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Music forum for Mornington Peninsula musicians

16 Jun 2010Mornington Peninsula Shire is holding a free music forum on Saturday 3rd July at The Studio @ PCT from 3pm to 5.30pm. ... The event will be facilitated by Jon Hawkes, author and cultural commentator and ex-CEO of Community Music Victoria. ... The aim of the forum is to discover the issues and ... Read More

Song Summit 2010 grants for Victorian songwriters

27 May 2010Following the success of the inaugural Song Summit in 2008, APRA|AMCOS present Song Summit 2010 running from 19 – 21 June. ... Gathering together the full spectrum of the music industry including local and international songwriters and music industry experts; Song Summit 2010 will span all ... Read More

Have your say on the Federal Government?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Strategic Contemporary Music Industry Plan

19 May 2010During the 2007 election, a number of commitments to support Australia?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s contemporary music industry were made, including the development of a Strategic Contemporary Music Industry Plan to enhance continued cooperation within the industry. ... Minister for Environmental Protection ... Read More

Melbourne Prize for Music 2010

5 May 2010Local musicians are tuning up for big rewards as entries open for one of Australia?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s most valuable music prizes – the Melbourne Prize for Music 2010 and Awards. ... Providing opportunities for Victorian musicians, performers and composers, across all music genres and valued at ... Read More

Music venues still threatened as Tote lesson not learnt.

16 Apr 2010Excellent opinion piece in The Age from Dr Kate Shaw, research fellow at the University of Melbourne. ... Brumby has pointedly refused to alter blanket liquor licensing laws. ... THE reopening of the Tote hotel is a great outcome, but the Brumby government can take no credit for it. The high-risk ... Read More

Good news for two Melbourne live music venues.

16 Apr 2010Two venues in Melbourne have now had their ‘high-risk’ security conditions rolled back and removed from their liquor licenses, as agreed in the Live Music Accord signed with the State Government and music industry representatives in late February. ... The George Hotel in Hamilton is the ... Read More

Musos take fight to Parliament

8 Apr 2010MELBOURNE musicians have turned up the heat on the state Government for failing to deliver on promises to remove high-risk conditions on live music venues. ... Performers including Ross Wilson, Mike Rudd, Kram, Clare Bowditch, Angie Hart and 83-year-old Nick Polites presented a petition, signed by ... Read More

Fair Go 4 Live Music petition delivery to Parliament on Wednesday April 7th at 12.30pm

1 Apr 2010Over 20,000 Victorians demand that ?¢‚ǨÀúhigh-risk?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ conditions be de-linked from live music. ... Since the closure of The Tote Hotel in mid-January, the Fair Go 4 Live Music petition has been collecting signatures from music lovers all around Victoria, calling on the State ... Read More

Fair Go 4 Live Music petition

26 Mar 2010The Fair Go 4 Live Music petition to the Legislative Council of Victoria is due to be presented to Parliament in early April. ... The Petitioners request that : ... ... The Victorian Government institute a proper investigation into the causes of violence and drunkenness. ... Until such ... Read More

'State of Play' survey on live music in Melbourne.

26 Mar 2010

‘State of Play’ is an annual report compiled by the Advanced Diploma of Music Business students at NMIT, which attempts to measure the health (or otherwise) of the live music scene in Melbourne. The students are currently compiling the data for 2008/2009. Please take one of the surveys by clicking on the links on the State of Play website. They are anonymous and it will only a few minutes of your time. 

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Governmental as Anything: Live Music and Law and Order in Melbourne

26 Mar 2010

Dr Shane Homan, a senior lecturer at Monash University has delivered a paper entitled Governmental as Anything: Live Music and Law and Order in Melbourne.

With his kind permission, it is available for download here.


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