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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

Latest Victoria Rocks grants give leg up to local acts.

13 Oct 2010More than 20 local music projects will share in more than $160,000 in funding, announced today as part of the Government?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Victoria Rocks program. ... Taking to the stage alongside Keith! Party, Kate Vigo, Puta Madre Bros and Oh Mercy, Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor made the ... Read More

City of Yarra music strategy - have your say.

13 Oct 2010Yarra City Council is preparing its new Arts and Cultural Strategy, which will provide a framework and direction for Yarra?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s arts and cultural activities over the next four years. A Discussion Paper has now been drafted and is available for comment to help to inform the new strategy.Read More

It?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s official: ?¢‚Ǩ?ìLive music does not cause violence?¢‚Ǩ¬ù

7 Oct 2010We are pleased to announce that after eight months of intense negotiation, Music Victoria, SLAM and Fair Go 4 Live Music have reached an agreement with the Victorian State Government. ... The inappropriate link between live music and alcohol-fuelled violence is dead. ?¢‚Ǩ?ìThe Government has ... Read More

Second round of speakers announced for Face The Music conference.

6 Oct 2010Over 20 more high profile artists and music industry representatives join Melbourne?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s annual music industry conference, Face The Music, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November, at the Arts Centre, and you only have until October 10 to be eligible for the special early-bird ticket price ... Read More

Free Music Victoria forum on intellectual property and piracy.

6 Oct 2010Music Victoria’s next open forum will be on the prickly topic of intellectual property and piracy. ... The forum will be held at the Music Victoria offices in Brunswick on Tuesday October 12th from 2.00-3.00pm. ... Speakers include Sabiene Heindl, General Manager of Music Industry Piracy ... Read More

‘Victorian Music Futures’ – free forum this Saturday at the Melbourne Music festival

1 Oct 2010Come say hello to Music Victoria at a free forum as part of the City of Melbourne’s Melbourne Music festival this Saturday 2nd Oct at the Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall. ... CEO Patrick Donovan shares the Music Victoria vision and discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for ... Read More

Independent Music Awards @ The Forum, Friday 1st October.

30 Sep 2010Formerly the AIR Awards, the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have a reputation within the music industry for being one of the best nights on the calendar. ... Join the Australian Independent Record Labels Association to recognise the industry?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s outstanding artistic ... Read More


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