Thanks to Music Victoria, this vibrant program has been created to help create a sustainable live music sector. Live Music Professionals encourages independent promoters, venue owners, venue managers and band bookers to develop their businesses alongside industry professionals — all for free.
Successful applicants in this program will be matched with and taught by some of Australia’s most skilled industry professionals like the 2017 coaches: Publicist and manager Carolyn Logan, owner of The Tote and Bar Open Jon Perring, Groovin The Moo festival booker Richard Moffat, manager and co-producer of the Hills Are Alive Festival Aidan McLaren, and Alex Zaccaria of digital marketing agency Bolster.
The program has been designed to strengthen Victoria’s live music sector by fostering successful music businesses and giving participants the opportunity to attend specialised workshops, masterclasses and conferences while also having access to invaluable networking opportunities.
Sarah Deborre, the project manager for Live Music Professionals, says this program will assist in strengthening the presence of live music in Victorian communities.
“If we can build the skills of the people who are already actively involved as independent promoters or working with live music in a venue, then we can help them create a more sustainable business, that, will surely have a positive impact on live music in general,” she says.
“If we can connect the people who are passionate and already putting on gigs or festivals in their communities around Victoria, then that in it itself will be such a benefit for the live music circuit. We really want to work with people from right across the state.”
Live Music Professionals will run from July to November and is free for all accepted applicants. Applications are open until April 3rd with Victorians of all backgrounds who meet the eligibility requirements encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply head to their website www.musicvictoria.com.au/livemusicprofessionals