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Creative Victoria Quick Response Grants Announced

8 Aug 2016

Congrats to the lucky ducks who received quick response grants in the latest round!

Tinpan Orange / Waving At Trains Agency / Teeth & Tongue / Dallas Frasca/ Power / Ali Barter / Alex Lahey / King Parrot / ECCA VANDAL / Liam Gerner / Sarah Carroll


5 Aug 2016

The Age Music Victoria Awards will celebrate its 11th year with a huge line up of Victoria’s best talent at 170 Russell on Wednesday16 November.

In 2016 the event falls within the Melbourne Music Week program, with all of the Awards formalities completed earlier in the evening to allow for one big After Party open to the general public from 8.30pm.

Co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the After Party will feature live sets from Melbourne Ska OrchestraCamp Cope and Tash Sultana.

Continuing with past traditions, members from the RockWiz Band will once again form The EG AllStars, who will be joined on stage by guests Paul DempseyGareth LiddiardKylie AuldistREMIPierce BrothersAlex LaheyGawurra and Freya JosephineHollick, performing their best songs of the year.

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Live N Local Announce FREE professional development program

29 Jul 2016

Live N Local have announced their professional development program for the events this August - The Right Track.

We're presenting 'Navigating the Digital Space'.
Check it out here, it's FREE

APRA AMCOS extend performance report deadline

29 Jul 2016

Did you hear? Deadlines for APRA AMCOS performance reports have been extended. Head to their website for more info.

PBS 106.7FM announce new gender diversity initiative

29 Jul 2016

PBS 106.7FM Melbourne have just announced their new Access Training Program. 
This great new initiative is to "to increase participation from women and gender diverse people in music broadcasting and the wider music community."

For more information check out their website.

CEO Report - July 2016

28 Jul 2016

Greetings members and subscribers,

While it seems like winter will never end, the announcements of music conferences and festivals means that warmer weather must be just around the corner.
Face the Music, contemporary music summit, has announced it is moving to the second week of Melbourne Music Week, on 17 and 18 November. Early bird tickets are on sale now and Music Victoria members will get a discount on the full rate tickets once the program is announced mid-August.

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New Regional Touring Grants Announced

13 Jul 2016

We're pretty lucky here in VIC. If you're a band who's interested in regional touring check out these grant options through Visit Victoria.

More information here via Tone Deaf.

Darebin Music Feast apps closing soon.

12 Jul 2016

Want to be a part of the Darebin Music Feast program for 2016? Apply before next Wednesday to run an event in the town hall.

Check out the details here.

Conservatorium of Music Announced

12 Jul 2016
More great news for music in Victoria with the brand new Conservatorium of Music. Looking forward to welcoming them to our musical neighbourhood.
Read more here

Money for your Music - Ballarat info session

6 Jul 2016

With Ballarat Laneways 2016 on next week, there is a great opportunity coming up next Friday for any Ballarat, Grampians region and surrounding music folk. Come along for a Q+A with Music VictoriaAPRA AMCOS and Creative Victoria at Karova Lounge and kick on for the music for 3350 - Karova's 12th Birthday Celebration.

FREE entry, but please RSVP to and check out the Facebook event here.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

6 Jul 2016

Happy NAIDOC week! There are so many events happening all throughout this week to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. 
Check out the events calendar on the NAIDOC website:

And for your soundtrack check out the latest mix tapes by Sovereign Trax: SOVTRAX curates a monthly playlist of the maddest music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists around “Australia”.

Listen here.

Good Music Neighbours – Industry Liaison Appointed!

6 Jul 2016

We are very excited to announce an addition to the Music Victoria team in Shaun Adams, the new Good Music Neighbours - Industry Liaison. 

As a result of the launch of this fantastic state government initiative in partnership with Creative Victoria and the national Live Music Office in May 2016, the program needed a great music industry professional with solid knowledge of issues facing Victorian live music venues, including sound management and neighbourhood amenity issues.  Shaun will provide part time support and advice to Victorian venues and facilitate a better understanding of live music noise management throughout the year, as well as assist venues in applying for matched funding for good sound management in the lead up to and during annual funding rounds. 

He can be reached at or on (03) 9686 3411.  Music Victoria congratulates and welcomes Shaun to the team!


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