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The Usual Suspects ~ Music Victoria Membership Drive

22 Mar 2017

Join Camp Cope, Kylie Auldist, UNIFIED, Pieater Records, local venues and businesses as members of Music Victoria in 2017


A Music Victoria membership is for everyone.

It not only offers a huge range of discounts and professional development opportunities but it also ensures that Music Victoria can continue to advocate on behalf of our state's world-renowned music scene. 

New and existing members who renew between 22 and 31 March 2017 will go into the running for a swag of amazing prizes, and are rewarded with 15 new member discounts across the state.

Camp Cope, Kylie Auldist, Jo Syme (Big Scary, Pieater), Rich Stanley (The Tote, Aarght Records), Mathew Rogers (UNIFIED) and James Young (Cherry Bar, Yah Yahs) are amongst those within the Victorian music community who stand behind Music Victoria as an independent, not-for-profit organisation and the state’s peak body for contemporary music.

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Culture Waves - Festival for Cultural Diversity Week 2017

20 Mar 2017 Culture Waves - Festival for Cultural Diversity Week 2017

Culture Waves brings young, multicultural sounds to Cultural Diversity Week 2017.

A new music event for Victoria’s young people, the night will feature headline performances from fast-rising soulful hip hop artist Remi., indie pop sensation Yeo, and gospel, R & B, piano and Rhodes fusion masters BILLY DAVIS and the Good Lords.

More info here.

APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards 2017 - NOW OPEN

19 Mar 2017 APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards 2017 - NOW OPEN

The APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards are back with a new, 9th category for dance/electronic music. Providing a game changing opportunity for songwriters and composers, the nine recipients will receive $15,000 to support their career development!
Applications are open to all emerging songwriters and composers until the 27 April.

More info here.

Music Industry Inside Out - A Week In The Life Of… Chloe Turner, Co-Founder & Director of LISTEN Records, Operations/Marketing Administrator at Music Victoria

17 Mar 2017 Music Industry Inside Out - A Week In The Life Of… Chloe Turner, Co-Founder & Director of LISTEN Records, Operations/Marketing Administrator at Music Victoria

Our Operations/Marketing Administrator/Superstar Chloe Turner spoke to Music Industry Inside Out about her role at Music Victoria and Listen Records. Some great insight into what goes on inside the Music Vic office during a 'usual' working week 

Read it here.

Music Victoria and Bluestone Insurance Survey

16 Mar 2017 Music Victoria and Bluestone Insurance Survey
In preparation for our membership drive we are partnering with Bluestone Insurance to ensure all Music Victoria members are getting the best insurance prices possible.
We are seeking expression of interest for Musical Equipment and Public Liability insurance to secure a group purchasing deal.
If you are interested in instrument or public liability insurance, simply click on the link below and answer a few simple questions (only 2 mins).
Completing the questionnaire is completely obligation free.
Expressions of interest close on 24 March 2017.
For Financial Services Guide and Privacy Policy please see:
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International Women's Day 2017 - What's On

2 Mar 2017 International Women's Day 2017 - What's On

Next Wednesday 8 March is International Women's Day 2017. To help celebrate and promote the amazing women in music in Victoria, we've put together this handy gig guide for you all.

Music Victoria is committed to increasing the gender diversity within the music community. For more information on our work in this area, please see:

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CEO Report - February 2017

1 Mar 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

Regional Victoria is a harvest of musical treasures.
A Victorian State Government initiative, delivered by Music Victoria with additional funding from Visit Victoria and some wonderful hospitality from regional councils, musicians and venues, the inaugural Victorian Music Crawl took 25 musicians, media, managers, booking agents and government on a three day road trip through south-western and northern Victoria.
The project aimed to shine a spotlight on the musical offerings of regional Victoria, and build connections to increase tours through regional Victoria, and provide more opportunities for regional artists to perform outside their home towns.

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Victorian Music Crawl - Musical Bus Tour Kicks Off Today

16 Feb 2017 Victorian Music Crawl - Musical Bus Tour Kicks Off Today

The Victorian Music Crawl is a new Victorian Government initiative to build connections between Melbourne and regionally-based music industry leaders.

25 Melbourne-based music managers, venue bookers, promoters, artists and music media will undertake a three day tour to Ballarat, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echuca.  

Managed by Music Victoria, the Victorian Music Crawl is the first program of its kind in Australia. Three tours will take place across 2017-18 with a tour to the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland planned for the second half of 2017 and a tour to Geelong, the Surf Coast and Warrnambool scheduled for next summer.

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Forte Mag - This State We're In #7

13 Feb 2017

Dear FORTE readers,

We’re excited to announce that we will be heading up your way very soon with APRA AMCOS to present a panel discussion: Geelong – A music city. A number of factors have seen Geelong develop a unique and influential array of musicians across many eras and genres. In this two part panel hosted by editor-in-chief at Forte Magazine Amanda Sherring we first delve into the musical history of Victoria’s second biggest city with Au-Go-Go Records founder and all-round Australian music brain Bruce Milne. Part two will see APRA AMCOS and MUSIC VICTORIA offering a unique opportunity to gain insight from the Geelong’s scene’s current creative curators - offering information and advice on booking shows, writing, promoting and circulating your music independently. Offering their experience and sage advice will be psych-folk Flightless Records artist Leah Senior, Barwon Club booker Al O’Neill and Billy Gardner who runs Anti-Fade Records, plays in a bunch of bands (Ausmuteants, Living Eyes and Cereal Killer) and co-runs Jerkfest. From 5.30pm Tuesday 7 March 2017 @ The Barwon Club. More info on this panel here.

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Music Victoria launch a new program - LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS

2 Feb 2017 Music Victoria launch a new program - LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS

Music Victoria is excited to launch Live Music Professionals – a brand new program targeting independent promoters and venues. The program aims to help individuals in the Victorian music community build sustainable live music businesses. 

Successful applicants will be matched with some of Victoria's most skilled and experienced music industry professionals for one-on-one coaching sessions in key areas tailored to their individual or business needs. Participants will also attend specialised workshops, Face The Music – Victoria’s annual contemporary music industry conference – and have access to invaluable networking opportunities. 

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Triple J Hottest 100 - Victorian Acts

27 Jan 2017

We’ve done some stats on the Triple J Hottest 100!

We heard from the ABC that a “record breaking 66 songs in the countdown came from Australian artists. The most ever in countdown history and pipping 2014's tally of 59.”

But out of that a massive 17 artists are Victorian!

Big congrats to Tash Sultana, Illy, A.B Original and Big Scary for making it into the top 20! Check out the rest of the Victorian acts who made it in below and view the full list here.

Tash Sultana - Jungle #3
Illy - Papercuts {Ft. Vera Blue} #7
A.B. Original - January 26 {Ft. Dan Sultan} #16
Big Scary -The Opposite Of Us #17
The Smith Street Band - Death To The Lads #21
Illy - Catch 22 {Ft. Anne-Marie} #23
Gretta Ray - Drive #27
Tash Sultana -Notion #32
Client Liaison - World Of Our Love #35
D.D Dumbo - Satan #44
A.B. Original - Dumb Things {Ft. Paul Kelly/Dan Sultan} {Like A Version 2016} #45
D.D Dumbo -Walrus #47
Kingswood -Creepin #48
Ali Barter - Girlie Bits #58
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife #61
Camp Cope - Lost: Season One #74
Alex Lahey - You Don't Think You Like People Like Me #97


23 Jan 2017

Blue Groove Vans offers affordable van hire nationwide just for the music industry. Whether you and your band are looking to tour regionally in your home state, or all across the country, we’re sure to have the best van for you. With comprehensive insurance, public liability and gear insurance for $20,000 worth of equipment, covered in the hire cost, you can tour knowing both you and your instruments are well covered for any situation. 

We are offering Music Victoria members a discount of 10% off the normal price of $185.72 per day ($167.15/day with MV discount). With no hidden fees or extra charges and unlimited kms, Blue Groove Vans will be the cheapest and most enjoyable way of touring Australia. These figures can help you with any future budgets and grant proposals.

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