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Music Victoria launches second edition of the Melbourne Music City free guide

20 Nov 2012

Following the success of last year’s inaugural guide, Music Victoria is proud to announce the launch of the 2012 edition of Melbourne Music City - a guide to the Live Music Capital of Australia.

Melbourne Music City


The Melbourne Music City guide helps music lovers find live music venues, record stores, festivals and other music-friendly resources in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

“You can catch a gig just about anywhere in Melbourne – from laneways to rooftops, bowls clubs, concert halls and pubs. For many of these venues, live music is its primary business, showcasing diverse, original music across rock, pop, roots, jazz, electronic and experimental spectrums.” said Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan.

“Music Victoria encourages you music enthusiasts to treat the guide like a treasure map and wander around this amazing city, pop into one of the many dedicated record stores, visit landmarks such as AC/DC Lane and check out the incredible local music and venues we have on offer.”

Produced with the support of Tourism Victoria and the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Music City maps Melbourne’s main metropolitan entertainment hubs as well as venues in regional Victoria. The guide also includes a Victorian music festival timeline, a plotted history of key music events in the state plus information on gig guides, media, public transport and music-friendly accommodation.

Tourists to Melbourne and locals alike can find this free 66 page pocket-sized booklet at the Federation Square Visitor Centre and various music stores in Melbourne, as well as selected interstate cafes, venues and tourist hot spots. 

Austrade (the Australian Trade Commission) will distribute the guide through its offices in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and Frankfurt, as well as through overseas embassies and consulates, Tourism Victoria will make them available at the Singapore leg of the Laneway Festival, and visitors to overseas music conferences can pick them up via the Sounds Australia stand.

A smartphone and iPad version of the guide will be available to download in late January, with interactive maps, links to handy resources for touring musicians and regularly updated content.


Tags: Venues, Regional, Recording Studios, Recording & Rehearsal Studios, Record Stores, Radio, Print, Musical Instruments, Melbourne, Live Music, Industry Organisations, Indigenous, Festivals


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