Why Adelaide music can be saved

Last week’s announcement of South Australia’s “Music Thinker In Residence” was the biggest industry news to come out of Adelaide in some time. The recent appointment of Martin Elbourne – chief Glastonbury booker, Great Escape founder and a man of industry calibre far beyond anyone presently residing in South Australia – drew national coverage, and deservedly so. It signifies the highpoint of a process just seven months old: To fast-track the redirection of the state’s music industry before the same issues that are presently affecting the rest of our country bury it alive. It’s a proactive move from their government and welcome acknowledgement of the cultural value of live music in South Australia.

I hope so 🙂


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