Ausmusic T-Shirt Day moved to April this year

The annual event is usually slated for November

The annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day will be pushed to April this year in support of Australian artists who are doing it tough due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As triple j reports, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day will be rescheduled to April 17. The day is usually celebrated during Ausmusic Month in November alongside a handful of other music-related events.

The premise of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is fairly simple: wear some merch from an Australian artist or band and share it online with the hashtag #AusmusicTshirtDay. The annual campaign was kicked off by triple j in 2013 after being inspired by the BBC’s ‘Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day’. In 2017, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day partnered with music industry crisis relief service Support Act in order to raise funds for local musicians facing hardships.

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While streaming tracks from Australian musicians is one way to support the sector, triple j says “merch sales are one of the best ways we can support our crippled music industry”.

High-profile figures often get involved every year, either supporting their own bands or the work of others.

In addition to Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, last year’s Ausmusic Month saw a special edition of beloved music quiz show Spicks and Specks and a brand new documentary on ’90s show Recovery.

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