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Eve Jeffery

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

MusicNSW has chosen people who are already embedded in their communities to champion and broker within their regions on behalf of MusicNSW. Locally Niño Haggith will support the Lismore, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads and surrounds.

Niño says he will serve as a touchstone between the immensely diverse range of artists, venues and local infrastructure. ‘My aim is to better our local music and events industries by sharing resources and opportunities, and ensuring our region has a voice.’

A man of many hats

Niño says he has been fortunate to have worn many hats in the arts and entertainment world – from Mullum Music Festival, to Bello Winter Music festival, Bluesfest, Falls Festival as well as being one of 28 singers in the accidental global phenomenon Dustyesky, and with his own band Invisible Friend.

On behalf of MusicNSW Niño be hosting networking and professional development events, conducting industry surveys and censuses, and facilitating communication and collaboration between artists, venues, industry professionals and councils. ‘There are already some extremely crucial programs that have been developed by the current team throughout the state, including an upcoming Regional Touring Network which I’m very excited to help roll out.’

Niño says he’s looking forward to the new role. ‘I feel re-invigorated and ready to carve a path, and help navigate this “new normal” that we find ourselves needing to be in at this time. I have made a commitment to understanding the ever-evolving needs and vulnerabilities of our local industry. I really look forward to helping facilitate change where it’s needed.’

Niño is also making a shout-out to audiences and fans who love their music, be it recorded, live, at festivals, intimate house concerts, or your favourite busker. ‘Support your local musicians and music scene! Buy merch, tracks, and share profiles. This past year has been tough on artists, venues and audiences – and we’re not through it yet. Let’s do this together!

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