About Make Music Day Australia
Held annually on 21 June, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in a thousand cities and places across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all, celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts in many different locations and online. Make Music Day is presented in Australia by the Australian Music Association and the NAMM Foundation.
Performances can take place anywhere, from a major concert hall to a home studio. All manner of buildings and spaces have been used for Make Music Day from established music venues, churches, community centres, libraries, galleries, shopping centres, bars and outdoor spaces such as parks and town squares. By establishing one specific day each year, 21 June, to celebrate music, Make Music Day encourages both
amateur and professional music making, and empowers individuals to seek out ways to celebrate music in their community.
To help make the most of your participation, we offer a number of resources on this site, including ACTIVITIES GUIDE and a DIGITAL GUIDE | everything from how to create a live stream, logos, posters, using social media and much more.
Everyone is invited to join in and make music! Create a local Make Music Day chapter in your area or Create Your Own Stage | Register your event and be part of a global program
We invite Australian musicians to Create Your Own Stage! or join one of the Make Music Day Australia initiatives that will take place either face-to-face or online on June 21.
Your can access an extensive FAQ section CLICK HERE
We are a member of the Global Make Music Alliance. Each year we promote a number of initiatives providing opportunities for our participants to collaborate or to be part of the broader Make Music Day celebration. These collaboration opportunities come from our partner Make Music Day events around the world.
Exciting international collaboration opportunities are on offer! Check these out.
• My Song is your Song
Make Music Day invites artists around the world to the second annual global song swap! Musicians from around the world with matched to learn a song by another artist, and hear theirs covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life were invited to participate with several Australian composers working with colleagues overseas.
• Global Folk Challenge
Make Music Day takes place in 125 countries across the globe. Each of these countries has its own unique folk music tradition which will be shared and celebrated on Make Music Day.
• Global Livestream
As a “Main Stage” for Make Music Day, the Make Music Alliance organised an all-day video stream on June 21 showcasing the rich diversity of being made around the world.
Sign up to our database and get the latest news on Make Music Day CLICK HERE
If you manage a space or run a venue that would host some free live music on June 21st let your community know of the kind of musicians you would welcome on Make Music Day. Register your event and become part of the Program.