The State Government is giving Mildura’s live music scene a boost with the latest round of grants to support the state’s music industry to recover and reactivate.

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp has congratulated The Corporate Moose and The Office Wine Bar and Lounge, each of whom have been named among the latest music industry representatives across Victoria, to share in almost $8 million in grants.

“A big congratulations to The Corporate Moose and The Office Wine Bar and Lounge,” Mr Gepp said.

“Our local music venues and artists are the beating heart of local communities and these grants will give them the boost they need to keep doing what they love.
“Regional Victoria has a strong live music community and I encourage you all to check out the upcoming Music Works program.”

Both the Corporate Moose and The Office Wine Bar and Lounge have received support through the Victorian Live Music Venues program – which was established last year to assist music venues to withstand and respond to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting closures and restrictions.

More than 130 Victorian music businesses, artists and venues across the state will share in grants totalling around $3 million, supporting nearly 5,000 jobs in the industry as part of the Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program.

Some 68 music venues are being supported to recover and rebound with nearly $5 million injected into Victoria’s iconic live music venues, as part of the final tranche of the Victorian Live Music Venues Program.

The Government’s support to help the industry recover continues with more than $2.5 million to support the next round of Music Works grants.

This will include a dedicated stream to support live music activity in regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.

The Government has worked closely with the industry since the onset of the pandemic – providing almost $25 million in dedicated support.

The full list of the latest funding recipients, as well as details on the upcoming Music Works round that opened on January 20, can be found at creative.vic.gov.au