Important new survey for musicians and technicians launched

Have you worked as a musician or technician at venues offering live music in the past 12 months? Want the chance to win a $250 gift voucher to Billy Hyde Music Retailers?

Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is a government body researching the economic benefit that casual, informally contracted musicians and technicians (such as sound and lighting engineers) offer to venues that play live music. They also want to identify your training and skills needs.

IBSA is particularly interested in musicians and technicians that have been working at pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants and/or student unions over the past twelve months. These venues offer live music, but not as their main source of revenue. Places like festivals, weddings or concert arenas are not part of this study.

The available information on your contribution to the live music sector has been limited up to now. The information you provide will help IBSA to work with the government to promote initiatives that support and encourage live music and lobby for further funding dedicated to improving your skills in the industry.

Your responses are completely confidential – the information you provide will be available only to the independent consultant completing the research.

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If you are a technician, click here:

The closing date for the survey and competition is midnight, June 8 2011.