Agent Of Change

  • New Petition Calls For Sydney Venues To Be Protected From Noise Complaints
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    New Petition Calls For Sydney Venues To Be Protected From Noise Complaints

    A new petition is calling for the New South Wales Government to pass new laws to protect Sydney music venues from noise complaints. The petition, created by Sydney musician Siobhan Poynton, notes that Victoria implemented Agent Of Change laws to protect venues from noise complaints in September 2014. The petition calls for similar laws to

  • Melbourne Named One Of The World’s Leading Music Cities
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    Melbourne Named One Of The World’s Leading Music Cities

    Just in case it wasn’t official before, it is now. Melbourne has just been recognised in the same breath as London, Montreal, New York, Berlin and Austin as one of the leading music cities in the world. In a new global study dubbed The Mastering Of A Music City, the Victorian capital has been cited

  • This Is The Right Way To React When You Move Next To A Noisy Venue
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    This Is The Right Way To React When You Move Next To A Noisy Venue

    Music venue Cherry Bar last week received a ridiculous noise complaint from a nearby resident who had recently moved in to the area. That ill-advised move was widely ridiculed after Cherry Bar posted the letter to their Facebook page and now the bar have shared another letter from a resident, this time showing us the

  • Read This Noise Complaint Sent To Melbourne’s Cherry Bar
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    Read This Noise Complaint Sent To Melbourne’s Cherry Bar

    Melbourne venue Cherry Bar, which sits on on AC/DC lane, has been long been battling with threats posed by nearby residential developments and the fight seems to have endured, with the venue now claiming it has received its first noise complaint. As reported by Tone Deaf, the complaint was shared by the venue on their

  • Victoria Is Still Failing At Music, According To This State Election Report Card
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    Victoria Is Still Failing At Music, According To This State Election Report Card

    Ahead of the Victorian state election, industry body Music Victoria has today unveiled their State Election Report Card, which assesses the Coalition government, as well as Labor and The Greens, on their commitment to live music. Having recently been successful in their long battle to secure the implementation of Agent of Change into the state

  • Industry Heralds World-First Live Music Reforms
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    Industry Heralds World-First Live Music Reforms

    Last week, Victoria’s live music scene welcomed the implementation of Agent of Change laws, which will better protect venues from noise complaints by new residential developers. According to triple j, the laws were finally passed this morning, and members of the music industry have praised the changes as overwhelmingly positive and “unprecedented around the world”.

  • Agent Of Change Finally Implemented In Victoria Today
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    Agent Of Change Finally Implemented In Victoria Today

    After a protracted battle lasting over a decade, Victoria’s live music scene today welcomes the implementation of Agent of Change laws that will better protect venues from noise complaints by new residential developments. “Today is a very important day for Live Music in Victoria. Today the Agent of Change principle will be implemented,” wrote industry

  • Victoria Is Finally Getting Reforms To Protect Live Music From Noise Complaints
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    Victoria Is Finally Getting Reforms To Protect Live Music From Noise Complaints

    After a protracted battle, Victoria’s live music scene will finally see the implementation of Agent of Change laws that will better protect venues from noise complaints by new residential developments. Planning Minister Matthew Guy will reportedly sign into action a suite of changes to planning regulation that will enshrine the Agent of Change principal in

  • Victoria Is Close To Getting Proper Live Music Noise Reform
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    Victoria Is Close To Getting Proper Live Music Noise Reform

    Victoria’s live music scene could see the implementation of an Agent of Change law within weeks as reports suggest negotiations with the Department of Planning are in their final stages. Music Feeds reported last week that Planning Minister Matthew Guy has pushed forward crisis talks with music industry lobby groups to discuss vital reforms to

  • Liberal Minister Holds Melbourne Live Music Crisis Talks
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    Liberal Minister Holds Melbourne Live Music Crisis Talks

    The Victorian Liberal State Government and music industry lobby group Music Victoria have held talks today to discuss vital reforms to the city’s live music scene. The talks were pushed forward a day after Planning Minister Matthew Guy was criticised yesterday for dragging his feet. Reports theMusic.com.au, Labor Shadow Minister for The Arts Martin Foley

  • Punters Chip In To Save Melbourne’s Cherry Bar
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    Punters Chip In To Save Melbourne’s Cherry Bar

    With the help of devoted live music fans, Melbourne venue Cherry Bar has reached its ambitious crowdfuding target in just one day and will be saved from the threat of closure. The raised funds will go towards the expensive costs of soundproofing the venue due to planning regulations. “It was tempting, for about 3 seconds,

  • You Can Pitch In To Help Save Melbourne’s Cherry Bar
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    You Can Pitch In To Help Save Melbourne’s Cherry Bar

    Melbourne venue Cherry Bar is appealing to patrons to save it from the threat of closure by pitching in for the expensive costs of soundproofing works after a 12-storey apartment block moved in next door. “Despite the fact that Cherry has not had a single noise complaint in 14 positive and successful rocking years, as

  • Victorian Planning Minister Says Noise Reforms Are Imminent
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    Victorian Planning Minister Says Noise Reforms Are Imminent

    Victorian Minister for Planning Matthew Guy has said that the “Agent of Change Principle,” which would protect established live music venues from noise complaints issued by new residents, will be implemented well before the upcoming election, offering a timeframe of “six or seven weeks.” During the final sitting of parliament for 2013, Minister Guy was

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