In what has now become an annual tradition, AusMusic T-shirt Day was not only an excuse to show off our top-notch music taste, but also a day to start important conversations and raise vital funds for Australian charity Support Act.
Many people throughout the music industry – both those onstage and those behind the scenes – are doing it tough. That’s where Support Act come in. They raise vital funds for artists and music workers who are experiencing financial hardship, ill health, injury, or mental health issues. This year they also launched a wellbeing hotline, staffed by professional counsellors 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, who offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (including depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation) we well as issues which can be mental health related (such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).
Overall, AusMusic T-Shirt Day raised $110,884 – more than four times their original goal. As a team, Live Nation Entertainment (Live Nation and Ticketmaster Australia) raised almost $1,500.
In the spirit of the day, we also all got together to show off our favourite band t-shirts and celebrate the incredible talent the Australian Music scene has to offer.