Contemporary live music mostly happens in licensed venues such as pubs, bars and restaurants, so any aspect of liquor licensing arrangements that impacts venues unfairly also impacts live music unfairly.
Also, many licensed premises have a clause on their liquor license about the amenity of the area, which includes noise, hence the link with liquor licensing.
Pages on this website:
Liquor Licence Variation – remove requirement for security guards from your liquor licence (for venue owners)
Liquor Licensing Campaign 2010 – the Tote closes and reopens, the SLAM rally, campaign to remove link between music and violence
20,000-strong SLAM rally marches from Swanston St into Bourke St, Melbourne, Feb 23 2010.