This State We’re In #662

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This State We’re In #662

G’day party people,

In recent news, Music Victoria’s latest program, Live Music Professionals, had its application closing date roll around on 31 March 2017. The entire office was thrilled with the number of applications received from independent promoters and live music venues across Victoria. “Sifting through the applications has been an exciting process.

There are some great candidates for the program and I can’t wait to get through the selection process so we can truly get Live Music Professionals up and running,” says project manager, Sarah Deborre. Live Music Professionals will commence officially in early August but the lead-up will see all participants have dedicated time with the project manager in order to prepare for the coaching program. More info can be found at For anyone who missed out another round of the coaching program will open in early 2018.

Music Vic are heading to The Workers Club Geelong on 20 April to host two workshops. The first one is Sound Advice – a workshop for all venues on how to get the best sound with leading people in their field giving their advice, which will lead in to how to apply for the Good Music Neighbours Grant. This session will run from 3.00pm – 4.00pm and it’s FREE to register. The second workshop is Music Victoria’s Grow Your Audience – social media, marketing and PR master-class, dealing will all things publicity and growing your business. With limited spaces, and a great topic, unfortunately all spots were snapped up! Keep an eye on the MV website for future professional development opportunities across regional Victoria.

See you in the moshpit! Sarah, Shaun, Coops and the Music Vic crew

Member Moment:
Bay City Events

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Gig of the month:
#3350 Street Party – Sat 29 April 2017, Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Karova Lounge is throwing a HUGE street party later this month, featuring a stellar line up: Peking Duk, Ivan Ooze, Bec Sandridge, Apes, Chapel, Dom Alessio, Kuchi Kopi, MIMI & Otious (AND still more to be announced). Support local music and head along to this huge Ballarat show.

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