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CEO Report August 2015

27 Aug 2015

You know winter’s almost over, not just because of the blossoming flowers, but when festival season starts firing up with announcements.

The season kicks off in Victoria with our massive music month of November, when Face the Music,AWMEMelbourne Music Week and The Age Music Victoria Awards all promote the best Victorian music. All details below.

There's still a few tickets remaining for The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame Concert. Be sure to pick up The Age tomorrow for another exciting announcement. Meanwhile, we're working on a killer line-up for this year's The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, which will be announced soon.

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Melbourne Most Livable City 5 years!

19 Aug 2015

Melbourne has been announced the most livable city for the 5th year in a row!

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Darebin Music Feast and Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde are giving Victorian composers the chance to win $3k!

13 Aug 2015

Darebin Music Feast and Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde are giving Victorian composers the chance to win $3k!
Check out all the info on their FB page.

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Applications for the ISC 2015 are now open!

12 Aug 2015

Entries for the International Songwriting Competition 2015 are now open until 30 September. 

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Grant Peer review apps now open!

11 Aug 2015

Are you good at grant writing? Want to learn more about the assessment of grants?
The Ministry for the Arts is establishing a register of peer assessors to assist with the assessment of grant applications to the National Program for Excellence in the Arts.
Apply now!

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EOI now open for White Night 2016

11 Aug 2015

White Night Melbourne is BACK and expressions of interest are now open. 20 Feb 2016

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RELEASE Record Label apps now open!

10 Aug 2015

RELEASE, the dynamic five stage program designed to assist independent label owners from Australia and New Zealand grow their businesses, is now calling for applications. 

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The First National Live Music Roundtable

7 Aug 2015

Our CEO Paddy Donovan represented the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) yesterday on the first National Live Music Roundtable.
All of Australia’s music business peak bodies and representatives from key music companies and agencies attended the half day forum convened by Music Australia. 
For all the info about the day, check out the link below.

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24 Hour Public Transport Trials Jan 2016

6 Aug 2015

24 Hour Public Transport trials happening in Jan! Let's hope this goes through, no excuses to stay home and not see gigs!

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Tram Music Festival THIS SUNDAY

6 Aug 2015

Jump on the 86 tram this Sunday to experience the first ever Tram Fest!

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CEO Report July 2015

30 Jul 2015

G’day subscribers,

Some music scenes die over winter, however Victoria just keeps thriving.
The third Leaps & Bounds Music Festival is a wrap, it was so good to see packed City of Yarra venues and street parties showcasing our diverse music scene.
The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley launched the new Music Works grants at our Grant Panel at Fitzroy Town Hall; Sounds Australia, local artists and managers gave tips for touring overseas at our Export Panel; and over a dozen local venues participated in our annual Venue Day, where City of Yarra announced another $25,000 in venue grants.
Huge thanks to the hard working team – programmers Mary Mihelakos and Justin Rudge, Belinda Collins and The Social Crew, publicist Karen Conrad and George Hyde, Leigh Treweek and The Music, the team at PBS 106.7FM and the City of Yarra for their incredible support and for putting on another great festival.
We were invited along to the launch of the David Bowie Is exhibition at ACMI as part of the Winter masterpieces exhibition.  It was awesome to be in the company of so many people celebrating music and local bands paying tribute to the Thin White Duke.

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