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27 Oct 2016

Looking for a space to work that's close to the city? We have some hot desks up for rent in our office. They're $350 per month for a minimum of 3 months.

Email for more information and photos.

Recipients have been announced for Good Music Neighbours - a matched funding program for sound management in Victorian live music venues.

19 Oct 2016

Recipients have been announced for Good Music Neighbours - a matched funding program for sound management in Victorian live music venues.

Twenty-six Victorian music venues are preparing to turn up the volume - without disturbing their neighbours - thanks to grants totalling $279,897 through the Victorian Government's new Good Music Neighbours program.
The inaugural grant recipients for the program were announced today, providing grants to support live music venues to undertake building projects - or seek advice - to manage sound in, and outside, of their premises.  
Grants will enable venues to undertake a variety of projects, from obtaining specialist acoustic advice, to the installation of double-glazing, sound absorbing furnishings or air locked doors, and technology upgrades to improve sound quality at a lower volume.

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12 Oct 2016

We're so excited to announce that The After Party for The Age Music Victoria Awards is now officially SOLD OUT!

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, it's going to be a special night for Victorian music.

If you want to vote in the awards you can do so at

For more information on The After Party and the performers please click here.

We're Hiring: Project Coordinator - Music Industry Development Program

7 Oct 2016

Project Coordinator – Music Industry Development Program

  • Position: Project Coordinator – Live Music Industry Development Program
  • Organisation: Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. (Music Victoria)
  • Hours: Part-time, 19 hours / 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE)
  • Tenure: November 2016 to 30 June 2019 (including a 3 month probation period)
  • Working from Music Victoria Office in South Melbourne
  • Applications to by 4pm on Friday 21 October 2016
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7 Oct 2016

The Age Music Victoria Awards celebrates its 11th year, as part of the Melbourne Music Week program on Wednesday 16 November. Nominees have been revealed and public voting now is open until 4 November.

The Age Music Victoria Awards are one of the largest publicly voted music awards in the country. Nominees in the 11 genre specific awards, including best country, blues and world music, were voted upon by a select panel of industry experts and have also been announced with the full list of nominees available here.

It’s been an exciting 12 months for Victorian Music with festivals, venues, new releases, debut albums, reformations and new artists making outstanding contributions to the strength and diversity of the Victorian music community.  
Among this year's nominees, there's some amazingly talented new entries notably in the Emerging Artist category with Cable Ties, Camp Cope, Alice Ivy, Alex Lahey and Loose Tooth, while hip hop, alt-country, blues and post-punk genres have been well represented across several categories, highlighting the state's vibrant music scene.
2016, sees the return of regular category favourites Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Song, and a change to the Best Venue category to represent the smaller venues with a capacity under 500, and the larger venues with a capacity over 500.

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Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society announce latest Blues challenge

23 Sep 2016

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society have announced their latest blues challenge! If you're a blues artist check out all the info via their website:

The Drunken Poet Celebrates 10th Birthday

14 Sep 2016

Our venue partners The Drunken Poet are turning 10! They have a week long celebration organised beginning Tuesday!

Check out all the details on their website here.

Melbourne Music Week unveil their hub location

13 Sep 2016

We're so excited to be involved with Melbourne Music Week this year withThe Age Music Victoria Awards and The After Party - feat. Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana + more taking place right smack bang in the middle.

What a stellar first announcement.

More info here.

The Australian Music Consumer Report 2016

13 Sep 2016

Some promising stats in a new report out by Eventbrite.

"Within the live music sector, we are seeing sustained growth in attendance of gigs and music festivals. Between 2008-2014 Australia saw a 42% increase in revenue from live performances and a 17% increase in attendance. Looking at the festivals market, we have seen a shift away from the larger mass market festivals, to more boutique offerings that offer a lot more than just a musical experience."

Read more here.

UNIFIED announce new grants for creatives

12 Sep 2016

Busy week last week up at BIGSOUND but we're back in Melbourne now. Did you catch this last week?

"During his BIGSOUND 2016 keynote speech, UNIFIED founder and CEO Jaddan Comerford unveiled The Unified Grant, comprising of five $5000 grants to help passionate young creatives who work in the music industry get a leg up, shining a spotlight on talent that haven’t yet come into focus."

Amazing opportunity! More info here.

Patrick Donovan announced for Electronic Music Conference

12 Sep 2016

Our CEO Patrick Donovan has been announced as a speaker for Electronic Music Conference 2016! 
Tickets on sale now. Music Vic members get a special discount. Email for more details on the offer.

More info on the conference and other speakers here.

Vote now in the Melbourne Prize for Music 2016 & Awards

12 Sep 2016

In case you missed it last week, finalists have been announced across all categories!

Voting is also now open for the $4000 Civic Choice Award 2016.

#supportlocalmusic and vote now!


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