12 Jul 2016
More great news for music in Victoria with the brand new Conservatorium of Music. Looking forward to welcoming them to our musical neighbourhood.
6 Jul 2016
Happy NAIDOC week! There are so many events happening all throughout this week to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
Check out the events calendar on the NAIDOC website:http://www.naidoc.org.au/events-calendar
And for your soundtrack check out the latest mix tapes by Sovereign Trax: SOVTRAX curates a monthly playlist of the maddest music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists around “Australia”.
6 Jul 2016
We are very excited to announce an addition to the Music Victoria team in Shaun Adams, the new Good Music Neighbours - Industry Liaison.
As a result of the launch of this fantastic state government initiative in partnership with Creative Victoria and the national Live Music Office in May 2016, the program needed a great music industry professional with solid knowledge of issues facing Victorian live music venues, including sound management and neighbourhood amenity issues. Shaun will provide part time support and advice to Victorian venues and facilitate a better understanding of live music noise management throughout the year, as well as assist venues in applying for matched funding for good sound management in the lead up to and during annual funding rounds.
He can be reached at email@example.com or on (03) 9686 3411. Music Victoria congratulates and welcomes Shaun to the team!
5 Jul 2016
~ ARTIST OPPORTUNITY ~
Creative Victoria's Artists in Schools funding program creates the opportunity for practising professional artists to work with young people in Victorian primary and secondary schools.
The program provides funding of $10,000 to schools to engage a practising professional artist to work in a Victorian school for approximately 20 days.
There are a few info sessions coming up over the next couple of weeks, check out the website for all the information: http://creative.vic.gov.au/…/Education_P…/Artists_in_Schools
4 Jul 2016
Support Act would like to pay tribute to Music Victoria for raising almost $50k for the charity during the past 10 years.
Since 2006 Patrick Donovan, firstly during his career at The Age as its chief music writer, and latterly as the CEO of Music Victoria, has constantly championed Support Act and the crisis relief service it provides for music professionals. Patrick and the organisations he has led have been responsible for generating donationsevery year through their flagship event The Age EG Awards, now known as The Age Music Victoria Awards, the most recent of which took place in November 2015.
4 Jul 2016
~ APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN ~
Apply for funding through the ?Good Music Neighbours? live music venue sound proofing program from today until next Wednesday 13 July.
See all the info here: musicvictoria.com.au/gmn
30 Jun 2016
Dear members and subscribers,
Over the last 12 months there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes building a case for more support for contemporary music from the Federal Government.
The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN, chaired by MV's CEO Patrick Donovan) released a statement calling on the parties to create a new $5 million Contemporary Music Fund. This Fund would support:
- increased export opportunities for artist;
- audience development;
- education programs that encourage greater involvement in both live and recorded music;
- regional touring; and
- and the funding of Music Australia and AMIN to continue their work for the industry.
30 Jun 2016
AMIN urges political parties to endorse its proposal for a $5 million Contemporary Music Fund. The contemporary music sector in Australia is big business. It contributes up to $6 billion in revenue to the Australian economy every year and creates close to 65,000 jobs (source: Music Australia). Recent national research proves that for every $1 million spent on live music, $3 million is returned back into the broader community (source: Live Music Office), and nine new jobs are generated (source WAM/ECU 2016).Read More
20 Jun 2016
The PPCA and the Australia Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of six grants totalling $75,000 offered under a joint initiative between the two organisations. The partnership offers assistance to Australian artists to create new sound recordings, and we are super proud of the Victorian recipients - jazz extraordinaire and composer and ARIAwinner Barney McAll and Sean Congues with Northeast Party House. We can't wait to hear their new sonic creations! Congrats to all the recipients!
Read more here.
20 Jun 2016
Reclink Australia needs YOU! The time has come again to pull on the volunteer t-shirts (preferably with a warm undershirt) for the 2016Melbourne Reclink Community Cup, which takes place on Sunday 26 June at Elsternwick Park.
Reclink is particularly keen to sign up more volunteers with current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificates, but of course, they would LOVE as many vollies as possible!
The link to sign up is below:
Please feel free to drag your friends and family along for the ride; remember, volunteers get a limited edition event t shirt, free lunch on the day, and a warm, fuzzy feeling of community spirit to go with it.
We should also mention the bands this year are amazing (Rhys Muldoonwith Kram from Spiderbait, The Sugarcanes, Loose Tooth, Total Giovanniand Regurgitator) and there is a VERY special surprise guest to be revealed closer to the Cup. You will not want to miss this one...