27 Mar 2020
Over 50 of Australia’s leading arts, creative, cultural and entertainment industry bodies have united to send a clear message to the Prime Minister: act now to ensure that Australia’s cultural life survives COVID-19.Read More
25 Mar 2020
Music Victoria is extremely concerned about the impact Covid-19 and the restriction and subsequent banning of non-essential public gatherings is having on live music venues.
We will regularly consult with - and update - venues on key concerns and developments, and raise issues with relevant businesses and authorities.
Below is a current update as of 24 March:Read More
23 Mar 2020
In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government will implement a shutdown or restriction of non-essential activity (including entertainment venues) across our state to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).Read More
21 Mar 2020
Today, the Victorian Government announced an Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs.
Music Victoria is happy that the State Government has addressed some of the urgent needs of the live music venue sector with relief on payroll tax and liquor licensing fees and financial support for businesses and workers. Read More
20 Mar 2020
We're 'sending out an SOS'
#SoundOfSilenceau is a national campaign initiative from the music world asking music fans to donate to @Support Act – an Australian music charity that provides crisis relief services to artist crew and workers. Read More
Together, we can help support those who are suffering a severe loss of income that has come with widespread cancellations of festivals, concerts, shows, and local gigs.
Go to www.thesoundofsilence.com.au to find out how you can support and donate today.
19 Mar 2020
Victoria’s world-famous live music sector has been plunged into darkness.
Live music income – the major source of earnings for most Victorian acts these days – has pretty much dried up overnight at our 553 live music venues.Read More
19 Mar 2020
Amidst this COVID-19 crisis, the staff of Music Victoria want to provide you with an update on our activities and to let you know that we're here for you and we're working behind the scenes and in the media to support our members and all affected in the music community by these devastating developments.Read More
18 Mar 2020
Australia’s arts and entertainment industry is on the brink of collapse and needs all the
help it can get.
The Morrison Government has to come up with a plan. If they don’t do something soon,Read More
tens of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods. It’s not just artists and performers –
it’s everyone who works behind the scenes to put on live entertainment, from technicians
and roadies to security guards and stall workers.
17 Mar 2020
People in the live music and entertainment industries are being severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of jobs have been lost in recent days as a result of the cancellation of concerts, festivals, tours and shows. While clearly necessary to protect the health of the nation, these cancellations are having a devastating effect on the huge array of music industry workers including artists, crew, management, promoters, vendors, publicists and everyone else who rely on live events for their income. The vast majority of these workers do not have the luxury of sick leave or annual leave - most live from gig to gig, tour to tour, or show to show.
13 Mar 2020
By PATRICK DONOVAN
MUSIC VICTORIA CEO
The world is facing its largest pandemic since World War II, and the entertainment industry is bearing the brunt of it.Read More
13 Mar 2020
Our staff-curated gig guide is here to let you know of what shows not to miss in the coming week. This installment features gigs from Gordon Koang, Brendan Maclean, Sui Zhen, Chaika plus many more.Read More
6 Mar 2020
Ten years after he took over the Tote, publican and advocate Jon Perring reflected on Victorian music in a keynote speech at the City of Yarra-Music Victoria Venues Day.Read More