In the wake of the NSW Government's announcement of 14 "high-risk" music festivals and the success of the Don't Kill Live Music rally, it's now more important than ever for the music industry and fans to demand action ahead of the state election on March 23rd!
What can we do?
With the state election around the corner, there’s an opportunity now for artists, venues, festivals and music-loving audiences to make their case for better support. But we need to get organised and start putting pressure on all political parties to make significant commitments to music in NSW. This isn’t just about lockouts, or regulation, or funding. It’s about feeling pride for your city or town, of wanting to go out and be with your community, of celebrating life and bringing your people together – with music being central to all of those things.
The good thing is there are many things you can do to support the NSW music industry – go out and support your local venue, your local artist, your local festival. Buy a band t-shirt. Support community radio. Stream local artists. Pay the bloody cover charge at a gig. Call your local member and let them know you care about music. Read our election report card on the various political parties and their commitments to investing in music in NSW. Whatever you do, don’t stay home or stay silent because there is simply too much at stake. With so much change happening socially, culturally and politically, it’s a critical time for artists, punters and the industry to come together and demand a better future for music in our state.
We’re calling on you now to help us do just that. By taking action, you’ll be joining the thousands of Australians who believe that our musicians, venues and the wider industry are vital to the state’s economy and cultural fabric. Help us make your voice heard, and convince the NSW Government that music is worth investing in.
#VoteMusic Action Checklist
Tell your friends and family why you’re going to #VoteMusic on election day!
Pick up an I Love Music and I Vote bumper sticker!
Read our 2019 State Election report card to see where the major parties lineup on issues affecting the music industry.
Write a letter about why music is important to you and your community, and send it to:
Bumper stickers: I Love Live Music and I Vote!Pick up your I Love Live Music and I Vote! bumper stickers from these locations and spread the word!
Address: 62 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Office phone: 02 9953 5279
Address: 44-54 Botany Road, Alexandria NSW 2015Office hours: 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday
Office phone: 02 8332 2900
Oxford Art Factory
Address: 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Office phone: 02 9332 3711
Address: Corner Wynter & Macquarie Streets, Taree NSW 2430
Office hours: 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday
Office phone: 02 6552 6200