Victoria’s peak body for contemporary music Music Victoria is offering support during the COVID-19 crisis by offering FREE one year memberships!
Music Victoria acknowledges the hardship faced by the music community during the Covid-19 crisis and is offering support to the sector by making their annual membership free for one year whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business* (membership usually ranges from $33 – $440, depending on the membership type).
This offer is open from Monday 4th of May – Tuesday 30th of June 2020.
This is just one way Music Victoria is helping the music community, which has been hit hard by this pandemic.
They’ve also been offering free weekly online workshops, conducting industry roundtables to connect affected members of the community, and advocating to get the big issues communicated to government.
By signing up, you’ll not only be accessing member benefits, you’ll be helping build support for the Victorian Music Industry! The more numbers we have, the greater our collective voice.
A great reminder of this is the 2010 Save Live Australia’s Music (SLAM) rally, where a crowd of more than 10,000 people brought the CBD to a standstill in support of live music venues. At the time, Victoria was the only Australian State or territory without an independent non-for-profit contemporary music peak body to represent the industry’s interests and communicate needs to government. Music Victoria emerged from the community’s commitment to ensure Victoria’s live music scene had an all-important voice for the future.
There’s no better time than now to become a member and keep Victoria’s music community strong and spoken for.
Members receive many benefits including discounts on music related services and shops as well as priority access to our professional development program. Full list of benefits are HERE ‘’Music Victoria has spoken with many of you over the last six weeks, and we know how much you are suffering – mentally and financially – because of lost income, social disconnection and the closure of our beloved venues and creative spaces. With the free membership offer, we are opening our arms up to all of you, so we work through the crisis together and plan on how we can come out of it stronger and capitalise on opportunities in the new landscape.” – Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria
As a non-for-profit, Music Victoria relies on the financial support from its members to support and advocate on behalf of the sector, however it’s important at this crucial time that no one is left behind and everyone can access Music Victoria’s services. It is strongly encouraged that people donate what they can when signing up if they are in a financial position to do so.
We need a strong Music Victoria now more than ever.
About Music Victoria
Representing musicians, venues, music businesses, professionals and music lovers, Music Victoria provides advocacy on behalf of the music sector, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music. As the state’s peak contemporary music service organisation, Music Victoria has something to offer everyone in the music community.
Music Victoria continues to nurture and advocate for the music community amidst the COVID-19 crisis, helping members of the music community to equip themselves to grow and build sustainable businesses.
*This offer doesn’t apply for Platinum members, Councils, Educational Institutions or Patrons Any members who paid and signed up between March 13 – May 3 2020 can email Music Victoria directly to have an additional free 12 months added to their membership.
**Heidi Braithwaite is the director of Riot House Publicity & Creative Agency and a board member of Music Victoria.
In line with Music Victoria’s Conflict of Interest Policy, she was not paid to distribute this press release.