Industry Issues

Support Act EOFY Appeal

22 Jun 2022

Music charity, Support Act, has launched its annual End of Financial Year appeal to raise funds for music industry workers in crisis, with support from its youngest ever donor, 11-year-old singer/songwriter, Devy

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Support Act’s first mental health survey: The results

25 May 2022

Just over 1,300 people who work professionally in the music and live performing arts industries took part in the survey in March and April this year nationally, and the results are a stark wake-up call for the sector

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How Do You Create Engagement at Hybrid Events?

24 May 2022

While combining the greater audiences of digital events with the greater audience interaction of physical conferences arguably gives you the best of both worlds, they inevitably also bring the worst of each, too

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Version 2.0 of International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging Now Available

7 Apr 2022

ESTA and PLASA have announced the release of an updated Version 2.0 of the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER), which is available as a free download

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Entourage Pro Global Crew Resource now open

31 Mar 2022

EP is a bespoke online network of verified crew that has already secured thousands of members from over 60 countries around the world

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Mad March – We’re Back, Baby!

16 Mar 2022

Gigs are back, touring is possible, borders are open, and we suddenly have A LOT of work to do

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Support Act Mental Health Survey

9 Mar 2022

They need your help to get an updated picture of the mental health and wellbeing of everyone working in music and live performing arts in Australia, and the factors that are impacting your work and lives

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What The Hell Is The Metaverse?

8 Mar 2022

Thinking of shifting your event into the Metaverse? It might be better to wait…

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Australian Road Crew Association Withdraws Its Music From Russia In Protest

28 Feb 2022

ARCA has notified the distributor of its in-house record label Black Box Records to withdraw from sale, download or streaming its entire catalogue of artist’s recordings within the Russian Federation

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Roady4Roadies 2022

23 Feb 2022

This year, Roady4Roadies events will take place in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart on Sunday, 1 May 2022, and Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Newcastle on Saturday, 7 May 2022

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L-Acoustics Seize and Destroy Fake Loudspeakers

9 Feb 2022

Suspicious ARCS II loudspeakers were seized and taken to a recycling facility, where they were dismantled

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It’s Time To Switch To Solar

2 Feb 2022

“It’s the easiest form of income your business could ever receive. All you have to do every day is convince the sun to rise.”

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