LIVE MUSIC THINKER’S REPORT RELEASED:
‘THE FUTURE OF LIVE MUSIC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA’
A key recommendation of Mr Elbourne’s report is to establish a South Australian Contemporary Music Advisory Council by the Government of South Australia, which would report directly to the Premier and have the specific aim of increasing the size and value of the music industry in South Australia
Thinker, Martin Elbourne said “I look forward to following the progress being made by the South Australian Government in implementation of these recommendations; in particular the establishment of an advisory council to ensure the live music industry in South Australia continues to grow sustainably”
Premier Jay Weatherill welcomed the release of the report. “South Australia has a strong music tradition,” Mr Weatherill said. “The Live Music residency by Martin Elbourne has brought together and inspired our local music industry. His report will be used to help us strengthen live music across the State. This is about treating music as an industry as well as an artform.”
*Please be advised that citations for the Renew Adelaide report ‘Regulatory Barriers to South Australia’s Venue-Based Creative Initiatives’ were inadvertently omitted on pages 103 and 105 of the previous version of this report due to the iterative process in the report development. The Don Dunstan Foundation and the Reverb team apologise to Dr Ianto Ware and Renew Adelaide for these omissions.