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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.

Welcome to the new Music Victoria website

11 Mar 2010Music Victoria is the newly established contemporary music industry peak body for Victoria, representing and supporting individuals and organisations participating in the broader Victorian contemporary music industry including such various roles as musicians, industry workers & businesses. ... It ... Read More

Music Victoria BIGSOUND Mixer


Take time out from your BIGSOUND schedule to meet the friendly crew of your peak body, Music Victoria plus Kirsty Rivers of Creative Victoria.

Chat about grants, professional development workshops, our annual awards, membership discounts and how we can help YOU.

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The lovely people over at Hearservice have given our members a special offer of:
- free hearing screenings at their screening locations 
- 10% discount on musicians’ custom earplugs
- 50% off the first tinnitus consultation
- 50% off full hearing assessment at our clinics

View our full list of member discounts here:

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Live Music Professionals Program 2018 Music Industry Coaches Announced

n/a Live Music Professionals Program 2018 Music Industry Coaches Announced

Music Victoria is excited to announce the 10 music industry coaches who will be engaged in one-on-one coaching sessions with the 20 successful participants in the Victorian Government backed 2018 Music Works, Live Music Professionals program – a free professional and business development program for independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers.

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