BANDWAGON CAMPAIGN REACHES IT’S TARGET!
Two days left to pick up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
Bandwagon becomes the largest ever crowd funding campaign
for an Australian charity!
#gethelp #getonthebandwagon #givehelp
Jump on the Bandwagon at: www.pozible.com/project/185629
Support Act are thrilled to announce that they have hit their target of $100,000 with a little under two days left to go on the most ambitious, crowd funded fundraising appeal in Australia.
Kicking off on 3 September in Melbourne, the campaign has been a great success with 212 people registering their support and helping us hit our goal of raising $100,000 to help provide financial relief to music professionals facing illness, injury or some other life crisis.
Since the first reward of the campaign, The Golden Nugget donated by Allans Billy Hyde, was purchased on the day we launched, eleven lucky fans will be receiving birthday messages from some of Australia’s most well loved artists including Guy Sebastian, Ian Moss, John Butler, John Williamson, Josh Pyke, Paul Dempsey, Seth Sentry, The Potbelleez and Tina Arena.
Eight music professionals have also supported the Bandwagon campaign by rewarding themselves with mentoring sessions from industry professionals including Bernard Zuel (SMH), Hilltop Hoods, Brett Cottle (APRA AMCOS), John Watson (Eleven), Kirk Pengilly (INXS), Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment) and Something for Kate’s Paul Dempsey.
We have also been able to assist some live music fans with ticket rewards thanks to The Dainty Group, A Day On The Green, Frontier Touring and Oztix.
One of the most popular rewards is the Heart of the Wagon package containing a limited edition, hand numbered, screen printed poster of Steve Kilbey's painting, "Margot Smith" which is exclusive to this campaign together with Margot’s single, Dream, a Support Act Keep Cup and Bumper Sticker as well as Cut Copy's track Where I'm Going (HQ WAV).
Four music fans have also been rewarded with a dinner with eleven of their friends followed by an exclusive live performance from their favourite musicians including Eskimo Joe, Marcia Hines and Tim Finn with musician David Lowy picking up the dinner with Hoodoo Gurus at Sydney’s Longrain.
Four Songs for the Road production rewards have also been purchased with six still available. These packages are the perfect opportunity for budding musicians to have their song produced by our best engineers and producers, complete with studio costs AND guaranteed feedback from an A&R professional.
With only a little over 48 hours to go, music fans still have the opportunity of having Clare Bowditch, Eddie Perfect, Josh Pyke, John Williamson, Mahalia Barnes, Potbelleez, Prinnie Stevens, Reece Mastin, Richard Clapton, Seth Sentry or Violent Soho send them a special Happy Birthday message. Or the chance of snaring dinners for twelve and exclusive performances from Megan Washington, Kasey Chambers, Sheppard or The Church.
Chief Executive of Support Act, Joanna Cave, said today "We are absolutely delighted to have received such a positive response to our campaign. The community has shown that music matters and that we do care about the people who make it when times are tough".
Bandwagon is a crowd funding appeal via the platform Pozible, with the aim of raising $100,000 for Australia’s music industry charity. If we successfully reach our target, the crowd-funded campaign will be the biggest of its kind for an Australian charity.
Support Act is a charity, unique in Australia, providing financial relief to music professionals facing illness, injury or some other life crisis. Support Act helps music professionals in all fields of the industry including singers, songwriters, composers, musicians, roadies, techies, managers, lighting techs and everyone in between.
Sadly, with so few safety nets available to people working in the music industry, demand for Support Act's services is rising dramatically and has increased by 500% in the last year alone. Support Act receives no money from the government and must raise every dollar it needs to run its vital services.
Support Act have collaborated with a broad range of music stars, music industry personalities and venues on Bandwagon to offer one-off 'money can't buy' experiences and 'limited edition' products.
The unique rewards on offer have been designed to provide extraordinary experiences for music fans and career development opportunities for those seeking a career in music. Money simply cannot buy a phone call on your birthday from your favourite artist, or an opportunity to have your song professionally produced and reviewed by the hottest names in the industry.
With rewards starting as low as $5.00 (Because You Care reward) comprising a download of Cut Copy’s Where I'm Going and a shout out to each supporter in a specially produced lyrical video, everyone and anyone, from music lovers to musicians to millionaires can get behind this very worthy cause.
Terms and conditions apply to each reward and can be found at www.supportact.org.au/bandwagon/.
All the money raised from the campaign will be used by Support Act to help people in crisis.
See attached for a full list of campaign rewards and terms and conditions.
Artists featured in the full campaign video (see http://pozi.be/bandwagon) include Support Act service users Neill Duncan and Peter Black, alongside Sheppard, Urthboy, The Potbelleez, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Kav Temperley and Support Act’s Lindy Morrison.
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THANK YOU TO ALL THE AMAZING SUPPORTERS!
Because You Care
Get On Board
Heart of the Wagon
The Birthday Wagon
Felix Riebl (Cat Empire)
Bernard Zuel (Sydney Morning Herald)
Bill Cullen (One Louder Management)
Brett Cottle (APRA | AMCOS)
Cameron Adams (Herald Sun)
Harry James Angus (Cat Empire)
Ian Kenny (Birds of Tokyo)
Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment)
Dan Rosen (ARIA)
John Watson (Eleven: A Music Company)
Kirk Pengilly (INXS)
Matt Coyte (Rolling Stone)
Noel Mengel (Courier Mail)
Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate)
Simon Collins (The West Australian)
Bumper Entertainment Wagon
A Day On The Green
Allianz Stadium (SCG Trust)
The Dainty Group
Songs for the Road
Dennis Dowlut (SA)
Eric J (NSW)
Joel Quartermain (WA)
Louis Schoorl (NSW)
Michael Szumowski (NSW)
Mitch Kenny (NSW)
Robert Conley (NSW)
Scott Horscroft (NSW)
Tony Buchen (NSW)
A Feast with Friends
The Golden Nugget
Allans Billy Hyde