'It's Hard Seeing More Funding Going Into Sports Than Music': Missy Higgins Talks New Song

6 November 2020 | 10:10 am | Neil Griffiths

"I do feel like the whole arts community has really come together... "

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It's undeniable that the music and entertainment sector is one of if not the most impacted industries from the COVID pandemic but Missy Higgins believes the arts community has rallied together in a major way. 

The revered Australian songwriter has today released new single, When The Machine Starts, which was written during the first Melbourne lockdown and is "a Post-It note to my future self: 'don’t forget the good things you’ve learnt!'".

Higgins discussed the track and the state of the Australian music industry on a new episode of The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast also released today. 

"I do feel like the whole arts community has really come together..." Higgins told host Neil Griffiths.

"There's no doubt it's been really, really hard and it's definitely very hard seeing a lot more Government funding going into the sports in Australia than the music industry.

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"There are things happening now like the AusMusic Month in Sydney where the Government is just injecting a whole lot of money into trying to get local artists up and running again... there's definitely things happening but I think the music industry has really suffered quite a lot during this time."

Listen to the full The Green Room podcast with Higgins on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.