Musicians campaign for local representation at festivals

sm techsMusicians are calling on the City of Sydney to use its major festivals as a chance to promote local artists, rather than import a majority of acts from overseas.


MEAA covers musicians

sm techsThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance has joined forces with Coverforce to provide its musician and music tutor members with a public insurance policy tailored specially to their needs and is included in the cost of membership.


Alliance goes Vivid

allianceThe Alliance is hosting two exciting events in collaboration with Vivid Sydney, both free-of-charge for Alliance/Equity members.


Orchestra Victoria vote for new agreement

allianceOrchestra Victoria musicians have this week voted in favour of a new enterprise agreement for 2012.



Orchestra Victoria dispute ends

Alliance LogoPlayers and management of Orchestra Victoria have resolved their dispute and avoided the industrial action planned for Opera Australia's performance of La Traviata tomorrow night. Following a long-running dispute about the use of contract musicians, the board, management and the orchestra's musicians have agreed to maintain a permanent ensemble of players.


Adelaide Symphony members support their Victorian colleagues


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra musicians this week dusted off the red T-shirts from their successful “Great Cities Have Great Orchestras” campaign, in order to show solidarity with their colleagues at Orchestra Victoria.

Orchestra Victoria members are facing widespread cuts, and a push to casualise the orchestra by introducing contracts.