Music

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Website

Artsfreedom.org

This website contains hundreds of news articles, videos, analysis and in-depth reports on the right of artists to freedom of expression, as well as with issues relating to human rights and artistic freedoms generally.
Policy

Renewing creative Australia: Labor's arts and cultural policy in detail

This resource outlines the ALP's proposed arts and cultural policy for 2019 and beyond.
Guide

2019 Federal election: report card - arts and cultural policy

Live Performance Australia has published this assessment of the arts and cultural policies of the major political parties contesting this year’s federal election.
Report

The music and arts economy in New South Wales

Music, particularly contemporary music, continues to play a vital role in the economic and social vitality of New South Wales. However, this sector has traditionally been neglected by governments, and as a result the contemporary music ecosystem in New South Wales appears to be slowly...
Report

Report on the inquiry into the Australian music industry

Music’s social and cultural value is unquestionable and cannot be overstated. This report primarily focuses on the music industry itself. It considers the regulatory and economic factors that influence the industry, and also examines how best to support the growth and sustainability of the industry...
Report

Economic and cultural value of Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services

This inquiry report outlines the current state and operation of the Australian television and music industry, including competition issues relating to the relative market power of producers and broadcasters for traditional, streaming and 'catch- up' viewing.
Policy report

Well-being and mental health in the gig economy

A response is needed to the numerous issues spurred by the expansion of the gig economy, where flexible patterns of employment prevail in contrast to permanent jobs. In this context of the exponential growth of the digital economy and underlying business models the largest nationwide...
Conference paper

Making it in the Melbourne music scene

This paper uses contemporary documentation, interviews and maps to highlight the different types of music careers, and modes of “making it”, seen in the 1986 feature film Dogs in Space. The film concerns a fictional band of the same name, based on The Ears, a...
Conference paper

‘It’s the bottom of the world and that’s that’

Melbourne group Boom Crash Opera’s 1987 single ‘City Flat’ is a musically exuberant (though according to at least one critic, lyrically ‘fairly bleak’) single celebrating a sparse inner-Melbourne lifestyle in which limited means enhance and highlight minor pleasures: coffee, kitchens, hanging out. Now just thirty...
Report

The economic and cultural value of live music in the Northern Territory

This report provides a detailed examination of the live music sector in the Northern Territory.