The City of Melbourne now has a music advisor committee made up 12 active members from the cities various music sectors.
The committee will review the cities current music strategy and suggest guidelines to create a better music industry locally for the future.
Melbourne City Councillor Rohan Leppart will chair the committee. “From the live music venues, to the artists, musicians, producers and punters; Melbourne’s reputation as a city of music is well established,” he said in a statement. “The City of Melbourne recognises the importance of music in the cultural fabric of the city, and we want to work with the industry to ensure the sector is supported, sustained and continues to grow.”
The committee will assist the City in identifying and developing partnerships with governments, peak bodies and business organisations. “If we’re going to continue to foster an environment and opportunities for the city’s music industry and creative soul to thrive and grow, we need to work with the key players,” Cr Leppert said.
The members of the Advisory Committee for the Music Strategy for Melbourne are:
Andrea Baker, Monash University
Adrian Basso, Radio 106.7FM
Ali Bird, Film Victoria/Event & Production Company
Patrick Donovan, Music Victoria
Meera Fernandes, The Music Generation
Mairead Hannan, Composer/Producer
Ian James, Mushroom Music Publishing
Darah Kan, The Mercat Cross Hotel
Peter Luscombe, Musician/Producer/Writer
Dobe Newton OAM, Teacher/Consultant/Performer
Jerry Poon, The Operatives HQ Pty Ltd
Lucie Ribush, The Toff in Town/Cookie/Boney
Chair: Councillor Rohan Leppert
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