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  • Victoria Launches Government Taskforce To Combat Sexual Harassment At Live Music Events
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    Victoria Launches Government Taskforce To Combat Sexual Harassment At Live Music Events

    A new government taskforce will be convened to address the sexual harassment and assault of women inside Victoria’s licensed venues, following on from yesterday’s meeting of the state’s Live Music Roundtable. Minister for Justice and Brunswick MP, Jane Garrett, has actioned the new squadron, the brainchild of music advocacy groups SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music)

  • 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

  • Do Council-Run Music Festivals Exploit Musicians?
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    Do Council-Run Music Festivals Exploit Musicians?

    Nate Nott, co-owner of Melbourne music store Polyester Records, has penned an open letter challenging the relevance and equity of Melbourne’s council-funded music festivals, such as Yarra’s Leaps & Bounds Festival and Melbourne City’s Melbourne Music Week. Nott has criticised the Council-run festivals for not only exploiting artists, labels and venues, but for also not

  • 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

  • SLAM Day – Australia’s Largest Celebration Of Live Music
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    SLAM Day – Australia’s Largest Celebration Of Live Music

    SLAM Day, Save Live Australia’s Music nationwide celebration of small gigs and live music, is fast approaching. On Saturday, 23rd February a projected 300 live shows will take place in small venues, cafes and backyards in the largest simultaneous exhibition of live music Australia has ever seen. Save Live Australia’s Music is an independent organisation

  • SLAM Returns In 2013
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    SLAM Returns In 2013

    National SLAM Day (Save Live Australian Music) is set to return to Australia early next year. Now in its third year of operation, the celebration of live music is glad to announce that it will return on 23rd February next year. It stems from the 2010 rally, which was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s

  • The Cultural Cringe: SLAMmed
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    The Cultural Cringe: SLAMmed

    Well, it’s been two years to the day since we all did our level best to save Australia’s live music scene. I think we can all breath a sigh of relief, secure in the knowledge we can all head out together tonight and enjoy some great live music courtesy of the following bands and artists…

  • National Slam Day 2012 Hits Venues Across The Country
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    National Slam Day 2012 Hits Venues Across The Country

    Following on from the Slam rallies in February last year that saw 20,000 music fans marching down Swanston Street in Melbourne to protest oppressive liquor licensing, the Slam organisation is launching National Slam Day this Thursday the 23rd (kind of an anniversary of sorts if you will) which will see small venues all across Australia

  • Strum A Note Up In The Wires: No Music, No Melbourne – SLAM 2012
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    Strum A Note Up In The Wires: No Music, No Melbourne – SLAM 2012

    Melbourne’s live music scene is only as good as the number of patrons that fill the many awesome venues we’re lucky enough to have. And even as good as the owners who look after these little goldmines. Melbourne’s live music scene has suffered some blows, what with last year’s closure of The Arthouse, the uncertain

  • SLAM Goes National
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    SLAM Goes National

    On 23rd February 2010, the SLAM rally saw 20,000 people march through Melbourne to the tune of AC/DC’s Long Way to the Top, in protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence. Out on the streets of Melbourne, Australians showed our support and love for a truly great live music

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