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Another Boost For Victoria’s Live Music Scene

Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s live music heartland has received a shot in the arm with local musicians, bands, venues, festivals and events set to share in a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Part of the Labor Government’s $22.2 million Music Works program, the grants support local talent and industry development with recording, touring, promotional campaigns, music festivals, international tours and showcases and video production.

The latest funding provides more than $500,000 for 46 projects, spanning many genres of contemporary music.

Projects range from the creation of an album that showcases Aboriginal music between 1900-1999, to support for festivals, independent labels and international tours.

The next major funding round will open in January 2017 and close at 5pm, 15 February 2017 for activities commencing after 1 June 2017.

A full list of supported projects is available at http://www.creative.vic.gov.au/news

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“Our Music Works program recognises, supports and celebrates our vibrant contemporary music scene and the central role – social, cultural and economic – that music plays in our creative state.”

“We’re supporting our music industry at every level and across all genres. In doing so, it contributes greatly to Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s live music heartland.”

“Audiences at home and abroad will have much to look forward to as each of the projects are realised – with more Music Works initiatives still to come.”