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Victorian Live Music Venues Program via Creative Victoria has been extended by one week

6 Aug 2020

The deadline for the Victorian Live Music Venues Program via Creative Victoria has been extended by one week. Venues wishing to apply for support now have until 5pm, 13 August 2020. 

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How To Prepare your COVID-Safe Plan: COVID-Safe Plan Template

5 Aug 2020

The Victorian Government has released documentation on how you can create a COVID-Safe Plan for your business while under Stage 4 lockdown restrictions.  ... Any business opening from midnight tonight needs to have a Covid Safe Plan in place. The plan does not have to be submitted to government.  ... See how to prepare your COVID Safe plan here. ... A COVID Safe Plan template can be found here. ...

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Updated restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

3 Aug 2020

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced changes to Melbourne’s restrictions as well as changes to regional restrictions for at least the next six weeks until Sunday 13 September. Some of the key points include: ... State of Disaster declared ... ... From 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster. This will give police additional powers to ensure people are complying with public health directions. ... ... Changes to Melbourne’s restrictions ... ... From August 2 ...

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LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 MUSIC INDUSTRY COACHES

28 Jul 2020 LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 MUSIC INDUSTRY COACHES

Music Victoria is excited to announce the 12 music industry coaches who will be engaged in one-on-one coaching sessions with the successful participants in the Live Music Professionals program. Backed by the Victorian Government, Live Music Professionals is a free business development program for independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers. ...   ... The 2020 coaches are: ...   ... Belinda Collins ... Creative Director & Founder, The Social Crew Event Agency ...

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Victorian Venues Rescue Package

10 Jul 2020

Music Victoria is thrilled that the State Government has supported our live music rescue package to help Victorian live music venues through this crisis. Music Victoria has been meeting with venue owners weekly since the shutdown forced closures on Friday March 13, collecting data and articulating issues and priorities to local, state and federal governments. ... Friday’s announcement that Creative Victoria would be providing $15 million in grants to venues across the state with ...

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THE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2020 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR MUSICIANS, PRODUCERS, VENUES AND FESTIVALS

1 Jul 2020 THE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2020 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR MUSICIANS, PRODUCERS, VENUES AND FESTIVALS

Good news - Submissions are FREE but only open to Music Victoria members. So if you’re Music Victoria Member, you may nominate yourself (or those you love) in the artists, venues and festivals categories until 5pm Monday 20 July.

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Music Victoria & VMDO COVID-19 Guidance Note for Live Music Venues

24 Jun 2020 Music Victoria & VMDO COVID-19 Guidance Note for Live Music Venues

Today we release the Music Victoria & VMDO COVID-19 Guidance Note for Live Music Venues, which has been prepared by live music experts with guidance from State and Federal Government. It has been produced to help commercial live music venues navigate their business and operations while running shows during COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Last chance to claim free Music Victoria membership!

23 Jun 2020 Last chance to claim free Music Victoria membership!

Music Victoria acknowledges the hardship faced by the music community during the Covid-19 crisis and is offering support to the sector by making their annual membership free for one year whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business* (membership usually ranges from $33 - $440, depending on the membership type).  
This offer closes on Tuesday 30th of June 2020. 

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State Government Support for Victorian Music Sector

10 Jun 2020... The Victorian State Government has announced additional support for the state’s cultural sector as part of a $150 million Experience Economy Survival Package. ... ... Read More

Music Victoria Call for Expressions of Interest for First Nations Board Director

26 May 2020

Music Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from First Peoples to join their Board of Directors. This is a voluntary position. ... Having recently participated in Creative Victoria’s Fair Play Program, the organisation is committed to ensuring representation and support to First Nation's musicians and businesses. ... Specifically over the next six months, Music Victoria will be prioritising First Nations voices in an effort to attain long term equity within the industry. This is an ...

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National Reconciliation Week 2020 Digital Event Guide

26 May 2020 National Reconciliation Week 2020 Digital Event Guide

National Reconciliation Week runs May 27 – June 3 this year, and we're thrilled to be sharing some amazing digital events to be streamed over the next 7 days. 

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Bonnie Dalton (VMDO) In New Industry Liaison role for Creative Victoria

20 May 2020

Today we can announce that Bonnie Dalton, the General Manager of the Victorian Music Industry Development Office, the business and development and First Nations office that Music Victoria delivers on behalf of the Victorian Government, will be seconded to Creative Victoria on a 3-month part-time basis in a new industry liaison role. 

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