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Winner Announced for AMIN's Love Live Music Film Competition

26 May 2017 Winner Announced for AMIN's Love Live Music Film Competition

A dystopian nightmare, where music is banned, is the theme of the 2017 winning entry in the second annual LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60-second Film Competition.

AMIN is thrilled to present the winning entry ‘EXODUS’, a film by Eloïse Boutry with music by Drued which took out the prize ahead of runner-up ‘0001Motions’ and five other finalists from around the country.
“Eloïse Boutry’s winning short film ‘EXODUS’ has taken the idea of ‘life without live music’ to a whole new level", said AMIN chair Patrick Donovan. "It’s cheeky and fun, but thankfully it’s also fiction, serving as a gentle reminder of the importance of the great work which state and national music bodies do to make sure this doesn’t become a reality."

AMIN would like to thank our sponsors APRA AMCOSPalace CinemasMoshtixPPCA and Sensaphonics Australia and congratulate all of the filmmakers and musicians who were shortlisted and entered this year.

Check out all of the finalists here:

National Sorry Day Playlist

26 May 2017

Today is National Sorry Day.
We've put together a playlist of amazing Victorian (and Australian) music by Aboriginal artists in recognition of this day.
Aboriginal artists are marginalised in all sectors of society, including the arts, and today, and every day, we should be making an effort to recognise, support and LISTEN to their voices and stories.



22 May 2017

The secrets behind Melbourne’s success as one of the great live music cities in the world have been revealed with the release of a 10 point plan by Music Victoria.

Melbourne’s credentials as a top live music city are the result of collaboration between the industry, businesses and government, a commitment to protecting artists and venues, and a pledge to band together and rally if needed.

Produced by Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary music, the 10 Point Plan is based on initiatives developed with partners and stakeholders including the State Government of Victoria, Fair Go 4 Live Music, Save Live Australia’s Music (S.L.A.M) and venue and studio owners, promoters and academics.

The 10 point plan was developed after fielding enquires from all over the world about how the music scene works in Melbourne and what sets the city apart. It was in part motivated by multiple requests for strategic advice from around the globe including cities such as London, Bangkok and Amsterdam, which is interested in adopting the Agent of Change principle.

The Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan, which like Spinal Tap, actually goes to 11, highlights the steps the Victorian music industry has taken over the last seven years to save, nurture and grow the state’s live music communities. It also serves as a guide for cities worldwide who can use it to strengthen their own live music scenes.

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The City of Port Phillip is calling on bands and musicians to go “Live N Local” by entering the 2017 celebration of live music.

Featuring the best local talent within the City of Port Phillip from 19-26 August, the popular program celebrates live music and local talent while promoting both indoor and outdoor venues and spaces in the municipality. Live N Local also gives artists a fantastic opportunity for growth through free artist development forums and workshops with key industry guests.

Mayor Bernadene Voss said the Live N Local program plays an important role in providing a platform for local bands and musicians to showcase their talent to a large audience.

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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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