9 Oct 2015
Voting opens today for the Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Edition!
Melbourne’s latest international sensation, Courtney Barnett, has dominated nominations for this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.Read More
Barnett, who will perform with her band at the awards gig at 170 Russell on Wednesday 11 November, leads the charge with five nominations, including Best Album, Best Female, Best Band and two nods for Best Song.
Other local acts in the mix for gongs this year include Dorsal Finns, Total Giovanni, Briggs, The Peep Tempel, Totally Mild, Marlon Williams, Harts and Jess Ribeiro.
7 Oct 2015
INDUSTRY CONSULTATION MONDAY 19 OCTOBER
With a choice of cobblestone or flat floor areas, high ceilings and a full suite of lights, sound and vision equipment, the Meat Market’s flexible 100 to 600 person capacity is perfect for any performance from choral to experimental. To help us focus the direction of live music at the venue, the Meat Market is hosting a consultation from 10am to 11.30am on Monday 19 October. Promoters, producers, bookers and industry leaders in all genres are invited for a venue tour and discussion. RSVP to Adriano Nunes, Venue Manager by Thursday 15 October.
24 Sep 2015
The results from the survey are outlined in a report called 'Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry' which is released today.Read More
Key feedback from the survey includes issues such as pay inequality, discrimination against mothers, a confidence gap between men and women and sexual harassment at live music venues.
24 Sep 2015
Dear members + subscribers,
We’ve just returned from BIGSOUND in Brisbane. By day, we hit up the conference, and by night, we split our love across the entire spectrum of amazing live talent. There is a truckload of talent pouring out of Australia right now and we were proud to see so many artists from our own state represented. Some of our highlights were Pearls, Harts, Crepes, friendships, Dorsal Fins, Fraser A. Gorman and Mojo Juju.Read More
One of the biggest themes of the conference however, was adressing the barriers women face in the music industry. A strong presence of the #noton campaign and topical panels encouraged delegates to face issues and address questions that may not previously have been spoken of so transparently.
Back in April we conducted a survey with more than 300 women to learn about the role gender plays in employment and career development experiences. Thank you to our many members and subscribers for sharing this information. Today we release our Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry report and details of our Women’s Music Industry Advisory Panel, which includes key female representatives to tackle some of these important issues.
21 Sep 2015
Arts Law has launched 'Arts Law in Tune', a three month campaign highlighting legal issues facing musicians and composers In the digital age, and the services and resources that Arts Law has to support them.Read More