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2011 APRA Professional Development Awards - now open for applications.

14 Nov 2010

The 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) will change the life of eight emerging Australian songwriters and composers. Each winner will receive a prize package valued at over $25,000 – made up of cash, products, travel, education and recognition.

The Professional Development Awards are presented every two years by APRA in conjunction with music organisations and institutions involved in the representation or education of Australian music creators.

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Fourth & final round of speakers announced for the Face The Music Conference 2010.

11 Nov 2010

The 2010 Face The Music Conference is on this weekend and the full program is available to download. In the meantime, another 17 speakers have been added to the program. 

Over 75 high profile international, national and local artists and music industry experts will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the music community at Melbourne’s annual industry conference; providing both a platform for both professional development and networking, as well as nurturing creative ideas and expertise. 

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Announcement of winners for the Melbourne Prize for Music 2010

11 Nov 2010

The Melbourne Prize Trust has announced the recipients of the Melbourne Prize for Music 2010, the Outstanding Musicians Award 2010 and the Development Award 2010. 

The announcements were made at BMW Edge in Federation Square and included the opening of the free exhibition of finalists in the Atrium – November 8 to 22. 

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RIP James Freud (The Models)

4 Nov 2010

29 June 1959 to 04 November 2010

It is with much sorrow that we share the news of the passing of James Freud.

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Australasian World Music Expo 18th - 21st November

4 Nov 2010

Over 300 high profile local and international music representatives from some of the world’s leading festivals, record labels, booking agencies and arts organisations will be making their way to Melbourne next month for the third annual Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st November at the Arts Centre, The HiFi, The Toff in Town and the BMW Edge at Federation Square. 

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Annual General Meeting of Music Victoria

26 Oct 2010

The Annual General Meeting of Music Victoria will be held on Tuesday 16th November 2010 at 6.30pm at Bakehouse Rehearsal Studios in Richmond. 

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Rocktober - From the CEO's desk

25 Oct 2010

What a great month it has been for the Victorian music community. 

Yes, Rocktober has been truly rocking – music has been all over the media, people are talking about it at pubs and around the office water coolers, listening to it at train stations, on trams, in the City and Federation Square. 

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Participants announced for CONTROL 2010 program

20 Oct 2010Successful applicants for CONTROL: The Business of Music Management, the new program designed to equip Australian music managers with strategic business skills, have been announced. ... Music Victoria congratulates the four successful Victorian managers who have been selected for the program. They ... Read More

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Performer of the Year Contest

20 Oct 2010The aim of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Performer of the Year Contest is to find the best possible blues band or artist to represent the MBAS and Australia in Memphis, Tennessee USA at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 1st ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú 5th February 2011. ... The finals ... Read More

Council tunes in to musicians parking needs

20 Oct 2010

In another win for musicians, an agreement has been reached where Yarra City Council will waive parking restrictions in front of live music venues. After consultation with the local music community at an open forum on live music in May, Yarra City Council has addressed concerns from musicians, venue operators and industry groups and has agreed to musicians temporarily parking in loading zones near venues while they unload their equipment. The states peak music body...

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Deadline extended for the 2010 International Songwriting Competition

14 Oct 2010Deadlines for entries for the 2010 competition International Songwriting Competition (ISC) have been extended to the 3rd December 2010. ... The International Songwriting Competition has put together the most high-profile and prestigious judging panel in its nine-year history. Known for its high ... Read More

Official launch of Music Victoria

14 Oct 2010Musicians, politicians and members of the Victorian music community gathered at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar in iconic AC/DC Lane on Wednesday 6th of October for the official launch of the state’s peak music body Music Victoria. ... It was a double celebration – only a few hours earlier ... Read More


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