Live And Local Takes Geelong
Written by 94.7 The Pulse on December 12, 2023
The Geelong City Council has partnered with APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Office to elevate the live music scene in Geelong- and here at 94.7 The Pulse we are a proud to be a part of this movement.
The program is designed to assist local councils in establishing a sustainable live music scene whilst simultaneously showcasing, supporting and celebrating the wildly diverse plethora of local musicians in Geelong.
The Live and Local team works as a capacity building initiative and have worked with councils Australia wide- from big cities to small towns. They recognize that a thriving local music scene can have strong, positive impacts on the culture of our town as well as its economy.
A key component of this initiative is establishing a Music Industry Register. Local musicians, new and old, are encouraged to join. The register will become a center point on everything “live music” in Geelong. It will provide details on live shows, networking events, grants, collaborative opportunities as well as professional growth opportunities and workshops. It will assist in the introduction of a number of micro festivals around the area.
Local businesses and organizations, like 94.7 The Pulse, are invited to enlist to join the Geelong Live Music Venue Register. We’ve added ourselves to the list to give local musicians a platform to perform on. This register is designed for businesses that are interested in becoming a potential venue to host live music across Geelong.
Geelong has such a rich musical history. 94.7 The Pulse has proudly been supporting the area’s local music scene for over 30 years, playing the sounds of our town on air.
The potential of the widely eclectic amalgamation of musicians continually popping in our region is untapped. Beyond this, our music scene is unique and distinct from Melbourne, that is why we are excited to hop on the Live and Local Bandwagon and support these local muso’s.