Music Victoria, ‘the independent voice of the Victorian contemporary music industry’, will launch a membership drive on March 26th for both musicians and non-musicians. The organization presents an opportunity to influence local and state policy, and to mediate between venues, residents and the wider community. Music Victoria has over the past two years assisted in the protection of music venues from gentrification and noise restrictions, the re-introduction of all-ages gigs, and in the development of the Live Music Best Practice Guide for venues.

For musicians, membership of Music Victoria entitles one to excess baggage on Qantas and Virgin domestic flights, discounts on CD and vinyl production as well as the manufacturing of merchandise.

The membership drive will run between March 26th and April 4th. Subscription rates are below. For more information visit www.musicvictoria.com.au:

$33 – Individual member

$22 – Concession individual member

$66 – Band membership

$66 – Non-profit organisations

$150 – Small business

$330 – Corporate member

$550 – Gold membership

$990 – Platinum membership