Kirsty Rivers

Currently the Head of Music in Creative Australia’s Sector Development and Advocacy team, Kirsty Rivers’ monumental career has seen her head Creative Victoria’s Contemporary Music division, oversee the Victorian State Government’s Music Works program, establish a number of awards and Fellowships for music professionals, and complete a remarkable 17-year tenure as National Manager for Writer Services at APRA AMCOS. Informed by her commitment to the centrality of the artist and the empowerment of women and diverse communities within the sector, it comes as no surprise that Kirsty has been acknowledged as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Music on multiple occasions.

Kutcha Edwards

Renowned for his prolific union of songwriting and activism, Kutcha Edwards has seen a remarkable, three-decade career as a solo artist and as a member in Watbalimba, Blackfire, and The Black Arm Band. As a survivor of the Stolen Generations and a proud Mutti Mutti man, these experiences have influenced his diverse creative output. Edwards’ ongoing contributions to Australian art are significant and powerful.


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13 October 2023


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31 October 2023

Contemporary Music Victoria Inc.
Unit 1, 35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
Collingwood VIC 3066

Music Victoria advocates, celebrates and supports on the unceded lands of the peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We deeply respect the role that music and songlines play and have played in the continuation of their culture for the past 60,000+ years.