Could a tax adjustment save Australia’s live music venues?
A new study has found a 70 percent drop in the number of venue-based live music gigs taking place in Australia following Covid.
Shockingly, around one in seven venues say they never expect to return to pre-pandemic-sized audiences with the current tax settings in place.
Dean Ormston – CEO of APRA AMCOS – which represents more than 100,000 musicians, joined The Briefing to discuss the growing calls for a new tax offset that could revive the live music sector.
“What we looked at was – does a small tax offset provide an incentive for somebody to think about live music? The overwhelmingly loud answer is yes.”Dean Ormston
CEO APRA AMCOS
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