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Make Music Day is a global celebration of music making that takes place on June 21 every year in over 1000 places in 120 countries. Unlike traditional music festivals Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and anywhere and register their events, so that they are part of a giant global program. In this COVID19 Year we go online.
We’re encouraging any one and all to come up with innovative ways to make music online and share it from home or any place they can film themselves doing it. Register their performance on the Make Music Day Australia website and add the Tags #makemusicoz and #makemusicday and we start the build of a giant database of music from around the world. Film yourselves and post – there’d be Australian Musicians performing all over the world, promoted and exposed. Australia can lead the global event. In a 24-hour Make Music Day across the world, due to our international timeline, Australia is first in the program.
The following video shows what Make Music Day looks like normally around the world, this year it’s the same vibe but it’s all online.
The Australian Music Association and event partners the Live Music Office had invested months in organising 2020 Make Music Day Australia only to be stopped in their tracks like the rest of the music industry by Covid-19 – but it could go online and that’s what our brothers (including the US, UK, Germany, China, Brazil, Argentinia, Italy, and others) in the global Make Music Alliance agreed to. Let’s do it together and create a huge global celebration online. By June 21, who knows, we may be able to have groups of musicians at planned music events, but online is the focus this year. The Make Music Alliance has already released a series of activities online – Bedroom Studios Live From Home, Global Livestream, #MySongIsYourSong, Window Serenades, and Young Composers Contest.
There’s more simple and straightforward ideas for how people can get involved with Make Music Day 2020 in an online and digital space in the Digital Guide which you download HERE.