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Viewing events for February

5 February 2012 - St Kilda Festival free workshop: Saints and Sinners – St Kilda’s musical history

Presented by Music Victoria

In the 1970s and ‘80s, St Kilda was the live music capital of Australia, spawning its own distinct sound. In this insightful panel, St Kilda music identities discuss what today’s promoters and musicians can learn from the heyday.

As part of the St Kilda Festival Artist Development Series, Music Victoria brings you a free discussion on the past, present and future of the St Kilda music scene - 'Saints and Sinners – St Kilda’s musical history'. 

Speakers include:

Patrick Donovan - Music Victoria CEO
Dolores San Miguel - author of Ballroom: The Melbourne Punk & Post Punk Scene
Paul Stewart - Painters & Dockers singer and music journalist
Bohdan X – St Kilda musician in the ‘70s and ‘80s
Michelle Harrington - founder of the St Kilda Live Music Community and editor of St Kilda Rock Chronicles

Bookings: this is a free event but RSVPs are recommended. Email workshops@musicvictoria.com.au to secure your spot.

Date: Sunday 5th February 2012
Start time:  5pm      
Venue Name:
Mink Bar, downstairs at the Prince of Wales Hotel
Venue Address: 28b Acland Street St Kilda

St Kilda Festival 2012 - 4th-12th February

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14 February - 16 February 2012 - The Music Business in Plain English

The Music Business in Plain English
with Andrew Fuller & Julian Hewitt

Two of Melbourne’s most experienced entertainment lawyers run through in plain English what you need to know as a musical creative, manager or music business participant: from business structures, creative rights and contracts, to the practicalities and realities of exploiting those rights.

Andrew and Julian, along with some guest industry speakers, will guide you through copyright, business structures, band agreements, management, licensing, distribution, and publishing agreements and help you identify and understand your other potential income over a three day program.

This is a free event for Music Victoria, AIR and APRA members.

VENUE: APRA, 3-5 Sanders Place, Richmond, VIC 3121
MAP: http://g.co/maps/d6a5p
DATE: Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 February 2012      
TIME: 10am to 4pm each day with breaks for tea and lunch.

Bookings essential at: http://www.trybooking.com/BEBU

*Legal practitioners wishing to gain CPD points must donate $200 to Support Act (http://www.supportact.com.au/ss/how-you-can-help/) and bring proof of their donation to attend this event.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

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23 February 2012 - National SLAM Day

The SLAM rally was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history. Now all of Australia has the opportunity to participate in a national event that celebrates our local musicians in our small venues. Music communities around Australia are now invited to unite in support of our thriving live culture by hosting their own National SLAM Day gigs.

On Thursday 23rd February 2012, support your local artists and venues by getting out and experiencing the spontaneous excitement and intimacy you only get at a small venue. Support a National SLAM Day event in your town – any style, any genre.  It’s easy to get involved:

  • Venues can register their gigs HERE.  It’s free to sign up.
  • Musicians can curate a National SLAM Day gig at their local venue.
  • Gig-goers can celebrate live music and local musicians in their own neighbourhood.
  • Community groups can host their own National SLAM Day gig.

National SLAM DAY.

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25 February - 26 February 2012 - I Manage My Music February workshops

Run by self managed independent artist, Jen Cloher, I Manage My Music is a weekend workshop tailored to the needs of the self-managed artist. 

Workshops will be limited to just 15 participants per weekend to ensure everyone is given the focus and attention they deserve.

The next weekend workshops will be held on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of February 2012 at the Northcote Town Hall between 10am – 5pm.

February workshop speakers:

Mick Harvey (songwriter, producer and musician)
Sophia Brous (musician, broadcaster, festival curator and director)
Ned Dwyer (digital agency Native Digital)
Chelsea Wilson (independent self managed artist and Music and Interviews Manager at PBS 106.7 FM)
Ashley Sambrooks (independently owned music marketing and publicity label Show Off Services)

Northcote Town Hall
189 High St
Northcote VIC 3070

The cost of the weekend is $300+gst. Tickets via www.imanagemymusic.com

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