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Festival Hall - Statement from MV

23 Jan 2018

"Festival Hall is such an iconic and important venue to Melbourne and Victoria. It is versatile, and provides a unique offering of world class local and international live music, and other entertainment. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, and Kanye, and local heroes AC/DC, Courtney Barnett, and Angus and Julia Stone have all performed there.

Music Victoria urges the developer, and local and state government, to retain and protect this iconic live music venue..."


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AMV Academy tix now on sale

10 Jan 2018 AMV Academy tix now on sale

For young people aged 14 – 18, the AMV Academy is a four day creative workshop program Jan 22 – 25, run by Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Australian Music Vault. Apply here to grab a spot in this exciting program...

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CEO Report - December 2017

28 Dec 2017

Dear members and subscribers,
Thanks for your support this year, we are thrilled to have been able to support you. Here are some of the highlights:

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First Round of Speakers Announced for Music Cities Convention 2018

19 Dec 2017

The sixth and largest to date global Music Cities Convention will take place in Melbourne, Australia’s music capital, on 19 and 20 April 2018, bringing together music industry, government and academic leaders from across the world to discuss the many ways music can improve city life.

Home to more live music venues per capita, Melbourne will become a knowledge-sharing hub for the top minds of the global music, city planning, cultural and community developing industries, exploring how cities develop, measure and safeguard music policies globally.

Featuring 45 speakers ranging from urban city planners, cultural officers, artists, musicians and leaders in the music industry, 300 attendees are expected to attend two full days of ideas and discussions in April. This Music Cities Convention will be the biggest event of its kind so far and the first ever Australasian edition. 

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~Reminder~ Music Victoria AGM 6pm Thursday 7 December 2018, extension of deadline for proxy forms

5 Dec 2017
Dear Music Victoria Members,

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. ('Music Victoria') will be held at the offices of Music Victoria, Level 1, 49 Tope Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205 from 6:00pm sharp until 7:00pm this Thursday 7 December 2017 (doors from 5.30pm). Members are invited by Music Victoria staff and the Committee of Management ('Board') to stay for light refreshments after the AGM.

~NOTE~ Music Victoria has extended the deadline for receipt of completed proxy forms to 6pm Tuesday 5 December 2017 in order to provide members with time to consider and select candidates for election to the Board, and the proposed amended Rules of Association.

Members will be able to vote on the election of four (4) members to the Board.

Members will also vote on amendments to the Rules of Association of Music Victoria ('Rules').

Members who are unable to attend can complete a proxy form which is to be completed, signed and submitted by 6pm Tuesday 5 December 2017, with that nominated proxy member to be in attendance in person at the AGM to cast that proxy vote as nominee.

Please see the Music Victoria 2016-17 Annual Report for you to read in advance of the AGM.
 
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CEO Report - November 2017

30 Nov 2017

Dear members and subscribers,

It’s an exciting time of year for music. Melbourne Music Week kicks off today with a Wurundjerri Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and performance by Melbourne Music Prize winner...

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The Age Music Victoria Awards - 2017 Winners

23 Nov 2017

What a night of nights! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and eternal thanks to our performers, mcs, sponsors, partners and staff. The full list of winners is as follows...

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Melbourne Live Music Census - this weekend!

21 Nov 2017 Melbourne Live Music Census - this weekend!

MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKERS, MUSICIANS AND FANS

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The results of the 2012 Live Music Census as well as multiple reports over the last 18 months have shown that Melbourne’s music scene is not only diverse, vibrant and meaningful to its participants but also contributes an incredible amount to the economy.  

 

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Ticket Scalping Crackdown To Put Real Fans First

16 Nov 2017

JUST IN - The Andrews Labor Government has now introduced legislation to crack down on ticket scalping and give regular fans a fairer go.

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Amrap's Airit release special playlist for the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards

14 Nov 2017 Amrap's Airit release special playlist for the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards

We're working w/ Amrap's AirIt to get extra airplay for Australian artists on Community Radio...

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Notice To MV Members Of 2017 AGM + Special Resolution (Amend Rules Of Association)

13 Nov 2017

The Annual General Meeting of Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. ('Music Victoria') will be held at the offices of Music Victoria, Level 1, 49 Tope Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205 from 6:00pm sharp, Thursday 7 December 2017 (doors from 5.30pm).

All current financial members of Music Victoria are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your membership has lapsed, you must renew by Wednesday 22 November 2017 if you wish to attend or vote at the AGM.

Members of Music Victoria who are financial members as at 23 November 2017 are eligible to vote in the election of members of the Committee of Management ('Board'). Note there is one vote per membership (e.g. one vote per individual membership, and one vote if you have a band, small business, non-profit, corporate, gold or platinum membership).

Members will be able to vote on the election of four (4) members to the Board.

Members will also vote on amendments to the Rules of Association of Music Victoria ('Rules'), namely updating the Rules to refer to committee members/directors of Music Victoria, collectively, as 'the Board', instead of 'Committee of Management'.

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Music Cities Convention - Coming to Melbourne in April 2018

31 Oct 2017

Coming in 2018 - Music Cities Convention Melbourne - 19-20 April, 2018.
Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan and Creative Victoria's Manager of Contemporary Music, Kirsty Rivers launched this video (produced by Ben Cunningham) last week in Memphis at the 2017 Convention as part of the official handover. 

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