6 Jul 2018
It’s a big win for the City of Port Phillip’s live music community. Earlier this week local council member Andrew Bond announced the unanimous decision to create a new class of parking permit to allow musicians to park in loading zones outside live music venues while they load or unload equipment... Read the press release here
19 Jun 2018
Music Victoria is excited to announce the 10 music industry coaches who will be engaged in one-on-one coaching sessions with the 20 successful participants in the Victorian Government backed 2018 Music Works, Live Music Professionals program – a free professional and business development program for independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers.Read More
18 Jun 2018
Support Act is delighted to announce the launch of its long-awaited Wellbeing Helpline, made possible with supportRead More
from Alberts’ The Tony Foundation and Levi Strauss Australia.
13 Jun 2018
The Victorian Music Development Office is taking shape with the appointment of respected music industry manager Bonnie Dalton to the General Manager role.
Ms Dalton will oversee the office, established as part of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works strategy. She will be responsible for working with artists to foster sustainable music industry careers, partnering with music organisations and businesses to take advantage of new growth opportunities and building Victoria’s global music brand.Read More
13 Jun 2018
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and with #metoo, #menomore and #timesup galvanising public desire for change, one Sydney based researcher is seeking to create a platform for positive change by conducting original research on the scale and nature of workplace abuse in the music industry. Visit www.musicharassmentresearch.org to find out more.Read More
7 Jun 2018
Official nominations are now open for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) to be staged in Brisbane on October 9th and 10th, 2018.
In 2018, for the first time in Australian music history, AWMA will turn the spotlight on women – with 14 award categories acknowledging and celebrating first nations and multicultural performers, excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, song-writing, music education, music photography, management, humanitarian work and more.Read More
6 Jun 2018
The right manager and artist working together can be the crucial relationship you need to develop your career the way you want it to go. Sadly, the numbers are not in your favour with not enough experienced, talented managers to go around the huge number of unsigned artists. Music Victoria and the AAM have reverse engineered the process for you...Read More
31 May 2018
MAV x Music Victoria Present: ‘Careers with Conviction’ A candid conversation with four amazing creatives who have all navigated the complex and at times stormy waters of the music business. For every public success story, there may be years of self-doubt, rapid rises, knock-backs, and come-backs that can confuse or even halt the creative process.
28 May 2018
National Reconciliation Week runs May 27 – June 3 this year, and we're thrilled to be able to present a list of all the great music events happening in support and solidarity.Read More
28 May 2018
National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May - 3 June 2018. We've assembled a playlist in solidarity and to celebrate the great Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists Australia has produced.Read More
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.
25 May 2018
Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault are calling all Australian music fans to share their Favourite Australian Music Experience (FAME). Entries can now be submitted and once the competition closes, the Australian Music Vault team will curate these stories and a small selection will be featured in the Australian Music Vault exhibition or online experience later in the year.Read More