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Push FReeZA Summits 2011

16 Jun 2011

In the July school holidays, young people from around Victoria will have the opportunity to take part in the annual Push FReeZA Summits happening in Leongatha, Bendigo and Brunswick.

Made possible by funding from the Victorian State Government’s FReeZA program, young people aged 12-25 years of age who live, work, study or recreate in the state of Victoria are encouraged to access these free event management training sessions.

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AIR Professional Development: Better Digital Marketing for Music Businesses and Musicians

16 Jun 2011

Our friends at The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) are putting together a digital marketing workshop with Native Digital to help independent musicians and small music businesses better understand how they can use the internet to promote themselves and their music.

The workshop will be held in Melbourne on 25th of June. The workshop will be capped at just 20 attendees so you can get maximum tailored value out of the session.

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3CR?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s annual Radiothon 6th - 19th June

6 Jun 2011

Community broadcaster 3CR is gearing up for their annual Radiothon fundraiser from 6th – 19th June, plus their Gardening Radiothon on 26th June. This is the one time of the year that 3CR asks their listeners and community to get involved by donating to see them through another 12 months. 

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Music Victoria hits the road for regional music workshops

1 Jun 2011

Music Victoria is packing its bags, loading up the Tarago and hitting the highways for a series of professional development workshops for members of Victoria’s regional music communities.

The state’s peak body for contemporary music will be joined at the sessions by ARIA-nominated and self-managed artist Jen Cloher, experienced band booker Neil Wedd and savvy music publicist Karen Conrad.

Together, they will offer practical career advice and up-to-date tips on how to navigate your way through the ever-changing music industry landscape.

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Casual Music Workforce Project - survey for musicians and technicians

30 May 2011

Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is a government body researching the economic benefits that casual, informally contracted musicians and technicians (such as sound and lighting engineers) offer to venues that play live music. They also want to identify your training and skills needs.

IBSA is particularly interested in musicians and technicianswho have been working at pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants and/or student unions over the past twelve months. 

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Music Victoria news May 2011

18 May 2011

The state budget was handed down by Treasurer Kim Wells on 3rd May 2011, and Music Victoria was thankful to see the Coalition’s commitment to fund Music Victoria to the tune of $500,000 over two years. So much work has been put into setting up this organisation properly, that it would have been devastating to have seen it go to waste. This money will go towards operational costs and programs for our music community. 

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PBS 106.7 FM Radio Festival 2011

18 May 2011

Community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM is an icon of Melbourne’s unique music and arts community. Since 1979, PBS has been a key provider of independent and diverse music. With over 80 specialist music programs ranging from soul to garage to country to jazz, PBS is dedicated to promoting and nurturing music in all its diversity. 

Now, the annual PBS 106.7 FM Radio Festival is here! And just by signing up as a subscriber, you could be in the running to score yourself something special from the $70,000 PBS prize pool. All you have to do is Turn On, Tune In and Cough Up! 

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Victorian Government pledges support for Music Victoria in budget

3 May 2011

Music Victoria will receive $500,000 over the next two financial years, Treasurer Kim Wells announced in today’s state Budget.

The funding will support Music Victoria’s operations and assist the industry organisation in becoming financially self-sustaining by the end of 2012-13.

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Emerge Festival: music business skills workshops for CALD and world music musicians

28 Apr 2011

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival 2011 runs from 15th June – 30th July and commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria.

Kicking off with a massive one-day cultural celebration at Fitzroy Town Hall on Sunday 19th June, Emerge Festival continues for six weeks with a series of performances and unique cultural experiences encompassing music, dance, visual arts, film, exotic foods, ancient crafts and ceremonies all over Melbourne.

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Musical Memoirs at Williamstown Literary Festival

27 Apr 2011

Music Victoria’s Patrick Donovan will be interviewing Mr Dave Graney about his recently released memoir 1001 Australian Nights and  Paul Stewart in a session called It’s Only Rock n’ Roll But I Wrote It .

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Music Victoria news April 2011

21 Apr 2011

There is a music industry in every town in Victoria. It might be a music store, a pumping pub or a PA at the local RSL, but every town and city has its own scene and stories. And we are really looking forward to hitting the road in May and June for our On the Road with Music Victoria regional workshops and getting to know the scenes and the passionate people who make them tick.

We will be visiting regional centres, offering practical career advice and up-to-date tips on how to navigate your way through the ever-changing music industry landscape. This time around, we’ll be visiting Geelong, Hepburn Springs, Bendigo, Ballarat, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Tallangatta, Wonthaggi, Morwell and Mornington.

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Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2011 nominees announced

15 Apr 2011

Judges in this year’s Australian Jazz Bell Awards have been overwhelmed by both the high calibre and quantity of entries across all categories.

Congratulations to all the Victorian artists who have been nominated for the 2011 awards.

The winners will be announced on 5th May at Melbourne’s Regent Plaza Ballroom. Tickets for the event are available at $165 per person, $1650 per table of 10. Email the Jazz Bell team on for more details. Best of luck to our Victorian finalists!

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