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Mess+Noise interview with Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan

6 Sep 2010Music Victoria: ?¢‚ǨÀúBanditos Who Mean Business?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ ... In an exclusive first interview, DARREN LEVIN caught up with Music Victoria?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s founding CEO Patrick Donovan a few days before the August 21 federal election. ... Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan is four ... Read More

Unique buskers add character to Melbourne?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s streets

6 Sep 2010Victoria?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s peak music body, Music Victoria, urges the Melbourne City Council to reconsider its crackdown on Melbourne?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s buskers. ... As part of the draft Street Activity Policy 2010 announced yesterday, Cr Robert Doyle proposed that potential buskers would have to ... Read More

The winners of the 2010 Vic/Tas Blues Music Awards have been announced

2 Sep 2010Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Vic/Tas Blues Music Awards, which were announced last week at the Royal Standard Hotel. ... The winners are: ... ... Lloyd Spiegel – Male Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Solo/Duo of the Year for ‘Tangled Brew’ ... Stevie Paige ... Read More

Applications for ?¢‚ǨÀúControl?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ music management program now open.

1 Sep 2010CONTROL, the dynamic new five stage program designed to equip music managers with crucial business skills, is now calling for applications. Mid career music managers from around the country are encouraged to apply. The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and ... Read More

Early bird tickets now on sale for Face The Music conference.

1 Sep 2010Early bird tickets are now on sale for Melbourne?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s industry conference and summit, Face The Music. ... Registration for early tickets are available until October 10th at a cost of $45 for concession holders and Music Victoria members, as well as The Push, APRA, AIR, FReeZACentral ... Read More

Songlines Scholarship for One Movement Festival, Perth.

1 Sep 2010In partnership with the Victorian government, Songlines is proud to announce another exciting opportunity for emerging or established Indigenous musicians based in Victoria to perform and compete on a national stage. This is also open to artists who have previously received a Songlines Scholarship ... Read More

Music Victoria musicians forum Wednesday 1st September

31 Aug 2010We are holding our first informal forum with musicians at 11.30am on Wednesday 1st September at the Music Victoria office at Level 1, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick at 11.30am. If you have questions, concerns or ideas, we want to hear from you so come along for a chat. ... Please RSVP to ... Read More

Review: Maurice Frawley tribute at the Espy, Thursday 19th August 2010

21 Aug 2010Maurice Frawley tribute night ... By Patrick Donovan ... Many of the lucky punters jammed inside the Espy Gershwin Room last night appreciated the irony of support act the Large Number 12s playing ?¢‚ǨÀúAll the Boys Get Caught Out in the Rain?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ as the latecomers formed a ... Read More

From the CEO's desk

20 Aug 2010

Dear Music Victoria supporters
Your CEO reported for duty at the Brunswick Town Hall office of Music Victoria for his first day of work on Monday, 33 years to the day that Elvis 'The King' Presley left the building for the last time. And what a first week it has been. Our project officer Bek Duke had only just secured the office space, computers and second-hand furniture, but within days it felt like home.

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Victorian musos - get your APRA Live Performance Returns submitted.

12 Aug 2010Calling all APRA songwriters: it’s time to submit your live performance returns & receive your royalty payments. ... In November last year APRA distributed $4 million to approximately 18,000 songwriters. ... Submitting your LPRs is an essential step in the process to receiving your royalty ... Read More

Music Policy for the Federal Election

23 Jul 2010With Federal and Victorian State elections looming, musicians and the music industry have been making representations to all parties regarding support for the music sector. ... Music Victoria recently reported on the live entertainment industry via the Size and Scope of the Live Entertainment ... Read More

Music Victoria appoints founding CEO

14 Jul 2010Patrick Donovan has been appointed the founding CEO of Music Victoria, the newly established contemporary music industry peak body for Victoria which will provide a unified voice to support the best interests of the Victorian music industry. ... “Music Victoria is pleased to announce the ... Read More


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