It’s time to support Australian bands and artists as Ausmusic T-Shirt Day returns in 2021

With the ongoing effects of COVID-related closures and travel restrictions currently crippling Australia’s music scene, there’s never been a more relevant time (if you’re able) to support your favorite Australian artists and bands.

Music industry charity Support Act’s annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day returns next month (November 19) with a group of high-profile music stars lending their names to the ARIA-backed and championed cause through the triple j.

Jessica Mauboy, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Lime Cordiale and Neil Finn are just a small sample of those who have signed up as official Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2021 ambassadors.

“I’m taking part in #ausmusictshirtday Friday November 19th to celebrate local music and help raise funds for artists, artist managers, crew and hard-working music workers,” said Jessica Mauboy.

Music fans across the country can contribute to the cause via three options. “Get involved by buying a t-shirt, making a donation or registering a team to raise funds,” adds Jessica.

The Teskey Brothers have also joined us as 2021 ambassadors. “We are moving around #ausmusictshirtday this year and would love for you to join us.

“Friday November 19th, wear your favorite Aus artist t-shirt and donate to @supportact if you can.

“It’s been incredibly difficult for a lot of people in the music industry and Support Act is doing an amazing job of helping anyone going through a tough time. What t-shirt are you going to wear?”

Other artists and bands signed as 2021 Ambassadors include Ngaiire, Peking Duk, The Amity Affliction and Travis Collins, plus a slew of others alongside hundreds more who will be championing the campaign on the day. through social networks.

A stack of merchandising partners are also on board – including Love Police, Sound Merch, Threadshop, Merchfan, Artist First, Jungle Merch, Warner Music and more – who will each donate a percentage of their profits to the campaign.

Entrants are invited to share their love of the Ausmusic t-shirt by posting on their favorite social media platforms using the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday and tagging Support Act, triple j and ARIA.

Over the past 18 months, Support Act has committed $22.8 million in the form of 10,000 crisis relief grants for music and performing arts workers in need, and provided a mental health and wellness support to thousands more through its mental health and wellness programs. Help line.

“While there is now light at the end of the COVID tunnel, thanks to the massive uptake of vaccinations across Australia,” said Support Act CEO Clive Miller, “there is still a long way to go. to go before the music industry operates at pre-pandemic levels.

“We know how much the Australian community loves and misses its live music, which is why we’re asking everyone who is passionate about Australian music to support this year’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day to help raise the funds which we urgently need to continue to provide our support services to music workers in crisis.”

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day takes place on November 19. More information.

Elizabeth J. Harless