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Posted on Wednesday, January 13 @ 00:24:20 EST by admin
melza writes "A new representative body for the Victorian music industry
Music support agencies Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), Arts
Victoria, APRA, AIR and The Push have formed a partnership to
investigate the establishment of a new Victorian music industry
representative body to provide advocacy, resources and services for
individuals and businesses in the Victorian contemporary music industry.
Music makers and businesses across diverse music genres and activities
are now being consulted to identify needs and issues. If we are to have
a new Victorian organisation, what would this look like? What would its
activities be and how could it add value to the music sector? We need
Through December 2009, people participating across the wider music
industry are invited to provide their views in the survey available via
this website, or to make a submission to further contribute ideas and
highlight relevant issues.
There is currently no active peak body representing the Victorian music
industry. Most other Australian states and territories have an
established state organisation that provides significant benefit to
their local music makers and businesses. These bodies make up the
Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), which provides national
industry development activities. There is now a vacant seat at the
national table for an effective Victorian body.
A Victorian representative body could be a powerful advocate on issues
impacting on the Victorian contemporary music industry such as support
for the creative development of our talented local artists, music
export assistance and policy to build industry capacity and innovation.
It could harness the expertise and experience of the Victorian music
community in order to strengthen and build opportunities for its
members and deliver services for professional development to support
career development and industry growth.
Following a series of workshops completed with leading music
organisations and artists in November 2009, a shared view is already
emerging that supports a new body able to provide industry development
and effective advocacy on issues, such as the impact of Liquor
Licensing regulation on small live music venues.
Please let us know what you think.
Your valuable feedback will be acknowledged and will support decision
making about a new body once research is completed in early 2010.
Interested contributors will be able to stay informed and it is
anticipated that interested parties would move forward to constitute a
Music Victoria Project Steering Committee