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April 2022

Make Music Day International Collaboration Opportunities

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Our global Make Music Alliance has organised several great opportunities for Australian musicians to collaborate with colleagues from around the world.

Young Composers Contest

The Make Music Alliance is thrilled to announce the third annual Young Composers Contest, in partnership with world-renowned vocal group The Swingles.

Composers aged 13 to 21 are invited to set the text of the poem “A Jelly-Fish” by Marianne Moore to music for The Swingles. A panel of distinguished judges will select a winning composition, which will be recorded by The Swingles and released on June 21 for Make Music Day.

The submission deadline is May 22ndfull details are available on our website. Please spread the word among students and young friends!


Registration for 2022 is now open!

This Make Music Day, artists around the world are invited to the third annual global song swap! Learn a song by another artist and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters, composers, and bands of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate.

Registration closes May 20th, and in early June participating artists will be paired together. They have two weeks to learn their partner’s song and make it their own before sharing their videos on June 21st!

Nearly 200 artists participated in the second annual #MySongIsYourSong for Make Music Day 2021. Check out many of their amazing covers below, and join the conversation following #MySongIsYourSong on YouTubeFacebook and Instagram.

Click here to register!

May 20th: Registration closes
June 3rd: Partners will be introduced
June 21st: Videos are shared with the public

For more information, email:

Global Livestream
As a “Main Stage” for Make Music Day, the Make Music Alliance organised an all-day video stream on June 21, 2021 showcasing the rich diversity of being made around the world. Australia featured strongly in the Global Livestream, In 2022 the Global Make Music Day Alliance will be  livestreaming in a sun relay for 24-hours of Make Music Day on June 21. More details to follow.


In the 40 years since it began on June 21, 1982, France’s Fête de la Musique has become one of the country’s most important holidays. Nationwide, millions of people take to the streets to make music together on June 21, in a completely free and open event experienced annually by 64% of the population. And it has inspired countless other countries who now celebrate their own June 21 musical holidays, including the United States, Nigeria, China, Australia, UK, Germany, Italy and Brazil, to name a few.

To honour the event’s 40th anniversary in 2022, the Make Music Alliance is organizing a series called Faire La Fête with 40 concerts in 40 countries on June 21, each featuring the music of French songwriters and composers, and bringing attention to the event’s origins and rapid international growth.

From Jean-Philippe Rameau, Claude Debussy and Pierre Boulez to Django Reinhardt, Françoise Hardy, and Zaz, Faire La Fête concerts will showcase the rich variety of French music, interpreted by orchestras, ensembles, or bands from each of the 40 countries. Just like the rest of the Fête de la Musique, all performances will take place on June 21, free to the public and in front of a live audience. They will also be livestreamed – or recorded with high-quality video and sent in the same day – to be shared with the world.

For more information, contact Andria Nicodemou (, and watch this space for full details!

Create Your Own Stage on June 21

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Make Music Day is back for 2022! For the first time is two years making music with your friends or enjoying live music is back too!
Make Music Day is a free non-commercial celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1000 cities in 120 countries.Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Make Music Day seeks the involvement of government bodies, local councils, schools and community music organisations, music stores and industry, and importantly, the general community. It is a day of community-led free musical expression.Held each year on June 21, to celebrate all things music, Make Music Day encourages both amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate and express music in their community. All of it is free and open to the public. Every kind of musician —young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — gathers indoor and outdoor, in venues, streets, parks, plazas, paddocks and verandas to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers.Musicians simply stage their event and register it on the website  to become part of a huge global event on June 21Resources to Use
There are a lot of resources and info you can use online including Activities Guide, Online Guide, Logos, social media tiles, images and more – all to use in staging your event. CLICK HERE for the Resources page

Make Music Day is online too
Check out the Digital Guide HERE

We’ll take submissions for live performance on video too and incorporate them into our 2022 program and post the videos on June 21. CLICK HERE to make your submission.

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Check out the Make Music Day Australia 2021 highlights video HERE