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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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Music Victoria Announces Successful 2020 Live Music Professionals Participants

12 May 2020 Music Victoria Announces Successful 2020 Live Music Professionals Participants

Music Victoria’s Live Music Professionals program will run for a fourth year in 2020. The free professional and business development program for independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers aims at supporting live music businesses from across the state of Victoria. This year the program will support and connect both the new 2020 cohort but also extend and open its digital series of keynotes, masterclasses and workshops to the 60 alumni and wider live music sector ...

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Music Victoria offering free memberships until the end of the Financial Year

4 May 2020 Music Victoria offering free memberships until the end of the Financial Year

Victoria’s peak body for contemporary music Music Victoria is offering support during the COVID-19 crisis by offering FREE one year memberships! This offer is open from Monday 4th of May – Tuesday 30th of June 2020. 

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SOUND CHECK by Support Act: Patrick Donovan - Music Victoria

29 Apr 2020Support Act's Industry Relations and Partnerships Manager Luke O'Connor is joined by Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria. Together Luke and Patrick discuss the first days of COVID-19 and the industry's immediate response, Patrick's career as a lover and performer of and advocate for ... Read More

Music Victoria Announce Free online Professional Development series

9 Apr 2020

We are pleased to announce a variety of professional development and open forum Ask Us Anything events, all free to access...

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Dear Prime Minister: Creative industries unite to secure Australia's cultural future

27 Mar 2020

Over 50 of Australia’s leading arts, creative, cultural and entertainment industry bodies have united to send a clear message to the Prime Minister: act now to ensure that Australia’s cultural life survives COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Venues Update

25 Mar 2020

Music Victoria is extremely concerned about the impact Covid-19 and the restriction and subsequent banning of non-essential public gatherings is having on live music venues.

We will regularly consult with - and update - venues on key concerns and developments, and raise issues with relevant businesses and authorities.

Below is a current update as of 24 March:

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Premier's announcement: Guidance on non-essential closures

23 Mar 2020

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government will implement a shutdown or restriction of non-essential activity (including entertainment venues) across our state to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Victorian Government announce Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs

21 Mar 2020

Today, the Victorian Government announced an Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs.

Music Victoria is happy that the State Government has addressed some of the urgent needs of the live music venue sector with relief on payroll tax and liquor licensing fees and financial support for businesses and workers.

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We're 'sending out an SOS'

#SoundOfSilenceau is a national campaign initiative from the music world asking music fans to donate to @Support Act – an Australian music charity that provides crisis relief services to artist crew and workers. 
Together, we can help support those who are suffering a severe loss of income that has come with widespread cancellations of festivals, concerts, shows, and local gigs.
Go to to find out how you can support and donate today.

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