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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):

1. The Age Music Victoria Awards Nominees 2017
2. The Age Music Victoria Awards Genre Nominees 2017
3. The After Party (The Age Music Victoria Awards) 2017

We've already had more than 50,000 individual votes and we're less than 2 weeks into the voting campaign, which is a great reminder of just how engaged Victorian music fans are.
This year, we have added a new category for Regional Venues - we now recognise regional venues holding less than 50 gigs/yr, which has given some of the smaller venues a real chance to shine. Some of the venues we visited on the Vic Music Crawl earlier this year made it into the nominees and it's been rewarding to see these small venues recognised for their contribution to the music scene.
See the full list of nominees and place your vote here (voting closes on Nov 10).

By the way, several of these nominated acts will be playing at The After Party, which will follow the industry-only awards ceremony on Nov 22 at 170 Russell. This year's event will be the first time we've had an electronic artist (Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda) headline. They're accustomed to playing huge festival sets, so 170 Russell will be a decidedly intimate gig!

The line-up also features Gold Class, Cable Ties, DJ MzRizk and an array of guest singers (Archie Roach, Gretta Ray, Josh Teskey from The Teskey Brothers, Mojo Juju, Ella Thompson (GL), a Jim Lawrie tribute to Big Smoke, Birdz and Michelle Nicolle) playing with our very own EG Allstars. It's a rare night to rub shoulders with the cream of the crop across a diverse range of genres! We've got a handful of tix left but they're flying out the door. Grab yours here.

See you at a gig soon,
MV crew.

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