Each year on June 21 falls Make Music Day. The day has grown as a global celebration of music making across more than 1,000 cities around the world.
It all started 38 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where FREE music would be everywhere, all around the city: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, and store fronts.
This year, Wollongong City Council commissioned four local artists (one being Dear Violet, a trio) and myself as Music Director/Producer to get together to write and produce a song to encourage people to participate in Make Music Day - this year, from home and by attending live music outdoors with social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In three days, the artists, sound engineer, video production team and I put together a the song, recording and music video to send our message across Wollongong to residents of encouragement to make music!
Here is the final result! Music video available on YouTube and streaming available on most platforms, including Spotify.
Thank you to Wollongong City Council for backing in artists in a time of low-no paid professional work by commissioning this song for broadcast on TV, radio and social media.
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