We’re excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with Your Favourite Team and Muso for a new program that will see skilled music writers being paid to develop press releases and bios for emerging artists – and 10% of all proceeds will be donated directly to Support Act.
Artists and industry representatives know just how important independent music sites are for discovering emerging artists, but over the last few years the industry has seen a dramatic drop in the amount of local and international music sites, and as we look to the future of music discovery and journalism in Australia, it’s looking fairly grim.
Over the last 10 years Acid Stag has built a solid reputation for helping artists get their name out there and sharing their music to a worldwide audience. In doing so we’ve also helped launch the careers of some of Australia’s finest artists including Flume, RUFUS DU SOL, Crooked Colours, The Kite String Tangle and SAFIA just to name a few.
From there you’ll get yourself a press release or artist bio written by one of our dedicated music journalists, and at the same time you will be helping to support the future of music discovery in Australia!
About Support Act
Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.
Established in 1997, our goal is to provide breathing space to help members of the music industry to get back on track when they have hit a tough patch or just need breathing space.
In June 2018, we established the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk about any aspect of their mental health. It can be accessed by calling #1800 959 500.
You can call the Helpline if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, suicide ideation or any other form of mental ill health.
Our qualified counsellors can also help with: career insecurity, financial management, grief counseling, alcohol and substance dependency, homelessness, creative disputes, relationship breakdown.
About Your Favourite Team
Your Favourite Team is a platform that allows artists to book virtual ‘One on One’ sessions with music industry professionals.
Whether you’re looking for the next steps in your career, working towards your next release or just wanting to gain insight into the industry, YFT puts you in front of the right people.
YFT gives unmanaged artists access to the knowledge that managed artists receive everyday.
Prior to COVID-19 impacting business operations, MUSO had helped musicians earn close to half a million dollars in under a year, through their gig booking marketplace. Fully revolutionising the live music booking process on both sides (musicians and venues) helps musicians get discovered, get organised, get gigs and get paid.
In addition to connection musicians with thousands of gig opportunities (pre COVID), Muso also connects musicians with like-minded artists, music industry leaders and opportunities.