Support Act announces Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2020! Save the date, Friday, 20 November!
Ausmusic T-Shirt Da is a nation-wide celebration of Australian music that will help to raise desperately needed funds to meet the ever growing demand on Support Act’s services during the COVID pandemic. Requests for Crisis Relief have increased by 883% since the pandemic began, and calls to the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline having increased by 52%.
Support Act has developed a Premium T-Shirt range with exclusive, limited edition designs from Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, Briggs, Cold Chisel, Dope Lemon, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Ruel and The Teskey Brothers, with 100% of net proceeds donated to Support Act. For the first time, there will also be an official Ausmusic T-Shirt featuring The Binz.
This year’s event has a new website, which will make setting up a fundraising page or an individual donation super easy. Post your photos to socials using the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday and tag @supportact, @triplej, @aria_official. Support Act is also partnering with TikTok to encourage users to create videos repping their favourites artists. There are prizes as well, including gear from Audio Technica.
The campaign will have a brand new logo, featuring The Binz, designed by First Nations artist, Bree “Little Butten” Buttenshaw. Launch Ambassadors include Keith Urban, Missy Higgins, Nathan Cavaleri, Alex the Astronaut, Greta Bradman and Simon Tedeschi who will be joined by Campaign Champions Alex Lahey, Birdz, Catherine Britt, Jessica Braithwaite, Julia Zemiro, Lady Lash, Melinda Schneider, Mo’Ju,
Motez, Ngaiire, Powderfinger, Sons of The East, The Merindas, The Rubens, Timmy Trumpet, Vanessa Amorosi, with many more to come.
Many friends of Australian music will be setting up team fundraising pages, including: Alberts, APRA AMCOS, ARIA, Australia Council for the Arts, BMG Australia, Century Venues, Cheyena Lee, Chugg Entertainment, Comes With Fries, Community Broadcasting Foundation, Facebook, General Pants, Good Intent, Jands, Live Nation, Lunatic Entertainment, Moshtix, Mushroom Group, Nala Music, Nando’s Australia, Native Tongue, Netflix, Powderworkers, PPCA, Secret Sounds Group, Sony Music Australia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Spotify, Ticketmaster, TikTok, Universal Music Australia, Warner Music Australia, Wise Music, with many more in the works.
Stocks are limited. You can also visit the merch section of your favourite artist website; or check out our Merch Partners page and buy shirts from 24Hundred, LovePoliceATM, Band T-Shirts, Sound Merch, Space Mirror and Warner Music Australia, all of whom are donating a percentage of sales to the campaign.
Finally, Support Act announces that Isol-Aid in partnership with the Australia Council will be curating a special livestream program on Ausmusic T-Shirt Day. Artists and times will be announced in the coming weeks.