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The Man Up Festival, a Rock & Roll Party hosted by Cherry Bar and Yah Yahs

25 Nov 2015

The Man Up Festival, a Rock & Roll Party hosted by Cherry Bar and Yah Yahs to raise awareness, and funds, to battle Intimate Partner violence, and Violence against women, is now in it's second year.

Man Up presents "Man Up Festival 2 - Loved Up" the second annual benefit gig, running over two big nights 27 November at Cherry Bar and 28 November at Yah Yah's, with funds going to White Ribbon, an organisation that has done great work in raising awareness and educating men of their responsibility in ending violence against women.

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"Jazz Industryā€¯ A music business panel for jazz musicians

25 Nov 2015

In an industry first, jazz heavyweights unite to present a panel discussion and Q&A on the business side of all that jazz. From pitching for festival slots, releasing and promoting an album to international collaborations, publishing, using social media and how to get airplay, this panel discusses music industry principles from a Jazz and improvised music perspective. Hosted by the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival this forum is an opportunity to network, gain invaluable industry tips and a glimpse at the behind the scenes workings of Australia's biggest jazz labels, festivals and clubs.

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The Victorian Government has announced $250,000 in grants to cover costs for soundproofing works in Victorian venues.

24 Nov 2015

Huge congrats to Cherry Bar, Ding Dong Lounge, 1000 £ Bend, Bendigo Hotel, Bakehouse Studios and Revolver Upstairs.

Speaking to theMusic, CEO of Music Victoria Patrick Donovan said, "We are thrilled that the state government has committed this money to support some of our small venues and studios that are the heartbeat of the live industry."

You can read more of the article here:

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23 Nov 2015

AC/DC, Bill Armstrong AM, John Farnham AO, Olivia Newton-John AO OBE, Palais Theatre, Archie Roach AM, Stan Rofe, The Seekers, Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds all celebrated at unprecedented concert event at the Palais Theatre! 

Highlights include performances from Hall of Fame inductees –

John Farnham AO, Archie Roach AM, former inductee Paul Kelly, Brian Cadd, Normie Rowe, Kate Ceberano, Mark Seymour, Vika Bull, Angie Hart, Phil Jamieson & Kingswood pay tribute.

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED The Age Music Victoria Awards 2015

12 Nov 2015

Genre and publicly voted winners were presented together for the first time this year and were followed by superb short sets by the ever swoonful Marlon Williams,  multiple award winner Courtney Barnett and the sensational Harts. The EG Allstars were joined by special guests Ajak Kwai, Ben Salter, Blake Scott (The Peep Tempel), Briggs, Ecca Vandal, Emma Donovan, Iseula Hingano (Blue Eyes Cry) and Olympia.

Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan congratulated all of the nominees and winners saying, "Bringing the genre awards and public awards together was a great success as the nominees are all equally deserving.  It was wonderful to see the stars of the music industry under one roof in a huge celebration that showcases the depth of our diverse music scene."

Earlier in the evening the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP, announced $600,000 worth of grants for the Contemporary Music Sector to rousing cheers from the industry-heavy audience.

In recognition of the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards received a generous rehearsal package at Bakehouse Studios.

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Beats The Bind

2 Nov 2015

“Beats That Bind”

A Student Initiative to Break Down Barriers

As students undertaking the Project and Event Management unit at the Australian Institute of Music (Melbourne), we are hosting a music event at Rubix Warehouse (Brunswick) on Saturday November 14th 2015. We are a country born of multiculturalism, and by working together, we are seeking to produce an event that celebrates diversity through music, while raising awareness of current issues surrounding refugees in Australia. Music is a language that unites all cultures and plays a large part of everyone’s lives; every emotion, event, experience, movements, messages and memories.

We are proud to use MUSIC as our platform & by showcasing three acts that support our message.

We encourage both students, as well as the wider community, to increase their awareness on the issue.

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CEO Report October 2015

30 Oct 2015

Dear members & subscribers,

Music Victoria is gearing up for its biggest month of the year with The Age Music Victoria Awards, Hall of Fame Concert and a bunch of workshops at Face the Music and AWME (The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo).

Be quick, tickets are selling fast for The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell on Wednesday 11 November, featuring performances by some of the most amazing acts of the year, Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett Harts + more. Voting is still open for the public awards, so make sure you cast your votes.

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Victoria Telstra Road to Discovery Finalist Announced

28 Oct 2015

Congrats to Victorian Telstra Road to Discovery finalist Liv Cartledge! Six aspiring songwriters are on the road to success, after being selected to perform at the Grand Final of Telstra Road to Discovery, the talent development program that connects Australian artists with influential figures in the music industry through music education and expertise.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Exhibition

27 Oct 2015

The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Exhibition

A celebration of Victoria’s music greats from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, this star studded exhibition highlights the musical careers of this year’s inductees: AC/DC, Bill Armstrong, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, the Palais Theatre, Archie Roach, Stan Rofe, The Seekers, Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds. It can be seen at Arts Centre Melbourne’s St Kilda Rd gallery from 31 October – 28 March.

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New Music Victoria Board Members

22 Oct 2015

We held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening at The Unknown Union and we are pleased to announce the election of new board members Sarah Blaby, Michelle Nicol and Chrissie Vincent and the re-election of Cassandra Pace.
To read more about the Music Victoria board click below.

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International Songwriting Competition Deadline Extended

22 Oct 2015

Are you a songwriter? Deadline for the ?#‎ISC2015? has been extended to Thursday 5 November. 
Join the ranks of past winners that include Vance Joy, Bastille, The Band Perry, Goyte, Passenger, and Kimbra.





NOMINEES ANNOUNCED The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2015

20 Oct 2015

Congratulations to The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards nominees for 2015. Specially selected expert panels voted on the best music across genres, blues, country, soul, funk, R'n'B, gospel, jazz, hip hop, electronic, indigenous, experimental, avant garde, heavy, global, reggae, folk roots and nominated the top five releases and acts of 2015. 

In recognition of the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards will receive a generous rehearsal package at Bakehouse Studios.

Genre and publicly voted winners will be presented at 170 Russell on 11 November in a huge awards night that features performances by Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett and Harts performing short sets and the EG Allstars, who will be joined by special guests Ajak Kwai, Ben Salter, Blake Scott (The Peep Tempel), Briggs, Ecca Vandal, Emma Donovan, Iseula Hingano (Blue Eyes Cry) and Olympia.

This year’s awards are copresented by PBS 106.7FM and Triple R.

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