The founded and owner of revered Aussie music label, Spunk Records, is set to take on a brand new role to help boost Sydney's live music scene.
The City Of Parramatta Council has today confirmed that Aaron Curnow has been appointed as the new live music coordinator with a focus on driving the growth of live music in the CBD.
The part-time role, funded by the City Of Parramatta and supported by the Live Music Office, will deliver two key programs; the annual one-day 'Live & Local' event and 'Amplify' which works with local businesses to help them engage with live music and artists.
A total of 15 venues participated in last year’s Live & Local campaign featuring 40 Western Sydney artists.
"Six of those businesses continue to support live music in their venues and our goal in 2018 is to expand into more venues and provide further opportunities for local musicians and patrons," Curnow said.
"We’re very excited to build on the success of the Live Music programs," City Of Parramatta Lord Mayor, Cr Andrew Wilson, said of Curnow's appointment.
"Aaron brings with him a wealth of experience and he will be working to encourage the development of performance opportunities in the Parramatta CBD. Live music elevates the atmosphere of a space, attracts visitors and supports artists."
With 25 years experience in the music industry, Curnow has worked with names such as Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Holly Throsby and Mac Demarco.