Grant To Keep Music Live And Local:

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Friday, 31 August 2018

The music will play on at Fawkner’s A Warm World T/A MusicLand, thanks to a $25,000 grant through the Andrews Labor Government’s Good Music Neighbours program

Member for Broadmeadows, Frank McGuire, announced the grant today which will support the venue to undertake noise mitigation works to the ceiling of MusicLand.

MusicLand is one of 21 Victorian venues to be funded in the latest round of the program, which supports venues to make improvements and best manage their sound in line with the latest regulations and best practice guidelines.

Good Music Neighbours is about creating harmony between live music venues and nearby neighbours.  Since its launch in 2016 the program has provided $780,000 to support 82 venues to undertake sound management projects.

Part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $22 million Music Works initiative, the program is strengthening the State’s contemporary music ecology through supporting artists, venues, festivals, managers, labels and promoters.

Music Victoria’s latest Live Music Census revealed that more than 73,000 gigs were held at Victorian music venues last year, about 20 percent more than five years ago.

It revealed that across the year, live music attracts more people than the AFL, Spring Racing Carnival, A League, Basketball, Netball, NRL, Cricket and Grand Prix – combined.

Quotes attributable to Member for Broadmeadows

“Music is a strong part of our community and this Good M usic Neighbours grant is helping MusicLand build their business and strengthen their live music program.”

“Music venues add to the vibrancy of Fawkner and are one of the reasons why people love living here.”

“It means you don’t have to go into the city to watch live music, and you can support local businesses and artists at the same time.”

“Good sound management is a win for everyone – from musicians, punters and venue operators to the surrounding neighbourhood.”

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