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Since 2010, Music Victoria has delivered many high quality professional development workshops around Victoria. Topics have included grants and funding, small business finance, publicity and promotion, how to get a gig, and industry updates on relevant sector issues.

In 2016 we started recording these to ensure they are accessible for everyone. Follow us on Youtube and Soundcloud to be notified when we upload something new.

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Workshops 

24/08/2020 Live Music Australia Grants Information Session

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), Music Victoria and the Australian Government Office for the Arts in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will outline the guidelines and offer tips on applying for the new Live Music Australia program.

The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID?19 on the industry. The focus of the program is on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged.

10/08/2020 Live Music Venues Panel

Grant writers take venues through the eligibility of Creative Victoria’s Live Music Venues Grants and offer tips on telling your story and impact to the music community, as well as budgets and support letters.

17/06/2020 Recovery After Covid-19: Touring

While the future of touring hangs in the balance, we brought together thought leaders from the industry to share their thoughts and postulate the opportunities it could hold. How can promoters, festivals, agents and artists prepare for the post-COVID world, and remain agile to the touring landscape that is constantly evolving? This online panel of experts got some ideas flowing...

NB: This was recorded on 17/06/2020, information and guidelines may have changed since then.

16/06/2020 Recovery After Covid-19: Venues

With expectations that the Government will soon announce that pubs and live music venues will be able to re-open in coming months under staged restrictions, how can venues start preparing for live shows that can maintain social distancing yet return a profit? Are bands and fans ready for live music, and what needs to be considered? A panel of experts discuss what live music in City of Yarra will look like post-lockdown.

NB: This was recorded on 16/06/2020, information and guidelines may have changed since then.

11/06/2020 Pitching Your Music To Radio

We’ve brought together a handful of the most influential people in Australian radio. These music connoisseurs offer up their advice to artists for pitching and servicing their music to radio, and we chat about how each station is adapting to COVID-19.

28/05/2020 Production Masterclass

Calling all artists, producers and sound engineers… this masterclass is led by Merpire (artist) and James Seymour (producer) and will provide an intimate insight into the artist/producer dynamic. They will share their own experience of working together, and will provide a skills-based workshop on transforming an artist’s vision for a track into reality.

16/04/2020 Live Stream in Quarantine

Live streaming is the new normal for live music in 2020. In just a few weeks, leaders are already emerging who are pioneering this space and paving the way forward for the music industry. This online panel aims to shine a light on current live streaming initiatives, discuss the potential of opportunities and challenges, and support artists on how they can stay connected with their audience. You will hear from panelists: Leigh Treweek – Delivered Live Steve Hibberd – Small Time Studio Dom Alessio – Sounds Australia Amy Donald – APRA AMCOS We hope this discussion encourages more musicians, industry and punters to play live streaming, and fortify leaders in this space.

  23/04/2020 Grants and Funding

COVID-19 has introduced another dimension of financial challenges to artists and people working in the music industry. This workshop will talk through current grant programs, grant writing, advice on navigating the government stimulus packages, and general financial advice from music business experts. 
 

 24/04/2020 Ask Us Anything - Opportunity Streams

When the main vein of opportunity for artists of gigs and touring is not available, what else can they look for?

This Ask Us Anything Q&A session is themed around Opportunity Streams.

You will hear from music industry experts specialising in music publishing, distribution, record labels, and online music sales.

   

30/04/2020 Indie Online

With us all in lockdown with live music at a standstill, now is a great opportunity to get your digital business set up. Learn tips for engaging with your fanbase, converting them to financial supporters, and maximising opportunities to expand your reach.

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Bands, Budgets & Balancing the Books - Tax & Accounting Workshop w/ APRA AMCOS

Pozible Crowdfunding workshop - Learn, Pitch & Collaborate

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