Participate

How to Make Music on June 21?

REGISTER YOUR EVENT/ACTIVITY HERE!

  • Create a live-streamed event on social media!
  • Post pre-recorded content on social media!
  • Create your own Make Music event where you live!
  • Create your own Make Music Day event at your school!
  • You could be a community music club or group that could promote a big annual event among its members
  • Contact your local council and ask can you have a spot to play? Parks, Plazas, and Shopping Centres
  • Join an existing community event and add to the numbers
  • You could be a government or industry organisation seeking to present a larger-scale Make Music celebration in your city, shire or town. Please email rob.walker@australianmusic.asn.au to discuss the resources needed and how the AMA can assist you to promote your event

A downloadable tool kit is available in the RESOURCES section of the site. It guidance and ideas on how to participate in Make Music Day.

Create your own Make Music Day Post

Post Generator

International Collaborations you can participate in:

Young Composer’s Contestan international opportunity for young composers

MySongIsYourSongswap songs with another artist

MixMash Studiosbringing producers and sound samplers together

Global Folk Challenge – sharing folk music traditions across the world 

International Drum Battle – drum and percussion groups make some noise

Window Serenades – socially distanced performances for care homes

Junkophonics – instruments from found objects

International Leaf Music Symposiumbringing the art of leaf music to the world

Global Livestream16 hour livestream around the world

What are you registering ?

An Event/Activity – Register the details of the activity or event you’re organising so that others can find it on 21 June! Please include the  activity description, date, time, location/URL/social media handle and organisers details.

A Venue 
Register the details of your venue so that any event organisers or musicians can find your venue and get in touch with you to organise hosting their events in your venue. Please include the address, size, capacity, tech and AV provisions, amenities and contact details.

Schedule

All Make Music events are free and open to the public at the point of entry.

Make Music Day will coordinate a national online program of events as advised by hosts.

Pre-recorded content that is submitted to the Make Music Day Australia website will be displayed in an online gallery on June 21.

Why Make Music Day? Why Participate? Performance!

Participation is open to musicians of all levels. Over the coming months will help the community learn how to stage a Make Music Day event.

Participation can be developed at many levels, state & local government, community organisations, chambers of commerce, music clubs and schools

  • Thousands of amateur musicians, of all ages and genres, play for some of the biggest crowds of their lives and some play in front of people for the first time. Everyone can experience the joy of performing, even those without the skills or connections to find gigs in regular venues.
  • Professional artists and presenters showcase their music to a new audience, reaching people who would never normally hear their work.
  • Schools can reach out to the community and celebrate Make Music Day while the community rejoice in the rich talent in our schools.
  • Participants feel part of a larger musical community, and the freedom to wander around and improvise with each other. For most musicians, it will be unlike any other musical experience they have had.
  • Listeners can come out from under their headphones and experience live music up close. Audiences feel no pressure to stay if they don’t like a particular band; with no money spent and no walls holding them in, they can wander to discover unfamiliar genres and groups risk-free.
  • Local business districts attract customers by hosting musicians in front of shops and restaurants.
  • For neighbours, it’s a chance to turn ordinary sidewalks and streets into impromptu stages, dance floors, and social meeting points, and bring their community together.
  • For the city as a whole, it’s a way to attract tourists from other parts of the region to come experience the city’s cultural richness.
  • Through the Council’s events, economic development and Arts & Culture programs, municipal councils can, by providing space and communications, encourage the community to come together in a making music project that joins the Global event that is Make Music Day