May 2015 Newsletter

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Push Summits: Free music industry training

The dates for this year’s Push Freeza Summits have been announced, with The Push bringing FREE music and event training to Gippsland, Ballarat and Melbourne during June and July. Anyone is invited to attend these free professional development days to improve their knowledge of event management issues as well as participate in hands-on workshops, networking, and hear firsthand from music industry experts. Lunch is provided on the day.

The full program will be released in a couple of weeks. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Gippsland – Tuesday 30 June, 10:30am-3:30pm @ Traralgon Conference Centre, 49-63 Princes Street, Traralgon
  • Ballarat – Tuesday 7 July, 10:30am-3:30pm @ Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street, Ballarat
  • Melbourne – Thursday 9 July, 10:30am-3:30pm @ Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy

Registrations are now open at

Push_Logo_PositiveExpressions of Interest for The Push YAC

Expressions of Interest are being taken for the Youth Advisory Committee of The Push. We’re looking for young people aged 18-25 years who are committed to youth culture and development, preferably with experience in music or event activities like festivals, music events, and FReeZA committees. Meetings are monthly where you will advise the Push on programs, services and events and assist with planning, delivery and evaluation. Get more info and download an Nomination Form here.

viciousvinylVicious Recordings: Digital Marketing Assistant

Dance music label Vicious Recordings is looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant (paid position), for their office in South Yarra. You will report to the Digital Promotions Manager, and your primary role will be to assist with the execution of release plans on Social Media including posting, scheduling, updating and monitoring multiple pages and accounts across both the Label networks and artist’s pages. For more information and to apply email by May 15.

bigsoundArtist applications for BigSound 2015 are open

BIGSOUND has been the breeding ground for some of the biggest Australian acts of the last decade, with national and international industry and punters converging on Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to scout the next big thing. This year’s event will take over Fortitude Valley from September 9-11, with three days of panels, discussions and industry seminars and two nights of 140 bands across 14 of the hottest indoor and outdoor live music spaces. Artist applications are now open! If you’re interested in scoring a spot of the program, apply by May 15 at

Youth Group Training in Shepparton

YACVic’s Rural Youth Service will be running a fun and interactive training workshop with a zombie apocalypse theme (yes, you heard right!) that will equip young people with the skills they need to create change, better understand themselves and their potential, work well together and have a greater impact in their community. It’s happening in Shepparton on May 16, register at

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ForHumanCulture is the only South Gippsland based online entertainment hub run by youth. They will be featuring local artists, musicians and performers every week. If you’re an artist who wants to be known, or if you can write reviews, interviews, poems, or have a local gig to promote, ForHumanCulture is the place to go. They’re now accepting submissions from all walks of life. If you live, work or recreate in South Gippsland or Bass Coast, submit your work to

Header1000Musicland Open Mic Jam Night

Located in Falkner, Musicland runs open mic / jam nights during the month. Why not bring your band, or tell your mates’ band to have an impromptu gig? It’s open to bands/individual players/duos/music lovers, all ages and all genres, with a quality backline supplied (drums, guitar and bass rigs provided. Just bring your instruments to play), Sound, Lighting, PA Engineer supplied, plus recordings available for those who want their set recorded. The next Open Mic / Jams are Sundays from 7:30pm, on May 10, 17, 24 and 31 with free entry. More information is at

acmi-header-logo-retinaACMI 2015 program: ten student positions available

If you’re at school doing Year 10, 11 or 12 this year, and have a passion for film and documentaries, check out Hothouse at ACMI. Hothouse aims to develop the youth of Victoria’s screen talent by running an intensive one week workshop during June/July. Their focus this year is Documentaries. They are looking for 10 talented students to take part in this free of charge, rare opportunity. For details about the application process, go to Applications close May 25.

logoGasworks Arts Park Internships

Gasworks Arts Park have on offer three internships for those interested in events management, festivals and managing a venue. They’re in need of some fabulous individuals to assist with a number of events throughout the year. Internships will take place during Sep/Oct where Gasworks Arts Park will be having a number of exciting shows as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Apply by June 30 at

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