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Richard Moffat and Chelsea Wilson join the Music Victoria Board

13 Jun 2017

We're excited to welcome the wonderful Richard Moffat and Chelsea Wilson to the Music Victoria board! 
They have both been co-opted and will serve on the board until our AGM in December.

We'd also like to extend heartfelt thanks to Chrissie Vincent and Cat McGauran for their time on the MV board.

Read about our board members here.

JOB ALERT - Revolver Upstairs, Prahran

3 Jun 2017

Revolver Upstairs on Chapel Street in Prahran has a great 320 person live music space which historically had live music 5 nights a week.

Revolver wants to start programming more live music and is seeking a passionate and connected booker to help us book great local content. Please email to express your interest.

Expressions of Interest now open for Melbourne Music Week

31 May 2017 Expressions of Interest now open for Melbourne Music Week

Wanna put on a show during Melbourne Music Week? Now's your chance! Expressions of interest close midday 9 June 2017.


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Survey

31 May 2017

Are you a Victorian Aboriginal musician?

APRA AMCOS are mapping the professional skills of Victoria's Aboriginal musicians and the location of artists to help Creative Victoria better meet your future career development needs.

By completing the short survey below and encouraging other Aboriginal musicians through your networks to respond, you are helping ensure that the mapping project reflects real needs of Aboriginal musicians in Victoria.


Call for greater protections to save Melbourne’s ‘culturally significant’ live music pubs

29 May 2017 Call for greater protections to save Melbourne’s ‘culturally significant’ live music pubs

"Music Victoria chief executive Patrick Donovan told the Leader it was “vital we preserve” live music venues in Melbourne.

“I agree with councillor (Andrew) Bond that there needs to be a change in heritage protection,” he said."

Music Victoria joins City Of Port Phillip's push to save pubs.


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CEO Report - May 2017

26 May 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

It's been a big week for live music. We've launched the second year of the State Government's Good Music Neighbours program (matched funding for live music venues) and released our Victorian Live Music Ten Point Plan

The City of Port Phillip Council has also been voting to rally all inner city councils to make a mass heritage submission to the State Government to protect culturally significant pubs, read more about this important heritage work here

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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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