Industry: Victorian music venues have become good neighbours, is Burning Seed finding a new home and Greyhound sold for a profit

Twelve Victorian music venues have become good neighbours. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced $143,930 worth of valuable sound-friendly and proofing capital works as part of its Good Music Neighbours grants.
Grants of $25,000 each went to the Thornbury Theatre to engage noise consultants and undertake capital works including sound treatment to fire escapes, windows and ceilings; while Open Studio in Northcote will do internal capital works including treatments to front and back doors and windows, and installation of an acoustic ceiling system throughout whole venue. Infinite Cities Pty Ltd in the city received $21,050 to upgrade windows to achieve compliance.
The Tote in Collingwood got $12,646 for double glazing windows, upgrading and sealing doors and fitting attenuators on ventilation ducts. 24 Moon in Northcote ($12,100) will put insulation in the ceiling to stop noise seeping into next door apartments. Bar Open in Fitzroy will use its $10,160 to construct a sound wall. The Workers Club Geelong ($7,500) will replace all glass windows and doors. The Beaufort in Carlton ($13,380) will complete capital works including installation of acoustic treatment to ceilings, walls and doors. The Loop in the city will use $5,244 towards insulation and glazing to its northern wall. Thornbury’s Tago Mago ($2000) and Whiteheart in the city ($1900) will get acoustic assessments. Ding Dong Lounge in the city will install new ceiling panels to the tune of $7,950.
Two more Melbourne bands are getting their music abroad. Metal merchants The Ugly Kings, which features Devil Electric guitarist Christos Athanasias, signed a record deal with Germany’s Kozmik Artifactz and will release their debut album in 2018. Palace Of The King also have their third album Get Right With Your Maker out next year through Golden Robot.
A couple got engaged at the MCG while The Killers played ‘When You Were Young’ before the Grand Final.
At Mushroom Group, Marihuzka Cornelius has been promoted to A&R Manager of Ivy League Records, while Liberator Music’s Madeleine O’Gorman replaces her.
Organisers of NSW’s Burning Seed festival deny rumours they’re moving it to Melbourne after 17 patrons were busted with drugs.
With the Federal government changing media laws where one media outlet can own radio, TV and print in one city, expect major investors to make bids for radio assets as these are tipped to grow revenue and listener numbers. Global Media Analysis crunched the numbers of the three biggest networks, and reckon Kiis parent Australian Radio Network would be worth between $750 million and $800 million, a price tag of between $680 and $730 million for NOVA Entertainment and Hit & Triple M network owners Southern Cross Austereo at between $650 and $700 million for its metro radio operations.
The site of the Greyhound in St. Kilda is to be sold for $7 million to make way for apartments – a tidy profit for the consortium which bought the drag venue in 2007 for $2.1 million.