The battles lines are drawn. And Labor is spoiling for a fight. Michael Daley, John Graham and Labor have pledged their support to the music sector and they’re keen to rumble with the Liberals.

Daley, the opposition leader, and Graham, the Shadow Minister for Music and the Night Time Economy, today unveiled their party’s contemporary music policy ahead of next month’s state election.

“NSW has lost hundreds of venues and thousands of jobs since the NSW Liberals and Nationals were elected in 2011, Daley said at a press briefing Friday morning at Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel. “Now due to the actions of the NSW Liberals and Nationals, we are losing music festivals as well.” Labor, Daley promised, “will put an end to the war on music.”

The strategy was fleshed out in a statement, under the combative headline: “Labor will stop the liberals war on live music.” The key points include: