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EOI’s Close: Melbourne Music Week (Melbourne, VIC)

May 18

City of Melbourne event
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is an annual, nine day music event presented by City of Melbourne.

Now approaching its ninth iteration, MMW brings audiences and artists together in celebration of our city’s global reputation as a music capital. Every year, MMW partners with first-rate venues, promoters, labels and music businesses to deliver a memorable sonic journey for Victorians and global music fans alike.

By occupying a different iconic location each year as its flagship venue and festival hub, MMW dares to reimagine everyday spaces and breathes creative life into the often overlooked corners of Melbourne.

MMW is known for its unique co-production model. Utilised as the primary programming tool for the MMW calendar of events, much of the program is developed in collaboration and consultation with the Victorian music sector. By partnering with a range of independent promoters, venues, labels and businesses MMW forges exclusive opportunities for both artists and audiences alike. By working in this way, MMW is not only able to support the Victorian music scene but is also able to provide a stage and voice for local practitioners and makers.

Last year, MMW hosted over 44,000 attendees across its nine day program with a 2.6 million dollar economic impact. The event spanned 34 locations with 270 contributing artists and 100 event partners.

Get involved. Expressions of interest (EOI) now open

Inspired music industry professionals across Victoria are encouraged to get involved with MMW. There are numerous ways to be a part of the official program. We invite individuals, groups, businesses and venues to apply via an EOI and be a part of MMW18.

There are five key program areas open for application. EOIs are open for five and a half weeks and close at 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

All applicants are encouraged to email the MMW team directly with any questions regarding EOIs at melbourne.music@melbourne.vic.gov.au. Furthermore, any additional information or changes made to your application after submission can be directed to that email address.

Successful applicants are awarded a programming slot based on their suitability when judged by the individual programming criteria, Terms and ConditionsMMW Target MarketMMW Vision andMMW Curatorial Statement.

Programming areas open for application

Hub program

You are an established promoter, record label or associated music business and you want to co-present an exclusive and innovative event at the MMW hub with a one off concert or event. MMW invites promoters, labels or associated businesses to program the space, with the goal to capture and celebrate the city’s diverse, creative and contemporary music scene.

Satellite program

You are an established promoter, record label or associated music business and you want to present an exclusive, self-produced event for the 2018 MMW program in a venue within the City of Melbourne municipality. Applications are open to all types of activations, from one of a kind performances, through to all-ages events.

Self-Made program

You are a creative individual, group or new business and have been in the industry for one – three years. Designed to foster new talent and promote original works, the Self Made program is open to applicants who are new on the scene and want to produce their own event as part of MMW18 within the City of Melbourne municipality.

Live Music Safari 

You are a live music venue located within the City of Melbourne municipality and want to be a part of the Live Music Safari programming for MMW18. You will join other venues in Melbourne and open your doors for free for one night of programming.

Industry program

Melbourne Music Week invites ideas and suggestions for knowledge sharing and music industry development, including panel sessions, conversations, workshops, and events and demonstrations on innovations, key learnings and technology within the music industry.


Applications to volunteer for MMW18 will open closer to the event. To be emailed an EOI in the lead up to the MMW send your details to events.volunteers@melbourne.vic.gov.au. Volunteers must be over the age of 16 to be eligible to volunteer and must attend a compulsory interview and induction session.

Other ways to get involved with MMW18

Key timeline

Note: dates may be subject to change.

​Friday 18 May at 5pm​EOIs close
​Tuesday 22 May​MMW team will be in touch regarding your application
​Monday 30 July​Submission of all confirmed event details including ticket pricing, images, venue and line-up
​Monday 13 AugustAll marketing content finalised, no further changes to the program
​Early September​Select shows on sale
​Early October​Full program announced and website launched

Full program tickets on sale

​16 to 24 November​Melbourne Music Week
​22 November​Live Music Safari
APPLY to be a part of MMW18.