LPA Welcomes NSW Labor’s Commitment to Support Live Music

LPA Welcomes NSW Labor’s Commitment to Support Live Music

LPA has released the following media statement supporting the NSW Labor Party's announcement on their plans for the music sector:

Live Performance Australia today welcomed Labor’s commitment to support live music, including the sensible and streamlined process for festival licensing including multi-year approvals for established events.

Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson, said “Labor’s plan clearly responds to last year’s inquiry into the NSW music industry and it also recognises the significant economic and community contribution the live music sector makes across the state.

“With respect to music festival licensing, we would like to see a firm commitment to consulting with the industry on any licensing arrangements, particularly given the current debacle playing out in NSW where music festivals are being hammered with ad hoc policy making and the government is unwilling to sit down with industry and seek a workable solution”, she said. 

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The full media statement can be accessed here.

Read the NSW Labor Party's media release here.