NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC OFFICE invites you to attend a presentation on Friday afternoon, 3pm at Arts Tasmania (Hobart office).
The National Live Music Office was established in 2013 to review government policies impacting on local music scenes. We work to ensure planning, economic and cultural policies work to enhance, not inhibit, Australia’s $1.2bil live music industry.
We’ll be in Hobart for Amplified as a guest of Music Tasmania, presenting a short summary of the Office this Friday 29th of November at 3PM in the Arts Tasmania Board Room, at 165 Elizabeth Street. We’re interested to hear from musicians, venue owners, industry professionals and those working within cultural, planning and economic development agencies who have an interested in the welfare of live music in Tasmania. If you’re able to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of delegates who will be attending Amplified 2013 has been announced.
You can see the full list here
Details of workshops that will be delivered during Amplified can also be found here.
Music Tasmania in association with The Republic Bar, The Brisbane Hotel, The Grand Poobah, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and TMAGgots proudly presents
Amplified 2013 will showcase twenty-two Tasmanian artists across four shows in Hobart
on November 29 and 30.
Nov 29 – Republic Bar & Brisbane Hotel
Nov 30 – Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Courtyard (all ages, outdoor early evening event)
& The Grand Poobah.
“If you think of the great music cities of the world (New Orleans, NYC, Paris, Dublin), they have one thing in common: music is everywhere. On the street, in the subway, in the corner in a little pub, all the way through to concert halls and stadiums… Musicians tend to think of venues in terms of places that already feature live music, not places that could have live music if persuaded somehow. Music can fit into almost any space, no matter how small… The models for presenting music have to acknowledge that music is a big tent, not a series of little pigeonholes. When this happens, the music scene will be healthy and there will be a music community rather than just a music business.” Brian Ritchie- Tasmanian SLAM ambassador, Curator MONA FOMA.
On Saturday February 23rd 2013 musicians and music lovers will come together in the largest simultaneous celebration of Live Music and Small Gigs that’s ever been held in Australia, for the second annual SLAM Day. Tasmanian SLAM gigs are being held at The Grand Poobah, The Republic Bar & Cafe, Party in the Paddock, Irish Murphy’s Salamanca & MoMa (MONA Markets). Head to http://slamrally.org/ for details.
On February 23rd last year, over 150 gigs were held in small venues across the country from Perth to Port Douglas, Tamworth to Tennant Creek, Katherine to Kensington and with the support of musicians, venues, music fans and the media, the first ever SLAM Day was a massive success. SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) was born out of the SLAM rally, the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history. 20,000 people marched in Melbourne to change government policy that incorrectly linked live music to violence. Since then, SLAM has successfully lobbied and contributed to:
- Change the law in Victoria; live music is now recognized in the objects of The Liquor Licensing Act
- Break the policy link between live music and violence in Victoria
- Initiate the Premier’s Round Table for Live Music in Victoria. Outcomes from the roundtable include the reform of planning policy and licensing law in relation to all ages gigs, and cutting red tape.
- A new Live Music Strategy and Lord Mayors Advisory Panel in the City of Melbourne
- Live Music taskforces in City of Yarra and City of Port Phillip
SLAM Day is a campaign aimed at the broader community as an event that celebrates our local musicians and our small gigs. SLAM Day was embraced all around the country with thousands of musicians and tens of thousands of punters getting involved in 2012. Show your support for live music and head to a SLAM gig this Saturday the 23rd February!
**Relaunching on September 22nd 2013**
THE BUNKER is Music Tasmania’s rehearsal studio, managed in partnership with the Hobart City Council’s Youth Arts and Recreation Centre located at 44 Collins St Hobart. It is a purpose built, semi-sound proofed rehearsal room available for hire to members of Music Tasmania. Need to sign up as a member of Music Tasmania? It only costs $10 a year!
Each booking session is 2 hours and costs $30, which includes the use of the following equipment:
- EV ZX4 Speakers and Yamaha EMX512SC powered mixing console
- Vox AC30 guitar amp
- Behringer 4x 10 quad amp and bass head
- Yamaha Stage Custom drum kit with paiste 16″ 18″20″ Cymbals
- 4x Shure SM58 Microphones and stands and 2x DI’s as well as all the leads and cables you’ll need
In order to book a session with THE BUNKER, each member of your band must be a Music Tasmania member.
Session times are delegated as follows:
|2PM – 4PM
||4PM – 6PM
|Users of all ages
||Users of all ages
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
|4PM – 6PM
||6PM – 8PM
||8PM – 10PM
|12-25 yr olds
||Users of all ages
||Users of all ages
Payment can be made via our booking system using PayPal. Alternatively, you can arrange to pay direct debit transfer by contacting Music Tasmania’s Program Manager at email@example.com. Please read the terms and conditions of use and make sure you are happy with them before you agree to book the space.
First timers need to allow a few minutes at the start of the session to go over the OH&S safety procedure information. All users will need to sight and sign an equipment inventory checklist with our receptionists at the beginning and end of each session.
To view availability and book a session click here
*At the discretion of MT’s Manager – alternative rehearsal times may be able to be accommodated from time to time, subject to availability. However, there are no guarantees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your enquiry.
In September 2011, AMIN and Virgin Australia announced a new initiative aimed at addressing the ongoing problems musicians face when travelling with musical equipment. Following discussions led by national body The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), Virgin Australia is offering the music industry a baggage allowance of 32kg (across three pieces of checked baggage) for individual artists – with an additional 32kg able to be purchased in advance for just $15. Bands may also be able to ‘pool’ their baggage allowance across their travelling group. The initiative has been well received by the music community who often have to deal with high and inconsistent excess baggage charges. The new Virgin Australia baggage allowances will have a major impact on the ability of Australian artists to tour more often. CMST and Tasmanian musicians welcome the deal, which offers some respite to the exorbitant costs of transporting music equipment across the Bass Strait.
Want to sign up as a CMST member to reap the benefits of this deal? Membership costs a teensy $10 a year! Go to http://www.cmst.com.au/membership to join up online.
The Booking Process
This baggage allowance is available on Virgin Australia-owned and operated domestic services only and must be booked or pre-purchased at least 48 hours prior to departure. This offer applies to all new bookings and cannot be provided in retrospect, and Virgin Australia will not refund normal baggage charges already paid. For all bookings of less than 10 guests please process via one of the following booking methods. Virgin Australia encourages eligible members to book flights via their current travel provider or travel agent. For members who do not have a regular travel provider, Virgin encourages you to book with one of the following music industry specialist travel agencies:
- Show Group – www.showgroup.com.au Sydney Head Office: 02 9352 9999, Melbourne: 03 9468 2100, Brisbane: 07 3252 7090, Adelaide/Perth: 08 8410 9277; Email: email@example.com
- Moves Travel Group – www.movestravel.com.au Luke Sawyer – Business Development Manager; Mobile 0430 362 037 or Phone 02 9217 8999; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stage and Screen – www.stageandscreen.travel Phone: 1300 737 383; Email: Tiz Galipo – National Sales Manager email@example.com
- Travel Beyond – www.travelbeyond.com.au Phone: 1300 Beyond (1300 239 663); Dave Price – Sales and Marketing Manager; Mobile 0413 849 720; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that booking through one of these agencies is not an option, bookings should be made via Virgin Australia’s website www.virginaustralia.com. Once your booking is completed please email email@example.com and advise your itinerary reference, the number of bags and weight you will be carrying, details of the Australian Music Industry body you are a member of plus the membership number, and your contact details. If you require further assistance, please contact Virgin Australia Business Events and Groups on 136700, between 0730 and 1500 ADT, Monday to Friday.
Please Note: Any booking of 10 or more guests should be done through Virgin Australia’s normal Business Events and Groups bookings process, and will not be subject to the guidelines above, but rather will be subject to our Entertainment Terms and Conditions to which reference must be made. Group bookings over 10 should be directed through your current travel provider, travel agent, one of the suggested specialist agencies list above or direct with Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia cannot guarantee that Checked Baggage or excess baggage will be uplifted as this is subject to aircraft loads. Please refer to the Virgin Australia Baggage Policy – www.virginaustralia.com/baggage
Already a CMST member and have questions about the deal? Call program officer Amanda Laver on 6237 6318 Monday – Thursday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing, documenting and nerding out on Australian music are just about the only things I’ve wanted to do since I was knee high to a melodica. I’m also a trained journalist with a penchant for music blogs, political music advocacy and gonzo journalism.
I’m excited to be the new program officer for Tasmania’s peak contemporary music body and can’t wait to roll out our series of exciting programs over the course of 2012. These initiatives will make permanent and lasting changes to the shape of the Tasmanian music scene. It will be a seriously exciting year for Tassie musicians and this fair state alike. Stay tuned.
With solid numbers across all events, a brilliant workshop series and some great new relationships budding on the vine, CMST is delighted with the outcomes of 2011′s festivities. Stay tuned for info about Amplified 2012!
Amplified 2011 is now live! With 98 bands playing in 9 venues and 11 workshops, Amplified is going back to its roots and presenting a huge variety of the best Tasmanian music.
Check out the full events guide, sign up for the CMST Newsletter to find out how to get involved and/or join us on Facebook.
From August 1 you will also be able to sign up for a CMST membership directly through this site. A membership grants you access to our 1-on-1 Mentor services, our CMST Sessions and soon to come a special package discount for touring artists and their baggage excess.
Hot news! We are very excited to announce that CMST will be taking on the role of delivering Amplified 2011!
While the festival program will be a lot leaner than of years past, it will be more targeted and more of a celebration of Tassie music than ever before. Amplified will be held from August 17 to 21. Continue reading