Mick Harvey wins the Civic Choice Award for the 2014 Melbourne Music Prize

Mick Harvey has been announced as the Civic Choice winner of the Melbourne Music Prize for 2014 and Readings proudly sponsored the award with a $4,000 cash prize. This year’s Melbourne Prize for Music attracted a record number of votes for the Civic Choice Award, which shows Mick Harvey is much-loved by the Melbourne community, and it is a testament to his talent.

mick-prize11Dave Clarke (Readings Music Buyer), Mick Harvey, Mark Rubbo (Readings Managing Director), Simon Warrender (Executive Director, Melbourne Prize Trust)

Mick Harvey is a musician, record producer and composer whose work spans over the past 35 years. A former member of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mick is equally well-known for his soundtrack work (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules) and his production work, which most recently included PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake.

Launched in 2004, the Melbourne Prize Trust recognises and rewards excellence and talent, inspires creative development and enriches public life. The annual Melbourne Prize is one of the most valuable creative development initiatives of its kind in Australia. It runs on a three-year cycle and rewards sculptors, writers and musicians in turn.

The major event of the annual Melbourne Prize is the free two-week public exhibition of finalists work and the prize announcement held each November at Federation Square. The public has the ability to vote for a finalist to win the Civic Choice Award. The exhibition increases the public’s exposure and access to the creativity of our community and enhances Melbourne’s reputation as a cultural capital.

For further information please visit the Melbourne Prize website.