For release – Tuesday, 12 November 2019: Music industry charity, Support Act, is thrilled with the response to this week’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day with over 170 promoters, record companies, venues, fan clubs, corporations and artists pledging support to raise funds for music workers who are doing it tough.
Last year’s event smashed its original target raising $110,000 and Support Act is hoping that the same will happen again this year.
There is still time to show how much Australian music means to you, and make a real difference to people in need. Just visit the Ausmusic T-Shirt Day website to make a donation or create a team and then post and share pics using the tags #ausmusictshirtday, @supportact, @triplej, @aria_official.
We are thrilled to have Facebook, Spotify, MTV, JB HiFi, Mitsubishi, American Express Music Backers program, Gildan Brands, Nando’s, Big Red Group, Access EAP, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne, Australia Council for the Arts, Musicians Australia, Creative Victoria, the National Film and Sound Archive, Australian Labor Party, NSW cross party group, Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music, the Australian Music Vault, National Museum of Australia, Museum of Brisbane and Community Broadcasting Federation all on board to sport their favourite Ausmusic T-Shirts on this Friday, 15 November 2019.
They’re joining Industry heavyweights such as ARIA PPCA, APRA AMCOS, Mushroom Group, Sony Music Australia, Universal Music Australia, Warner Music Australia, Chugg Entertainment, Alberts, One Louder, Moshtix, Ticketmaster, TEG, EON, Oztix, Bluesfest Byron Bay, Secret Sounds, Fremantle Media and Sony ATV Music Publishing.
Sydney’s iconic Hordern Pavilion and Perth’s Badlands Bar, The Espy, the Corner Hotel, Northcote Social Club and Melbourne Olympic Parks are also joining Yamaha Music Australia, Jands, Native Tongue, Unified Music Group, Bolster-Linktree, 123 Management, Jaxsta, Inertia Music, Bad Apples Music, Good Intent, Comes with Fries, The Brag Media, Young Henrys, Millmaine, GC Live, MusicNT, Champion Music, Sorrento Strategic, Marsh, White Sky, Bacchus, Asset Pro, Banki Haddock Fiori, Copyright Agency and Music Sales.
You can see the full list of participants on our leaderboard, including current leaders Powderworkers, the students at Collarts, JMC Academy, UNSW and Box Hill and the many individual team pages that have been set up.
Some of the many artists and music workers who have endorsed the campaign include Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano, Ian Moss, Mojo Juju, Birds of Tokyo, Michael Chugg, Sheppard, DZ Deathrays, Roger Field, Meg Mac, Vanessa Amorosi, The Teskey Bros, L-Fresh the Lion, The Cat Empire, Fanny Lumsden, Murray Cook, Jade MacRae, Harley Medcalf, Bag Raiders, Lime Cordiale and Casey Barnes.
“We are humbled by the incredible grass roots support that this campaign generates for Support Act”, says Support Act CEO, Clive Miller. “Not only do we all get a chance to celebrate Australian music and the people who create it, but we also get to support those friends and colleagues across the industry who might be doing it tough due to injury, ill health or a mental health issue. The support that we receive not only allows us to continue to provide urgently needs crisis relief and mental health services, but will help us to develop and implement other prevention programs to benefit music workers in our industry.”
Anyone who doesn’t already have a band t-shirt is encouraged to jump online and visit the merch section of their favourite artist website or visit a Levi’s® store or levis.com.au. They’ve partnered with Angus & Julia Stone, Ruel, Ocean Alley, Parkway Drive, Tkay Maidza and INXS to create 6 limited tees, where 100% of net proceeds are being donated to Support Act.
General Pants, in association with Bravado, are selling a limited range of exclusive t-shirts prints in store and online from Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Baker Boy, Meg Mac, Vera Blue and Polish Club. 100% of the net proceeds from every t-shirt sale goes directly to Support Act.
Sound Merch are offering a 10% discount on all Aussie band tees from their store until 15 November. They will also donate $4.00 from each t-shirt sale to Support Act (Use the code AUS10 at the checkout).
Warner Music Australia will be donating $5.00 from every sale of participating Aussie band t-shirts purchased from the Warner Music Australia official store up till 15 December 2019.
Love Police ATM will donate 20% of all sales from BandTshirts between 1 and 15 November (Use the code AUSMUSDAY19 at the checkout).
It’s not too late to set up a team and get your office, school, friends, family, neighbours or networks involved – and to plan which tee you’ll be repping this Friday. If you can’t join the t-shirt brigade, you can show your support by directly donating to Support Act, or to any other team on our leaderboard.
Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is proudly brought to you by triple j, ARIA and Support Act.
Hi res artist photos can be downloaded from here.