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That’s a wrap! Ausmusic T-Shirt Day raises over $600,000 for music workers in need

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

It’s been just over a week since we all put our hands up from Ausmusic, donned our favourite Ausmusic t-shirts and donated to support those in music doing it tough for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.

We’re delighted to announce that once all the numbers are in, we’re expecting to raise over $600,000 for music workers in crisis!

The funds raised from the campaign will go towards helping us continue our crucial work supporting musicians, managers, crew and music workers through crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing programs, and the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, a 24/7 free phone counselling service.

More than 700 of you glorious fundraisers took part in the annual event, from individual music lovers and fan groups to music industry bodies, government departments, record labels and publishers, merch partners and retail, media companies, streaming platforms, equipment and technology companies, ticketing agencies, venues, legal and insurance firms. You can check out where everyone ended up on the leaderboard here.  

A massive thank you to each and every one of you who got behind the day, whether it was setting up a team, buying a t-shirt or making a donation. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

A special thanks to our partners ARIA and triple j; our wonderful Ambassadors and Champions who really rallied behind the cause; to Mushroom Creative House and all of the artists who took part in our ‘next level’ marketing campaign; to Bree ‘Little Butten’ Buttenshaw for bringing the wonderful Uncle Frog to life; and to our Premium T-Shirt designers and partners, Love Police ATM and Gildan Brands, for creating such amazing merch.

Thanks also to SpotifyMetaSouthern Cross AustereoPeach, The MusicThe Music Network, The Chats, Sounds Australia, Wrangler and our Fundraising Advisory Committee for your additional support.

A number of events and activations are continuing to run throughout the month, including point of purchase donations being encouraged by Moshtix, Oztix, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Ticketek and ALWAYS LIVE.

The website will remain open for the next few weeks, so there’s still time to donate or remit funds from your own fundraising events and merch sales here.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, and look forward to doing it all again next year!

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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