28 October 2016
Forty-six projects will share in $500,000 as part of Creative Victoria's latest Music Works Major Funding Round.
Musicians, bands, venues, festivals and events have received support for projects ranging from recording, to touring, promotional campaigns, music programming, international tours and showcases and the production of music videos.
The next major funding round will open in January 2017 and close at 5pm, 15 February 2017 for activities commencing after 1 June 2017.
Major Funding Round recipients
Adrian Rafter (Milwaukee Banks), Fitzroy – $14,500
The recording, mixing and mastering of Milwaukee Banks' second album, alongside some international publicity costs.
Alex Lahey, Albert Park – $20,000
Alex Lahey to record, mix and master her debut album with accompanying artwork.
Banoffee, Clifton Hill – $18,784
Recording, writing and marketing of Banoffee's debut album.
Hannah Cameron, Fitzroy North – $8,550
The publicity campaign and production of a music video in support of the release of a second album by alternative folk artist Hannah Cameron.
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Thornbury – $12,377
Rock and country blues band Cash Savage and the Last Drinks to undertake their second tour of Europe.
City of Greater Geelong, Geelong – $11,000
The creation and recording of three songs and accompanying video clips – to be written by three musicians in mentorship with three established musicians, all from the Geelong region.
Gabriella Cohen, Balaclava – $17,149
Gabriella Cohen to tour North America in support of her new album.
Stephanie Crase, Collingwood – $7,850
The recording, mixing and mastering of a new release by solo performer Stephanie Crase, aka 'Summer Flake'.
Damien Charles Lines, Castlemaine – $8,000
The filming of a music video clip for Coda Chroma's fourth single 'Bide My Time'.
Frank Trobbiani (MAMMOTH MAMMOTH), Carlton – $8,000
The recording and mixing of a fourth album by heavy rock band, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH.
Husky Gawenda, St Kilda – $19,032
Husky to tour Europe and the UK in 2017 in support of their third album.
Sam Gill, Brunswick East – $7,990
The recording, mixing and mastering of a debut album by electronic act Ara Koufax.
Heart of the Rat Records on behalf of Freya Hollick, Ballarat Central – $5,005
Publicity campaign for Freya Hollick's second album and an associated national tour.
Jonathan Heilbron, Elwood – $6,000
For Phonetic Orchestra to tour Portugal including concert performances, festival performances and a residency.
High Tension, North Warrandyte – $10,450
The recording, mixing and mastering of a third album by heavy metal band High Tension.
Hollow Everdaze, Bacchus Marsh – $9,942
The manufacturing, marketing and promotion of Hollow Everdaze's debut album, 'Cartoons'.
Eliza Hull, Castlemaine – $5,000
The promotion of a fourth release titled 'All The Things I Could Not Say' (an EP), through publicity, social media and the production of a music video.
Jack Robbins, Parkville – $3,700
The promotion of 'Ten Months', a debut album by solo folk artist Forever Son.
JAZZ PARTY, Caulfield South – $15,000
The recording, mixing, mastering and production of the debut album by Jazz Party.
Kllo, Collingwood – $20,000
A tour to the UK, Europe and North America, following the release of the debut EP by electronic, soft-pop band Kllo.
Jae Laffer, Thornbury – $12,000
The recording and mixing of the second LP by singer-songwriter Jae Laffer.
Laura Jean, Preston – $14,675
The recording, mixing and mastering of the fifth album of Laura Jean, blending modern popular music with folk music.
Jessie Lloyd, Kensington – $15,000
The recording of an album of songs from the Mission Songs Project, which aims to revive a collection of Indigenous songs performed from 1900 - 1999.
Loose Tooth, Fitzroy North – $10,000
Loose Tooth to record and release their debut album through Milk! Records.
Lowtide, Thornbury – $12,045
The recording, mixing, mastering and pressing of Lowtide's second album – plus associated album artwork, video clips and national publicity campaign.
Luluc, Fitzroy North – $8,000
The mixing and mastering of a third album by indie-folk duo Luluc.
Charlie Marshall, Brunswick – $10,000
The recording, mixing and mastering of Marshall's new album 'Sublime'.
Michael Havir, Yarraville – $5,000
Professional development for electro-acoustic musician and sound artist Michael Havir, through attendance at international music conference 'LOOP 2017' in Germany.
Milk Records, Thornbury – $8,391
The mastering, production and promotion of Split Singles Club, a mail-order subscription series of 6 x split 7" singles from 12 Victorian artists, co-released by independent labels Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck.
Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc on behalf of Amadou Suso, Yarraville – $12,000
The recording, mixing, mastering and launch of the debut album of the Senegambian Jazz Band, an act combining traditional African and jazz music styles. Funding will also go towards website development costs, publicity and marketing, and the creation of a music video.
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Grovedale – $6,000
The production and promotion of NaranaFest, an all-ages community festival celebrating music, indigenous culture and art in the Geelong Surf Coast region.
Carla Ori, Brunswick West –$7,500
A national tour following the release of the debut album by Biscotti, titled 'Like Heaven in the Movies'.
Seamus O'Sullivan, Brunswick – $5,288
The travel, accommodation and tuition fees for pedal steel guitar player Seamus O'Sullivan to attend music conventions in the USA.
Palm Springs, Fitzroy North – $10,000
The recording and production of a debut album by Palm Springs, plus associated film clip and publicity.
Paradise Music Festival, Williamstown – $10,000
Support for the future growth of the Paradise Music Festival, including construction of a new festival stage and the employment of new festival staff.
Peter Baxter, Brunswick – $12,570
The recording, mixing and mastering of the third studio album for indie-rock band SMILE.
Progressive Broadcasting Service Cooperative Limited, Collingwood – $9,846
The promotion and production of video footage for 'Drive Live', a series of five, live-to-air performances.
Remote Control Records, Ascot Vale – $13,500
Remote Control Records and Dot Dash Recordings to run a series of six live sessions at Newmarket Studios in North Melbourne.
Robert Douglas Sola, Brunswick East – $15,000
Recording, production and manufacture of a new album by Zillanova.
teamtrick, Glenlyon – $10,000
The recording, mixing, mastering and musician fees for the debut album by hip-hop artist Baro.
The Harpoons, Fitzroy – $6,535
Promotional collateral for 'Amaro', the second album of R'n'B, soul and pop act The Harpoons – including album design, photography, website design and the production of a music video.
The Meltdown Band, Fitzroy – $20,000
The recording, mixing and some associated marketing for the debut album of The Meltdown, a 9-piece soul, jazz, blues and country ensemble.
The Pink Tiles, Carlton – $10,000
The pressing and promotion of the second full length album of The Pink Tiles, along with the production of a music video for the lead single.
Two Steps on the Water, Thornbury – $4,300
The recording, mixing and mastering of a second album by Two Steps On The Water, along with production of two music video clips.
Vaudeville Smash, Coburg – $8,500
Support for Vaudeville Smash to collaborate with the Western English Language School on the production of a film clip.
Yarra City Council, Abbotsford – $30,000
Funding for the fourth Leaps and Bounds Music Festival.