Music Australia and The Live Music Office present Live Music Frontiers In association with Sydney Fringe festival and Music NSW.
How do you feel when you see your favourite band live on stage? Or when you discover a new artist at a local venue or festival? Live music lets you feel it in your bones, enhances your music experiences, and contributes significantly to the livelihood of artists, venues and community culture.
Music Australia and the Live Music Office bring you the next in our Music Talks series – Live Music Frontiers. Aimed at artists, the hospitality sector, local government, arts organisations and industry professionals, we will explore the live music industry from different perspectives; of a venue manager, an artist manager and sector development. We’ll also look at the latest from the UK live music scene. This session, to be held in various cities, will examine the current state of play in live music, here and overseas – exploring developments, trends, challenges and opportunities.
Our select industry panellists will bring their expertise and experiences to the conversation.
- Mark Gerber; Owner of the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney
- Bill Cullen; Artist Manager at OneLouder
- Damian Cunningham; Director of sector development & audience at the Live Music Office
- Sybil Bell; Director of Independent Venue Week in the UK
- Yvette Myhill, Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers (Panel moderator)
Mark Gerber from Darlinghurst’s Oxford Art Factory, a leading new generation venue, explains his approach to running a live music venue, and the role it plays in the sector. Bill Cullen from One Louder unpacks the importance of the live music scene for his roster of artists, for whom live performing is central to their careers. Damian Cunningham from the Live Music Office explores achievements to date in regulatory and live music reform and the next chapter in sector development with a view to increasing opportunities and strengthening live music across the country. Sybil Bell shares insights into her work celebrating and promoting Independent live music in the UK, and with advocacy body the Music Venues Trust. The Panel will be moderated by AAM’s Yvette Myhill, whose association represents some of Australia’s most experienced artist managers.
The Session will run from 3pm till 4.30pm at the Erskineville Town hall on Sunday the 6th of September, the same day as the King Street Crawl (KSC). KSC is a celebration of the area’s cultural diversity and musical life. A range of venues and businesses will open their doors in one long musical crawl up and down King Street and Enmore Road.
Ticket Pricing: FREE