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Darebin Music Feast apps closing soon.

12 Jul 2016

Want to be a part of the Darebin Music Feast program for 2016? Apply before next Wednesday to run an event in the town hall.

Check out the details here.

Conservatorium of Music Announced

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.
Read more here

Money for your Music - Ballarat info session

6 Jul 2016

With Ballarat Laneways 2016 on next week, there is a great opportunity coming up next Friday for any Ballarat, Grampians region and surrounding music folk. Come along for a Q+A with Music VictoriaAPRA AMCOS and Creative Victoria at Karova Lounge and kick on for the music for 3350 - Karova's 12th Birthday Celebration.

FREE entry, but please RSVP to and check out the Facebook event here.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

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:

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”.

Listen here.

Good Music Neighbours – Industry Liaison Appointed!

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 or on (03) 9686 3411.  Music Victoria congratulates and welcomes Shaun to the team!

Artists In Schools Info Sessions

5 Jul 2016


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:…/Education_P…/Artists_in_Schools

Music Victoria raises almost $50k for Support Act

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


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:

CEO Report - June 2016

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.
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AMIN urges political parties to endorse its proposal for a $5 million Contemporary Music Fund.

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).

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The Seed Fund Applications NOW OPEN

21 Jun 2016

The Seed Fund is now open for Australian emerging managers including self-managed artists. Apply now!

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 1st August 2016.


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.


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