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Motor City Music Festival


Patrick Donovan, Music Victoria

Grace Knight, Eurogliders

Mark Hylands, Bay FM

Justyn Rowe, Geelong City Council

Venue: Bay FM Broadcast Van
              Motor City Music Festival, Geelong 
Time: 5:00pm - 6.30pm

Cost: free for festival ticket holders - tickets available from Motor City Music Festival website

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As part of the Oakleigh Music Festival, Music Victoria presents a free discussion and Q&A on how to get started in the music industry. Join industry experts as they discuss how to get a gig, who to talk to, where to get advice, funding your ideas, publicity on a budget, and more. Open to all musicians, arts workers, and anyone interested in the music industry. All ages, and all welcome! 


Neil Wedd – Venue booker, Band manager

Patrick Donovan – CEO, Music Victoria

Jesse Lubitz - APRA

Chloe Turner - Band Manager, Inca Roads, Music Victoria


Date: Wednesday 11th March

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Monash Seminar and Training Centre (tbc)

           1a Atherton Road, Oakleigh 

Tickets: FREE, but reservations recommended via

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How do you forge a career as an independent artist in 2015? Your peak body for contemporary music, Music Victoria, gives you the latest updates about getting gigs at festivals and venues locally and in Melbourne, how to get coverage in the local media and through social media and what peak body and government support is available to you.


Marty Maher, Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival

Buzz Thompson, artist manager

Imogen Brough, self-managed performer, The Voice

Doug Brady, 3 times ARIA winning Sound Engineer

Patrick Donovan, CEO, Music Victoria

Venue: Aireys Inlet Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Main Stage
              Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival 2015

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Tickets: Free

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Music Victoria 2015 Membership DriveTBC

23 Mar 2015 - 3 Apr 2015


This symposium addresses noise issues associated with live music performances at inner city music venues, by identifying collaborative solutions that empower stakeholders (musicians, technicians, management) to monitor and take remedial action as necessary. Tackling the issue at the source can contribute to the prevention of hearing loss associated with concert attendance be it patrons, staff or performers.

Call for Participation

In addition to the guest’s talks, the program will include a number of shorter presentations around the topic. The focus of those presentations should ideally be on sharing what is being done at different levels, in venues, as performers, as engineers, as lobby group or industry body, as policy maker or as researchers. Ideally presentations are short (10-15 minutes) and if required supported with documentation that can be shared beforehand. Please submit a brief proposal for presentations (or other ideas for participation) to Jos Mulder (J.Mulder [at] before 2 March 2015. To register, please get in touch through the same address.

Date: Friday 10th April 2015
Venue: RMIT Melbourne (venue details tbc)

More details via the Sound Check Symposium website


  • Dr. Jos Mulder (Lecturer in Sound, Murdoch University)
  • Associate Professor Lawrence Harvey (SIAL Sound Studios, RMIT)
  • Associate Professor Cat Hope (WAAPA, Edith Cowan University)
  • Jeffrey Hannam (MA (Design), B.Sc (Applied Chemistry), G.Dip Dramatic Art (Sound design) (SIAL Sound Studios, RMIT)
  • Jon Perring (Venue co-owner, Live Music Round Table, Fair Go 4 Live Music)
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