Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) today welcomed the Parliamentary passage of the Creative Australia legislation and thanked the Government and all who supported the bill.
ARIA and PPCA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “With the legislation passed, we are now eager to see the rapid establishment of both Music Australia with a strong commercial focus as well as the Centre for Creative Workplaces.
Music Australia has a big job ahead of it. While consumption of music is growing in Australia, our share of listening of local music is facing serious challenges with very few Aussie artists making it into the top of the ARIA Charts. The competition here and globally has never been stronger and a strategic focus and investment from government has been lacking.
Key to the success of Music Australia will be a solid focus on strong and sustainable music businesses across the ecosystem.
ARIA and PPCA look forward to working closely with Music Australia on the urgent priorities of growing export and addressing discoverability, while developing a long-term plan to lift Australian music to its full potential and bring our amazing recording artists the global success they deserve.
The extensive remit outlined for the Centre for Creative Workplaces is bold with limited resources, so we look forward to working with the new office on prioritizing key projects to ensure a safe and inclusive creative industry.