LIVE music around Australia will get a boost from the Federal Government with the creation of a new office dedicated to its promotion. Labor has promised to spend $560,000 in the next three years on the National Live Music Office, to run within the Australasian Performing Right Association. Recently appointed national live music coordinator Ianto Ware will manage it. Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke says the office will look at key policy, regulatory and process reforms that will support a robust live music scene. Live music ambassadors including Katie Noonan, Suffa from the Hilltop Hoods, Stavros Yiannoukas from Bluejuice, Kav Temperley, Kevin Mitchell from Jebediah, Dave Faulkner from the Hoodoo Gurus, Leah Flanagan and Dewayne Everettsmith will support the new national office.