MIME

Music Industry Mentoring Edge

Music Industry Mentoring Edge (MIME) is a unique and innovative mentoring program designed to support career progression, knowledge and connections for emerging to mid-level career music industry professionals in Melbourne.

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Music Industry Mentoring Edge (MIME)

Music Industry Mentoring Edge (MIME) is a unique and innovative mentoring program designed to support career progression, knowledge and connections for emerging to mid-level career music professionals, such as musicians, artists, managers, engineers, producers, record label owners, and similar in Melbourne

The inaugural program is presented and supported in partnership with Box Hill Institute (BHI), City of Melbourne and BHI’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to further support start-up businesses. It is the first time that a NEIS provider has partnered with a music education provider and local government to deliver a program tailored specifically to support music businesses.

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Program Overview

Eligible candidates will be offered free business training which is music industry specific and tailored one on one mentoring support by industry specialists for up to 12 months, culminating in the development of a business plan by each participant. The program will include diverse music community members and will assist Box Hill Institute with the broader development of up to twenty contemporary music artists and emerging professionals from Melbourne through education master classes and one-on-one mentoring. 

The program will support the development of a business plan that demonstrates viability of their business concept as part of the NEIS program. This will be delivered through a five day workshop series, followed by a 5 week mentoring program through the online platform Mentorloop.

The intended outcomes of the program are for participants to develop a business plan and for eligible participants to gain access to the New Business Assistance with NEIS, a Commonwealth funded program, for a period of up to 12 months.

Mentorloop will offer a new and unique way of connecting participants with their mentors, and will allow for extra sessions to contribute to the development of the business plan and or/other key areas of their business, as required. The platform will act as a connection tool for participants to allow for networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing.  

Program Dates

Wednesday 8 JulyKeynote + Panel + Q&A
Thursday 9 JulyNEIS Program workshopping. 
Friday 10 JulyMentorloop participant sign-up
Monday 13 JulyNEIS Program/developing your business strategy
Tuesday 14 JulyNEIS Program/developing your business strategy
Wednesday 15 JulyNEIS Program/developing your business strategy
Monday 20 JulyMentorloop Program Commences
Friday 21 AugustMentorloop Program Concludes

New Business Assistance with NEIS

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

If you are keen to start your own business and if you are eligible, we can help you establish your own business through the New Business Assistance with NEIS.

In this scheme you will:

  • complete a nationally accredited qualification: BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • receive 39 weeks of income support (if eligible)
  • get Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)
  • benefit from 12 months of mentoring from an experienced business mentor

New Business Assistance with NEIS is a government-funded program that assists eligible people set up viable small businesses. We are one of the largest providers of this program in Victoria and represent the Greater Melbourne Employment and Training Services (GRAMETS) consortium.

Learn more about GRAMETS consortium Download the NEIS Application Form