Make Music Around the World

Make Music Day


The Australian Music Association founded Australia’s first nationwide Make Music Day celebration in 2018, and now organizes the event in collaboration with Australia’s Live Music Office. On June 21, 2019, Make Music Australia featured over 150 events covering every state and territory.



Make Music Brasil began as a week-long initiative in June giving free music lessons to people of all ages around the country, sponsored by the Brazilian music industry organization Anafima. Since 2017 the event has evolved into Make Music Brasil, and in 2020, over 1,000 virtual and “balcony” events took place across the country.


Led by the China Musical Instruments Association, Make Music China grew to 4,000 events in 160 cities in 2019, featuring 160,000 performers across the country. Highlights included traditional Chinese music at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, school band performances, and a government-issued Make Music China postage stamp. (Make Music China has been primarily virtual since 2020; in 2022 over 300,000 performers took part online.)



Italy’s Festa della Musica began in 1985, shortly after the founding of France’s Fête de la Musique. In the last few years it has grown enormously, reaching 8,000 performances across the country.



Music retailer Showgear organized 50 series of events around the city for Make Music Lagos 2022, including a music business conference, pop-up worship music, “learn to DJ” classes, play-along drumming events, and a “Shutdown” concert finale with Nigerian superstars. Meanwhile, Make Music Day expanded to five other cities around the country (Abuja, Ibadan, Ife, Owerri, and Uyo).


United Kingdom

Established by the UK nonprofits Music For All and Making Music, Make Music Day UK became an independent organization for the first time in 2022, and coordinated 12,800 performers at 298 events on June 21, 2022 ranging from large scale singing events for children to a 24 hour Bach-a-thon.