Labor loves music, and it’s willing to bet big when the NSW state elections roll around next March.

That’s the message from NSW Labor, which today endorsed, in principle, the recommendations of a year-long inquiry into the music and arts economy and threw its support behind the state’s music venues.

Opposition leader Michael Daley and his team called a media gathering this morning in Sydney and let music play its policy tune.

Labor also kicked the Berejiklian Liberal government’s controversial stadium’s rebuild plans into touch, using the argument the money could be better spent on fixing the live music “crisis,” an issue brought into focus by the Legislative Council’s long-awaited report.

NSW Labor Michael Daley
Michael Daley MP

A month has passed since the 351-page Music & Arts Economy In New South Wales report dropped online.

Daley and his team have already studied the findings, and, on Wednesday, party officials fired off at the Liberals for spending less than $1 million each year on music, roughly the equivalent of 60 seats in the rebuilt $730 million Sydney Football Stadium.