We can exclusively reveal that Nightlife Music are the Official Partners of the Australian Music Vault.

Created by Arts Centre Melbourne, The Australian Music Vault shares the stories of Aussie music “through a free exhibition, digital and education programs.”

Nightlife will provide the audio component of the exhibition, activated through touch screens. Other major partners include ARIA, APRA and Spotify.

Senior Curator of the Australian Music Vault, Carolyn Laffan, is enthusiastic about this partnership.

“We are excited about the learning and discovery our visitors will make as they explore each of object in the exhibition; obviously a key part of this journey will be the music content itself,” Laffan said. “We’re delighted to have an expert partner in Nightlife to ensure the musical content experience in the exhibition is produced to the highest standards and correctly licensed for use.”

Nightlife’s Content Director, Matt Lymbury said the AMV project has been a real joy for his team, all of whom are dedicated musical trainspotters.

“Our editors and researchers have a wealth of experience in tracking down rare content and then producing and licensing this content for use in public performance,” Nightlife’s Content Director, Matt Lymbury adds.

“In a way it’s a similar process when we’re researching a specialised brief for a venue. For the Australian Music Vault the brief is all about the heritage of Australian music; the artists and groups that have shaped our musical DNA. We’ve loved being involved in helping to tell that story. ”

The Australian Music Vault “will explore ways of bringing the use of recorded music into sync with other programming across the Art Centre Melbourne.”

The Victorian Government has invested $8.3 million in the creation of the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of its commitment to strengthening the State’s music industry and culture.

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“Australia has a proud contemporary music history and a proud live music culture”, Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley said of the $8.3 million project. “This is an important part of who we are and it’s something to celebrate.

“Whether it’s Paul Kelly or Kylie Minogue, The Seekers or Rowland S Howard, musicians are our storytellers and provide the narrative and soundtrack to our lives and collective experience.

“The Australian Music Vault will bring all this to life, telling the stories of Australian music through the people and events who have shaped it and drawing on Arts Centre Melbourne’s extraordinary, internationally significant collection of music treasures. This project has been a long time coming, championed by many in our music industry, and we are pleased to be bringing it to life.”

The AMV will open December 19 at the Arts Centre Melbourne.