Barney Cools is joining in the fight to support struggling Australian artists who have been impacted by the global spread of COVID-19. With pubs, clubs, and hotels all closing up shop to keep up with social distancing rules, the platforms and ventures where local aspiring artists would hone their crafts have all but been removed.
Despite such a monumental shift, COVID-19 has seen musicians at all levels take to the internet to spread the joy of music, keeping their passions and hope alive. From singing John Lennon’s Imagine to Corona Collabs with Flume, the music scene is still kicking, but they certainly need our help.
To assist in this endeavour, Australian Lifestyle Clothing company Barney Cools has created the Cabin Fever playlist to connect artists, spread awareness of their plight, and support crew members and musicians during this grim period.
Available on Soundcloud, this one-hour mixtape has been launched in support of Australia’s music industry – the self-isolation destination for music and inspiration.
Tape 001 of the Cools Cabin Fever Mix features Baghdad-born and Adelaide-based DJ Motez, bringing a combination of music from toe-tappers, jazzy boppers, slow groomers or a euphoric house track. Motez hopes to have you dancing around the living room within this first instalment.
Coming off the back of their recent collaboration with Dillon Francis, Barney Cools is an ideal platform to bring awareness and support to the Australian Music Industry.
According to the crowdsourced initiative, I Lost My Gig over $200 million of income has been lost from the music industry. And sadly, it’s only going to get worse.
Fortunately, there exists the Support Act – a music-based charity that will be a connecting platform for artists, while also raising awareness and addressing the concerns of the music industry during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Aiming to raise $5 million, the Support Act initiative has already raised $243,567 since its inception.
If you have a dollar to spare then please consider donating to this cause, if not, then share the shit out of this mixtape to help spread awareness of the Support Act to help struggling artists around Australia.