Professional Development


We deliver a range of professional development events; from masterclasses to panel discussions, to workshops and keynotes. If you are a Music Victoria member, you can attend all of our professional development events for free!

You can find the details for all upcoming events here as soon as tickets become available.

They usually fill up pretty fast so make sure you follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to find out about dates and speakers.

If you can’t make it to an event, we often upload the videos after the fact. Follow us on Youtube to be notified when we upload something new.




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Since 2010, Music Victoria has delivered many high-quality professional development workshops around Victoria. Topics have included grants and funding, small business finance, publicity and promotion, how to get a gig, and industry updates on relevant sector issues.

In 2016 we started recording these to ensure they are accessible for everyone. Follow us on Youtube and Soundcloud to be notified when we upload something new.

23/03/21: Music Victoria Presents Innovative Approaches to Presenting Live Music

With the ever-evolving restrictions set in place to control the spread of COVID-19, venues are being forced to innovate their offerings. This session, aimed towards people and businesses involved in putting on live music, features a selection of venue operators who are pioneering creative programming in Victoria.

10/12/20: Preparing for 2021 as an Independent Artist

We have brought together a bunch of expert Artist Managers to discuss the learnings from this year, and share their advice for reimagining your future as an independent musician heading into 2021.

03/12/2020: How Live Streaming Is Evolving

Live streaming has been the only live music and performance solution for Victorian musicians in lockdown during 2020. Its main purpose was to maintain a presence of live music in hard times, which certainly helped us all at one point! In what was an admirable adaptation by the music community, this also shifted our expectations of production quality.

24/08/2020: Live Music Australia Grants Panel

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), Music Victoria and the Australian Government Office for the Arts in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications outline the guidelines and offer tips on applying for the Live Music Australia program. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID19 on the industry. The focus of the program is on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged.

10/08/2020: Live Music Venues Grants Panel

Grant writers will take venues through the eligibility of Creative Victoria’s Live Music Venues Grants and offer tips on telling your story and impact to the music community, as well as budgets and support letters.

17/06/2020: Recovery After Covid-19: Touring

While the future of touring hangs in the balance, we brought together thought leaders from the industry to share their thoughts and postulate the opportunities it could hold. How can promoters, festivals, agents and artists prepare for the post-COVID world, and remain agile to the touring landscape that is constantly evolving?

Be sure to also check out our full playlist of Professional Development videos.

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Bands, Budgets & Balancing the Books – Tax & Accounting Workshop w/ APRA AMCOS

Pozible Crowdfunding workshop – Learn, Pitch & Collaborate

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