Some of the biggest music festivals in Australia have come together today to launch the #VoteMusic campaign in hopes of saving New South Wales’ live music scene.
If you found yourself on Facebook this morning, you might have noticed that the profiles of some of your favourite festivals might look a little bit different.
Yes, instead of showing their iconic logos or images of music-lovers in their element, festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and more have changed their display pictures to that of static.
No, it’s not a glitch or anything wrong with your timeline, rather, it’s all part of the campaign to combat the draconian, backwards festival regulations being implemented by the NSW government.
Launching today, the Australian Festival Association have kicked off the #VoteMusic campaign, an initiative to protect live music in New South Wales.
Launched in association with Live Performance Australia, APRA AMCOS, Live Music Office, Music NSW, ARIA and PPCA, it appears that this is a campaign that has widespread support throughout the Aussie music industry.
“Right now, live music in NSW is under threat through poorly-designed and heavy-handed new regulations for music festivals,” the alliance wrote in a statement today.
“The music industry was willing to work constructively with government before it introduced these regulations. That failed so we’re now making sure our voices will be heard during the election campaign.”