Music charity, Support Act, has announced its annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day will return on Friday 18 November.  Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is an annual day of fun and awareness to celebrate Aussie music and raise urgently-needed funds for music workers in crisis. It’s supported by ARIA and celebrated across triple j, Double J and the ABC as part of Ausmusic […] …Continue Reading

In response to the recent announcement by NSW Arts Minister Ben Franklin of $5 million in funding for Support Act, the music charity has today announced an extension to its COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants program. The new grants are available to anyone working professionally in music or live performing arts who is a NSW permanent resident, has expenditure that exceeds their income, is not receiving any other NSW […] …Continue Reading

Music industry charity, Support Act, has today launched a 2022 COVID Emergency Appeal in response to the growing crisis within the industry as the latest wave of Omicron infections sweep the country. Since the start of the pandemic, Support Act has allocated more than 15,000 Crisis Relief Grants to music and live performing arts workers valued at more than $35 million, thanks […] …Continue Reading

Todd Hansen is best known as the hard hitting, loveable drummer from King Parrot and F.U.C, but, like many people in the music industry, is also a champion bloke who has given as much to music and related industries as it has to him. Next week, on November 7, Todd will be trading in his […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #46 HERE This past week has seen some big announcements and releases in Australian music, and as such we have a heap of interviews for you. Pandamic, Gutterfire! and Shihad have new albums out or coming out, so we get the lowdown from all of them, plus we speak with […] …Continue Reading

Queensland agency Beats Cartel has today released two raucous mixtapes to support fellow musicians Australia-wide during this period of intense Covid lockdown. Teaming up with Support Act, an organisation helping artists, roadies and music workers in crisis, Beats Cartel has assembled a massive list of roster artists and friends worldwide to kindly donate a track to the project, with […] …Continue Reading

Support Act are delighted to welcome an additional $20 million in funding, announced by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts today, to assist music industry and performing arts workers who are struggling due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest round of funding will allow Support Act to continue to bring much-needed relief to those in the music industry who have lost work, gigs and their livelihoods due to the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.
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BigSound released this statement earlier today:
 
“We hate that we have to send this email, but with heavy hearts we have had to cancel BigSound 2021 and reschedule all activity to September 2022.
 
The ongoing NSW lockdown combined with Melbourne’s snap lockdown, increasing uncertainty around border closures and capacity restrictions have made it painfully clear that BigSound cannot responsibly take to the stage in September.
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