The Guardian: Labor to impose streaming content quotas and boost funding for writers and musicians – Commentary

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/dec/30/labor-to-impose-streaming-content-quotas-and-boost-funding-for-writers-and-musicians

“Streaming services will get Australian content quotas, artists will receive more “fair remuneration” for their work and musicians and writers will have access to more public funding, the arts minister, Tony Burke, has announced.

Burke revealed details of a new national cultural policy, to be released on 30 January, at the Woodford folk festival on Friday, promising to end 10 years of “culture wars” on the arts.

The policy has five pillars: to put “First Nations first”, find a “place for every story”, ensure the “centrality of the artist”, “reach the audience” and ensure “strong institutions”….”

Commentary

We’re looking forward to the release of the Labor federal government’s new national cultural policy on the 30th of January 2023.

The cultural policy of the LNP coalition that held power for far too many years until early 2022 might best be characterized thus: “When I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.”

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  • WikipediaHanns Johst – “The statement “When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun”, variously misattributed to Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring, was in fact a corrupted version of a line in his play Schlageter.”
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