Government grant takes music producer Alice Ivy to the international stage

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The electronic music producer known as Alice Ivy has been the beneficiary of a grant from the Victorian Government which helped her tour overseas and “opened up so many doors”.

After releasing her first singles in 2016, Alice Ivy gained national attention and quickly amassed 900,000 plays on Spotify. The artist/producer uses samples to create her music and over the last two years she has headlined tours across Australia, and performed in the USA and Singapore.

In 2017 Alice Ivy’s management company Viceroyalty received a $3,000 Music Works Quick Response Grant for her and her manager to attend Canadian Music Week. As a result, Alice Ivy was signed to a Canadian label and her manager was offered the opportunity to set up the Australian Office of leading international record label eOne.

The Music Works Quick Response Grants provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to support activities such as local and international tour invitations, professional development workshops, and attendance at major trade fairs such as Folk Alliance International and Bigsound.

These grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Music Works initiative - a suite of projects, programs and initiatives aimed at supporting the music sector, boosting local jobs and helping Victoria maintain its position as the live music capital of Australia.

Alice Ivy spoke to us about the opportunities the grant has given her and what’s in store for the rest of the year.

Find out more about the Music Works Quick Response Grants on the Creative Victoria website.