Music Victoria’s annual membership drive kicks off on Monday March 23rd. Sign up or renew to benefit from a range of discounts and go into the running for some awesome prizes, including a signed acoustic guitar, a Virgin Australia Lounge pass, 2 tickets to a gig of your choice at The Corner and a Sailor Jerry prize pack.
Over the last 12 months, Music Victoria membership fees have helped fund the organisation to achieve significant protection and opportunities for the music industry. Music Victoria led negotiations for the world-first implementation of the Agent of Change Principle, which protects existing venues from encroaching development, and achieved red tape cuts for all-age gigs and building code compliance. Music Victoria also played a significant hand in the development of the new State Government’s $22 million Music Works package.
These achievements have made waves overseas and as a result Melbourne has been chosen as one of the Great Music Cities to feature in a Music Canada Report and Music Victoria’s CEO Patrick Donovan will present a case study on Melbourne at the inaugural Music Cities Convention that will open the Great Escape Music Conference in Brighton, UK in May.
After focusing on venues, Music Victoria is now turning its attention to musicians. It is thrilled to announce a new partnership with travel company, Travel Beyond Group. The partnership will ensure touring musician members save thousands of dollars a year through discounts on airfares, accommodation and car hire. Complementing Music Victoria’s existing member benefits the Travel Beyond Group partnership, the offer now includes the below and is also extended to Australian Music Industry Network members:
Discounts on all Virgin Australia fare classes between 7% – 20%
Excess Baggage allowances with Virgin Australia and QANTAS (continued)
Discounted rates and reduced excess on car hire
Multiple drivers, flexible driver age below 25 (over the age of 21 and full licence required)
Online portal to book hotels and apartments at best rate including Quest, Mantra, Oaks, Accor, IHG, Starwood, Crown and other boutique properties both in Australia and internationally.
Music Victoria has also negotiated a partnership with transport service company Uber, which is offering $30 off the first ride for all Music Victoria members signed and paid up by April 2.
Take advantage of these great deals and sign up now to Music Victoria, your independent voice for the Victorian music industry, for as little as $33pa. We’ve got your back.
MUSIC VICTORIA MEMBERSHIP
• $33 – Individual member / $22 – Concession individual member
• $66 – Band membership
• $66 – Non-profit organisations • $150 – Small Business Partner (15 or fewer employees)
• $330 – Venue Partner • $550 – Gold Partner
• $990 – Platinum Partner *Prices are in Australian dollars & include GST
“It’s $66 for a band membership from Music Victoria, which works out to be a 6 pack per band member. Would you be prepared to give that up? I think it’s a no brainer” Matt Young – King Parrot
“Music Victoria are nurturing the future of live music” Dan Sultan