5 Ways To Support The Local Music Industry On The Road Back To Live

Written by Ryan O'Connor on 22nd October, 2021
5 Ways To Support The Local Music Industry On The Road Back To Live

As the country begins to open up, we've devised a list of ways you can help support the local scene through this crucial recovery period. Without a doubt, the live events industry has been hit hard by the global pandemic. Over the past 18 months, the industry has taken blow after blow. Border closures and lockdowns have resulted in a myriad of event cancellations, reschedulings and postponements. Despite the many trials and tribulations, the industry has stood strong. With the light at the end of the tunnel finally in sight, find out how you can support the Australian live events industry on its imminent road to recovery.

Get involved in Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day returns on Friday 20 November, coinciding with Ausmusic Month. The special day hosted by Support Act and triple j aims to raise funds and awareness for the Australian music community who have been affected by the unimaginable events of 2020.

With touring opportunities being virtually non-existent over the past 18 months, this campaign is encouraging fans to get out there and buy a t-shirt or any piece of merch from their fave Aussie artist.

So how can you get involved on the day? All you've got to do is wear your newly purchased band tee and share a pic in your new digs with the hashtag #AusmusicTshirtDay. You can also donate money to Support Act directly on the day HERE.

Sign the Let Us DANCE petition (SA)

The South Australian Entertainment Industry and the residents of greater South Australia have come together to call form for immediate action to end the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on the entertainment sector. The campaign is also advocating for the increase in financial support for the local music industry from the SA Government. Find out more and sign the petition HERE.

Sign the petition to save Lion Arts Factory and Five Four Entertainment (SA)

Co-founders and co-directors of Five Four Entertainment, Plus One Co. and Adelaide's Lion Arts Factory have launched a petition to save both businesses from bankruptcy and closure. Find out more and sign the petition HERE.

Sign the Save Our Scene Petition (VIC)

This week Save Our Scene launched an online petition urging the Victorian Government to provide a staged roadmap to reopening, as well as ongoing financial support for the Victorian music industry that has all but been forgotten in the state's plans for economic recovery. Read the letter and sign the petition HERE.

Save Our Scene has also launched a merch collection, with all funds raised going towards campaign costs and any surplus donated to Support Act.

Invest in one of WA's fastest-growing craft beer & hospitality groups

Ever dreamed of owning your own venue or pub? Well, Perth's Triple-1-Three group is giving you the chance to do just that! The team behind beloved venues Otherside Brewhouse, Freo.Social and Mojos Bar have launched their own crowdfunding campaign to help to bring people together with real human experiences. To find out more about how you can invest in the company visit their signup page via Birchal.com.

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