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AMIN relaunch the LOVE LIVE MUSIC - 60 Second Film Competition

21 Dec 2016

Building on the outstanding success of last year’s inaugural competition the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) is thrilled to announce the return of the LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60-second film comple6on.
The competition, as part of a national initiative to focus on the importance of Australian contemporary live music, calls for filmmakers and musicians to collaborate on a 60 second film that is centred around one of the following themes:

~ Imagine life without live Australian music ~
~ What I love about live Austrlian music ~
~ What live Australian music means to me ~

Presented through the medium of short film the resulting films serve as a reminder of the social, cultural and economic value of contemporary music to the lives of everyday Australians.

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21 Dec 2016

Shimmerlands, the latest venture from the team at Shadow Electric, invite Music Victoria members behind the black curtain and into the world of such first-class music luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Sharon Jones, LCD Soundsystem, James Lavelle, Oasis, and more in their bursting 2017 Outdoor Cinema program.

All Music Victoria members receive $16 tickets to any of music documentary screenings during the season. To receive your discount, visit, pick the documentary you want to head to, and enter your unique Music Victoria members code.

~ Message this page of email us on to get the code ~

Please note, only two tickets maximum per screening, and at least one guest must present a valid Music Victoria membership card upon entry.

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Forte Mag - This State We're In #5

14 Dec 2016

G’day regional Victoria music fans.

Well, it’s been a big month for regional Victorian acts after they dominated various music awards around the country.

D.D. Dumbo (aka Castlemaine native Oliver Hugh Perry) took out triple j’s J Awards Australian Album of the Year for his amazing debut, Utopia Defeated.

The Surf Coast’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard won the ARIA Award for Best Heavy Release; they also took out the Double J Artist of the Year Award, and also Australian Music Video of the Year in the J Awards for Danny Cohen and Jason Galea’s amazing video for People-Vultures,set in the You Yangs.

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Music Victoria AGM and Gender Diversity Report

7 Dec 2016

Last night at Music Victoria's Annual General Meeting three new members were elected to the committee of management: Tim Northeast, Barry Williams and Tracee Hutchison.
Tim Northeast, acting President of the committee of management, also paid tribute to outgoing committee of management member Cassandra Pace after six years service with the organisation, as a volunteer and then as a committee of management member.

At the AGM Music Victoria were also very happy to report that it not only met but exceeded its gender diversity target. See the results below, and read the full annual report here.

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CEO Report - November 2016

30 Nov 2016

G'day members and subscribers,

What an amazing couple of weeks for Victoria and our music community!
Melbourne Music Week saw music everywhere throughout our capital, from the steps of Parliament House and the State Library of Victoria, to the MCG, as well as all the usual haunts.  The public, MMW punters and industry were treated to some of our best live music each day outside the State Library, where we shook it to artists like Nai Palm, Ella Thompson, REMI and The Meanies.  So very much to see, and so very much of it free…
We also witnessed an announcement by the federal government committing $1.16M to secure Sounds Australia for another four years.  This is a big win for Australian music, in particular artists looking to get their music beyond our shores and into the world market.

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Investing In Our Next Generation Of Musicians: Music Under Wings

29 Nov 2016

Music Under Wings

The Andrews Labor Government has made an unprecedented investment in Victoria’s music industry with the launch of Music Under Wings, a $1.2 million professional development program for emerging contemporary music artists, industry personnel, live music events and venues.


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Forte Mag - This State We're In #4

17 Nov 2016

Live music across the state is about to receive a massive boost with the announcement of a new $1.2 million professional development program for emerging contemporary music artists, industry personnel, live music events and venues. 

Under Wings is a multi-faceted, three year program which will offer mentoring by established musicians and industry leaders, as well as masterclasses, skills development programs and business development training for anyone in the early stages of their music career – from performers to promoters, producers, technicians and more. 

Part of the state government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative, Music Under Wings will offer a suite of programs and activities that will support Victoria’s music industry to grow at both an individual and industry-wide level.

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CEO Report - October 2016

27 Oct 2016

G'day members and subscribers,

It’s an exciting time of year when the best acts, venues and festivals are nominated for The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016.
A team of 30 judges have chosen the top five nominees in 12 categories to be publicly voted, while industry experts have selected the finalists in 11 genre specific awards.
Get online and vote for your favourites by 4 November and go into the running for a HUGE prize pack.
Tickets are now sold out for The After Party featuring Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana and many more amazing acts so we're looking forward to one of the best awards nights yet.

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27 Oct 2016

Looking for a space to work that's close to the city? We have some hot desks up for rent in our office. They're $350 per month for a minimum of 3 months.

Email for more information and photos.

Recipients have been announced for Good Music Neighbours - a matched funding program for sound management in Victorian live music venues.

19 Oct 2016

Recipients have been announced for Good Music Neighbours - a matched funding program for sound management in Victorian live music venues.

Twenty-six Victorian music venues are preparing to turn up the volume - without disturbing their neighbours - thanks to grants totalling $279,897 through the Victorian Government's new Good Music Neighbours program.
The inaugural grant recipients for the program were announced today, providing grants to support live music venues to undertake building projects - or seek advice - to manage sound in, and outside, of their premises.  
Grants will enable venues to undertake a variety of projects, from obtaining specialist acoustic advice, to the installation of double-glazing, sound absorbing furnishings or air locked doors, and technology upgrades to improve sound quality at a lower volume.

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12 Oct 2016

We're so excited to announce that The After Party for The Age Music Victoria Awards is now officially SOLD OUT!

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, it's going to be a special night for Victorian music.

If you want to vote in the awards you can do so at

For more information on The After Party and the performers please click here.

Music Victoria survey ensures music is high on the agenda at local council elections

11 Oct 2016

Does your council do enough to support contemporary music in your local area? Do you know which candidates in your municipality in the 2016 Victorian Local Council elections support music?

Do not fear, music lovers - Music Victoria has done the work for you.

In the lead up to the 2016 Victorian Local Council elections on 22 October, Music Victoria has conducted an online survey of candidates (over 2,000 across 79 municipalities), asking them to outline their awareness of the issues facing the music industry in their municipalities and initiatives to support music and engage with their local music communities.

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