March 2015 Newsletter

The Bean Project wins the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands

Concluding another year of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival, the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands winner was announced as Upway’s The Bean Project. With the well-deserved $11,000 worth of prizes now under their belts, the boys are now eager to put that money towards the mixing and printing of a new EP and promoting the band through music videos, merch and online promotion. Read more…

Bands wanted for 2015 series

The 2015 series of FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition has officially kicked off! Heats will be held around Victoria from now until the end of August. The competition is open to any style of music, including bands, soloists, duos, hip hop artists, electronic acts, acoustic acts, etc up to 25 years old. For guidelines and an application form click here.

Check out if your local FReeZA committee is running a heat, by contacting them through the FReeZA website.

Walk This Way: hip hop program for international students

Walk This Way is a five week hip hop program of workshops, cultural institution tours, and cultural dinners which invites international students and local residents aged 18-25 to engage by creative means in Melbourne. It’s free and will run during April/May.

Over the five week program participants will be mentored by professional artists in the hip hop forms of MCing, DJing, Breakdance and Street Art. They will tour some of Melbourne’s peak cultural institutions, including the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and The Malthouse Theatre. To round things off, there will be a cultural dinner at various spots around Melbourne, and a celebratory jam at DJ MzRizk’s Block Party event. Applications open in late March at

Music Victoria Professional Development Panel

Now Listen – Music Victoria Professional Development Panel is on March 14, 11.30am-12.30pm at Aireys Inlet Hotel, Open Mic Music Festival. How do you forge a career as an independent artist in 2015? Your peak body for contemporary music, Music Victoria, gives you the latest updates about getting gigs at festivals and venues locally and in Melbourne, how to get coverage in the local media and through social media and what peak body and government support is available to you. More info…

Josh Pyke Partnership: Kick start your career

In conjunction with APRA, the Josh Pyke Partnership will award a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career. The winning artist will also receive mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music). The partnership will see the winning artist establish and execute a business plan, which will support the progression of their music career. Applications close March 31 More info…

Groovin’ The Moo t-shirt design comp

With Groovin’ The Moo approaching, there needs to be a t-shirt design crafted. If you think you can capture what GTM is all about in a nice graphic design, then get drawing and submit your artwork. There are a bunch of amazing prizes to win, first prize including an Apple Macbook Air 2, and tickets to the event. And of course, the delight in everyone wearing your piece of art. Entries close March 22 More info…

Banyule Twilight Sounds volunteers wanted

Banyule City Council has an opportunity for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to take part in two of council’s major arts festivals: Twilight Sounds and Kids Arty Farty Festival. They are looking for volunteers to assist both pre-event and event day and have a range of shift time’s dependant on your availability. For more infomation contact, or call 9457 9932 by March 13.

Get paid to write for Youth Central

Youth Central is looking for young people aged 16-24 years to write articles and interviews to be published on their website. You’ll get paid for each article published, and once you’ve had two articles published you can officially join the Youth Central Roving Reporter team for six months. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in radio, publishing, online communication and social media strategy. More info…

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