Hello Forte readers,
Last week Music Victoria launched the free business coaching program, Live Music Professionals (delivered on behalf of Creative Victoria), hosting its annual regional conference in Rye. The event brought together the 20 successful program participants with ten highly talented music industry coaches and workshop hosts. Local participants included Luke Hindson (Entertainment Manager/Venue Booker – Barwon Heads Hotel & Torquay Hotel) and David Corbet (Promoter, The Sound Doctor Presents Inc from Anglesea) along with 18 others from across the state of Victoria. Participants were engaged in one-on-one coaching sessions with coaches including the likes of Tom Supple (Senior Curator of Dark Mofo); Renee Hermsen (Promoter Live Nation and co-booker of Festival X), Shaun Adams (Venue Programmer, Hotel Esplanade) and Amanda Vitartas (Venue Booker, The Grace Darling / Director, Future Popes).
While in Rye, Music Victoria met with members of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the Mornington Peninsula Music Network to discuss support for the local industry. 15 representatives from the local industry joined us at the Rye Hotel for a local music showcase and networking opportunities, followed by a tour of the Peninsula Hot Springs venue.
On the other side of the Bay, Music Victoria’s partnership with City of Greater Geelong will see us delivering some exciting events over the next few months! We are programming and delivering Geelong Venues Day 2019 on Wednesday 18 September at The Wool Museum, Geelong. This event is a great opportunity to hear from your local council, peak body and industry about key industry news, including regulatory reform and funding opportunities for your venue, as well as live music topics for discussion to get your feedback. There will also be a workshop for musicians to look forward to later in the year, geared to supporting the needs of both emerging and mid-career musicians from the region.
‘til next time,
The MV team
Regional Member Moment
The Barwon Club Hotel
One of Geelong’s treasured live music venues, The Barwon Club, has announced their third rendition of River Rocks, which sold out in just a few hours! The November 2019 festival has revered rockers The Cosmic Psychos headlining the bill plus The Meanies, Hard-Ons, Los Chicos, Cable Ties and many more. If you missed out on a ticket, luckily the BC has a jam-packed gig guide every week with a variety of artists for any mood, with a roster of savvy pub grub deals. You can find everything you need to know here: https://www.facebook.com/barwonclub
Gig of the month
Amy Shark Regional Tour, Costa Hall, Geelong – Saturday 2 November
National chart-topper Amy Shark turns her attention to regional Australia later this year with 2 separate Victorian dates. The Brisbane-born sensation will be performing tracks from both her beloved breakthrough EP ‘Night Thinker’ and her debut album ‘Love Monster’ at Geelong’s Costa Hall. In tow will be Perth indie rockers Sly Withers and Sydney’s Elanor Jacks, who will be bringing her soulful take on traditional pop music to country Victoria.
Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2Msswec