“One of the key issues with music in the desert is the lack of access to gear and maintenance of gear. The opportunity to provide a supply of strings and batteries would make a significant difference to musicians across the region who are unable to access this type of equipment and so find their instruments unable to be used on a regular basis. Something as small as this would make a significant impact.”
Mark Smith, Music NT’s Executive Director
An industry-wide project to collect almost new strings and batteries for distribution to Indigenous musicians will reduce the music industry’s environmental impact while helping out some of Australia’s most disadvantaged musicians. This turns rubbish into a resource, and a problem into a solution.
This program is just getting started, and can already accept donations of strings and batteries in good condition.
We intend to launch a full roll out in the second quarter of 2017.
We’re already accepting strings and batteries from individuals, bands and agencies. If you know you’ll have some, get in touch with us here and we’ll tell you where to send them.
Very soon, we’ll be set up with our partners to roll the program out across venues around the country! Stay tuned for news on how that will work!