Experts In Residence

Victorian music businesses accessing one-on-one expert advice

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) are collaborating with a team of business professionals to deliver the newly created Experts In Residence program. 

Bringing expert advice from business streams including: legal, HR, finance, artist management and digital marketing, Experts in Residence gives small Victorian music businesses the chance to access professional services, at no charge. 

Each round will focus on a specific business area and accept 12 participants. 

The format of each round will either be one-on-one meetings (1 hour with the expert) or an in-depth masterclass. Applications are on a round by round basis, acceptance into one round does not guarantee you a place in the next round. However, you are welcome to apply for as many rounds as you like, if the expert knowledge is applicable to your business. 

Round 2 - New to Human Resources Training

Sally Christou from the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be presenting the second Experts In Residence round in the form of a in-depth masterclass.

If you don’t have any formal training or a background in HR, learn the essentials in this 3 hour group training session. Good HR practices help to ensure your business is legally compliant, attracts high quality staff, increases output and efficiency and creates a strong and positive workplace culture. For more information on the New to Human Resources Training, head to the Victorian Chamber website.

Sally is a qualified non-practicing lawyer with over seven years’ experience in private practice, specialising in employment law. Sally has worked closely with employers to provide practical and commercial advice and solutions.

First Nations people, people with disabilities, those who identify as culturally diverse and those who reside in regional Victoria are strongly encouraged to apply. Noting the location for this training session is fully wheelchair accessible.

Applications for Round 2 (with Sally Christou presenting New to Human Resources Training) are now open.

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Wednesday 24th April 2019. The 3 hour training session will run on Tuesday 30th April from 9.30am – 12.30pm at a Melbourne inner-north location (details to be confirmed with participants).

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For any queries related to your application, please email

If you offer a business service and would like to discuss coming on board as a future Expert in Residence, please email us:

Round 1 - Andrew Fuller of Clearview Legal Counsel

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Applications for Round 1 of Experts In Residence are now closed. Victorian music businesses will be meeting with commercial lawyer Andrew Fuller of Clearview Legal Counsel across two sessions in April.

Clearview Legal Counsel has a large music focus and Andrew has broad expertise in commercial, entertainment, fashion and media law. He advises start-ups and businesses looking to create, protect and commercialise their rights. Andrew has previously held senior positions at Shock Entertainment and Roadshow Films and is regularly invited to speak on arts and entertainment law topics.

For more information on Andrew’s services, please contact Clearview Legal Counsel or email