Music industry reps to meet Arts Minister

Music industry representatives will meet with the Arts Minister later to discuss a plan for reopening the sector.

Stakeholders are demanding the government give them a date for the full return of live music and events.

They’re also seeking a roadmap and extension of wage subsidies beyond September when it’s due to be cut.

Event promoter, Justin Green, who’s attending today’s meeting, isn’t convinced government’s serious about helping the sector.

“The meeting is clearly a tick box exercise, a publicity stunt in response to mounting public and media pressure.

“It’s an absolute disgrace that we are only given 2-3 minutes max to each represent as our sector.

“We urgently call upon government for proper and more meaningful engagement as they have done so with every other sector.”

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