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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED The Age Music Victoria Awards 2015

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.
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.
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Meat Market Venue Industry Consultation Day

7 Oct 2015


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.

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Att: Live Music Venues - SEPP N-2 Report Released

6 Oct 2015

Att: Live Music Venues

Rock and Roll is noise pollution. Music Victoria's input into the SEPP N-2 review has helped lead to the release of the below report. This report provides a summary of comments from the review and will be a consideration in the development of new noise policies. Give it a read.

RELEASE Deadlines Extended

1 Oct 2015

New CLOSING DATE and ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for RELEASE – The Business of Label Management

The closing date for the RELEASE record label course has been extended until 9am (AEST) Thursday 8 October!
All the info at the link below:

Melbourne Music Symposium Announced

30 Sep 2015

Melbourne’s status as one of the world’s great music cities will be explored during the Inaugural Melbourne Music Symposium at Melbourne Town Hall on 12 November.

As a precursor to Melbourne Music Week, this exclusive event will bring together local and international music experts to discuss the crucial components of a city’s thriving, successful and integrated live music scene.

New live music venue for Dandenong!

30 Sep 2015

A new live music venue has been announced for Dandenong! 
All the info is here:

LISTEN Conference 2015

28 Sep 2015

The crew over at LISTEN have organised the LISTEN Conference. 
A two day conference as part of Darebin Music Feast discussing issues such as gender, feminism, creativity, performance and more.

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'Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry' Report Released

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.

Key feedback from the survey includes issues such as pay inequalitydiscrimination against mothers, a confidence gap between men and women and sexual harassment at live music venues.

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CEO Report September 2015

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.
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.

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Telstra Road to Discovery Semi Finalists Announced!

22 Sep 2015

Congrats to the lucky Victorian musos who made it through to the final round of the Telstra Road to Discovery
Liv Cartledge & Sunny Hawkings Music.

The Semi Final will see 7 of the artists go through to the Grand Final to be held in November. The Grand Final will reward two winners with a $15,000 music development fund and a trip to the United States.

Arts Law in Tune

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.

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