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P erforming arts in A ustralia: a thriving sector W it h in t h e creat ive indu st ries, mu sic and A whirlwind of creativity Keq Õ_ures performing art s h ave sh ow n one of t h e T h e S y dney O pera H ou se is t oday one of st rongest performances over t h e past t h e b u siest performing art s cent ers in t h e five yeark& Liccet kalek in *()+ _enerated w orld, st aging u p t o 2 , 5 0 0 performances t ot al revenu e of U S $ 1 . 4 8 b , u p 2 2 . 7 % and event s every y ear, and at t ract ing an U S $ 1 . 4 8 b on 2 0 1 2 . est imat ed fou r million visit ors. ticket sades3 A vibrant live music scene In Au st ralia, t h ere are a large nu mb er 3 4 , 2 7 7 Au st ralia h as long h ost ed a lively mu sic of performing art s organiz at ions, heohde oorkin_ in eusic an\ kcene$ Zenefitin_ froe connectionk part icu larly b ecau se of an enq u iry t`e her^orein_ arts w it h E nglish - langu age au diences and `eld in )111$ o`ic` led to ki_nificant performers w orldw ide. Au st ralian measu res in government su pport cont emporary mu sic performers, t h rou gh t h e Au st ralian Cou ncil. In inclu ding K y lie M inogu e, X avier R u dd, fact , t h e performing art s sect or is O livia N ew t on J oh n, and IN X S , are su pport ed b y t h e st at e t h rou gh t h e int ernat ional st ars. W it h a mix of maj or Au st ralian P erforming Art s Cent res t ou ring act s and a b u rgeoning local Associat ion. Au st ralia’ s int ernat ional emkic kcene fillin_ kta_ek$ EelZomrne visib ilit y is reinforced b y t h e Au st ralian h as b ecome Au st ralia’ s live mu sic capit al, P erforming Art s M ark et ( AP AM ) , and is h ome t o fest ivals, inclu ding: an int ernat ional indu st ry event for S ou ndw ave, w h ich spans rock , met al and cont emporary performing art s. AP AM pu nk ; Lanew ay ( indie mu sic) ; and S u gar sh ow cases Au st ralian act s, and promot es M ou nt ain, w h ich mix es cont emporary collab orat ion and ex ch ange w it h foreign mu sic, visu al art s and new media. indu st ry cou nt erpart s t o b olst er t h e ex port of Au st ralian performing art s. T otal revenues from live p erformances in A ustralia, 2 0 0 4 – 2 0 1 3 ( U S $ m) 1 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 3 S ou rce: Live P erformance Indu st ry in Au st ralia, E Y , 2 0 1 4 | Cultural times L`e Õrst _dobad eah o^ cudturad an\ creatine in\ustries 3 9

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