Australia has been calling for a Music Hall of Fame for over a decade now and the Australian Music Vault is the answer.
Today, the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, has announced the creation of the Australian Music Vault and its founding members, which include Aussie music royalty – Kylie Minogue, Archie Roach, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Michael Gudinski
“The Australian Music Vault is a wonderful way to celebrate all that is great about Australian music and I’m sure it will not only be a trip down memory lane but also a way to introduce the rich history of music in this country to a whole new generation,” says Queen of Pop, Kylie Minogue.
Australia’s Music Hall of Fame will be housed at the Arts Centre Melbourne. The permanent new space will include a free exhibition, exploring the history and future of Australian music, along with education programs and a fully integrated digital program. It will display and share items from the iconic legends, events and places that define Australian music.
The initiative has been possible through Victorian Government’s $22.2m Music Works program, the largest and most comprehensive investment by an Australian Government in contemporary music. The Centre’s Gallery 1 space will undergo a huge redevelopment in 2017 to create the Australian Music Vault, due to open in November. V excellent news!