Music Victoria have an important announcement to make!

Music Victoria have an important announcement to make!

With new incentives included in their 2018 membership drive, Music Victoria are urging personnel of the music scene to sign up and receive the longlist of practical benefits the organisation has to offer.
Contemporary Music Victoria Inc. (Music Victoria) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that represents contemporary music within the state. Existing as strong advocates for contemporary music in the community, Music Victoria’s independent voice signifies their vehement passion for ensuring Victorian music remains at the forefront of the highly competitive industry that dominates the nation. Working around the clock on behalf of musicians, venues, businesses, industry professionals and fans, Music Victoria thrives on the development and securement of creative careers for Victorian musicians worthy of a helping hand.
This year’s membership focus is as meaningful as it is powerful, stemming from the current issue of mental health that prevails within the complexities of the music industry. According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), one in five Australians experience a mental health condition in a given year and almost one in 2 will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. Such purposeful emphasis has inspired collaborations with The School of Life, Melbourne Meditation Centre, The Mind Room and Genesis Fitness, offering discounts on workshops, as well as a discounted Gold Membership at Genesis Gyms across Victoria.
All who sign up during the annual membership drive, which is running between March 19-29, will automatically be entered in the running to win one of over $8,500 worth of prizes. Prizes in categories for Small Business Members, Band Members, Regional and Outer Suburban Members, Venue Partners and Individual Members have also been introduced in this year’s drive, appealing to all those involved in making Victorian music successful.
The success from 2017s drive, in which 1500 members signed up, welcomed numerous achievements for Music Victoria including publishing the Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan, the running of 26 professional development workshop for 1,000 attendees, $240,100 in grants to 23 venues as part of the Good Music Neighbours and Acoustic Assessment programs, 37 managers, agents and media taken through regional Victoria on Victorian Music Crawl, plus many more. Signing up for a membership in 2018 means all fees assist Music Victoria in continuing their vital work for Victorian musicians.
MUSIC VIC MEMBER DRIVE 2
SIGN UP NOW
$33 – Individual member / $22 – Concession member
$66 – Band membership (All band members receive their own individual card)
$66 – Non-profit organisations
$150 – Small Business Partner (15 or fewer employees)
$330 – Venue Partner
$550 – Gold Partner
$990 – Platinum Partner
*Prices are in Australian dollars & include GST
FULL LIST OF NEW MEMBER BENEFITS
MEEUM – 20% discount on workshops (coding, computer programming, etc)
The School of Life – concession rates on self-care workshops.
Melbourne Meditation Centre – concession rates on courses or workshops.
Rhea Caldwell Photography – 10% discount on photo shoots
Blues Train, Queenscliff – 10% discount on tickets
Sam Orchard – 10% discount on music videos
The Alamo, Brighton East: 10% discount on studio hire
Nuraphone: 20% off the full price of Nuraphone headphones (1 use per person)
Genesis Fitness: Discounted Gold Membership at Genesis Gyms Victoria
Factory Sound: Discounts on selected stock + testing & tagging
The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine: 10% off meals
The Mind Room – 20% off all workshops
El Perro Productions – 10% off Producer services
For more information, visit musicvictoria.com.au
Written by Hannah Kenny