Happy new year, Forte readers!
We’re back in the office for 2019 and excited for what’s to come. Applications for our new leadership program, Cultivate, have streamed in and we’ll be announcing the successful participants soon.
The VMDO team have hit the ground running and have lots to share this month.
Start your new year listening to the VMDO First Peoples Spotify playlist. It is an exciting and transformative time in the world of music. The contribution of First Peoples to this current state of music is critical. VMDO First Peoples is a snapshot of some of the exciting music being produced by Victorian based First Peoples. Have a listen here.
VMDO are also getting ready to host their next Networking Breakfast on January 22nd, bringing together the music business community to share ideas, catch up and collaborate. Targeted towards Victorian professionals currently working in the music industry, this month focuses on delegates from the recent Sounds Australia trade mission into South America. Head to the VMDO website for more information.
The Push have also announced the return of CHANGES, the annual Melbourne music conference, with a call for recruiting two new contract positions to lead the programming and project management of CHANGES in 2019. Head to the CHANGES website to apply.
Till next time,
The Music Vic and VMDO crew
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Tune in for their Summer programming on 102.7FM in Melbourne or download the app and stream away anywhere in the world. You can also get involved with any of their Summer events, which include the brilliant Zoo Twilights series, Ballarat Beer Festival and more.
Gig of the month
Matt Walker at The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Sunday February 10 2019
On February 10, The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine will play host to musician Matt Walker. His work as a songwriter, guitarist, producer and composer is credited on dozens of albums, films and documentary scores, and among his peers he enjoys the status of a true cult legend, having worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Archie Roach. His latest solo album is an uplifting piece of work that moves from swamp-soul through to harmony-rich country blues. Catch Matt playing two sets from 3pm – entry is free!