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Good Music Neighbours Grants - NOW OPEN

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.

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MV Member Discount on High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming

3 May 2017 MV Member Discount on High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming

Coming up in May is this great event run by APRA AMCOS, High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming. MV members are lucky enough to get discounted tickets for only $30 a pop (instead of $50).

MV members can grab a discount ticket here:

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Melbourne Wins Bid To Host International Music Cities Event

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.

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City of Melbourne Grant Info Session

1 May 2017 City of Melbourne Grant Info Session

City of Melbourne’s 2018 Annual Arts Grants Program is now open! Head along to The Basement Discs on Tuesday 9 May for an info session for musicians. Local punk band MISS DESTINY, who received a grant last year, will be there to share advice on how to submit a killer application.

Bookings essential:

More infomation here.

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CEO Report - April 2017

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.

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Music Victoria Annual Member & Subscriber Survey

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.
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Thank you to everyone who signed up or renewed their membership during our membership drive. 
And the winners are... 

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I Manage My Music Workshop at Music Victoria

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.

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One Eye On the Stranger With KRAM

6 Apr 2017 One Eye On the Stranger With KRAM

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.

Music Victoria Membership Drive - It's A Wrap!

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.

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Music Victoria announces Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music

29 Mar 2017 Music Victoria announces Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music

Music Victoria is thrilled to recognise Victoria’s leading music municipalities with the release of its inaugural Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music list.

Music Victoria acknowledges the effort of these councils, in particular the top ranked metro and regional councils, the City of Melbourne and the City of Ballarat, in striving to ensure that live music and the arts is well-represented in their area. 

The 2017 Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music (in alphabetical order) are:

  • City of Ballarat
  • City of Darebin
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • City of Melbourne
  • Moreland City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington
  • City of Yarra
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Best Practice Guidelines for Live Music Venues 2017 Updates

27 Mar 2017

Music Victoria is excited to announce the addition of two new chapters to the Best Practice Guidelines for Live Music Venues. The two new chapters deal with making your venue accessible and protecting the environment, written by Arts Access and Green Music Australia.

This follows on from three new chapters and various updates in March 2016, including dealing with sexual harassment, hearing protection, hosting all ages gigs, planning law reform and copyright compliance.

The guidelines were developed in 2012 by representatives of the music industry and state government through the Live Music Roundtable to assist Victoria’s live music venues to lead the way. It is important that it is an evolving document, with regular updates reflecting changes in the live landscape.

Topics already covered by the guidelines include managing sound to maintaining a positive relationship with neighbours, providing a safe environment for patrons, staff and musicians to enjoy the live music experience, and building long term working relationships with musicians.

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