Grow your music business

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Known for our vibrant nightlife, the Gold Coast has a long history as a live music centre. Whether you’re an artist, agent, producer, label, venue or otherwise, the city offers a launching pad to grow your music business.


Join the ranks of Gold Coast’s iconic music venues through the ages, including the Chevron Hotel of the 1950s to famed lyrical haunts like The Playroom, Bombay Rock, The Rose and Crown, and the Coolangatta Hotel.

The Gold Coast has long attracted major touring acts, with many still visiting to perform at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Miami Marketta and festivals like Bleach* and Blues on Broadbeach.

We have been home to many world-class musical talents including the Stafford Brothers, Peter Andre, Lee Kernaghan, Jon Williamson and more recently, rising stars such as Casey Barnes, Amy Shark, Hussy Hicks and Ella Fence.


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Here’s how we can help grow your music business:

Music Action Plan (MAP 2021)

The MAP provides a blueprint for the City that will positively impact the live music industry on the Gold Coast by providing access to resources, promotion of Gold Coast music nationally and internationally and stronger partnerships across all tiers of government, peak bodies, and private enterprise.

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The Music Advisory Group

The Music Advisory Group is an advisory body to the City’s local government authority which is helping shape a new live music era for the Gold Coast. The group is tasked with leveraging industry connections and expertise to benefit key priority areas of the Music Action Plan (MAP 2021).

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Music Business Improvement Grant Program

Underpinned by the MAP 2021, the Live Music Business Improvement Program aims to help music businesses improve, grow and diversify their operations. It also provides discretionary capped funding towards eligible improvements.

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