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Triple J Hottest 100 - Victorian Acts

27 Jan 2017

We’ve done some stats on the Triple J Hottest 100!

We heard from the ABC that a “record breaking 66 songs in the countdown came from Australian artists. The most ever in countdown history and pipping 2014's tally of 59.”

But out of that a massive 17 artists are Victorian!

Big congrats to Tash Sultana, Illy, A.B Original and Big Scary for making it into the top 20! Check out the rest of the Victorian acts who made it in below and view the full list here.

Tash Sultana - Jungle #3
Illy - Papercuts {Ft. Vera Blue} #7
A.B. Original - January 26 {Ft. Dan Sultan} #16
Big Scary -The Opposite Of Us #17
The Smith Street Band - Death To The Lads #21
Illy - Catch 22 {Ft. Anne-Marie} #23
Gretta Ray - Drive #27
Tash Sultana -Notion #32
Client Liaison - World Of Our Love #35
D.D Dumbo - Satan #44
A.B. Original - Dumb Things {Ft. Paul Kelly/Dan Sultan} {Like A Version 2016} #45
D.D Dumbo -Walrus #47
Kingswood -Creepin #48
Ali Barter - Girlie Bits #58
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife #61
Camp Cope - Lost: Season One #74
Alex Lahey - You Don't Think You Like People Like Me #97

NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT - BLUE GROOVE INDUSTRIES VAN HIRE

23 Jan 2017

Blue Groove Vans offers affordable van hire nationwide just for the music industry. Whether you and your band are looking to tour regionally in your home state, or all across the country, we’re sure to have the best van for you. With comprehensive insurance, public liability and gear insurance for $20,000 worth of equipment, covered in the hire cost, you can tour knowing both you and your instruments are well covered for any situation. 

We are offering Music Victoria members a discount of 10% off the normal price of $185.72 per day ($167.15/day with MV discount). With no hidden fees or extra charges and unlimited kms, Blue Groove Vans will be the cheapest and most enjoyable way of touring Australia. These figures can help you with any future budgets and grant proposals.

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* JOB ALERT * City of Melbourne - Senior Events Coordinator

20 Jan 2017

*JOB ALERT*

City of Melbourne are hiring a Senior Events Coordinator!

"The Position is responsible for providing high level event coordination and delivering components of the events across the Events Melbourne Branch. This involves event programming and curating, operations, production and delivery, financial monitoring, stakeholder management, Council liaison and provision of input into marketing and commercial."

Check out the job description here.

New funding to boost regional arts and audiences

20 Jan 2017

Great news for regional arts across Victoria!

Eight performing arts centres, galleries and councils across Victoria will share in more than $500,000 through these new programs which aim to support regional venues to strengthen connections with the local community and attract new, or underrepresented, groups.

Read the article via Creative Victoria here.

Creative Victoria grants program workshop - City of Geelong

19 Jan 2017

*PSA for GEELONG and SURF COAST artists, creators and businesses:

Musicians, artists and interested parties are invited to attend a panel discussion about Creative Victoria's Music Works grants program at Beavs Bar from 5-6pm Monday 23 January 2017. Hosted by City of Greater Geelong, information will include:

• Major funding rounds 
• Quick Response grants 
• Good Music Neighbours 
• Rockin' The Laneways.

You can ask questions about the process, meet the faces behind the Music Works grants programs and hear about available funding.

This info session will be followed by a workshop on the Central Geelong Live Music Action Plan - contact City of Greater Geelong for more info/to RSVP - (03) 5272 4743 / artsculture@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Shortlisted albums announced for The Amp (Australian Music Prize)

18 Jan 2017

All 9 albums shortlisted for The Amp (Australian Music Prize) are Victorian! Congrats everyone!

See the lucky shortlisted artists here.

Nominations now open for the Australian Jazz Bell Awards

18 Jan 2017

Nominations are now open for the Australian Jazz "BELL" Awards!
Att all Jazz musicians! Get your nominations in before Wed 15 March.

More info here.

Forte Mag - This State We're In #6

17 Jan 2017

Dear FORTE readers,

I hope you had a great and safe festive break, what an incredible summer for music in Ballarat!

We just came back from witnessing the amazing Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds show at the stunning North Gardens on Lake Wendouree, which was the most memorable show the band has played since they trekked up Mount Buller to play the ATP (All Tomorrow’s Parties) event in 2009.

Clearly Cave, who was born in Warracknabeal and raised in Wangaratta, thrives in regional settings, and people working on the show said that the Prince of Darkness spent time after the sound check taking in the lush venue and surroundings.  On stage he described being shown around town by Bad Seed violinist and Ballarat-born Warren Ellis, and a visit to a local fish ‘n’ chip shop where a woman behind the counter requested he play Nobody’s Baby Now, which he later performed.

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Applications for APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund close in one month

17 Jan 2017

Composers have just over a month to get their applications in for the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund.

The fund offers grants totalling A$100,000 for the creation of new commissioned work by Australian and New Zealand composers.

Launched in 2016, the Art Music Fund exists to see new works distributed as widely as possible among national and international audiences. Successful applicants in the first round of funding included established and emerging composers, with 45% of funding awarded to women.

More information here.

NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT - HEARSERVICE

16 Jan 2017

~ NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT ~
The lovely people over at Hearservice have given our members a special offer of:
- free hearing screenings at their screening locations 
- 10% discount on musicians’ custom earplugs
- 50% off the first tinnitus consultation
- 50% off full hearing assessment at our clinics

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Applications for The Contemporary Music Touring Grant Program closing soon!

16 Jan 2017

Planning a national tour for 2017? Check out this grant through Australia Council for the Arts. Apps close 7 Feb!

"The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas."

More info here.

Australia Council Contemporary Music Touring Program apps close soon

16 Jan 2017

Planning a national tour for 2017? Check out this grant through Australia Council for the Arts. Apps close 7 Feb!

"The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas."

Check out the grants here.

 


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