This State We’re In #32

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This State We’re In #32

Hey Forte!

We hope you’re enjoying the Summer and getting along to as many gigs as you can!

It was terrific to see so many hard-working music industry champions acknowledged with official honours on Australia Day. Congratulations to multi-Age Music Victoria Awards winner Danzal Baker (aka Baker Boy) on being crowned Young Australian of the Year; and Bakehouse Studios owners Helen Marcou and Quincy McLean, Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FM‘s Tim Thorpe and jazz industry stalwart Adrian Jackson on being presented with Order of Australia medals. It’s a reminder of how much positive change and enjoyment comes out of music and radio, and how the industry is founded on volunteers who invest their time and passion for the good of their communities.

We’re back in the swing of things here and will be delivering a workshop as part of the incredible Brunswick Music Festival line-up. Co-presented with The Push and Girls Rock! Melbourne, Fuelling Something Good – Scoping Your Career in the Music Industry is a two-hour, career workshop aimed at emerging performers, technicians, media, events and music business professionals, and is an invaluable opportunity to connect with leading industry organisations. Entry is free, you can register via Brunswick Music Festival here.
We look forward a fantastic year in 2019 for Victorian music and we’ll keep busy planning exciting events and projects for Victoria!

Till next time,
The Music Vic Team

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Handsome Tours
Handsome Tours is a boutique independent promoter with 20 years’ experience in touring some of the world’s finest artists.
Handsome Tours also prides itself on working to build the profile and success of artists in Australia from their first visit to larger scale sell-out tours; over the years helping to foster the careers of artists like Gang Of Youths, The National, The xx, Stormzy, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and Sampha.

The team have a big few months ahead with a number great tours, why not catch Phoebe Bridgers at The Croxton Bandroom, Joyce Manor at The Corner Hotel, or Snail Mail as part of the huge Brunswick Music Festival line up!

For more information, head to the Handsome Tours website here.

Gig of the month
This Way North at Fawcett Hall, Fawcett
Saturday February 16 2019
Alexandra local, Leisha Jungalwalla, returns home with her award-winning duo This Way North to play a very special hometown concert at the beautiful Fawcett Hall. They will be joined by the brilliant Rosie Burgess Trio for an evening of great music and laughs for what’s sure to be a wonderful night.

Find out more information of the Facebook event here.