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MUSIC VICTORIA ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS FOR 2020

18 Feb 2020 MUSIC VICTORIA ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS FOR 2020

Music Victoria announce the return of the Live Music Professionals program for 2020. Designed to strengthen and support Victorian live music businesses, the free professional development program is open to application from venue owners and managers, band bookers and independent promoters.

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Media Release - Former Collingwood Technical College set to open as “Collingwood Yards” in 2020

14 Feb 2020 Media Release - Former Collingwood Technical College set to open as “Collingwood Yards” in 2020

Over the past four years the former Collingwood Technical College has been undergoing a dramatic transformation into a permanent, affordable and dynamic home for artists and the creative community in Melbourne’s inner north. With the site already welcoming the first influx of tenants and set to open to the public in stages throughout 2020, Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd is excited to reveal its new identity as Collingwood Yards.

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Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 14 February, 2020

14 Feb 2020 Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 14 February, 2020

Our staff-curated gig guide is here to let you know of what shows not to miss in the coming week. This installment features gigs from In Deception, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Horatio Luna, The Sockettes, La Descarga plus many more.

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Q&A with Best Regional Act 2019 Winner - The Teskey Brothers

11 Feb 2020

Warrandyte's The Teskey Brothers swept the Music Victoria Awards prize pool in 2019, including winning Best Regional Act which came with a $3000 grant from Bendigo Bank.

In the middle of a hugh international tour, The Teskeys' drummer Liam Gough took time out to look back on some of their favourite achievements over the past year and to tell us what they did with the prize cheque...

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Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 7 February, 2020

7 Feb 2020 Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 7 February, 2020

Our staff-curated gig guide is here to let you know of what shows not to miss in the coming week. This installment features gigs from Private Function, Simona Castricum, Alárìíyá, KUYA NEIL, The Senegambian Jazz Band plus many more.

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Q&A with Best Regional Venue (Under 50 gigs) 2019 Winner - Meeniyan Town Hall

6 Feb 2020 Q&A with Best Regional Venue (Under 50 gigs) 2019 Winner - Meeniyan Town Hall

Meeniyan Town Hall's Ian Bevington (Music Victoria Awards' 2019 Best Regional Venue winner) took time out recently to look back on some of his favourite achievements over the past year and to give us the local secrets of his area - South Gippsland.

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Gig Guide: Staff Picks - Friday 31 January

31 Jan 2020 Gig Guide: Staff Picks - Friday 31 January

In addition to our new weekly Spotify playlist of local acts we’re enjoying (“Music Victoria’s Listening To…”), we are also today launching a new weekly gig guide, compiled by Music Victoria’s staff.

Performing live has become the backbone of being a recording artist, so going out and supporting local live music is of great importance to us. 
Here are some of the gigs we’re looking forward to over the coming week, including shows from Dumb WhalesMajor PlainsthandoPhillyGrace Cummings and many more.

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Q&A with Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs/yr) 2019 Winner - Theatre Royal

30 Jan 2020 Q&A with Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs/yr) 2019 Winner - Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal's Tim Heath (Music Victoria Awards' 2019 Best Regional Venue winner) took time out recently to look back on some of his favourite achievements over the past year and to share the local secrets of his area - Castlemaine.

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Music Victoria's Listening To... new playlist!

28 Jan 2020 Music Victoria's Listening To...  new playlist!

Here at Music Victoria, our staff are always out seeing live music and listening to local faves across a range of genres.
We want to share all the great local music we’re enjoying, so we’ve started a Spotify playlist – Music Victoria’s Listening To…

Follow the playlist to hear what our staff are listening to and check back each Tuesday as we’ll be refreshing it weekly.
This week’s playlist includes Magic Dirt OfficialObscura HailLost ragasPress ClubJess Ribeiro and more.

Check out the full playlist here.

Best Practice Guide for Benefit Gigs

24 Jan 2020

It’s incredibly heartening to see the music industry step up to raise awareness and funds for bushfire affected communities and a Best Practice Guide for Benefit Gigs has been developed by AMIN to assist event organisers putting on benefit gigs. If you have questions or need advice - get in touch with us!

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Bushfire Benefits

9 Jan 2020

Thanks to everyone involved in benefit concerts to support fire relief charities.

We've gone through all the Victorian events that have been sent to us and combined them into a Bushfire Benefit Gig Guide here! If we haven't included your event feel free to let us know and we'll add you to the list.

Keep up the good work everyone. It's amazing to see the music community coming together and supporting those affected by the fires.

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MUSIC VICTORIA HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES

18 Dec 2019

  ...   ... Over the christmas and New Year's break, Music Victoria will be closing its office for a two week period. This closure will begin on Saturday 21st December, 2019. Our office hourse will resume as per usual on Monday 6th January, 2020.  ... We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays! ... Until next year, ... The MV Team. ...

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