The Music Development Office has close ties with the local music sector and supports both creative and industry development. There are more than 750 South Australian-based businesses directly supporting the music industry supply chain. The MDO, which sits within the Department for Innovation and Skills, supports a diverse range of artists and industry entrepreneurs to drive a thriving local music ecosystem. It also administers the Live Music Events Fund, which this year supported the successful Spin Off Festival as well as the national AIR Awards and IndieCon. The MDO administers grants and plays an advocacy role for the local music sector.