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UNIFIED announce new grants for creatives

12 Sep 2016

Busy week last week up at BIGSOUND but we're back in Melbourne now. Did you catch this last week?

"During his BIGSOUND 2016 keynote speech, UNIFIED founder and CEO Jaddan Comerford unveiled The Unified Grant, comprising of five $5000 grants to help passionate young creatives who work in the music industry get a leg up, shining a spotlight on talent that haven’t yet come into focus."

Amazing opportunity! More info here.

Patrick Donovan announced for Electronic Music Conference

12 Sep 2016

Our CEO Patrick Donovan has been announced as a speaker for Electronic Music Conference 2016! 
Tickets on sale now. Music Vic members get a special discount. Email for more details on the offer.

More info on the conference and other speakers here.

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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