June 2015 Newsletter

Summits2015_GeneralWil Wagner to head up free music industry training summits, program released

The Push is bringing FREE music industry and event training to Melbourne, Ballarat and Gippsland during the July school holidays, as part of the Push FReeZA Summits. They’re open for anyone to attend, to get some free professional development in event management as well as participate in hands-on workshops, networking, and hear firsthand from music industry experts. Lunch is provided on the day. Check out the Summit programs, all summits run from 10.30am-3.30pm.

The program includes:

  • A session on careers in the music industry, including getting your foot in the door and planning, with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), Ash Sambrooks (Higher Plains), and Steve Nichols (Spinning Half)
  • Sound and lighting workshop with Moss Music Group
  • Implementing a successful publicity plan with Ash Sambrooks
  • Using Community Radio in a marketing plan, with SYN Media
  • Event Management – Planning for a creative event concept with Phil Pandongan (The Push) and DJ Rellik
  • Securing a lineup, deals and bands, with Steve Nichols
  • Referral program for experienced event committee members
  • Live lunchtime performance from Wil Wagner, and free lunch
  • Networking opportunities

Registrations are now open at www.surveymonkey.com/s/summits2015

The PushThe Push Professional Development Scholarship to attend BIGSOUND

We’re excited to announce The Push Professional Development Scholarship to attend BIGSOUND, giving one young person aged 18-25 years from Victoria a scholarship to attend the BIGSOUND Music Conference in Brisbane during September 9-11, 2015. The lucky recipient receive a conference delegate pass, allowing the participant to attend all sessions including all live showcases (valued at $350) and thanks also to the Travel Beyond Group they will receive up to $550 towards accommodation and transportation.

The scholarship will incorporate a range of one-on-one support and program planning prior to the conference by The Push Team, to assist the winner in enhancing their BIGSOUND experience. View the info page to check out the guidelines and grab an application form. Applications close June12. Read more…

thebeanprojectFind a Battle of the Bands heat near you

Musicians: if you’re looking to enter the 2015 series of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition and have a crack at winning the sweet $11k+ prize pack, check out the complete list of Battle heats being held in all areas of Victoria. To enter your local heat, download the Application Form and submit it to your closest FReeZA worker (you can find their details on this page or at the FReeZA website). View events…

hartsLatest interview: Harts

The incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist Darren Harts (better known simply as the musician Harts) has been doing what he does best: crafting tunes of Funk, Soul, Rock, and Pop from his bedroom, rocking some serious disheveled bed hair, making fans everywhere including none other than Prince, and more recently selling out headline shows. Read more…

Splendour20131Play at Splendour In The Grass

The good folks at Triple J Unearthed are giving one band anywhere in Australia the chance to win an opening slot at Splendour in the Grass. The prize consists of being flown over to Byron Bay, put in guest camping for the weekend, and being the first band of the festival to play at the amphitheater main stage. To be in the running, upload a track to www.triplejunearthed.com by June 14.

Oz-Comic-Con-banner1Volunteers wanted for Oz Comic-Con

Ever wanted to volunteer at Oz Comic-Con? Now’s your chance, when it hits Melbourne on June 27-28. Positions include front of house staff, merchandise, photo collections, info desk, crowd control, family room (Working with Children Check required), stage operations, gaming area, and more. Perks include lunch provided on all days of the event that you work and a complimentary autograph from a selected guest in attendance. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For more info go to www.ozcomiccon.com/info/volunteers and click on Melbourne!

miffMelbourne International Film Festival staff

Melbourne International Film Festival are currently recruiting for casual paid staff and volunteers, for the film festival taking place between 30 July – 16 August 2015. If you have experience organising, managing and communicating with large groups of people within a festival environment, and consider yourself a people management expert, they’d like to hear from you. For more info and to apply, check out www.miff.com.au/about/employment, apply by June 5.

YACVic: Communications Officer wanted

YACVic is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Communications Officer to join the team. The successful applicant will have experience in graphic design and desktop publishing, website management, writing confident, engaging and entertaining social media posts, working in a busy office and managing competing timelines. It’s 22.8 hours per week, pays above award, and a 12 month maternity leave position in the Melbourne CBD. More info is the YACVic website, apply by June 9.

wavWrite Across Victoria open to students

Are you a Victorian student in Year 7, 8 or 9? Do you dream of being published? Start writing with the Write Across Victoria competition using one of their story starters, and you could see your story printed in Voiceworks magazine and published online, with great prizes to be won too. Submit your entry by completing the online form at mwf.com.au/schools/write-across-victoria, apply by June 29.

opportunities_sliderMore Opportunities…..

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