Become a Member of ALMBC
ALMBC Membership is open to any person, sole trader, partnership, company, other trading entity or corporation that derives income from the live music industry in Australia and whose principal place of business is located, and majority beneficial ownership is held, within Australia.
Majority beneficial ownership means being ultimately 51% owned by Australian-based shareholders.
Organisations that are 51% or more owned by non-Australian shareholders can become Associate Members ie., “Friends of the ALMBC”, see below.
Any person or organisation who works in the Live Music sector as their primary vocation and wants to help the ALMBC continue to do good things! $11,000 (inc GST) financial year.
Medium to Large Enterprise – Companies who employ 10 people or more. $1,650.00 (inc GST) for Financial Year.
For small businesses, partnerships, bands, or companies who employ between 2 and 9 people. $ 550.00 (inc GST) for Financial Year.
Sole Traders, technical or event staff or road crew, solo artists or duos. For those self employed or with 1 other person. $55.00 (plus GST) for Financial Year.
Any person or company who does not qualify for entry as a full member but wishes to support the ALMBC to achieve our aims. Investment starting as $5,500 (inc GST) for the Financial Year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and benefits.
Renewing or upgrading your membership?
If you are looking to renew or upgrade your membership, don’t worry – we will be in touch when it is time to renew. However, if you would like to renew now, please login to your account and then select a membership package the suits your circumstances via the link below:
ALMBC represents and serves the interests of its members by working and negotiating with the music industry and governments at all levels and lobbying on behalf of its members and the broader independent live music sector, to facilitate favourable commercial outcomes and achieve the objects for which ALMBC has been established.
To be a cohesive and united voice to advocate for increased funding and other assistance to advance small to medium Australian live music businesses.
To obtain favourable outcomes for Australian live music businesses, through working and educating government and other key industry organisations.
To promote the ongoing sustainability and growth of small to medium Australian live music businesses and protect the interests of its members against unreasonable and excessive regulation, schemes, laws or conditions.
To develop and promote community awareness that highlights the positive contribution of small to medium Australian live music businesses.
To work with government to ensure that the interests of its members are represented and advanced when policy and legislation is being reviewed, considered, drafted and implemented.
Fully paid-up Members receive voting rights at general meetings including the AGM and may nominate for board positions. Associate Members will be entitled to receive notice of, and to attend, all general meetings of ALMBC but are not entitled to vote at such general meetings.
ALMBC is leading the development of a Live Music Business policy to advance the interests and achieve favourable commercial outcomes for the independent live music business sector on a national scale.
ALMBC has developed relationships with Governments at all levels to advocate for the interests of the industry.
ALMBC collaborates with associated industries to protect and enhance the interests of the independent live music business sector.
ALMBC works closely with other national industry organisations to present a unified voice to Government.
ALMBC is undertaking significant submissions to government concerning the live music business and its policies for small business including the ongoing Federal Parliamentary inquiry into the COVID impact on the sector.
Members will be party to any collective bargaining agreements secured by the ALMBC
Members will be party to any group buying agreements secured by the ALMBC
Access to documents and shared resources from ALMBC and its members
ALMBC intends to hold an annual music business symposium which all members will be invited to attend. Members will receive a number of complimentary tickets based on their level of membership.
Advice, networking and mentoring opportunities for all members
ALMBC is developing a range of member benefits to be made available over time as our membership base grows.
* Access to documents and resources from ALMBC and its partner organisations across the world.
* Creation and publication of the Australian Independent Live Music Business Report.
* Discounts from selected conferences such as Singapore (Music Matters), Brisbane (BIGSOUND), SXSW Austin Texas, AMW (Sydney), etc.
* Negotiated discounts for ALMBC members from businesses that support ALMBC.