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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 everywhere and register their events, so that you are part of a giant global program.

In pre-covid-19 years, whether you were beneath a skyscraper in Chicago, sitting along the shore of a small Greek fishing village or town square in Italy, on June 21st you would have found people making music. In this COVID-19 year, most of the music making globally will be performed online. However as restrictions in Australia ease, by June 21 there may be opportunities to join small groups of friends in parks or at your home to perform, taking into account the appropriate health measures of course.

To participate in Make Music Day on June 21 it really is as easy as making music in any way, anywhere you like and by using hashtags, you can share your experience with other music makers across the world.

You can either make music the way you’d like or take part in one of the many pre-organised events.

#LiveFromHome Challenge
One such idea is the #LiveFromHome challenge. Record and upload to your social media channel a video of yourself performing a song (cover or original) at home and tag three friends to challenge them to respond with their own performances. This can include Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Twitch. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #LiveFromHome #MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicOz

As a “Main Stage” for Make Music Day, the Make Music Alliance will organize an all-day video stream on June 21 showcasing the rich diversity of being made around the world.

Australian Musician will be participating by streaming an event too by way of a virtual Melbourne Guitar Show, featuring performances by many of your Melbourne Guitar Show favourites

Many of the music companies are involved on the day too including Roland, who will be publishing performances from artists and end users throughout the day both on the Roland/Boss Facebook/Instagram and on the artist’s channels themselves.

And if Livestreaming is too complex for you and you want your music to be seen on Make Music Day, you can upload your video to the Make Music website’s Video Gallery.

If you want to know more about Make Music Australia visit

Download your Make Music Day 2020 guide HERE and start planning your June 21st

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