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CEO Report - December 2017

28 Dec 2017

Dear members and subscribers,
Thanks for your support this year, we are thrilled to have been able to support you. Here are some of the highlights:

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CEO Report - November 2017

30 Nov 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

It’s an exciting time of year for music. Melbourne Music Week kicks off today with a Wurundjerri Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and performance by Melbourne Music Prize winner...

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CEO Report - October 2017

26 Oct 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity here at MV HQ. With public voting now live for The Age Music Victoria Awards, we've been sending out congratulatory emails to excited nominees, and listening back to some of the great music that has come out of Victoria in the past year (BTW, feel free to join us in this - we made some Spotify playlists):

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CEO Report - September 2017

28 Sep 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

They say accidents happen to musicians in "Nashville Music City’’. The highest concentration of music industry in the world, cheap rent, and a music tourism boom driven by the success of the hugely popular music TV series Nashville have resulted in a perfect storm for the Nashville music industry....

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CEO Report - August 2017

31 Aug 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

Music Victoria just returned from an epic three-day adventure visiting south eastern regional music venues and industry and checking out the best bands on the second Victorian Music Crawl.

A bus full of music industry managers, booking agents and artists visited 14 venues including small and large pubs, a former church, 2 festival sites, 2 community radio stations, a mechanics hall, a winery, a café, an arts gallery, a brewery, a nightclub and a Mexican restaurant. We even attracted the attention of ABC news!

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CEO Report - July 2017

27 Jul 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

Australia is one of the most regulated countries in the world, which makes it difficult to maintain a thriving visitor economy.
 
Festivals need to navigate their way through a complex web of laws around planning, liquor licensing, visas, occupational health and safety, security and parking. This can be a huge cost burden on promoters...

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CEO Report - June 2017

29 Jun 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

Earlier this year we asked our members and subscribers to answer some questions in our annual survey about the biggest issues and opportunities facing their careers and businesses.
 
The key findings were:

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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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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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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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CEO Report - December 2016

22 Dec 2016

Dear members and subscribers,

What an amazing year for Victorian music.
At Music Victoria, we started the year undertaking the Victorian regional audit on behalf of the Victorian state government, and have expanded our programs and staff to run the Good Music Neighbours sound attenuation program, and the Live Music Professionals program to assist mid-career independent promoters, venue managers, owners and band bookers across the state.

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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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