The Gold Coast took another huge leap towards becoming a world-class live music destination with the recent announcement that a new Music Advisory Group is being formed.
Mayor Tom Tate said the City’s focus on the music industry was already yielding significant results and it was important to keep driving momentum.
“The Gold Coast Music Action Plan 2021 has already assisted more than 400 local music industry professionals since it was launched in March. This is an outstanding result,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
“The Advisory Group will have a big job – They will need to have their finger on the pulse about live music trends, galvanise industry support and connect the city’s artists and music businesses with national opportunities.”
“So I’m calling on the best the industry has to offer.”
This week the Gold Coast industry showcased some of its best talent at BIGSOUND – the largest music conference in the southern hemisphere held in Brisbane.
“The pool of talent coming out of the Gold Coast is on par with any other Australian City.”
The Mayor said the aim of the Music Action Plan was to positively impact the music sector on the Coast by providing investment, access to resources and strong partnerships across government, peak bodies and private enterprise.
“Six months in and we are already reaping the benefits. We know that embracing the local sector will lead to meaningful and sustainable careers, attracting and retaining a key creative workforce on the Coast.”
The City is calling for nominations to be on the Advisory Group from today until 19 September. Information about how to nominate yourself or others can be found at cityofgoldcoast.com.au.
IMAGE: IVEY performing at 2019 Gold coast Showcase at BIGSOUND (c) NJA Photography