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Melbourne Music Week - Music Victoria & VMDO Partnered Events

With Melbourne Music Week right around the corner, here are 5 events that you can expect to see the Music Victoria at in the next few days:


China Music Now 2019 - Presented by the VMDO

Friday 15 November, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Venue: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre

International music industry representatives from key Chinese music companies will come together with local industry for the China Music Now panel. Offering an invaluable insight into unprecedented opportunities that exist in China’s contemporary music market now, the expert panel will further explore the potential future connections. With a focus on touring within China as well as connecting to international Chinese audiences, the panel will focus on the VMDO’s aim of supporting local music businesses, in order to create pathways and networks into new markets within China.

RSVP here



Sounding it out: 10 years of Melbourne Music Week

Monday 18 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Baker, author of The Great Music City (Palgrave), Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Monash’s School of Media, Film and Journalism.


Patrick Donovan – CEO, Music Victoria

Helen Marcou AM – Co-founder, Bakehouse Studios and SLAM Rally

Neil Morris – artist, DRMNGNOW & Music Business Manager - First Peoples, Victorian Music Development Office

Nick O’Byrne – CEO, Look Out Kid Artist Management (via Skype in Los Angeles)

Councillor Cathy Oke- City of Melbourne

This is a free event.



MMW Talks: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (with Scott Cohen) - Presented by the VMDO

Monday 18 November, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4.00pm sharp starting time.

Venue: RMIT Melbourne

Streaming music and social media are driving the huge growth in the music industry. But that is about to all change with the development of Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other new technologies.

Presented by the VMDO, Melbourne Music Week and RMIT Screen and Sound Cultures.

RSVP here




Monday 18 November, 6pm

Venue: The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, St Kilda Road Terrace

Featuring an introduction from Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan

This event is invite only



The Music Victoria Awards

Wednesday 20 November, 8pm - 11pm

Venue: The Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St, Southbank

This year’s Awards night performers include 2019 Hall of Fame inductees Vika and Linda Bull and first-time Awards nominee Gordon Koang, who is up for a whopping five nominations this year. They will be joined by dark-folk metal act and Best Heavy Album nominee Suldusk and Bad Apples powerhouse, Philly as well as former Triple R Album of The Week recipient and AMP nominee, Grand Salvo. Each of these artists will hit the Melbourne Recital Centre stage to perform their own standout tracks from the past 12 months.

Tickets available here