Music Market opens: a new dedicated space for Melbourne’s music industry
10.12.2021

Music Market opens: a new dedicated space for Melbourne’s music industry

Music Market

Music Market is the new home to support the Victorian music industry to come together to learn, collaborate and do business.

Victorian music has a new headquarters, located right in the heart of the city.

Housed over two levels in the vibrant Collingwood Yards precinct, Music Market includes event and performance spaces, meeting rooms, co-working areas and business support services for the Victorian music community.

What you need to know

  • Introducing Music Market, the new home for the Victorian music industry.
  • Music Market includes event and performance spaces, meeting rooms, co-working areas and business support services for the Victorian music community.
  • The doors are now open.

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Backed by the Victorian Government and operated by the Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO), Music Market is here to support a wide range of music industry residents and partners, including managers, labels,  booking agents, event and project managers, advocacy bodies and other industry associations and individuals.

This new hub will complement the city’s incredible local music scene with an offering that caters to our industry’s event and business needs while being accessible and flexible for all, ensuring Victoria’s contemporary music sector can be sustained, developed and grow.

Connecting the industry and becoming the beating heart of Victoria’s music community, Music Market will essentially nurture our home-grown talent and further strengthen the industry. Whether you’re a musician, event organiser, or artist manager, you will be able to use these fantastic new facilities to collaborate, create, perform and develop your career.

VMDO General Manager, Katie Stewart said Music Market is a place that the music sector can call home.

“We will continue to support our passionate and nimble music industry with their business and professional development goals through networking and shared learning events as well as foster connections with the dynamic music industry across Victoria, the country and the globe,” said Stewart.

Australian music legend Paul Kelly and Australia’s soul queen Emma Donovan welcomed a range of special guests to the official Music Market opening with a live music acoustic performance of Ruby Hunter’s song, Down City Streets. Paul Kelly highlighted that “Melbourne has always been a big music town. It’s taken some knocks recently but is amazingly resilient in myriad ways. Music Market is going to be a vital reason it continues to flourish.”

The Music Market has even been given the tick of approval from Archie Roach AM, who says “It’s a great concept to have a Music Market that supports everybody that’s involved with music. I am so proud to have Emma Donovan and Paul Kelly sing Ruby Hunter’s song, Down City Streets as part of the opening. Emma’s interpretation of Ruby’s songs has always been really amazing and having Paul  singing it with Emma recognises his role of a producer of my first album Charcoal Lane where Ruby’s song was  one of the tracks.”

Music Market’s doors are now open! For more info about booking an event space or applying to be a Music Market Co-Work resident, head to musicmarket.com.au