Supporting Australian artists - AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2021 on November 19
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 2021.
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 2021 has been set for November 19, in order to celebrate Australian music and raise urgently-needed funds for music workers in crisis due to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 or an issue that prevents them from working.
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. But with lockdowns and restrictions still in place, more support is needed.
New ambassadors have been announced for 2021, they include Eurovision royalty Jessica Mauboy, Accordion Hans, who performed as an interval act in the inaugural 'Eurovision - Australia Decides 2019' and Australia Eurovision commentator Myf Warhurst.
They will be joined by Amy Shark, Ngaiire, Peking Duk, Rob Mills, Lime Cordiale, The Amity Affliction, Travis Collins, Mo'ju, The Teskey Brothers and even the original members of The Wiggles!
So on November 19 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 19.
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.
Now Support Act, have done the hard work with link to their premium t-shirts featuring various Australian artists here. They also have a site with their 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 19 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.