G’day Forte fans,
June is just around the corner and that means not just your annual existential crisis is due, but so is your tax! Never fear, Music Vic are here to help. If you haven’t yet heard about our Professional Development Program, (which is free for MV members) the program allows you to attend and access specialty workshops and masterclasses to ensure you, your band, or business is up-to-date with the latest skills, info, and trends. Not to be missed!
Here are some events coming up:
Grants and Funding ‘Making Sense of Opportunities’, Tuesday June 5 @ Music Victoria, South Melbourne
Find out about the latest grants and funding opportunities available from Creative Victoria, City of Port Phillip, and Creative Partnerships Australia for contemporary music artists, managers, venues, professionals and business. This great panel will share tips on how stand out from the crowd in preparing your funding application. Keep your eyes open as Australia Council grant applications close on Tuesday 5 June 2018
Music Victoria x Bolster present ‘Social Media & Digital Marketing’ Masterclass, Wednesday June 6 @ RPM Bendigo & Wednesday 13th June @ Pelly Bar, Frankston
A masterclass that dives deep into the digital advertising tools available for artists, managers, labels, promoters, venues and festivals.
Music Victoria & APRA AMCOS present ‘Bands, Budgets & Balancing The Books’, Tuesday 12th June @ The Curtin, Melbourne
It’s tax time, which means one thing: we need to talk money. Join APRA AMCOS and Music Victoria at a practical session aimed at helping you keep track of your cash, create a tour budget and prepare a tax return. To find out more about all our upcoming sessions and secure your place visit www.musicvictoria.com.au/events
In conjunction with The Push & Yarra City Council, Music Victoria is excited to announce CHANGES, a new music industry summit to be held on the 4th – 5th of July 2018. Over two days CHANGES will outline the future of the music industry. Across the realms of music, tech, talks, and ideas, CHANGES has assembled a roster of ground-breaking voices to ignite one question: what’s next? CHANGES in MUSIC. CHANGES in TECH. CHANGES in TALKS. CHANGES in IDEAS. Music Victoria is also proud to be programming a Live Music Forum on Day 2 (Wed 5 July 2018) of CHANGES which will consist of multiple sessions aimed at venue reps, festival promoters, bookers, venue owners and managers.
As the record goes, see you around!
Sam & the Music Vic crew
MV Member of the month
Georgia State Line
Georgia State Line are a Melbourne based alt-country collective hailing from various parts of small town Victoria/ NSW. Fronted by singer-songwriter, Georgia Delves, their music is a blend of old-time country entwined with today’s Americana sound.
“Many Australian artists refer to themselves as Americana or alt-country these days, but very few deliver the real thing as well as Georgia State Line. Hailing from Melbourne but sounding like Texas or Tennessee, this band represents the true essence of today’s country music.” – Bill Chambers
Regional gig of the month
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys will be bringing their country and honky tonk show to The Bridge Hotel on Saturday 2 June 2018.
Joining them will be Honky Tonk HQ (Emma-Bee’s Americana Dance), the best two-step teacher this side of the Rio Grande. She’ll be giving two-stepping lessons before the gig so you can learn a few moves and dance all night long!
Photo by Rhea Caldwell Photography