13 Oct 2017
Heading into its 12th year in 2017, The Age Music Victoria Awards are excited to once again reveal the nominees for each category and open up the polls to the public to celebrate another massive year in Victorian music. Taking place on Wednesday 22 November amidst the Melbourne Music Week program, The Age Music Victoria Awards ceremony will acknowledge the successes of its musicians, venues, and festivals with an evening at 170 Russell complete with a killer After Party for all awardees, nominees, music industry professionals and fans alike.Read More
4 Oct 2017
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - MBAS are looking for blues bands to represent Melbourne and the MBAS at the International Blues Challenge (IBC)in Memphis, USA 16-20 Jan 2018.
Win flights, accomodation and $1000 spending money!
Entry deadline is Tues Oct 24, entry fee $60.
Don't miss out!Read More
26 Sep 2017
We're super excited to announce a brand new Good Music Neighbours grant for all Victorian Live Music Venues.
Venues can now apply for free acoustic assessments to help them better understand their sound needs.
21 Sep 2017
The line-up for The After party (The Age Music Victoria Awards) has just been announced and it's a pearler...
Tickets are only $30 and we don't expect them to stick around for long!
Snap yours up via Moshtix here!
15 Sep 2017
Sound Diplomacy are bringing their amazing Music Cities Convention to Melbourne in April 2018 and we're going to be working closely alongside Creative Victoria on the programming.Read More
We've got the inside scoop on early EARLY bird discounts too (offer valid til 30th Sept)...
25 Aug 2017
The St Kilda Jazz Heritage Tour is a digital project conceived and created by writer and filmmaker Kaye Blum. It documents St Kilda's significant jazz history through its venues from the 1920s to today with an interactive map pinpointing key locations. Users can self-navigate a walking tour with a mobile device or explore the website from a desktop. A click on each of the map’s 37 pins leads to details of St Kilda’s key jazz places and people.Read More
15 Aug 2017
A delegation of Victoria’s leading music artists, managers, booking agents and peak body representatives will be visiting the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast and Southern Gippsland region in August for the second Victorian Music Crawl – a contemporary music bus tour across Victoria.
A Victorian Government initiative led by the state’s peak body for contemporary music, Music Victoria, in partnership with local government including Mornington Peninsula Shire, the tour aims to build connections between Melbourne-based music industry figures and bands, venues, bookers, events, promoters, media and more based in regional Victoria.
27 Jul 2017
Dear members and subscribers,Read More
Australia is one of the most regulated countries in the world, which makes it difficult to maintain a thriving visitor economy.
Festivals need to navigate their way through a complex web of laws around planning, liquor licensing, visas, occupational health and safety, security and parking. This can be a huge cost burden on promoters.
29 Jun 2017
Dear members and subscribers,Read More
Earlier this year we asked our members and subscribers to answer some questions in our annual survey about the biggest issues and opportunities facing their careers and businesses.
The key findings were:
20 Jun 2017
Safety of music fans, musicians and industry is paramount at any music event. Drug use is a broad societal issue and while promoters and venues need to acknowledge their duty of care to patrons, drug use is a matter for the police.
We urge the police to be wary of any moves that could force patrons to take dangerous amounts of drugs quickly to avoid detection.
We encourage police to promote education to patrons rather than prohibition and to adopt progressive interventions that have proven effective in European countries.
Entertainment can often be the solution to drug problems -
particularly in the regions where there can be limited opportunities outside sport, to engage with other young people and build cohesion in communities. As this story about Groovin’ the Moo Festival in Bendigo shows, the biggest issue they had at this gathering of youthful tribes was locating a fan’s hat backstage (https://www.broadsheet.com.au/…/groovin-the-moo-feature-2017)
Music Victoria is working with other peak bodies such as Live Performance Australia as well as festival organisers and promoters to ensure that all music events are as safe as possible.
In reponse to "Victoria Police to get stop and search powers in 'bush doof' drug crackdown'