The
Power Of

Music

The power of music is something we all feel. So many events in life need a soundtrack: a long road trip, a first dance at a wedding, a carefully chosen piece to mark a loved one’s passing.
Music makes memories.

And yet, as a professional, a career in music can be uncertain and risky. Even the most talented find themselves unable to work when illness, injury or some other problem strikes. Without an income, a setback can quickly become a crisis.

This is where Support Act steps in. Support Act is a registered charity established by the music industry to provide a safety net for music professionals facing hardship.

If you are a music professional, Support Act is here to help, because your life is music.

Real People. Real Stories.

Whilst Support Act is a charity, we prefer to think that any
financial assistance we are able to give as a grant, awarded in acknowledgment of your contribution to Australian music.

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Video

Neill is a professional saxophonist. In late 2012 Neill lost his left arm to sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, leaving him unable to continue as a professional saxophone player. A close friend of Neill’s, refusing to give up on his friend and colleague, found a specialist overseas who builds instruments from scratch, in this case a one handed sax. Support Act contacted Neill to see how we could help and paid for the new saxophone.

Peter Black

MUSICAN

“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”

Lilli Lovegrove

DAUGHTER

“For my whole life it was just him and I. It happened out of nowhere, his passing. Finance wasn’t something I was thinking about at all before then.”

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BANDWAGON

THE BANDWAGON CAMPAIGN HAS NOW ENDED. YOU CAN STILL HELP SUPPORT ACT RAISE THE MONEY WE NEED TO HELP MUSIC PROS IN CRISIS. SIMPLY HEAD TO THE GIVE HELP PAGE WHERE YOU CAN DONATE OR SIGN UP AS A MEMBER



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Happening?

Events

August 31

Sunday

Fundraise for us!

Register your fundraising activity by calling us on 1300 731 303 or emailing us here. Once your fundraising is approved, we will need an image associated with your event and the details you wish to include such as the date, location and ticketing info.
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January 25

Sunday

Mates: the inaugural PALMS 2015 Festival

Sydney Lansdowne Hotel
MATES is an all day, 2 level, in-venue mini festival curated by Sydney's Palms and featuring a massive line up of mates from around the country. All profits are being donated to Support Act.
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September 17

Wednesday

The South Australian Debonairs

ADELAIDE, NORWOOD HOTEL
If you are in Adelaide, come along to the monthly gathering of Daisy’s Debs. This is typically held on the third Wednesday of the month and each time sees a fantastic guest speaker and entertainment.
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October 28

Tuesday

"Will You Remember Me" A Tribute to Ted Mulry, Songwriter

Tony Romeril has recently launched this project on Pozible, a tribute to songwriter Ted Mulry. Tony is kindly donating 30% of the proceeds raised to charity, 10% of which will come to Support Act. The CD will be accompanied by a 12 page booklet, with a written tribute to Ted by Glenn A Baker. The CD will contain 13 tracks and anyone who purchases a copy from this Pozible campaign will have their name included in the CD booklet as a valued contributor to the completion of this CD. This is a fantastic project to remember a wonderful songwriter. If you would like to read more please click on the link below to visit the Pozible campaign.
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