Decibels Indie supports young emerging artists, musicians, bands, singer-songwriters, producers and creatives develop the skills and networks needed to be independent artists. Successful applicants will have access to Decibels facilities and equipment (including professional recording studio), professional mentoring, specialised workshops and project funds of up to $1,000.
To get into this program, applicants need to apply with a project. This could be almost anything - it could be recording an EP of original songs, creating a film clip or video, getting a band together or organising a special event. Projects could be about professional development, and involve creating a website, press kit or publicity campaign.
Six to eight applications will be successful, and it’s good to note that projects are chosen based on potential, enthusiasm and how well the project is thought out, not how developed, good or popular a band/act is right now.
Applications for the 2019 program are open until Sunday, 31 March 2019. Read the Indie Info Pack for further details and Apply Online.
Applicants must be between 16 and 25 years old, and live, work, study or play in Darebin.
Freeza is part of the Victorian State Government funded Freeza initiative that gives young people the opportunity to lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events within their local communities.
As one of 80 state-wide providers, Darebin’s Freeza program also provides important performance opportunities for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their talent through competitions such as the Victorian Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands. All Freeza events are fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free.
Wednesdays 4pm–6pm (excluding School Holidays)
Decibels Youth Music Centre, 1st Floor, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Contact: Dave Williams 8470 8003
ReZonate (Music Writing and Production program)
Learn to write and produce music using computer based software, with experienced mentors. Meet and collaborate with other young producers and artists, record your songs in an industry standard recording studio. Hip-hop, electronic, singer/songwriter, DJ, dance styles all welcome. Performance advice and opportunities.
Decibels Youth Music Centre, 1st Floor, 23 Edwardes Street Reservoir
Contact: Neil Robertson or Dave Williams 8470 8005
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm (excluding School Holidays)
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 1st Floor, 23 Edwardes St, Reservoir
School Holiday Program
Boys-only activities and girls-only activities for emerging
Location and activities vary each term
Emerging Communities Youth Officer
Ph: 0432 119 430
For further information on all Decibels Youth Music programs, contact:
Neil Robertson, Team Leader - Studio, Music and Arts
Ph: 8470 8005