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Opinion Piece: How the new NSW festival permit scheme could impact on VIC

27 Feb 2019 Opinion Piece: How the new NSW festival permit scheme could impact on VIC

All Australians can vividly recall their favourite festival moments. Mine was the first time a white Cuban heeled boot was raised in excitement above a fans’ head at the Golden Plains Festival at Meredith in south-western Victoria. It kick started a global tradition of festival audiences recognising a five star live performance in a joyous instantaneous review.

Australian music festivals are a powerful economic driver to the economy. According the Live Performance Australia’s Ticketing Revenue and Performance Report, they contributed more than $100 million to the national economy in 2017. They are a vital source of economic activity and social engagement in many regional cities and towns, and have an important flow on effect to venues through numerous side shows.

But this is all under threat after the NSW State Government announced the implementation of a new festival permit scheme from March 1 which has created uncertainty and led to the cancellation of two festivals...

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Music Victoria Membership Changes 2019

15 Feb 2019 Music Victoria Membership Changes 2019

Music Victoria is making some exciting changes to our membership categories and we’re doing this so that we can look after our valued members more efficiently!

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Music Victoria statement on new permit schemes for music festivals

13 Feb 2019

Music Victoria applauds the Victorian State Government for ruling out the possibility of implementing new licensing laws which have seen a number of music festivals in NSW unable to continue. These new laws implemented by the NSW State Government have already resulted in excessive security measures and a damaging economic outcome with no guarantee of safer events...

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Official Honours for several influential members of the Victorian music community

29 Jan 2019

Over the weekend, a few hugely influential members of the Victorian music community were awarded with official honours on Australia Day.

Danzal Baker (aka Baker Boy) was announced as winner of the Young Australian of the Year award – recognised for his work across rap, dance, acting and graffiti...

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Invasion Day playlist and events listing

25 Jan 2019

Neil Morris from our VMDO office has crafted a deadly Invasion Day playlist of Victorian based First Peoples artists over on Spotify...

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General Manager Job Application - Deadline extended

23 Jan 2019

As we recruited for the General Manager role over the quiet Christmas period, we have decided extend the deadline for applications until COB Thursday 7 February.

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Melbourne Live Music Census 2017 Postscript

19 Dec 2018

The Melbourne Live Music Census released in April 2018 reported the value of door/ticket revenue generated by live music events at $389.2 million. Ancillary spending by patrons (food/drink/transport etc) attending those events was calculated at $1.03 billion, for a total economic generation of $1.42 billion.

While that was as accurate as possible at the time, it relied in part on 2016 Live Performance Australia data to estimate attendance and spending at major ticketed events (concerts, festivals, theatres) across the live music performance sector. We now have the LPA’s 2017 Ticket and Revenue Survey which reveals that 2017 was a bumper year...

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Music Victoria Call for Expressions of Interest for Volunteer Treasurer

18 Dec 2018

Music Victoria hereby calls for expressions of interest for an appointed Board Director position to fill the role of Volunteer Treasurer.
Expressions of interest for the position close on Friday 18 January. 

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Now Hiring: Music Victoria - General Manager

18 Dec 2018 Now Hiring: Music Victoria - General Manager

The Music Victoria General Manager is responsible for the business and operational management of Music Victoria, with direct responsibility for the Operations/Finance/HR portfolios.

Applications close: COB 13 January 2019

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Music Victoria Launches Women's Leadership Program

10 Dec 2018 Music Victoria Launches Women's Leadership Program

The Victorian Government, in partnership with Music Victoria, announces a new women-only leadership program, Cultivate, for industry professionals who wish to take the next step in their career. 

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New Board Members announced following AGM

5 Dec 2018 New Board Members announced following AGM

New MV Board - ASSEMBLE!

We are very excited to announce our three newly elected Directors after our Annual General Meeting last night at the Corner Hotel...

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Notice of Nominees for Election to the Board, and Annual Report 2018

27 Nov 2018

Dear Music Victoria Members,

All current financial members will be eligible to vote on the election of three (3) members to the Board of Directors at Music Victoria's 2018 AGM from 6pm on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at the Corner Hotel.


We have received six (6) nominations from current Music Victoria members for election as a Director to the three (3) available Director positions on the Music Victoria Board.

Please also see Music Victoria's 2018 Annual Report for you to read in advance of the AGM.

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