22 May 2017
The secrets behind Melbourne’s success as one of the great live music cities in the world have been revealed with the release of a 10 point plan by Music Victoria.
Melbourne’s credentials as a top live music city are the result of collaboration between the industry, businesses and government, a commitment to protecting artists and venues, and a pledge to band together and rally if needed.
Produced by Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary music, the 10 Point Plan is based on initiatives developed with partners and stakeholders including the State Government of Victoria, Fair Go 4 Live Music, Save Live Australia’s Music (S.L.A.M) and venue and studio owners, promoters and academics.
The 10 point plan was developed after fielding enquires from all over the world about how the music scene works in Melbourne and what sets the city apart. It was in part motivated by multiple requests for strategic advice from around the globe including cities such as London, Bangkok and Amsterdam, which is interested in adopting the Agent of Change principle.
The Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan, which like Spinal Tap, actually goes to 11, highlights the steps the Victorian music industry has taken over the last seven years to save, nurture and grow the state’s live music communities. It also serves as a guide for cities worldwide who can use it to strengthen their own live music scenes.Read More
18 May 2017
The City of Port Phillip is calling on bands and musicians to go “Live N Local” by entering the 2017 celebration of live music.
Featuring the best local talent within the City of Port Phillip from 19-26 August, the popular program celebrates live music and local talent while promoting both indoor and outdoor venues and spaces in the municipality. Live N Local also gives artists a fantastic opportunity for growth through free artist development forums and workshops with key industry guests.
Mayor Bernadene Voss said the Live N Local program plays an important role in providing a platform for local bands and musicians to showcase their talent to a large audience.Read More
12 May 2017
Live music venues have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects.
Applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Good Music Neighbours program, which offers matched funding for projects that will help venues to control the level of sound that emanates from their venue into the surrounding neighbourhood.
Part of the Labor Government’s landmark $22 million Music Works program, Good Music Neighbours supports venues to strike the balance between maintaining premium quality sound for audiences and performers and managing external noise levels for the benefit of surrounding residents and businesses.Read More
2 May 2017
Some VERY exciting news courtesy of the Victorian Government & Martin Foley MP / Creative Victoria
Melbourne’s status as a global music city has been recognised with a winning bid to host the World Music Cities Convention in April 2018.
The Music Cities Convention is the largest and most extensive gathering of its kind, bringing together government, academic and music industry leaders from around the world. We can't wait to host the world's live music leaders and show 'em what we've got!
Read all about it here.
28 Apr 2017
Dear members and subscribers,
We'd like to extend a big welcome to all of our new members, and a welcome back to all of the members who renewed over our recent membership drive.
You helped us hit the 1500 member mark for the first time, consolidating us as the biggest peak body for contemporary music in the country. An amazing result, thank you!
We hope you all loved our membership drive video as much as we did – even with our dubious acting debuts! And if you haven’t seen the new member discount list then be sure to acquaint yourself with all of the amazing new savings.
24 Apr 2017
We'd like to hear from YOU to learn about what issues are important to your music industry, and to find out how Music Victoria can better support your music communities.
Please take a few minutes (5 - 10) to give us your feedback.
You could also go into the draw to win:
~ a double pass to Palace Cinemas
~ a double pass to any show and 1 free bottle of wine at The Gasometer Hotel
By completing this survey you will help us develop our future skills workshops, strategies and policies that are relevant to you as a musician, in your music business, or as a music lover.
This survey is anonymous and closes on at 5pm on Friday 12 May 2017.
18 Apr 2017
Thank you to everyone who signed up or renewed their membership during our membership drive. Read More
And the winners are...
13 Apr 2017
We're pretty excited to be hosting the next I Manage My Music workshop at our office in South Melbourne.
MV members also get 25% off - $150 instead of $200 a ticket (+ GST).
Register now! They sell out quick!
More info here.Read More
6 Apr 2017
The Festival of Voices (TAS) is thrilled to announce Kram (Spiderbait) as the 2017 mentor for their One Eye on the Stranger (OEOTS) program.
Established in 2015, OEOTS is an exclusive song writing and mentorship program that pairs an iconic Australian musician with emerging artists for the once in a lifetime opportunity to develop their craft and showcase their songs to a national festival audience.
For the first time the competition is running nationwide, and will select one emerging artist from each state / territory to participate in the program.
More info / applications via the AMIN website here.
5 Apr 2017
Music Victoria would like to thank everyone who signed up or renewed during its 2017 Membership Drive.
‘The Usual Suspects’ video caught the imagination of the music community, who watched it almost 30,000 times in ten days. The Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music list was also a cause of pride and a water cooler topic for ratepayers.
If you didn't get around to taking the pledge to become a new member or renew, it's not too late!
You’ve got until Good Friday 14 April to sign up and pay up, with all prizes being drawn Tuesday 18 April. For as little as $33 a year for individuals ($22 for students/concession), and $66 for bands, all signups and renewals will go into the running for a huge range of prizes, including tickets to your favourite venues, record store vouchers, one MASSIVE band prize, professional development prizes and more. Corporate partnerships for small businesses, venues, or non-for-profit organizations are also available.Read More