Support Act is bolstering the Australian music community with Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Support Act is bolstering the Australian music community with Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Jessica Mauboy and Kylie Minogue - images supplied
Words by Kate Streader

Support the local music industry by getting involved in Ausmusic T-Shirt Day this November 20.

This year has been incredibly tough on the music industry and its workers, most of which have been out of work since March.

When the pandemic first hit our shores and the sector began to collapse, triple j brought forward its annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day date from November to April in order to give support when it was needed.

But we’ve almost reached the end of the year and the Australian music community is still desperately struggling, so Support Act is getting behind the cause to host a second iteration of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day this month.

A chance to celebrate our country’s incredible talent while raising money and awareness for those who need all the help they can get right now, it’s a fantastic cause that’s incredibly easy to get involved with.

You can play your part by proudly wearing your favourite Aussie act’s merch on Friday November 20 (extra points for sharing a selfie on social media with the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday and tagging @supportact, @triplej and @aria_official), by making a donation via the Ausmusic T-Shirt Day website, or by inviting your friends, family and/or co-workers to create a fundraising team.

Another great way to show your support is to buy artists’ merch. Support Act has teamed up with a bunch of acts to create an exclusive line of limited edition tees ahead of November 20, including the likes of Midnight Oil, Briggs, Cold Chisel, Kylie Minogue and Kate Miller-Heidke.

They’ve also created a handy list of their merch partners or you can buy directly from your favourite artists by visiting their website or Bandcamp page.

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is happening on Friday November 20. You can donate, create a fundraising team and find out more here

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