The Push Pop-Up Shop: FREE music industry development opportunities for young people
The Push Pop-Up Shop is back for this year’s Darebin Music Feast, featuring 12 days of FREE all ages panels, presentations and workshops. It’s on busy 234 High Street, Northcote from October 23 – November 1. Some bookings are recommended but not essential.
• Home Studio Recording and Pull-Apart Mix with Jimi Maroudas
• Write Your Way To Success In The Music Industry
• Push Songs: Tuesday Night Song Club
• Ableton Live User Group Melbourne
• Free Band Press Photo Session
• Dance Like Everybody’s Watching and STEP JR
• Essential Social Media Panel and SYN Media Workshop
• Free Legal Consultations
• The Great Debate: Is crowd funding the new grant writing?
• DIY Artist Merchandise Workshop
• The Art of Artist Management: A Masterclass with Tom Larkin
• Open Mic / Open Deck (artist registrations now open)
• One Of One Panel – spotlight on women in the music industry
Plus many more workshops! For the full program go to www.musicfeast.com.au/shop-talk
Face The Music Conference Scholarships
Face The Music and FReeZA are pleased to announce up to 25 scholarships for young people who have participated in the FReeZA Program and are committed to developing a career in the contemporary music and entertainment sectors. Successful applicants will receive a complementary pass to Face The Music conference, workshop opportunities, and reimbursement for V-Line travel.
Apply now for the triple j Listening Lounge
Following the release of the third speaker announcement last week, Face The Music delegates will have the opportunity to have the undivided attention of the triple j team at the Face The Music triple j Listening Lounge. Panelists will offer up to 20 artists and their management the chance to sit down, one-on-one, to pitch their music and to pick the brains of one of the key decision-makers at triple j.
For the producers, Yamaha and Steinberg presents The Evolution of Digital Music Production. In a fascinating insight into the world of music production, producers M-Phazes (Eminem, Illy), Yeo (Hermitude) & Dub FX will discuss their pathways into production and how this ultimately shaped their careers as artists. Music production software helped them become who they are as an artist – how did they adapt to an ever-changing playing field? A small group workshop for future producers and those already at the top of their game.
Head to the Face The Music 2015 Session Page to apply by October 28.
Employment opportunities at The Push
Wanna work at The Push? Victorian all-age music organisation The Push is growing! The Push is currently recruiting for new staff due to expansion within the organisation and a commitment to delivering services within the Victorian music sector. Now in its 28th year of operation, The Push provides a range of music programs and events like the upcoming Face The Music conference, Push Pop Up Shop, Push Songs songwriting workshops, Push It! Hip Hop program, FReeZA Push Start band showcase and Music Industry Mentoring. The Push is looking for experienced and talented staff to fill five positions:
• Creative Producer
• Administrator / Bookkeeper
• Project Coordinator – Music Industry Pathways
• Project Coordinator – Social Media and Online Content
• Project Coordinator – Hip Hop & Electronica
Think you’ve got the skills? For full position descriptions go to our Employment Page and apply by October 30.
Artists wanted for Spring Street Beat event
Spring Street Beat are looking for artists aged 18-35 of all musical styles to perform at Parliament House in Melbourne on November 21. They’re aiming to showcase independent, community level bands. There will be a small performance fee and travel and accommodation costs will be covered if bands live outside of the Melbourne Metropolitan region. Register your interest at www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/spring-street-beat by October 23.
Northcote: Country Music Capital masterclass
Did you know Northcote has the highest concentration of country music songwriters in Australia? Yep, more than Tamworth. Check out Music Victoria’s FREE workshop Northcote: Country Music Capital? and join local country music legend and moderator Dobe Newton OAM (The Bushwackers, Chair of Country Music Australia) as he explores what it is that makes Melbourne’s inner-north such fertile ground for country music. The panel features acclaimed local country artists Van Walker, Jemma Rowlands, Jason Taylor (JamGrass Music Festival), David Heard (Acid Country, PBS 106.FM) and Nicholas Albanis (APRA AMCOS). It’s on October 27 at the Northcote Town Hall. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
AUS Music Forum: professional development masterclasses in Warrnambool
Music Victoria presents a series of professional development panels and masterclasses from local success stories, focusing on leaders within the industry and providing attendees with vital skills to take their music industry knowledge to the next level. AUS Music Forum is on October 31 at The Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool. For more info check out www.musicvictoria.com.au. Sessions include:
• Music Industry Panel – Local Legends
• Guitar Workshop and Masterclass – Guitar Battle Royale
• Touring Panel – Highway to Hell or the Holy Grail?
• PR & Media Panel – Meet the Press
Rainbow Serpent Festival 2016 applications
Applications for all aspects of the Rainbow Serpent Festival 2016 (January 22-25, 2016 in Lexton Victoria) are open. Workshop Applications close on October 17, Arts Grant applications close October 30, Performer Applications close October 30, Kids Applications close on Friday October 30, Massage Applications to close Friday 30 October. The design team behind Rainbow Serpent is also looking for a new guru to join the ranks – applications are now open for the position of Design / Graphic Art Guru. All the info you need is at www.rainbowserpent.net
PBS Jazz Commission applications open
In association with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission aims to promote innovation and originality in young jazz composers under 35. The commission awards $10,000 to a young Victorian composer for the creation of a new work to be broadcast on PBS 106.7fm and premiered at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Applications close October 30, more info is at www.pbs.org.au
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