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17 Mar 2020

People in the live music and entertainment industries are being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of jobs have been lost in recent days as a result of the cancellation of concerts, festivals, tours and shows. While clearly necessary to protect the health of the nation, these cancellations are having a devastating effect on the huge array of music industry workers including artists, crew, management, promoters, vendors, publicists and everyone else who rely on live events for their income. The vast majority of these workers do not have the luxury of sick leave or annual leave - most live from gig to gig, tour to tour, or show to show.

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Opinion Piece: Latest from Music Victoria CEO on Coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

By PATRICK DONOVAN

MUSIC VICTORIA CEO

The world is facing its largest pandemic since World War II, and the entertainment industry is bearing the brunt of it.

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Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 13 March, 2020

13 Mar 2020 Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 13 March, 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 Gordon Koang, Brendan Maclean, Sui Zhen, Chaika plus many more.

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Jon Perring's Keynote Speech at Yarra Venues Day

6 Mar 2020 Jon Perring's Keynote Speech at Yarra Venues Day

Ten years after he took over the Tote, publican and advocate Jon Perring reflected on Victorian music in a keynote speech at the City of Yarra-Music Victoria Venues Day.

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International Women's Day Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 6 March, 2020

6 Mar 2020 International Women's Day Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 6 March, 2020

Our staff-curated gig guide returns to let you know of what shows not to miss in the coming week. As part of International Women's Day, this installment features gigs from Aldous Harding, Laura Jean, The Burnt Sausages, Sarah Mary Chadwick plus more!

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Now Hiring! Music Victoria - Accountant

2 Mar 2020 Now Hiring! Music Victoria - Accountant

Music Victoria are looking to hire an Accountant!

This role is 3 days a week and is responsible for the book keeping and financial management for Music Victoria and the Victorian Music Development Office. This includes payroll, super, weekly payments, invoicing, recording receipts, financial reporting/analysis, budgeting, BAS, general ledger entries and assisting with the annual audit.

The position is a 24 month contract with a salary of $75,000 per annum pro rata (plus superannuation)

Position Description can be downloaded here.

Applications close: Monday 16 March, 2020
Please send a cover letter and CV to info@musicvictoria.com.au

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Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 28 February, 2020

28 Feb 2020 Gig Guide: Staff Picks - 28 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 REMI, The Mamas, Alice Skye, The Maes plus many more.

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10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Helen Marcou AM

27 Feb 2020 10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Helen Marcou AM

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) rally, Music Victoria speaks to those who were there at the frontline about their memories of the time and their observations over the passing years.

Helen Marcou AM, alongside her partner Quincy Maclean AM, co-founded SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) and spearheaded and staged the SLAM rally of 2010 where 20,000 protesters marched on Parliament House in Melbourne in support of Live Music. Helen takes us back to the events of 2010...

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MUSIC VICTORIA ANNOUNCE THE MENTORS AND PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2020 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, CULTIVATE

27 Feb 2020 MUSIC VICTORIA ANNOUNCE THE MENTORS AND PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2020 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, CULTIVATE

Music Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Government, is excited to announce the participants and mentors for the 2020 edition of its women’s leadership development program, Cultivate. Supported by the Minister for Women, the Cultivate program aims to foster the development of some of the state’s key decision-makers, business owners and industry leaders within the music sector.

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10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Jade Imagine

26 Feb 2020 10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Jade Imagine

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) rally, Music Victoria speaks to those who were there at the frontline about their memories of the time and their observations over the passing years.

It's a little-known fact that Melbourne musician Jade Imagine helped spearhead the 2010 rally to save The Tote. This rally precipitated the huge SLAM rally that followed.

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10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Amanda Palmer (ex The Tote)

25 Feb 2020 10 Year Anniversary of the SLAM Rally - interview w/ Amanda Palmer (ex The Tote)

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) rally, Music Victoria speaks to those who were there at the frontline about their memories of the time and their observations over the passing years.

Amanda Palmer was the band booker at the Tote when they announced the closure of the venue in January 2010. This announcement led to a week of outpouring of support, spontaneous protests and much media attention in Melbourne...

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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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