Victorian musicians, music businesses and organizations will have a new home to generate and present talent, thanks to the Andrews Labor government investment in the new music market, which opened in Collingwood today .
The $ 2.5 Million Music Marketplace will provide event, performance and collaboration spaces in addition to education, collaborative working and conference facilities to support Victoria’s growing and established artists .
The single hub will be an essential space for musicians and industry workers looking for opportunities to collaborate, develop skills, build businesses and start careers.
Music Market has landed in the state’s Music District, Collingwood Yard already home to the Victorian Music Development Office, Music Victoria, The Push, Songlines, PBS FM, and other key music industry organizations.
Managed on behalf of the Labor Government by the Victorian Music Development Office, Music Market is proud to provide a welcoming space for First Nations Women in Music, supporting and empowering transgender women, non-binary artists, transgender women and First Nations women.
The innovative space is part of the government’s $ 22 million musical works initiative, which has implemented programs including the Australian Music Vault and the Victorian Music Development Office.
Music Works received an additional $ 10.8 million in the Victorian Budget 2021/22, providing continued support and investment in the recovery and future of Victoria’s music industry.
For more information on Music Market and upcoming events, visit musicmarket.com.au.
As Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson said
“Melbourne is the live music capital of Australia and one of the largest live music cities in the world. We now have a new hub that will nurture our local talents and strengthen the industry. “
“Musicians, event planners, managers and other industry professionals will be able to use these fantastic new facilities to collaborate, create, perform and develop their careers. “
As musician Paul Kelly said
“Melbourne has always been a great city of music. He’s taken a few hits recently, but he’s surprisingly resilient in so many ways. Music Market is going to be a vital reason for it to continue to thrive.
As musician Emma Donovan said
“Music Market will be a resource center in the land of Wurundjeri where we musos can discover and learn together and hopefully see one or two magical collaborations emerge! ”