27 Feb 2019
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...Read More
15 Feb 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!Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
23 Jan 2019
~~ JOB VACANCY - GENERAL MANAGER ~~Read More
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.
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...Read More
18 Dec 2018
Music Victoria hereby calls for expressions of interest for an appointed Board Director position to fill the role of Volunteer Treasurer.Read More
Expressions of interest for the position close on Friday 18 January.
18 Dec 2018
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.Read More
Applications close: COB 13 January 2019
10 Dec 2018
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. Read More
5 Dec 2018
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...Read More
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.Read More