Launching the Live and Local Music Project!

Published on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 9:00:00 AM

In partnership with the Live Music Office and  Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS), the Shire of Pingelly will be the first local government in Western Australia to deliver Live and Local; a capacity  building program to increase the number of opportunities for live music activations within Pingelly, support the professional development of local and regional musicians, as well as develop a Pingelly Live Music Strategy to support live and local music development into the future.

The WA state government recently identified live music as a critical avenue to support social and economic recovery from COVID-19. Live and Local is a timely opportunity for Pingelly to activate traditional and non-traditional performance spaces with live music events and stimulate local employment opportunities for musicians.

About Live and Local

The live music events will be delivered from venues, parks and streetscapes to create opportunities for the local community to come together, as well as attract daytrip and weekend visitors to Pingelly. Already, live music is an important component of existing events delivered in Pingelly, but this project will also support new opportunities for community groups and local businesses to program live music on an ongoing basis.

The professional development campaign will equip musicians, community groups and business owners with the knowledge to develop their business, performance and event skills. Delivered in partnership with the Australian  Music Industry Network, topics will include DIY business basics, marketing, how to put on a great gig, copyright and royalties, streaming and digital platforms, tips for a resilient music career, as well as music industry insights.

The live music events and professional development will culminate an opportunity for the Pingelly community to come together and develop a Pingelly Live Music Strategy. The Strategy will identify our community's opportunities and challenges, while ensuring our local businesses and community groups are supported to program live music on an ongoing basis after the project concludes in September 2021. 

Would you like to be involved in shaping Pingelly’s future live music scene?

We are calling for expressions of interest from musicians, local businesses and community groups who are interested in working in partnership to support the growth of Pingelly’s live music scene. Being a member of the Live and Local Working Group involve participation in one meeting per month throughout the life of the project from October 2020 – September 2021, participate in cross-promotion activities and provide feedback on the direction of the project. 

Live and Local Musicians Expressions of Interest

If you are a musician or part of a band looking to get involved in a range of live music events and professional development, then we would also love to hear from you! We are developing a database of local and regional contacts who are involved in main stage, roving and/or intimate musical performances to perform at Live and Local activations throughout 2020-21. 


Live and Local Music Project Working Group | Expression of Interest

Live and Local Music Project Working Group | Terms of Reference

Live and Local Music Project Musician | Expression of Interest 


Community Development Officer


Phone: 9887 1066


Live and Local is presented by Shire of Pingelly in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS. Live and Local has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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