The Australian broadcaster ABC’s youth radio station, Triple J, the Australian Recording Industry Association, ARIA and Support Act, the charity set up to support the Australian music industry, have officially launched the annual AusMusic T-Shirt Day for 2022.
Every year in November Triple J hosts AusMusic month. It is a whole month to celebrate Australian music along with a AusMusic T-shirt Day where you wear an Aussie acts t-shirt with pride to show your support for the Australian music industry.
AusMusic T-shirt Day 2022 has been set for November 18, in order to celebrate Australian music and raise urgently-needed funds to deliver crisis relief services to musicians, managers, crew and music workers across all genres who are unable to work due to ill health, injury, a mental health problem or some other crisis, such as COVID-19.
This year there is an #ausmusictshirtday Premium T-Shirt range which is available for purchase now. It features 13 exclusive, limited edition designs from Eurovision artists Montaigne, Australia Decides artists Jaguar Jonze and Casey Donovan and other much loved Aussie acts Bag Raiders, Darren Hayes, DMA'S, Hoodoo Gurus, King Stingray, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, The Chats, Troy Cassar-Daley and The Wiggles. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Support Act. Pre-orders are open now until Weds 19 October, so get in quick!
So on November 18 we encourage all you to show your support for our Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides acts or even your favourite Australian artists and wear your t-shirts. If you’re brave you can take a selfie and show the world on social media with the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday.
If you don’t yet have a t-shirt to wear and you are able buy some merch from the artists and show your support, now is the best time to get on to it, to make sure your merch gets to you before November 18.
If t-shirts are a bit out of your price range, of course you can buy the artists tote bag or stickers, support them however you can.
Check out Support Act's site of merch partners to find the Australian bands and acts you would like to support with links to their retailers or merch stores. You can find it here.
We at Aussievision have gone through the list with links to the merch stores from all the available Australian Eurovision and Australia Decides acts right here:
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Buying merch is one of the direct ways of supporting our artists, but there are other ways too.
If you don’t need new merch but still want to help out you could donate to Support Act via https://supportact.org.au/ it is Australia’s only charity that delivers crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers.
A lot of us fans are also doing it tough right now too, so if you can’t make a financial contribution just show your support on November 18 on social media by wearing an old t-shirt or showing off their merch and wear it with pride.
Head to the official Ausmusic T-Shirt Day website for more details here.
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