Category

Uncategorised

Make Music Day Australia invites Australians to ‘Create Your Own Stage!’

By | Uncategorised

The Australian Music Association seeks to expand participation in Make Music Day on June 21, 2021 after COVID restrictions curtailed enthusiasts’ ability in some quarters to come together in person in 2020 to make music. We met online and we’ll meet again, but there’s nothing like getting together and making music with others. Make Music Day Australia is on again!

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world, taking place on 21 June each year. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. And now for a fourth year in Australia.

Different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. It’s a DIY Music Festival! Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — can organise their own gig, or join the many organisations that will host events, to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Since the 2018 launch of Make Music Day Australia the event has grown each year and has been hosted with the funding and resources of the Australian Music Association (AMA), via its partner the NAMM Foundation. Its key local partners, the Live Music Office with the support of APRA AMCOS and Create NSW have created a platform for a truly national event.

The event has hosted hundreds of events in as many locations around Australia. In 2020, like many events, Make Music Day pivoted to online and attracted tens of thousands of people keen to have the opportunity to make music on June 21 and be part of this huge global event.

Australian Music Association Executive Officer Rob Walker said, “The AMA is excited to give musicians of all levels the opportunity to create their own stage on Make Music Day. The synergy of purpose between the partners driving the event is striking, and we look forward to engaging our communities in live music on June 21, 2021.”

Lucy Joseph of the Live Music Office commented, “Make Music Day is all about allowing communities of audiences and musicians to engage with each other for one day to make free, accessible music and to celebrate the role that music plays in our everyday lives.”

The Live Music Office will work with Make Music Day to promote participation, engage with other government agencies and liaise with music industry stakeholders, local councils, venues and organisations promoting the benefits and opportunities surrounding Make Music Day.

Government and organisations lend their weight to the national effort with key partners including Create NSW, Community Music Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and many others. Create NSW has been pivotal in developing initiatives in its state which reveal a deep desire for Australians to make music. Chris Keely, Executive Director, Create NSW said:

“Create NSW is excited to continue our involvement in Make Music Day in 2021. Make Music Day connects NSW to the global music community and offers a significant opportunity for practitioner and audience development. Through Make Music Day, Create NSW engages with the NSW music sector by brokering partnerships and facilitating events both live and online that demonstrate the joy of music in our lives”.

By establishing one specific day each year, June 21, 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.

Register your event online at and be a part of a huge global event making music.

About Make Music Day:

Held annually on June 21, 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. This year, many governments, communities, businesses groups, cities & towns will organise Make Music Day is presented in Australia by the Australian Music Association and is supported by the NAMM Foundation and all our participating partners. For more information, please visit www.makemusicaustralia.org.au

About the Australian Music Association

The Australian Music Association’s is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to be the voice of the music products industry and grow music making in Australia. For more information please visit our website

About the Live Music Office

The Live Music Office works to support the growth of the venue-based live music sector in Australia to increase live music performance opportunities and support live music audience and sector development. For more information please visit: https://livemusicoffice.com.au/

Contacts:

Rob Walker

Executive Officer

Australian Music Association

E: rob.walker@australianmusic.asn.au

M: (0438) 564 960

 

Lucy Joseph

Live Music Office

9935 7995

E: lucy@livemusicoffice.com.au

Be a Part of Make Music Day Australia 2021 on June 21

By | Uncategorised

Be part of Make Music Day all across Australia! Join the worldwide celebration of music happening on 21 June by registering your event or activity at the makemusicaustralia website.
Whether you’re a professional musician, part of a community group, an avid music enthusiast or just a passer-by on the street, Make Music Day is free and open to one and all!
Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is a day of community-led free musical expression now held annually on 21 June in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.
Make Music Day seeks the involvement of government bodies, local councils, schools and community music organisations, music retailers and industry, and importantly, members of the community.
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 and online  to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers.
Participation is easy – simply register an event or activation on the Make Music Day Australia website, where you can find the latest news, info and resources for your community.

Download our free Make Music Day Guide to get started on organising your event.

Make Music Day 2020 – Two Weeks To Go!

By | Uncategorised

Make Music Day is fast approaching, and with the pivot to online and digital activities now in focus, we’re seeing lots of exciting ideas registered for June 21 celebrations!

Participation is easy!

  1. Register your event or activity
  2. Submit pre-recorded content 
Pre-recorded content will be displayed in our Online Gallery on June 21

Coffs Harbour Library Celebrates Make Music Day

By | Uncategorised

The Sawtell Ukulele Group will be coming along to celebrate Make Music Day with the Coffs Harbour Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the Rigby House Forecourt. Members of the public are invited to get hands on and join in for some ukulele fun. The Library will also be launching our new collection of Ukuleles, available to be borrowed by library members.

In only three short years, the Sawtell Ukulele Group has grown to include 3 groups (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced) and over 60 members. Known for its diverse repertoire, from the Beatles to the Sunnyboys; Nancy Sinatra to Lady Gaga; Lou Reed to Kiss – this is definitely not your average ukulele group. SUG perform regularly at aged care facilities, community events and festivals; have a monthly Jam at 63 First Ave in Sawtell where new members are always welcome!

For more information visit: https://makemusicaustralia.org.au/event/coffs-harbour-library-celebrates-make-music-day/

Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs to the world on Make Music Day

By | News, Uncategorised
Live from the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will celebrate international Make Music Day with a global broadcast of the Music of the Oud concert on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST.

The broadcast of this performance forms part of the inaugural Make Music Day Global Streaming Video Project. This year, the Make Music Alliance is organizing a day-long video stream on June 21 showing the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world. Dozens of cultural institutions are setting up public projections, showing musical events live from Argentina, Australia, India, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, beginning with our very own Sydney Symphony Orchestra live from the Sydney Opera House.

The livestream will be available online and free of charge via watch.sydneysymphony.com on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST. The broadcast will be live from the Sydney Opera House, and accessible for replay following the conclusion of the concert.

The concert will also be broadcast at our official broadcast locations. Check the Sydney Symphony Orchestra event page for more updates on locations, or register your own location if you wish to host a viewing party!

Tickets are also available to attend the concert in person. Tickets available here.

 

Local Government Gets Behind Make Music Day & Create Performance Opportunities in their Communities

By | Uncategorised

City of Brisbane supports Make Music Day Australia with events being held at Queen Street, Queen Street Mall and Post Office Square!  Music featuring quirky, originality and fun. On June 21 enjoy Kabuki Kombi, Shannon Sol Carroll, Sweet Boheme, Two Tears in a Bucket and Kingfisha.

Waverley Council will be celebrating Make Music Day by hosting community music groups in the Bondi Pavilion from 1.30pm on Thursday the 21st of June.

The City of Canada Bay is bringing Make Music Day to the streets of Rhodes by creating performance spaces for musicians on June 21.

The City of Monash has created performance space in Oakleigh and is opening its Glen Waverly Library
Liverpool City Council is celebrating Make Music Day at Macquarie Mall, inviting the community to jam with live local musicians with the open mic opportunities.

Melbourne City Council opening its Docklands library and Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
From Beenleigh to Gippsland towns are joining the list supported by their local council in one way or another.