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Ticket Scalping Crackdown To Put Real Fans First

16 Nov 2017

JUST IN - The Andrews Labor Government has now introduced legislation to crack down on ticket scalping and give regular fans a fairer go.

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Amrap's Airit release special playlist for the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards

14 Nov 2017 Amrap's Airit release special playlist for the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards

We're working w/ Amrap's AirIt to get extra airplay for Australian artists on Community Radio...

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Notice To MV Members Of 2017 AGM + Special Resolution (Amend Rules Of Association)

13 Nov 2017

Dear Music Victoria Members,

The Annual General Meeting of Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. ('Music Victoria') will be held at the offices of Music Victoria, Level 1, 49 Tope Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205 from 6:00pm sharp, Thursday 7 December 2017 (doors from 5.30pm).

All current financial members of Music Victoria are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your membership has lapsed, you must renew by Wednesday 22 November 2017 if you wish to attend or vote at the AGM.

Members of Music Victoria who are financial members as at 23 November 2017 are eligible to vote in the election of members of the Committee of Management ('Board'). Note there is one vote per membership (e.g. one vote per individual membership, and one vote if you have a band, small business, non-profit, corporate, gold or platinum membership).

Members will be able to vote on the election of four (4) members to the Board.

Members will also vote on amendments to the Rules of Association of Music Victoria ('Rules'), namely updating the Rules to refer to committee members/directors of Music Victoria, collectively, as 'the Board', instead of 'Committee of Management'.

Music Victoria annual reports and a copy of the proposed amended Rules will be circulated to members and published on the Music Victoria website in advance of the AGM.

Yours sincerely, 

Patrick Donovan
Chief Executive Officer, Music Victoria
(03) 9686 3411

Becoming a Music Victoria Board Member:
  • Be a current financial member of Music Victoria
  • Complete a form with the signatures of two other Music Victoria members (download here)
  • Include a short biography (100-200 words) 
  • Deadline for nominations 6.00pm Thursday 23 November 2017
  • Nominees are invited to deliver a short (2min) presentation to members at the AGM prior to the vote
If you are unable to attend the AGM, however still wish to vote, current financial members are entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote on their behalf at the AGM. A proxy form is available fordownload here and must be submitted by 6.00pm Sunday 3 December 2017.


Monday 13 November 2017: notice of AGM and special resolution (amendment to Rules of Association) to be sent to all members
Wednesday 22 November 2017: deadline for new membership applications – to be received by 6.00pm
Thursday 23 November 2017: deadline for nominations of candidates – to be received by 6.00pm
Sunday 3 December 2017: deadline for nominations of proxies – to be received by 6.00pm
Thursday 7 December 2017: Annual General Meeting held at the offices of Music Victoria, Level 1, 49 Tope Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
  1. Chair's welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Business arising from the minutes
  5. Chair's report
  6. CEO’s report
  7. Treasurer's report
  8. Amendment to Rules of Association
  9. Election of Board Members
    - nominees invited to make short presentation to all Music Victoria members in attendance
  10. Votes counted, successful Board Members announced
  11. Questions/informal discussion
  12. Close of meeting

Music Cities Convention - Coming to Melbourne in April 2018

31 Oct 2017

Coming in 2018 - Music Cities Convention Melbourne - 19-20 April, 2018.
Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan and Creative Victoria's Manager of Contemporary Music, Kirsty Rivers launched this video (produced by Ben Cunningham) last week in Memphis at the 2017 Convention as part of the official handover. 

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New Melbourne Tourism Campaign Highlights Music As A Key Branding Pillar

27 Oct 2017 New Melbourne Tourism Campaign Highlights Music As A Key Branding Pillar

Visit Victoria have just launched Victoria’s new tourism campaign – our first since 2011.
Music Victoria is thrilled that Visit Victoria is promoting live music as one of its key branding pillars.

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Multicultural Arts Victoria Announces the Mapping Melbourne 2017 Program

25 Oct 2017 Multicultural Arts Victoria Announces the Mapping Melbourne 2017 Program

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents the fifth edition of Mapping Melbourne, a series of multi-artform events from 1-17 December 2017 across Melbourne. 

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17 Oct 2017

Music Victoria is proud to call for nominations to join our Women’s Advisory Panel for a two-year term. We are looking to recruit a panel of 12 women and female identifying people to reflect a broad cross-section of artists and industry professionals across genre, demographic and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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13 Oct 2017

Heading into its 12th year in 2017, The Age Music Victoria Awards are excited to once again reveal the nominees for each category and open up the polls to the public to celebrate another massive year in Victorian music. Taking place on Wednesday 22 November amidst the Melbourne Music Week program, The Age Music Victoria Awards ceremony will acknowledge the successes of its musicians, venues, and festivals with an evening at 170 Russell complete with a killer After Party for all awardees, nominees, music industry professionals and fans alike.

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Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - Blues Challenge

4 Oct 2017

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - MBAS are looking for blues bands to represent Melbourne and the MBAS at the International Blues Challenge (IBC)in Memphis, USA 16-20 Jan 2018.
Win flights, accomodation and $1000 spending money!

Entry deadline is Tues Oct 24, entry fee $60.

Don't miss out!

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New Good Music Neighbours Grant announced

26 Sep 2017 New Good Music Neighbours Grant announced

We're super excited to announce a brand new Good Music Neighbours grant for all Victorian Live Music Venues.

Venues can now apply for free acoustic assessments to help them better understand their sound needs.


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The After Party Line-Up (The Age Music Victoria Awards) announced

21 Sep 2017 The After Party Line-Up (The Age Music Victoria Awards) announced

The line-up for The After party (The Age Music Victoria Awards) has just been announced and it's a pearler...

Tickets are only $30 and we don't expect them to stick around for long!

Snap yours up via Moshtix here!

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Face The Music - First Speakers announced!

19 Sep 2017 Face The Music - First Speakers announced!

The first 12 speakers for Face The Music 2017 have just been announced and the line-up is IMPRESSIVE!
(10% discount tix for Music Victoria members - read on):

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