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Forte Mag - This State We're In #2

23 Sep 2016

Great people of FORTE, g’day!  I had a blast putting together the first State We’re In colum in September, thanks for giving #2 a graze.  Things have stepped into overdrive at Music Victoria in the lead up to The Age Music Victoria Awards and The After Party at 170 Russell, Melbourne on 16 November 2016.  There are still some tickets available for what will be a cracking night showcasing Victoria’s over achievers in contemporary music.  Earlier in the night, awards will be dished out to the finest purveyors and hosts of live music in the lands, including Best Regional Act, Best Regional Venue, Best Festival and many more.  Voting opens to the public (including YOU!) on 7 October 2016 and closes 4 November 2016.  Help your fav artist, venue, festival, song or album up by having your say.  And, of course, come along to The After Party for a mid-week boogaloo for the ages. 

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The Drunken Poet Celebrates 10th Birthday

14 Sep 2016

Our venue partners The Drunken Poet are turning 10! They have a week long celebration organised beginning Tuesday!

Check out all the details on their website here.

Melbourne Music Week unveil their hub location

13 Sep 2016

We're so excited to be involved with Melbourne Music Week this year withThe Age Music Victoria Awards and The After Party - feat. Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana + more taking place right smack bang in the middle.

What a stellar first announcement.

More info here.

The Australian Music Consumer Report 2016

13 Sep 2016

Some promising stats in a new report out by Eventbrite.

"Within the live music sector, we are seeing sustained growth in attendance of gigs and music festivals. Between 2008-2014 Australia saw a 42% increase in revenue from live performances and a 17% increase in attendance. Looking at the festivals market, we have seen a shift away from the larger mass market festivals, to more boutique offerings that offer a lot more than just a musical experience."

Read more here.

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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