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26 June 2013

Is our live music scene in dire straits?

In the 1970s and 80s, Sydney was a haven for bands like Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, Icehouse, AC/DC, The Angels and the Hoodoo Gurus to play live, build a following and launch international careers.

But classic venues such as the Annandale and the Hopetoun have closed or are closing and Sydney's musicians are struggling to be heard.

The City has established a Live Music and Live Performance Taskforce to look at the challenges facing live music venues and suggest practical steps.

In this podcast, lead singer of Hoodoo Gurus and founder of the Dig It Up festival, Dave Faulkner, talks about the state of Sydney's live music scene. He is then joined by key figures in Sydney's music industry to discuss how bands can play on and on.

Dave Faulkner, Hoodoo Gurus


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Panel discussion with John Wardle, Chair of Live Music and Live Performance Taskforce; David Faulkner, Hoodoo Gurus; Lord Mayor Clover Moore; Brett Murrihy, CEO and Founder, Artist Voice; Mark Gerber, 'The Boss' and Founder, Oxford Art Factory; Zan Rowe, MC; and Dan Zilber, General Manager of Music, FBi

Last updated: Saturday, 30 November 2013