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Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society have announced their latest blues challenge! If you're a blues artist check out all the info via their website: http://www.mbas.org.au/
Our venue partners The Drunken Poet are turning 10! They have a week long celebration organised beginning Tuesday!
Check out all the details on their website here.
We're so excited to be involved with Melbourne Music Week this year withThe Age Music Victoria Awards and The After Party - feat. Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana + more taking place right smack bang in the middle.
What a stellar first announcement.
More info here.
Some promising stats in a new report out by Eventbrite.
"Within the live music sector, we are seeing sustained growth in attendance of gigs and music festivals. Between 2008-2014 Australia saw a 42% increase in revenue from live performances and a 17% increase in attendance. Looking at the festivals market, we have seen a shift away from the larger mass market festivals, to more boutique offerings that offer a lot more than just a musical experience."
Read more here.
Busy week last week up at BIGSOUND but we're back in Melbourne now. Did you catch this last week?
"During his BIGSOUND 2016 keynote speech, UNIFIED founder and CEO Jaddan Comerford unveiled The Unified Grant, comprising of five $5000 grants to help passionate young creatives who work in the music industry get a leg up, shining a spotlight on talent that haven’t yet come into focus."
Amazing opportunity! More info here.
Our CEO Patrick Donovan has been announced as a speaker for Electronic Music Conference 2016!
Tickets on sale now. Music Vic members get a special discount. Email email@example.com for more details on the offer.
More info on the conference and other speakers here.
In case you missed it last week, finalists have been announced across all categories!
Voting is also now open for the $4000 Civic Choice Award 2016.
Email us for the discount code.
CALLING ALL VENUES:
We hope that you can spend five minutes on our annual venues survey to help us continue to advocate on your behalf.
Covering topics such as Good Music Neighbours, Victorian Commission of Gaming and Liquor Regulation freeze and exemptions guidelines, business updates and live music regulation.
Greetings members and subscribers,
It’s that time of year when the Music Vic team undertakes the difficult, but enjoyable task of putting together the line-up for The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell on 16 November 2016.
This year, we have separated the industry-only awards ceremony from the gig, now known as The After Party. Only 400 tickets are available to members of the general public to enjoy the best music the state has to offer.
"Music Victoria agrees the culture in the mosh pit has to change, with operations manager Nick Cooper saying: "As a musician and an advocate for all within the Victorian music community, it makes me proud to hear of leading artists such as High Tension's Karina Utomo, Tassie band Luca Brasi and Spiderbait speaking out against acts of a violent or sexual nature in the mosh pit."
Read more here.