Live music action plan

Live music action plan

Live music matters

The City is seeking feedback on a new action plan to encourage live music in Sydney.

The Live Music Matters report is the work of an 11-member taskforce set up by the City to revive Sydney’s live music and performance scene.

For many years, Sydney enjoyed a reputation for extraordinary live performers and bands. But poker machines, large sports screens in pubs and tough regulations have all put pressure on live venues, resulting in fewer opportunities for live music.

Now, out of 2,200 venues with liquor licences in Sydney, only 143 of them, just six per cent, have a live music licence.

This nationally significant plan aims to create new opportunities for musicians and performers.

It tackles issues such as regulatory barriers, the availability of space to rehearse and perform, developing new audiences, and providing opportunities for young people to enjoy and play live music.

The plan is on exhibition for 60 days. View the plan and give your feedback on our Sydney Your Say website.

Last updated: Thursday, 28 November 2013