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RIP James Freud (The Models)

4 Nov 2010

29 June 1959 to 04 November 2010

It is with much sorrow that we share the news of the passing of James Freud.

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Australasian World Music Expo 18th - 21st November

4 Nov 2010

Over 300 high profile local and international music representatives from some of the world’s leading festivals, record labels, booking agencies and arts organisations will be making their way to Melbourne next month for the third annual Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st November at the Arts Centre, The HiFi, The Toff in Town and the BMW Edge at Federation Square. 

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Annual General Meeting of Music Victoria

26 Oct 2010

The Annual General Meeting of Music Victoria will be held on Tuesday 16th November 2010 at 6.30pm at Bakehouse Rehearsal Studios in Richmond. 

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Rocktober - From the CEO's desk

25 Oct 2010

What a great month it has been for the Victorian music community. 

Yes, Rocktober has been truly rocking – music has been all over the media, people are talking about it at pubs and around the office water coolers, listening to it at train stations, on trams, in the City and Federation Square. 

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Participants announced for CONTROL 2010 program

20 Oct 2010Successful applicants for CONTROL: The Business of Music Management, the new program designed to equip Australian music managers with strategic business skills, have been announced. ... Music Victoria congratulates the four successful Victorian managers who have been selected for the program. They ... Read More

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Performer of the Year Contest

20 Oct 2010The aim of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Performer of the Year Contest is to find the best possible blues band or artist to represent the MBAS and Australia in Memphis, Tennessee USA at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 1st ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú 5th February 2011. ... The finals ... Read More

Council tunes in to musicians parking needs

20 Oct 2010

In another win for musicians, an agreement has been reached where Yarra City Council will waive parking restrictions in front of live music venues. After consultation with the local music community at an open forum on live music in May, Yarra City Council has addressed concerns from musicians, venue operators and industry groups and has agreed to musicians temporarily parking in loading zones near venues while they unload their equipment. The states peak music body...

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Deadline extended for the 2010 International Songwriting Competition

14 Oct 2010Deadlines for entries for the 2010 competition International Songwriting Competition (ISC) have been extended to the 3rd December 2010. ... The International Songwriting Competition has put together the most high-profile and prestigious judging panel in its nine-year history. Known for its high ... Read More

Official launch of Music Victoria

14 Oct 2010Musicians, politicians and members of the Victorian music community gathered at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar in iconic AC/DC Lane on Wednesday 6th of October for the official launch of the state’s peak music body Music Victoria. ... It was a double celebration – only a few hours earlier ... Read More

Latest Victoria Rocks grants give leg up to local acts.

13 Oct 2010More than 20 local music projects will share in more than $160,000 in funding, announced today as part of the Government?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Victoria Rocks program. ... Taking to the stage alongside Keith! Party, Kate Vigo, Puta Madre Bros and Oh Mercy, Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor made the ... Read More

City of Yarra music strategy - have your say.

13 Oct 2010Yarra City Council is preparing its new Arts and Cultural Strategy, which will provide a framework and direction for Yarra?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s arts and cultural activities over the next four years. A Discussion Paper has now been drafted and is available for comment to help to inform the new strategy.Read More

It?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s official: ?¢‚Ǩ?ìLive music does not cause violence?¢‚Ǩ¬ù

7 Oct 2010We are pleased to announce that after eight months of intense negotiation, Music Victoria, SLAM and Fair Go 4 Live Music have reached an agreement with the Victorian State Government. ... The inappropriate link between live music and alcohol-fuelled violence is dead. ?¢‚Ǩ?ìThe Government has ... Read More


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