Live Music Industry Policy Update 11 May 2019

The Committee recently facilitated a round table discussion between the Attorney- General, the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP and music industry stakeholders to look at policies affecting the viability of the sector. This robust and positive session will feed into the government’s response to the QUANTEM Report (Qld alcohol-related violence and night time economy).

The Committee proposes five policy considerations for the protection and nurturing of greater Brisbane’s live music industry:

1. Legislative relief for venues:
–  putting on a significant number of live music events in Safe Night Precincts
– putting on live music events Sunday through to Thursday in Safe Night Precincts
2. An improved Grants framework to encourage venues to host live music events in Fortitude Valley and in suburbia. Including All Ages events.
3. The appointment of a “Night” Mayor to be the champion of Brisbane’s after dark economy and precincts – including, but not limited to: safety, major event curation, economic development, transit.
4. Improved frequent public transport services in and away from Brisbane’s safe night precincts at peak times
5. Increased live music industry representation within the Arts Advisory community in Brisbane and Queensland