Helping Young Victorians Access The Music Industry

The Push recently held their sell-out, all-ages Live at the Bowl event at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of the Victorian Government’s FReeZA Support Service.

Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP, was pleased to represent the Hon Ros Spence MP, Minister for Youth, at the event which featured artists such as Skegss, Ruby Fields, King Stingray and The Vovos.

The Push is a state-wide youth music organisation established in 1988 to provide opportunities for young people to participate in music and the creative arts.

Since 2004, the Victorian Government has provided funding for The Push to deliver the FReeZA Support Service including expert advice and training on industry standard event management and career pathways into the music industry.

Over 25,000 young people have attended The Push’s all-ages events, with more than 4.6 million people streaming a Push participant on Spotify and more than 1,600 attending their professional development workshops.

The Live at the Bowl event was funded through the Victorian Government’s $17.2 million package to support COVIDSafe performances with young people in The Push’s New Slang program playing a lead role in planning the event and curating the line-up of artists.

The Andrews Government recently announced $5.6 million in grants to boost creative careers, businesses, facilities, and experiences across the state. These grants are part of more than $220 million in the State Budget 2020/21 to support the creative sector to reactivate and rebuild. 


Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas

Our live music industry is one of our greatest assets. Organisations like The Push connect interested young people with the industry and provide pathways for their talents to shine.”

“The Andrews Government is proud to support The Push to deliver the FReeZA program which includes training, live band events, networking, mentoring and expert advice.”

“Music is so important to our youth and the young at heart. It’s a passion for many. Supporting live music and the creative arts industries’ recovery from the pandemic helps us all.”


24 February 2021