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Today Music Victoria have announced the return of the Live Music Professionals program for 2019. With applications open today, venue owners and managers, band bookers and independent promoters are encouraged to apply for the free professional business development program.

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Brunswick’s beloved Record Paradise at risk of closure due to development

2 Apr 2019 Brunswick’s beloved Record Paradise at risk of closure due to development

Brunswick’s beloved Record Paradise is at risk of closure due to proposed apartment development plans.

Council have now opened submissions for community objections regarding the development, and the owners of the store desperately need your voices.

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Introducing the Mentors and Participants of ‘Cultivate’

21 Mar 2019 Introducing the Mentors and Participants of ‘Cultivate’

Music Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Government is thrilled to announce the very first recipients and mentors of the inaugural pilot ‘Cultivate’, Victoria’s new initiative for mid-level to established women leaders in the state’s contemporary music sector.

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International Women's Day Live Music Events across Victoria

7 Mar 2019

International Women's Day is rolling around again on 8 March, and we have compiled a selection of great events you can go to to celebrate the force that is Women in Music!

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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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