More Aussie Music
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Please sign this petition to support Australian music.
Currently, commercial radio and television stations in Australia play an average of less than 10% Australian music, while the internet is completely unregulated.
More Australian music in the Australian media is vital to "developing and reflecting a sense of Australian identity, character and cultural diversity", as outlined in the Federal Broadcasting Act.
The FTA (Australia US Free Trade Agreement) prevents the Australian government from setting the local quota higher than 25%, however, the FTA does not prevent the Australian Government from setting a minimum quota of 25% Australian compositions, singers, musicians, producers, studios, labels, publishers and distributors.
More Australian music in the Australian media will:
• revive the local recording industry
• revive the live music industry
• create stable employment for tens of thousands of musicians
• create a booming music export market worth billions of dollars each year
• keep music royalties in Australia worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year
• increase inbound music tourism worth billions more
The Australian Government will reinvigorate the Australian music industry by providing incentives for media to play a minimum 25% Australian music content, calculated hourly, that is composed, performed and produced by Australians in Australia with Australian labels, publishers and distributors, in all genres, in all media, including but not limited to radio, television, movies, theatre, orchestras, internet and live performances.
If you feel strongly about Australian music, now is the time to stand up and do something!
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