Case Study - The Juke Joint
The Juke Joint is an old (1800s), small, inner-suburban pub which hosts live music 3-4 nights a week. It has a popular kitchen and bar, an outdoor beer garden and hosts live original and covers music from blues, country, roots and soul through to rock.
There has been an influx of residents nearby and the venue saw an increase in noise complaints from residents. Although they believed they were compliant with the EPA Victoria’s SEPP N-2 regulations controlling music noise from live music venues, the owners decided to be proactive and think about what sound proofing measures might be needed. An acoustic designer reviewed their premises and recommended a wall to be constructed to enclose the beer garden and reduce noise from both inside and outside the venue. They would be eligible to apply for Good Music Neighbours funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I apply for?
The Good Music Neighbours program provides matched funding for live music venues up to a total per venue of $25,000 over three years.
- E.g. a venue can apply for $5000 in first year, and then up to $20,000 over the next two funding rounds.
Who can apply?
The applicant must be an owner or operator of the live music entertainment venue.
- a food and drink premises, nightclub, function centre or residential hotel that includes live music entertainment
- a rehearsal studio
What is ‘matched funding’?
Matched funding requires an equal contribution from the funder and the entity requesting the funding.
What is the funding for?
Sound proofing and related activity (see here for more details).