Music industry charity Support Act has announced this week that the annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day will return on Friday 19 November.
Backed by some of Australia’s biggest names in music, including Jessica Mauboy, 5SOS, Amy Shark and Neil Finn to name a few, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is an annual day of fun and awareness to celebrate Australian music and raised funds for music workers in crisis.
Helping industry workers affected by COVID-19 or other issues that prevent them from working, the campaign is supported by ARIA and celebrated across triple j, Double J, and the ABC as part of Ausmusic Month.
This year’s ambassadors include Peking Duk, The OG Wiggles, The Teskey Brother, Travis Collins and a whole host of other household names.
You or your business can support the campaign in one of three simple ways:
This year’s logo of a non-binary drumming echidna has been created by First Nations artist Bree “Little Butten” Buttenshaw and is also available as one of this year’s Limited Edition Premium T-Shirts. Other Limited Edition tee’s include designs from Keith Urban, Powderfinger, Tame Impala, Tones and I and, honorary Australia, Ed Sheeran.
Participants are requested to share their Ausmusic T-Shirt on social media using the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday and tagging Support Act, triple j and ARIA.
Ambassador Jessica Mauboy explains, “Our industry is in crisis like never seen before. We’ve lost work and livelihoods due to the pandemic, and for many this is our hour of need. Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a simple and fun way YOU can help raise funds to get our beloved Aussie artists and music workers back on their feet.”
Over the past 18 months, Support Act has committed $22.8m in the form of 10,000 crisis relief grants to music and live performing arts workers in need, and provided mental health and wellbeing support to many thousands more through its mental health programs and Wellbeing Helpline.
Photo: Selection of T-Shirts available from the Campaign