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6 June 2017

Victorian music will take off across the globe like never before thanks to a new program set to build international business opportunities and connections for the state's music industry.

People in the cockpit of a plane simulation

Back: Gretta Ray, Minister Martin Foley. Middle: Miller Upchurch Jon St Clair (Slum Sociable). Front: Kate Duncan (The Push), Charlotte Abroms.

Music Passport will present a suite of initiatives and opportunities that will support Victoria's music industry to establish global links, learn from the best in the world and break into new international markets.

The multifaceted program will be delivered by the Victorian Government in partnership with the Australian Independent Record Labels Association, the Association of Artist Managers, Sounds Australia and the Face the Music conference which is part of Melbourne Music Week.

It includes:

  • An international fellowship program for music managers and record labels, providing inviable experience for industry leaders to get on the ground international experience and make vital global business connections.
  • International showcase activities and inbound trade-mission style visits which will bring international music leaders to Victoria to meet with local music representatives and explore Victoria's music scene.
  • Boosting export opportunities for Victorian artists through support for music export body Sounds Australia.
  • Support for new international market development opportunities generated by the industry.

Music Passport is the latest program to come out of the Victorian Government's $22 million four-year Music Works package, the biggest ever investment in the state's music industry.

Expect further details about the Music Passport initiatives in the months ahead, sign up to Creative Victoria's eNews or follow us on social media to get the latest announcements as they happen.

Read more about our Music Works programs