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Richard Letts

Richard Letts

Dr Richard Letts AM is the founder and Director of The Music Trust, founder and former Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and Past President of the International Music Council. He has held senior positions in music and culture in Australia and the United States, advocated for music and music education, conducted research, written policy documents, edited four periodicals, published four books and hundreds of articles.

Jazz in Australia

Overview Musicians Small ensembles and individual musicians Venues and Entrepreneurs Festivals and major events Awards for musicians Awards for recordings Support and Information Resources Education Related Record Companies Related Broadcasters Funding Issues Authors Overview The quality and variety of jazz

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Musical Instrument and Equipment Supply

Instrument Supply Supply of High-End String Instruments Supply of Student Instruments Local manufacture of instruments Hand-Crafted Instruments Locally Designed or Made Digital Music Equipment and Software Possible Issues Availability of Fine Orchestral String Instruments for our Best Players Supply of

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Government Arts Subsidies and Other Support

Government Arts Subsidies Two Types of Subsidy Subsidy Objectives at the Different Levels of Government How Subsidy Decisions Are Organised at Different Levels of Government Funding Cooperation Between Commonwealth and State Authorities Arts Programs Managed Directly by the Commonwealth Department

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Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression Music Censorship in Australia Issues Sedition Community Standards and Child Protection The Recorded Music Labelling Code of Practice Statutory Independence and Government Censorship Constitutional Guarantees Author Freedom of Expression Freedom of expression is purportedly guaranteed by various

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Australian Content Requirements for Broadcasters

Background Issues Intervention of Free Trade Agreement New Music Requirement Obsolescence of Free to Air Radio and Regulation of the Digital Realm References Author Background There are requirements of Australian broadcasters, radio, television and cable television, that they support the

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Scale and Structure of the Music Sector and the Need for Better Data

Introduction Scale Education Early Childhood School Music Education Tertiary Music Education Community Education Community Creation Live Performance Recording Broadcasting Internet A Fragmented Sector Statistical and Other Structural Information Statistics Other Structural Information Issues Involving Statistics References Author Introduction What is

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Music Festivals

Introduction Major City Festivals Some of the More Important Music Festivals Websites Listing Music Festivals Funding Associations Author Introduction There is a zillion music festivals or festivals including music in Australia, from events attracting tens of thousands to small town

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SWOT Analysis of Classical Music – 2008

This analysis includes unsubstantiated assertions. To that extent, it is intended only to be indicative of lines of argument. A literature search or even original research may be needed to discover support for some assertions. Some statistical data have been

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Membership, Service and Advocacy Organisations

Introduction What Use are the Organisations to You? Geographical Coverage Legal Status Tax Status Websites Some Comments on Coverage Activities in which there are National Organisations Community Music education Creators Professional Performers Music Industry Copyright and Legal Broadcasting Other References

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The Australian School System

Introduction Levels Recent Research and Politics The National Review of School Music Education The National Music Workshop The Stevens Report Education Systems Government Departments of Education Catholic Education Offices Independent Schools Live Musical Performances in Schools Associations Connected with School

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World Music

Preface Defining World Music in Australia Live performance The Audience Presenters Festivals The Musicians Other Matters Education Broadcasting Recording Policy and Funding Issues Author Preface Please note that the narrative on world music is preliminary and contains ‘loose ends’ (indicated

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