Inquiry into music industry conducts first public hearing in Sydney: Friday 2 November 2018

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will hold a public hearing in Sydney on Friday, 2 November 2018 for its inquiry into the Australian music industry.

The Chair, Mr Luke Howarth MP, said the Committee will examine the potential for continued growth and the factors affecting the success of the Australian music industry, both domestically and internationally.

The Committee will hear from a range of peak bodies, such as the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), that represent and support artists, managers, and major performing arts groups.

‘We are keen to hear from organisations that are working with artists—songwriters, musicians, and others in the industry—to strengthen and build businesses and careers. We want to hear how we can support and grow the reach of Australian music, at home and abroad, and gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by those working in the industry,’ Mr Howarth said.

The public hearing will be broadcast live on the web (audio only).

Hearing details

Date: Friday, 2 November 2018

Venue: Sydney Commonwealth Public Offices, 1 Bligh Street, SYDNEY


9.00 am Sounds Australia (Submission 95)

9.40 am Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (Submission 96)

10.20 am Association of Artist Managers (Submission 61)

11.00am Break

11.10 am Australia Council for the Arts (Submission 98)

11.50 pm Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited (AMPAL) (Submission 100)

12.30 pm Lunch break

1.30 pm Live Music Office (Submission 96)

2.10 pm Music Australia (Submission 63)

2.50pm Australian Major Performing Arts Group (Submission 77)

3.30pm Finish

Note: Due to access restrictions at the venue, members of the public and media are required to pre-register interest to attend by contacting the Secretariat on

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