20 Jun 2017
Safety of music fans, musicians and industry is paramount at any music event. Drug use is a broad societal issue and while promoters and venues need to acknowledge their duty of care to patrons, drug use is a matter for the police.
We urge the police to be wary of any moves that could force patrons to take dangerous amounts of drugs quickly to avoid detection.
We encourage police to promote education to patrons rather than prohibition and to adopt progressive interventions that have proven effective in European countries.
Entertainment can often be the solution to drug problems -
particularly in the regions where there can be limited opportunities outside sport, to engage with other young people and build cohesion in communities. As this story about Groovin’ the Moo Festival in Bendigo shows, the biggest issue they had at this gathering of youthful tribes was locating a fan’s hat backstage (https://www.broadsheet.com.au/…/groovin-the-moo-feature-2017)
Music Victoria is working with other peak bodies such as Live Performance Australia as well as festival organisers and promoters to ensure that all music events are as safe as possible.
In reponse to "Victoria Police to get stop and search powers in 'bush doof' drug crackdown'
16 Jun 2017
We're looking for:
- a Project / Marketing Manager to assist in marketing and project management of The Age Music Victoria Awards and our annual membership drive; and
- an Office & Membership Coordinator to provide support to management and be responsible for office administration including front line office support, phone queries and membership queries.
Do you have these skills? Check out the position descriptions below. Applications close COB Friday 7 July 2017.
Office & Membership Coordinator PD HERE
Project / Marketing Manager PD HERE
13 Jun 2017
We're excited to welcome the wonderful Richard Moffat and Chelsea Wilson to the Music Victoria board!
They have both been co-opted and will serve on the board until our AGM in December.
We'd also like to extend heartfelt thanks to Chrissie Vincent and Cat McGauran for their time on the MV board.
Read about our board members here.
3 Jun 2017
Revolver Upstairs on Chapel Street in Prahran has a great 320 person live music space which historically had live music 5 nights a week.
Revolver wants to start programming more live music and is seeking a passionate and connected booker to help us book great local content. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
31 May 2017
Wow! Big congrats to the Victorian artists who have been nominated for the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) Awards!
D.D Dumbo, Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, A.B. Original, Big Scary, CAMP COPE, Remi., Milwaukee Banks, Henry Wagons, Big Smoke, Archie Roach,Twelve Foot Ninja, friendships, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker and more!
See more info here.
31 May 2017
Are you a Victorian Aboriginal musician?
APRA AMCOS are mapping the professional skills of Victoria's Aboriginal musicians and the location of artists to help Creative Victoria better meet your future career development needs.
By completing the short survey below and encouraging other Aboriginal musicians through your networks to respond, you are helping ensure that the mapping project reflects real needs of Aboriginal musicians in Victoria.
TAKE SURVEY HERE
26 May 2017
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It's been a big week for live music. We've launched the second year of the State Government's Good Music Neighbours program (matched funding for live music venues) and released our Victorian Live Music Ten Point Plan.
The City of Port Phillip Council has also been voting to rally all inner city councils to make a mass heritage submission to the State Government to protect culturally significant pubs, read more about this important heritage work here.
26 May 2017
A dystopian nightmare, where music is banned, is the theme of the 2017 winning entry in the second annual LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60-second Film Competition.
AMIN is thrilled to present the winning entry ‘EXODUS’, a film by Eloïse Boutry with music by Drued which took out the prize ahead of runner-up ‘0001Motions’ and five other finalists from around the country.
“Eloïse Boutry’s winning short film ‘EXODUS’ has taken the idea of ‘life without live music’ to a whole new level", said AMIN chair Patrick Donovan. "It’s cheeky and fun, but thankfully it’s also fiction, serving as a gentle reminder of the importance of the great work which state and national music bodies do to make sure this doesn’t become a reality."
AMIN would like to thank our sponsors APRA AMCOS, Palace Cinemas, Moshtix, PPCA and Sensaphonics Australia and congratulate all of the filmmakers and musicians who were shortlisted and entered this year.
Check out all of the finalists here: http://www.amin.org.au/llm2017/
26 May 2017
Today is National Sorry Day.
We've put together a playlist of amazing Victorian (and Australian) music by Aboriginal artists in recognition of this day.
Aboriginal artists are marginalised in all sectors of society, including the arts, and today, and every day, we should be making an effort to recognise, support and LISTEN to their voices and stories.
LISTEN TO PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY HERE