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NSW's sound investment in musicians

Live music and touring acts get a $4.8 million boost in NSW.

Ability Fest. Five men in black T shirts are in front of festival crowd, one on the right is in a wheelchair, smiling and holding a microphone.

Ability Fest returns and expands to Queensland

The music festival with inclusion baked into its DNA returns this October.

Melt 2024 first program reveal – Club Broadway: A Wicked Halloween Ball. Photo: Supplied. A digitally rendered image featuring a witch in black at the centre, floating into an eerie green background surrounded by bats and phantoms.

Melt gets heated for Halloween with wicked drag

Brisbane’s 2024 Melt festival is gearing up with further program announcements including a ‘Wicked’-inspired Halloween ball.

A geo-locator for live music gigs. Photo: Tnarg, Pexels. A person wearing headphones walking on the street with his phone out, seemingly in search of something.

New one-stop platform to help locate live gigs anytime

Live Music Locator is a free to use platform that aims to tackle discoverability issues for small to medium music…

Standing at a podium, his eyes closed in concentration, a bald-headed white man wearing a black suit and white shirt conducts an orchestra.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra set for 2025 Australian debut

Praised as one of the best orchestras in the world, the SSO performs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in February…

A performer at Spirit of Welcome Community Festival 2023. Photo: Damon AMB. A woman with long brown hair wearing a white top with floral embroidery singing at the front of a seated crowd.

Empowering refugee artists through music and culture

Refugee artists performing at the Spirit of Welcome Community Festival on 16 June will be renumerated at industry rates.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s ultra-rare album-as-artwork comes to Mona

Originally sold for US$2 million, the ultra-exclusive ‘Once Upon a Time in Shaolin’ is coming to Mona, and fans have…

A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.

APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

A bird's-eye view of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in concert, taken directly above the stage and looking straight down.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra receives Federal funding boost

Badly impacted by declining ticket sales and sponsorship revenue post-pandemic, the CSO receives $4.1 million over four years in this…

A woman of Asian appearance sits on a stool smiling at the camera. She has long dark hair and wears an orange-brown outfit. The background is indistinct.

New musical celebrates Australian inventiveness

The creation of the black box flight recorder is the focus of a new musical theatre production opening at QPAC…

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