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Ground-breaking report confirms wide-ranging benefits of Victoria?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s live music industry

9 Aug 2011

Music Victoria welcomes the report 'The economic, social and cultural contribution of venue-based live music in Victoria' measuring the contribution of the Victorian venue-based live music sector.

The report, prepared for Arts Victoria by economic consulting firm Deloitte Access Economics, presents the first comprehensive assessment of the contribution that venue-based live music makes to Victoria - socially, culturally and economically. 

“Music Victoria commends the State Government for recognising the lack of quantitative data which has hampered our sector,” said Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary music.

“We are pleased that social and cultural contributions of live music are now supported by genuine economic data. Now we have to look at strategies and solutions to assist the sector in living up to its potential as one of the live music capitals of the world.”

The report revealed that live music in Victoria’s pubs, bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants contributes $501 million to the Victorian economy. Last week’s Live Performance Australia’s Ticket Attendance & Revenue (measuring larger shows) estimated the Victorian contemporary events market was valued at $224 million. By combining LPA’s ticketed events and Deloitte Access Economics’ smaller live gigs, the total figure is around $725 million. 

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Triple R Radiothon 2011: Choose Your Destination

5 Aug 2011

Triple R’s annual Radiothon is only a little over a week away. For 10 days from Friday, August 12th until Sunday, August 21st 2011 Triple R will ask listeners to support the station with an annual subscription.

Triple R is a fully independent, non-profit community radio station which is truly listener-funded, with subscriptions making up more than half of the station’s annual revenue.

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US anti-piracy deal a win for all

3 Aug 2011

Landmark cooperative deal reached in the US between ISPs and content industries to encourage legitimate content consumption. Read the full article at The Australian here.

Write music? Play live? Get paid! APRA Live Performance Returns due 31st August 2011

27 Jul 2011

Live Performance Returns (LPRs) are APRA’s unique system for members to report their live performances. They’re an essential step in receiving royalty payments – they tell APRA what you’ve performed, where you’ve performed, and how often you’ve performed live. 

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FReeZACentral Mixtape CD launch announced

22 Jul 2011On Thursday August 4th, The Push will launch the FReeZACentral 2011 compilation Mixtape at The East Brunswick Club with Jen Cloher, Davey Lane, Angie Hart and more. ... Cloher, Hart and Lane, who are all mentors in this year’s FReeZACentral Mentoring Program, feature on the FReeZACentral Mixtape ... Read More

I Manage My Music - September workshops for self-managed artists

18 Jul 2011

Run by self managed independent artist, Jen Cloher, I Manage My Music is a weekend workshop tailored to the needs of the self-managed artist.  

Music Victoria members get a 10% discount off the course fee . 

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Your Band, Your Business - marketing workshops for musicians

14 Jul 2011

As part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival this August, Music Victoria will be hosting two marketing workshops for musicians and music business workers

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Music grants - new name for Victoria Rocks, call for applications and free info sessions

11 Jul 2011Contemporary and Live Music Development is the new name for Arts Victoria’s Victoria Rocks grants program. The funding program and opportunities are the same, with the same remit to strengthen Victoria’s contemporary music scene and support musicians and bands to take their careers to the next ... Read More

Australian Independent Artists?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ Development Awards call for entries - Total Country

6 Jul 2011

The annual 2011 AIADAs, formerly known as the Golden Saddle Awards, are independent country music’s richest annual awards.  Three major prizes are awarded to independent country music artists, including The Professional Development Award ($20,000), The People’s Choice Award ($10,000) and Music Video of the Year Award ($5,000).Independent country music artists can enter the 2011 AIADAs via the Total Country website. Entries must be submitted by 12 midnight on Sunday 24th July. 

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NAIDOC Week 3rd - 10th July 2011

4 Jul 2011

Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. Activities take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week in the first full week of July. All Australians are encouraged to participate.

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Get involved with Melbourne Music Week

29 Jun 2011

Now in its second year, Melbourne Music Week is a City of Melbourne initiative developed to support the city’s thriving independent music scene.

Last year Melbourne Music delivered a 12 day program featuring over 100 free concerts, 35 free workshops and lectures, two trade days, a music industry awards ceremony and industry engagement across 14 live music venues in the central city.

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Free arts funding info sessions for regional Victoria

28 Jun 2011

In July, representatives from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria will hit the road to deliver funding forums in Sale, Geelong and Horsham.

Artists and arts organisations of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited to come along to the free events which are hosted by the Wellington City Council, City of Greater Geelong and Horsham Rural City Council.

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