Victoria’s music scene has been put on the global map with the release of the Victorian Live Music 10 point plan. The plan is the result of collaboration between the industry, businesses and government, a commitment to protecting artists and venues, and a pledge to band together and rally if needed.
It was developed after fielding enquires from all over the world about how the music scene works in Melbourne and what sets the city apart. It was in part motivated by multiple requests for strategic advice from around the globe including cities such as London, Bangkok and Amsterdam, which is interested in adopting the Agent of Change principle.
The Victorian Live Music 10 Point Plan, which like Spinal Tap, actually goes to 11, highlights the steps the Victorian music industry has taken over the last seven years to save, nurture and grow the state’s live music communities. It also serves as a guide for cities worldwide who can use it to strengthen their own live music scenes. You can read the plan here: www.musicvictoria.com.au/resources/resources/victorian-live-music-10pp
Music Victoria continues to work with councils across the state, encouraging them to develop music policies and action plans, and we presented to them collectively at the Municipal Association of Victoria’s Arts and Culture Summit.
The value of regional council music policies will be debated in Sydney in August at Music Australia’s inaugural Contemporary Music Roundtable (http://musicaustralia.org.au/program/contemporary-music-roundtable/ )
Finally a huge congratulations to Castlemaine native D.D Dumbo, and all Victorian acts, who have been nominated for this year’s Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) Awards.
Member Moment: Moonlight Broadcast
Moonlight Broadcast hail from Drouin, Victoria. Their folksy, melodic tunes see them releasing an EP in the next few months and supporting more local bands. They’ve recently signed up as a band member to Music Vic, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.
Gig of the month:
Anyone who booked Warrandyte’s Teskey Brothers before they took off in the last few weeks will be happy with themselves, as they are set to become the biggest soul blues act since the Badloves. Check them out supporting Bubsy Marou at Geelong’s Workers Club on Saturday June 17.
Industry updates from Music Victoria
Written by Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria.