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Entertainment and Live Performance sector representatives takes argument for industry support to Canberra
Representatives of industry groups including Live Performance Australia, APRA AMCOS and the Live Entertainment Industry Forum along with artist managers Catherine Haridy and John Watson, met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Australian Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher yesterday to warn how the sector could be devastated when the JobKeeper allowance ends this month.
Yesterday’s meetings at Parliament house in Canberra saw the group raise key issues facing the sector including job retention and how the industry will get through the coming months with a view to summer music tours being reactivated as of the last quarter of the year.
With promoters and venue owners appealing to governments to let venues return to full capacity crowds and commit to keeping state borders open, as recently as last Friday, Live Performance Australia (LPA) called for states and territories to outline the timeframe to allow all live entertainment venues to operate at 100% capacity and to guarantee borders would remain open now the vaccination program was underway.
At the time of this article being posted outcomes of the meetings are not available.
Images: Industry representatives of the LPA (Richard Evans and Evelyn Richardson), APRA AMCOS (Jenny Morris and Dean Ormston), Live Entertainment Industry Forum (Roger Field) and artist manager colleagues (Catherine Haridy of Eleven: A Music Company and John Watson of John Watson Management), meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (top) and Federal Minister for the Arts Paul Fletcher (below).
16th December 2020 - Coronavirus halted booming year for Australia’s live music sector
30th November 2020 - Coopers Brewery helps live music sector rebound from COVID-19
18th November 2020 - Live Performance Australia releases updated Ticketing Code of Practice
5th November 2020 - Save Our Stages NSW calls on public to help save the state’s live music industry
23rd October 2020 - Survey shows over 400 Australian Live Music Businesses face imminent closure
22nd October 2020 - Festival promoters call for Federal Government insurance scheme
14th October 2020 - Live entertainment industry counts the cost of COVID
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