Back again for another year, Music Victoria is continuing to nurture and advocate for the ever-growing vibrant music scene of our state, helping to build and grow sustainable careers of not only musicians but also the professionals working backstage and behind the scenes.
Music Victoria is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing all involved in the music industry the necessary skills and resources to reap the most benefits out of their respective careers. From Monday April 8 to Thursday April 18, people all over Victoria are invited to join Music Victoria and support the music industry as part of their Membership Drive.
All those new and renewing members who sign up within the listed dates are automatically put in the draw to win an array of prize packs, tailored towards each member’s specific needs.
In addition to the membership tiers listed last year, three new ones have been added – Sound Engineer/Producers, Music Industry Professionals, and the free Under 18 Membership. Each of these tiers include the standard membership benefits, as well as a few other bonuses depending on how much you choose to pay.
These latest additions allow for a broader range of professionals (including those with little experience) to enhance and expand on the skills they may already possess. They also allow access to a new network of people, many of whom they may not been able to meet in their regular day-to-day work.
However, it’s not just those working in the music industry who get all the good stuff, it’s the audiences, after all, who are making all of this possible. There’s a Music Lovers category for those who just love being part of Victoria’s music scene, whether it be by direct or indirect means.
Venues can get a boost through their exclusive membership option – this will give them the opportunity to be seen by more eyes more regularly while there is also an opportunity for non-profit and small businesses. So it’s safe to say, it’s a no-brainer to support an industry that provides so much for us, not just entertainment, but friendship, education, safety and more. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s all get involved.
What about the benefits?
Receive a 20% advertising discount with Beat Magazine and 10% discount on distribution costs with Plakkit.
Band/artists have the opportunity to be added to Music Victoria’s Spotify playlist.
For services, get 10% off guitar repairs at Found Sound, while Ditto Music will give you a free 30-minute release strategy, playlisting and consult session.
Get 10% off van hire through Blue Groove Industries, and if you’re travelling interstate or overseas, you’ll be eligible for luggage upgrades to fit all that gear in.
Discounts on merchandise from Love Police, Implant Media and Zenith Vinyl Plant to the tune of a cool 10%.
Free entry to Music Victoria’s Professional Development Program workshops and receive $100 off your BIGSOUND tickets.
You could also be eligible for sweet discounts at Yarraville’s Commercial Hotel, The Corner Hotel, Northcote Social Club, The Espy, Spotted Mallard and Noisy Ritual.
Memberships, following the addition of the Under 18 Membership, range from free to $33 for concession card holders and $55 for Music Lovers, and so on.
The three new membership additions for Sound Engineer/Producers, Music Industry Professionals, and Under 18s all include the standard membership benefits, as well as other bonuses. The free Under 18s Membership is the most revolutionary and will give any young music aspirant access to regular member benefits on top of free access to Music Victoria’s professional development workshops.
For the first time, up-and-coming and established sound engineers and producers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with all the regular benefits and more. They, alongside small and non-profit businesses, will receive recognition on Music Victoria’s ‘Who Are Our Members’ page and have the opportunity to be featured in the ‘Member Moments’ section of MV’s e-news.
Head to musicvictoria.com.au/membership-types to sign up and gather all the information you need.