27 August 2018
Parliamentary Inquiry into music industry
The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian music industry accepts submissions until Friday 21st September. Announced earlier this month by the (still) Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, the inquiry focuses on factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of Australia's music industry, both at home and overseas.
The Australian Music Centre is preparing a submission, and calling for AMC members to email their suggestions to us by 10 September - this feedback will be considered by the AMC Board for inclusion in the AMC's submission.
We're also encouraging other organisations and individuals active in the industry to prepare their own submissions. The inquiry will be conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts, chaired by Luke Howarth MP.
Mr Howarth said, 'Australian music is loved at home and around the world for its creative talent and innovation. The committee wants to hear how Australian composers, songwriters, performers, and producers can expand their reach and better compete with overseas artists... We also want to hear from investors, music companies, record labels, cultural organisations, festivals and other businesses that connect Australian musicians and music with audiences and markets.'
> Deadline for direct submissions is Friday 21 September 2018. For more information and to make a submission, please go to the relevant page on the Parliament of Australia website.
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