Australian Music Event industry lost more than $100 million

A recently established website named I Lost My Gig Australia was measuring the immediate income losses to the country’s creative industries due to the coronavirus and bushfires in the tens of millions of dollars.

This website initially started to mark losses incurred through the cancellation of SXSW earlier this month, the ILMG website model has been adapted by the Australian Music Industry Network and the Australian Festivals Association to survey members of the wider events sector, gathering data surrounding loss of income and impacted staff numbers. Within the first 72 hours of going live, the site reported a total $100 million in income and 65,000 job opportunities being lost within the industry, with a wider impact upon 380,000 people. Those totals are likely to rise as further information is surveyed from the community.


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