasing our exciting Insurance opportunities.
Once again – many thanks for coming on board and please stay in touch.
Australian Live Music Business Council
Music Industry to be 'Revive'd
The Federal Government launched the new National Cultural Policy on Monday.
Of the nearly $300M in funding that has been allocated, $69.4M has been allocated to the establishment of Music Australia who’s remit is to:
- grow the market for contemporary Australian music
- increase development of original music through investment in artistic creation
- deliver song writing and recording initiatives in schools
- develop new strategic partnerships within and beyond the music sector, including to undertake research and data collection around key issues, including festivals and venues
- provide ongoing support for Sounds Australia – Australia’s export music market development initiative
- support industry professionals to learn business and management skills
- provide central coordination around access to live music venues for bands and solo artists
- develop new co-investment agreements with states, territories and industry to deliver national sector-wide priorities, and
- create Community Music Hubs in high density living areas.
The ALMBC already has very close ties with the previous music section of the Australia Council and will continue to advocate strongly and successfully for artists and industry within the new Music Australia model.
We believe that many of the outcomes above have been, at least in part, through our advocacy, and that there is a strong opportunity to work on the democratisation of decision making and influence on Government policy direction.
Additionally, Support Act will be funded at $1M per annum and there are also moves to extend the broadcast spectrum for Double J throughout Australia. This is in tandem with the NCP and governed by the Department of Communications which is a good example of how the NCP seeks to implement whole of government approaches – very exciting.
ALMBC Chair and EGM will have a briefing session with the Office of The Arts later this week and the ALMBC will also have representation at this week’s Creative Australia and Music Australia forums – see below.
Overall, we are very pleased with the directions taken in the new policy and we are well-placed to ensure our members gain positive benefits.
Link to Cultural Policy Here.
Creative Australia & Music Australia Briefing Sessions
Register for a briefing session for either Creative Australia or Music Australia.
(there is also a Writers Australia session if you are interested too)
National Cultural Policy and Creative Australia
Wednesday 1 February
Click here to register.
In conversation with The Music Network
Thursday 9 February
Click here to register.
ALMBC Forum - 21 Feb
Speaking of Forums, we will be holding our next forum on 21 Feb.
We will unpack:
- The new National Cultural Policy
- Creative Australia & Music Australia
- Our new Insurance opportunities
- Outline our most recent advocacy actions
- Updated Membership opportunities
- Opportunities for commercial partnership and philanthropy for the ALMBC
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
New Insurance opportunities
Following extensive consultation across the sector and liaison with insurance brokers, we are moments away from launching exciting new insurance opportunities for ALMBC Members.
This will be insurance that make sense to the music industry and will cost less than the wild prices we know that you are being currently quoted.
Click here for more information, please come along to our up-coming forum for more information and please get in touch right away if you have any insurance hassles.
Spreading the word
We’d love your support to help spread the word about ALMBC even further and to assist in building our social channels.
Four ways you can help from here:
- Tell a friend – please share your support of ALMBC with your contacts and ask them to join
- Give us a shout out on socials – like, follow, engage, share… you know the drill…
- Keep the info flowing – this is a two way relationship. We’ll continue to build out resources and information on or website, but we rely on members to keep us informed – send over anything you think might be relevant to email@example.com
- Transparency – want to know anything about us…. Just ask!
Lead Photo – Showcasing the great interest from Australian music industry at the recent launch of the National Cultural Policy, at the Espy, Melbourne 30 Jan 2023. L-R: Guy Ross (MSO); Chris O’Neill (APRA); Kate Duncan (The Push); Jaddan Comerford (Unified); Esti Zilber (Sounds Australia); Kris Stewart (Q Music); Kate Adams (AAM); Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia); Simone Schinkel (Music Victoria); Stu Watters (ALMBC); Bronwyn Adams (SunCentral); Nick Pickard (APRA); Catherine Haridy (Australian Music Centre); Bonnie Dalton (Creative Victoria); Laura Vozzo (SA Music Development Office)