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Vote now in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards

12 Sep 2016

In case you missed it last week, finalists have been announced across all categories!

Voting is also now open for the $4000 Civic Choice Award 2016.

#supportlocalmusic and vote now!

St Kilda Fest open apps for artists and stall holders

5 Sep 2016

HEAPS of opportunities NOW OPEN for artists to be involved in St Kilda Festival 2017. Check out all the info here.

Forte Mag - This State We're In #1

26 Aug 2016

G’day FORTE peeps!  It may still be chilly with a good chance of frost, but I am warmed by the exciting prospect of a brand new regular column in regional Victoria’s favourite music read.  The good folk at Music Victoria, the state’s peak body for all things contemporary music, will be pumping out some words each month to update you on exciting opportunities, music industry issues, news, our favourite gig and MV regional member of the month.  Here goes…

What the flip is Music Victoria?  As the champions of the music community, MV advocates for, educates and celebrates those who work within the Victorian music scene, including lovers of music.

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EMC Announce first round of speakers

25 Aug 2016

Patrick Donovan has been announced as a speaker for the 2016 Electronic Music Conference. Tix on sale now with a special discount for Music Vic members.
#electronicmusicconference #emc2016

Email us for the discount code.


25 Aug 2016


We hope that you can spend five minutes on our annual venues survey to help us continue to advocate on your behalf.

Covering topics such as Good Music Neighbours, Victorian Commission of Gaming and Liquor Regulation freeze and exemptions guidelines, business updates and live music regulation.

CEO Report - August 2016

25 Aug 2016

Greetings members and subscribers,

It’s that time of year when the Music Vic team undertakes the difficult, but enjoyable task of putting together the line-up for The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell on 16 November 2016.
This year, we have separated the industry-only awards ceremony from the gig, now known as The After Party.  Only 400 tickets are available to members of the general public to enjoy the best music the state has to offer.

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Sydney Morning Herald Article on Sexual Harassment at gigs

23 Aug 2016

"Music Victoria agrees the culture in the mosh pit has to change, with operations manager Nick Cooper saying: "As a musician and an advocate for all within the Victorian music community, it makes me proud to hear of leading artists such as High Tension's Karina Utomo, Tassie band Luca Brasi and Spiderbait speaking out against acts of a violent or sexual nature in the mosh pit."

Read more here.

Submissions open for White Night Melbourne

22 Aug 2016

Expressions of Interest are NOW OPEN for White Night Melbourne
Submissions close on 30 August so get in quick!

More info here.


12 Aug 2016

Calling all Victorian artists of avant-garde, blues, country, electronic, experimental, folk, funk, global, gospel, heavy, hip hop, indigenous, jazz, pop, reggae, rock, roots and soul music. Submissions are now open for The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016!
Artists and bands are invited to nominate themselves or an artist they believe deserves to be considered for The Awards. A select industry panel of experts specific to their category determines final nominees.

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The Music Network report on Gender Diversity in Music

10 Aug 2016

National music industry met last week for the National live music round table. The Music Network reported on the dicussions surrounding Gender Diversity within the music industry.

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Triple R announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R at the State Library of Victoria.

10 Aug 2016

Friday 18 November marks the public launch of ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR, a 3-month exhibition at the State Library of Victoria celebrating the station’s history. There will be a host of live events and broadcasts on site highlighting different aspects of the exhibition and celebrating this milestone in the station’s history, running until 29 January 2017.

This year Triple R celebrates its 40 year evolution from somewhat modest beginnings as an educational broadcaster at RMIT University’s city campus, to a station with 440,000 listeners tuning in every week broadcasting 24-7 out of its Brunswick East studios. ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR is the first ever exhibition of its kind showcasing 3RRR’s history, culture and character.

Triple R will donate a large proportion of its rich archive, built over the past four decades, to the State Library including original artworks, photographs, posters, magazines, videos of live-to-air performances and much more.

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Creative Victoria Quick Response Grants Announced

8 Aug 2016

Congrats to the lucky ducks who received quick response grants in the latest round!

Tinpan Orange / Waving At Trains Agency / Teeth & Tongue / Dallas Frasca/ Power / Ali Barter / Alex Lahey / King Parrot / ECCA VANDAL / Liam Gerner / Sarah Carroll


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