The series will be launched through all major digital download and streaming platforms on Friday November 10th with the release of Redgum’s 1985 performance at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.
Acts including Australian Crawl, The Church, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Jo Jo Zep, Wendy Matthews, Men At Work, Mental As Anything, Midnight Oil, The Models, and Paul Kelly have expressed a willingness to participate and assist the crews who helped them on their journey.
Each release acknowledges just how important roadies have been to making our live performance industry a stand out success. They offer recognition to the engineers who documented this wealth of genuine Australian music history.
All proceeds generated by the Desk Tape Series will be used solely for the betterment of crew. The roadie who’s legacy provided these valuable cultural assets, will receive a share of profit and ARCA will retain 20% to help continue our services, with the balance going directly to the Roadies Fund, established expressly to assist roadies in crisis through our partnership with leading industry charity Support Act.
ARCA wishes to acknowledge our sponsors, without whom these releases would not be possible!