Pictured (L-R): Ben Caruna, Bridie Coughlin and Dallas Frasca
Music Victoria’s Live Music Professionals program will run for a fourth year in 2020. The free professional and business development program for independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers aims at supporting live music businesses from across the state of Victoria. This year the program will support and connect both the new 2020 cohort but also extend and open its digital series of keynotes, masterclasses and workshops to the 60 alumni and wider live music sector.
Successful participants to this year’s program in the venues stream include:
Abby Ashmore, The Eastern, Ballarat
Ben Caruana, Whole Lotta Love Bar, Brunswick East
Benny Rausa, Colour Club, Carlton
Bridie Coughlin, The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong
Donald Bazzani, The Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick
Julian Sheldon, ex-The Toff in Town
Lachlan McKenzie-McHarg, George Lane, St Kilda
Liam Alexander, Colour Club, Carlton
Marisa Fiume, The SUBSTATION, Newport
Matt Humphries, Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap
Philippa budge, Melbourne Museum, Carlton
Successful participants in the independent promoter stream include:
Anna Vithoulkas, OPEN JAM 'Καφενειο'
Ben Wicks, Blues Roulette
Cerisa Emma Grant, Barpirdhila Foundation
Dallas Frasca, A Hitch To The Sticks
Damien Mannix, Come Together Music & Arts Festival
Diego Moreno, Reggae Cruises, Roots Culture Festival, Sarava Festival
Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan, Sangam Festival
Isabella Melville, Bone Soup
Leigh McCourt, Get Down Events
Suzanne Norton, St Kilda Rocks
Victor Diaz, Lucha Fantastica, Cumbia Massive
The 2020 participants will be matched with music industry and business coaches for multiple one-on-one coaching sessions and will also attend a number of industry-related conferences, workshops and masterclasses – all aimed to assist in business recovery.
For more information head to musicvictoria.com.au/LMP
The Live Music Professionals program is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by Music Victoria.