We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Music Victoria
CRUSHING COMPARISON – Navigating Self Worth in the Music Industry

7 March, 4pm

A conversation about navigating self worth in Victoria’s music industry.

This free discussion unpacks the impacts of over-valuing social and creative comparison. It touches on industry challenges including performance anxiety, creative blocks and the ongoing grind of social media. Join us in Naarm (Melbourne) or connect to the conversation online via our Youtube. Complimentary drinks and light snacks will be provided.


  • Cassidy La Crème Australian national Cassidy La Crème burst onto the Malay scene in 2012 with her mega-viral YouTube cover of ‘Ombak Rindu’. She has been featured on every major TV and Radio station in Malaysia, and her captivating, high-energy performances are in high demand – seeing her fill coveted headline slots at events such as the KL Fashion Week Annual Gala (2019) and the YouTube Ad Awards (2019). She has amassed over 9 million views on YouTube and a collective social media following of over 400,000 which offers her in depth lived experience around struggling with self-worth, artistic confidence and challenges of comparison.
  • Bree Stewart – Meet our mental health clinician, Bree! Originally born in Melbourne but raised in New Zealand, Bree was lucky enough to attend the Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand. Bree spent most of her youth drumming in punk and pop-rock bands within Auckland’s live music scene. Bree returned to Melbourne in her early twenties, over time she began to shift her professional focus to emotional wellbeing after experiencing her own lived experience of mental health challenges. During this time, she wrote for an online music magazine, “Stimulate Your Soul“. Bree has worked within digital crisis support, youth services, trauma informed support as well as consultancy positions across the health sector. She joined Music Victoria to help give back to the music community that raised her, with a focus on the collective challenges our industry has endured throughout the pandemic. Bree has recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Cost: These events are free but registration is required. 

Tuesday March 7th at 4pm

Location: In-person at Music Market or watch the livestream online via YouTube.

Companion Cards: Music Market events accept and welcome Companion Cardholders and their Companions. As this event is free, please book 2 tickets.

Access: If you have any access requirements, email bree@musicvictoria.com.au


Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.

The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.

Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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