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Keep New Music Up Late on ABC Classic FM radio

This petition had 1,933 supporters

New Music Up Late on ABC Classic FM will not be broadcast on radio from 2015.

New Music Up Late is one of the few radio programs in Australia that promote Australian new music. Not only through broadcasting of Australian music by past and present composers, but through thier extensive range of interviews, promotion and live recordings. Live broadcasts are often the reason a concert will happen at all, as fewer venues are available or affordable for music that has smaller audiences than a major touring group. And if you are worried about new music and small audiences - smaller audiences does not mean small cultural value or engagement, as demonstrated by a wide range of research.  Australian music by living composers is already well under 10% of music performed in Australia - and lets not make that case worse by cutting its broadcast too!

Whilst New Music Up Late will have not have an online presence either. Radio broadcasts reach people without computers, people listen to radio in places computers are just not available.

New Music Up Late supports a very egalitarian range of music styles from many people in all states and territories of Australia. Listeners and music makers alike, please sign this petition in an attempt to keep it on radio air.

It has been suggested that an additional and effective way to communicate your desire to keep New Music Up Late on the air is to email some individuals at the ABC directly, with your own message of why the program is important to you and your community, and why it should stay on the air. You may do this repeatedly. 
This is technically a short period of 'consultation' so we may have a chance. As a matter of urgency, please contact
DIrector of Radio: Michael Mason -
Manager of ABC CLassic FM: Richard Buckham
ABC Director: Mark Scott -


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