December 2015 Newsletter

ftm3Face The Music Wraps Up: Videos now online

The Melbourne sun shone on two amazing days of music, talks, workshops and debate at this year’s Face The Music at Arts Centre Melbourne. A series of live music events from early morning ‘til sunset brought the vibes to the 50+ session program. Across interesting spaces from MPavilion to Testing Grounds art garden, participants were treated to performances from D.D Dumbo, Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy), Ali Barter, Alice Ivy and DJ sets from Null and Habits. Read more…

To view galleries of FTM 2015 check out the Facebook and web galleries.

Watch the videos of sessions now on our YouTube channel:
•    Keynote: Our Generation – The Music Industry’s New Leaders
•    Managing On An International Scale
•    The Promoters
•    The Ongo Scale: Understand Your Audience or Die Tryin’

hpShare your opinion and win prizes

If you attended Face The Music 2015 we want to hear from you! By filling out the post-event delegate survey, you can win one of three prizes:

1x pair of Yamaha HPH-MT120 headphones, valued at $299

2x Ditto Music Packages, valued at over $1000 each, including delivery to iTunes, distribution, pre-release campaign, Vevo channel, release strategy consultation, store pitch and playlisting submission.

What parts did you like best? Did you have enough opportunities for consultation and skills development? Suggestions for topics or speakers next year? Your feedback will help us to make next year’s event even better! Complete the survey here by December 7

batSpecial offer: $20 off tix to see Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember

The Amity Affliction and A Day To Remember will join forces to bring one of the biggest rock shows of the year to Australia. The Big Ass Tour will hit arenas this December in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, with Motionless in White and The Ghost Inside completing the stellar bill.

We have an exclusive offer for Push subscribers!! Get $20 off B Reserve tickets for the Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena on December 17, when you use this Ticketek link to buy tickets. Tell yer friends!!

jmcCreative Industry Workshops for students

JMC will be holding a suite of introductory workshops for the Creative Industry over the 2015-2016 school holidays at their Melbourne Campus. The workshops are designed for high school students only and cost roughly $15 – $20 for the day. Places are limited and registrations essential, for more info go to

Workshops include:
•    Music Workshop on December 15
•    Songwriting Workshop on December 16
•    Entertainment Business Workshop on December 17
•    Film and Television Workshop on December 18
•    Pro Tools Workshop on January 18
•    Ableton Workshop on January 19
•    Animation Workshop  on January 20
•    Game Development Workshop on January 19
•    Rap Workshop on January 21
•    Motion Capture Workshop on January 21

rawProduction Assistant Internship

RAW Melbourne has an opportunity for a Production Assistant Internship. The part time work pays $150 per showcase. If you have excellent communication skills, a sound knowledge of social media, and a passion for events and all things creative, then this is the ideal role for you. Applications close December 11, send your application to, more info at

sswScreen Skills Workshops for Melton youth

Melton Youth Services are running a series of FREE Screen Skills workshops for young people aged 12-25. On December 5 there is Camera, Lighting and Sound, on December 12 there is Screen Acting Course, and on December 19 there is Principles of Movie Editing. All workshops run from 10am-4pm at Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre. There is also a free shuttle bus from Melton and Caroline Springs available. Places are limited, book at or call 9747 5422

scaSummer Creative Arts program for youth

Signal Summer is a summer creative arts program packed with workshops, conversations, exhibitions and performances. The program offers young people aged 13-25 the chance to work with artists, develop skills across a wide range of art forms and present new work. It kicks off on January 11 with 12 days of art, creativity and inspiration in between. Registrations close December 14. Go to

tfTheatre Facilitators and Volunteers wanted

Warrnambool Theatre is looking for volunteers to work in various roles, such as front of house, ushering, assisting in provision of beverages, pre-sale ticket pickup, or assisting our staff in other ways to ensure the smooth running of shows and functions. There’s a minimum of 2 shifts per month. Expressions of interest are currently being taken for the January 2016 period, more info.

Portarlington Neighbourhood House is looking for a Community Theatre Group Facilitator. For more information go to

jfMusic Business Panel: Jazz Industry

Jazz Industry is a free music business panel for jazz musicians. From pitching for festival slots, releasing and promoting an album to international collaborations, publishing, using social media and how to get airplay, this panel discusses music industry principles from a Jazz and improvised music perspective. It’s on December 5 at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, rsvp to

opps2Volunteering, Internships, Jobs and more opportunities…

We’ve been busy compiling the latest volunteer opportunities, internship positions and paid vacancies from all areas of Victoria. We’ve also added a new section to our Opportunities page for ‘Marketing & Design’.

Check out this month’s opportunities at our website, compiled for young people and all ages around Victoria! Send us your news if you’d like it included. Click the link and follow the tabs to see what’s in store.

Volunteering & Internships
Marketing & Design
Film & Media
Theatre & Dance