A great excuse to show our love for Aus music during these strange times.
We’re bringing forward our annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day for a special edition on Friday 17 April.
It’s the perfect reason to jump outta your PJs and dig a little deeper into your wardrobe (or buy some new merch, if you’re in a position to) and flash up your FaceTime and Zoom meetings.
So, get your laundry sorted and your orders ready in time. Then, show us (and your mates) your best threads online with the hashtag #AusmusicTShirtDay
Plus, we’ll be playing Australian music all of Friday 17 April on triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed to really show our local love.
It’s the first time Ausmusic T-Shirt Day has been held outside of November’s Ausmusic Month. We’re doing it earlier than usual because a lot of the artists we love are doing it tough right now.
The coronavirus pandemic has left so many out of work. We have never seen such disruption across industries the world over.
The music industry is not immune.
All gigs and festivals have been either cancelled or postponed, meaning an immediate loss of income for most people employed in music.
So, as a way of hopefully throwing our arms around some of our country’s many fine musicians, and those that work alongside them, we’re having a special mid-year editon of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.
How to be involved
If you can, go and buy a new shirt (or a tote bag, or socks, or whatever merch takes your fancy) from an Australian band or artist. There are so many incredible designs out there, and the money you spend on a tidy new t-shirt will go a long way to helping sustain an artist you love.
If you need suggestions, here are two place you can go:
- Support Act has collated an impressive list of retailers for Australian artists of all persuasions. Check it out here and see what takes your fancy.
- Our friends at triple j Unearthed have a tidy guide showing off some of the finest merch that emerging Australian bands have available. Go and have a look!
Merch sales are one of the best ways we can support our crippled music industry. But it’s not the only way.
If you don’t need an addition to your wardrobe, but want to lend a hand anyway, consider a donation to Support Act, the charity that looks after those in the music industry who’ve fallen on tough times.
We understand that you might be doing it tough right now. If you aren’t able to buy a new shirt or make a donation, we want you to join us anyway! Grab an old shirt from an Australian artist and wear it with pride.
Ausmusic T-Shirt Day happens on Friday 17 April.