Music channels MAX, CMC and [V] to play all-Aussie music on Mondays
Good news: Foxtel’s music channels MAX, CMC and [V] will broadcast all-Australian music every Monday from April 6 in support of the Australian music community doing it tough.
The live music industry has been decimated with the livelihood of touring artists and all its associated staff and businesses completely ground to a halt during the unfolding crisis.
The music industry has been proactively lobbying the media to support and play more local music during the coronavirus outbreak.
Fraser Stark, Foxtel’s group general manager, entertainment & music, said: “As we enter a time of untold disruption it’s good to remember that we’ll get through this together and, when we do come together, it will certainly be with song.
“Musicians, and the wider live performance industry, have been immediately hit with the closure of venues and festivals. To hold a torch during this difficult impasse, [V], MAX and CMC are proud to play all-Australian music each Monday from April 6.
“We’ll use the moment to draw attention (and donations from those who can spare it) to the fine work of Support Act – which is already out there supporting artists in tough times.”
As part of its awareness campaign, MAX, CMC and [V] channels have partnered with Support Act, which provides crisis relief to affected personnel.
Support Act CEO Clive Miller said: “Artists, crew and music workers are facing a bleak and uncertain financial future and are sometimes amongst the most vulnerable with regards to mental health and wellbeing.
“Please help us to support our music workers through this difficult period and help them be in a position to bounce back louder and prouder than ever once the pandemic has passed.”
Support Act is calling on music lovers to help Australia’s music industry through this period and is committed to doing what it can to help those in need who have lost their entire livelihood due to the cancellation of concerts, festivals, tours and shows.