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Live and Breathe - Music Victoria Membership Drive 2018

Join Ecca Vandal, Benny Walker, Slattz (King Parrot), Bone Soup, local venues and businesses as members of Music Victoria in 2018




From Monday 19 to 29 March, Music Victoria are urging all who live and breathe Victorian music to sign up or renew an existing membership and help keep the local scene alive.

As a member of Music Victoria, you’ll get access to exclusive workshops and professional development series including the Victorian state government’s Live Music Professionals Program, plus discounts on a huge range of products and services including gear, merchandise, advertising, studio hire, consulting, travel, workshops, plus cheap food and drink at your favourite local venues.

With a current focus on mental health within the music industry, Music Victoria is proud to announce new membership benefits with The School of Life, Melbourne Meditation Centre, The Mind Room and Genesis Fitness all offering discounts on workshops, and a discounted Gold Membership at Genesis Gyms across Victoria.

Not only will you have access to all of these benefits and more, but all who sign up throughout the Drive will automatically go in the running to win one of over $8,500 worth of prizes. The 2018 membership drive sees the introduction to prizes in categories for Small Business Members, Band Members, Regional and Outer Suburban Members, Venue Partners, and Individual Members.

This year, we've pulled out all the stops with our membership video, teaming up with some of the state’s most prevalent performers and avid music lovers to give the rundown on exactly what Music Victoria is about and just how far your membership money goes in the 2018 ‘Live and Breathe Music’ Membership video.

Enlisting the Amateur Hour team to produce the video, the script was written by Music Victoria’s very own Laura Imbruglia who also stars in the hilarious video. Touching on grant applications, industry coaching services, mentorship, workshops, master classes and discounts, the video stars musicians Ecca Vandal, Sophie Koh, Benny Walker, Stella Angelico, Jake Mason (Cookin’ On Three Burners), Slattz (King Parrot), Lauren Hammel (High Tension/TFS), Pablo Alvarado (Mesa Cosa), Broads, Andrew Swann, Ben Franz (The Waifs/Brooke Russell), plus the Music Victoria staff Patrick Donovan, Al Parkinson, Nick Cooper and Sarah De Borrelearning and explaining the value of being a Music Victoria member.

 In 2017 over 1500 members helped Music Victoria to reach some amazing feats including: publishing the Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan and helped educate and support venues to access Good Music Neighbours grants, partnering with the government to bring the international renowned Music Cities Convention to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, and assisting Visit Victoria to make live music a brand pillar and the pre-eminent global professor in music strategy Sound Diplomacy’s Dr. Shain Shapiro to declare Melbourne the “Live Music Capital of the World”.

Your 2018 membership fees will help Music Victoria to continue this vital work for you and your living, breathing music community.

Become a member of Music Victoria today!

Live and Breathe 2018 Prizes

  • Small Business Members
    • Blueflame IT free 1 business IT security assessment for new corporate members who sign up during the drive
    • A $500 on air promotional campaign on PBS 106.7FM
    • The Gild Group: 1 x Free initial financial planning / financial health check session
    • 2 x tickets to one day MEEUM workshop (coding for website)
    • Studio Legal: 1 hour of complimentary legal services (valid for 6 months from date of draw)
  • Big band prize
    • Mentorship with Mikey Cahill (band)    * 1 hour face2face, plus 2x20 minute chats monthly (2 months in total)
    • TicketWeb: FREE live session video recording w/ national coverage!
    • Mountain Goat pack (pack of 5 cases and a $50 voucher for here at the Goat Bar) T&C’s: the prize will have to be collected from Richmond, and the winner must be aged 18 years or over.
    • Sanicki Lawyers are offering a free one hour consultation and preparation of a Band Agreement for a band.
    • 5 free rehearsals at Wick Studios, Brunswick (*must be claimed within 12 months)
    • Semiconductor Media: Live multi camera video shoot of a gig within the Melbourne Metro area (with two songs of up to five minutes each delivered edited for the prize winner) - Valued at $1,000
    • Opportunity to record 1 song at The Alamo Studios. 1 full day tracking plus 1 full day mixing and mastering. Valued at $1200
    • Dex Audio - 50 Duplicated Cassettes, with up to 15 minutes of audio per side, with DTC print and a 3-score Printed J-card. Includes a Duplicating Master and DTC print setup. Approximate value $410.
    • Blue Groove Vans: 3 day van hire for free (terms and conditions apply)
    • Plakkit: 150 x A3 print and distro to the value of $350
    • 1 ticket to the next I Manage My Music  workshop (Value $200)
    • Dinner and drinks at the Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy ($100 voucher)
    • Zenith Records - 100 x 7” Pressed records in Paper sleeves
  • Regional and Outer Suburban Member Prizes
    • 1 hour mentorship with Dallas Frasca
    • Forte Magazine: Free ¼ page ad (worth $355) and editorial
    • Theatre Royal Castlemaine - Two double-passes to a show of the winner's choice
    • The Bowery Theatre, St Albans - 2 x tickets to Which Way Home (total value $76)
    • Karova Lounge Ballarat: double pass for all shows in 2018 (individual member with Ballarat postcode)
      *Winners must notify venue one week before show date.
    • Barwon Club Geelong: double pass for all shows in 2018 (individual member with Geelong postcode)
      *Winners must notify venue one week before show date.
    • $150 voucher to spend at World Of Music, Brighton East
    • Blues Train (Queenscliff) Donation Pack, featuring 2 x Blues train gift vouchers and 1 x Blues train merchandise card  (valued at $310)
  • Venue Partner prize
    • The Gild Group: 1 x Free initial financial planning / financial health check session
    • 1 x ticket to attend the Music Cities Convention - April 19-20 (value $250)
    • 1 x MasterBuilder Unit, fully installed by OpenLIVE, and supplied with the relevant ambient crowd mics
  • Individual Prizes
    • Polyester Records 1 x $50 voucher
    • Northside Records x 1 $50 voucher
    • Mistletone Records & Touring: CD pack to the value of $100
    • Melbourne Recital Centre – 2 tickets to a selected MRC show
    • Thornbury Theatre - free entry to any live music events for 6 months!
    • Zo Damage Photography - 1 x award-winning 365 Day Project book “The Damage Report”
    • 1 x 420x300mm photograph from SLAM Rally 2010 by Melbourne photographer Zo Damage - printed on stone and featuring a stunning recycled timber frame courtesy of OnStone Prints, South Melbourne
    • A large unisex Girls Rock! Melbourne black tee, CD, sticker and tote bag for a prize total value $70
    • 2 x tickets to a concert of the winners choice courtesy of DRW Entertainment (valid until December 2018)
    • 4 x tickets to Jet’s show at the Forum on Monday June 11, courtesy of Live Nation.
    • 1 x Spooky Records vinyl, cd and t-shirt pack (valued at $150)
    • 4 x double passes to a show of your choice at HWLR (conditions apply)
    • Maton – 1 x “The Music That Maton Made”- book (Value $75 AUD)
    • 1 x ticket to Rock Academy  12 (July 9-13) or Rock Academy 13 (Oct 1-5) – for a teenage musician
    • Double pass to The Age Music Victoria Awards (November 2018)
    • The Old Bar – 1 x free double pass for the month of May
    • Triple R pack including stubby holder, t-shirt and tote bag plus access to one x 3RRR Subscriber live-to-air of your choice, AND one 3RRR Subscriber film screening of your choice (valid for 12 months from issue date) Value $200+
    • 4 tickets to a future gig at Forum Melbourne including a booth set aside for you and your friends. *Conditions apply and tickets may not be available for all gigs.
    • 1 x 4 hour casual user session at MESS, valid for 12 months (Valued at $90)
    • 2 x full assessments and treatments at Sound Osteopathy - An osteo studio in Fitzroy dedicated to helping musicians feel well so they can play well. Valued at $180.
    • 2 x complimentary tickets to an upcoming The Mind Room workshop
    • 1 x Intuitive Reiki healing session from INSPIRED Healing & Wellness



Support local music, Become a member. 


$33 – Individual member / $22 – Concession member

$66 - Band membership

$66 – Non-profit organisations

$150 – Small Business Partner (15 or fewer employees)

$330 - Venue Partner

$550 – Gold Partner

$990 – Platinum Partner


*Prices are in Australian dollars & include GST
Members have until Thursday 12 April to pay up.
All Prizes drawn on Tuesday 17 April.


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