‘Everything We Ever Dreamed Of' is the official football anthem of the Matildas as they pursue their dream of bringing home the World Cup this June.
Massive shout out to the artist dream team of Ninajirachi, KLP, Kota Banks and Nina Las Vegas for creating such an inspiring song. And to GRAACE and Thandi Phoenix who as co-writers played their part in the team (*football pun intended).
Thank you to Nike for the opportunity. Incredibly proud to be have been part of such a great team involved in bringing this unique project together.
Wishing the Matildas all the success in France for WC 2019!
Cannot wait to share an absolutely HISTORIC MOMENT with you next week 💛💚
Musica Copa x Ability Fest
April 7, 2019
Congratulations to Dylan Alcott, Untitled Group and the Dylan Alcott Foundation for raising an absolutely whopping $300k! ⚽
Special thanks to the incredible people involved and the all-star players:
Hot Dub Time Machine, Northeast Party House, Marcel Tussie from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, triple j’s Lewis Hobba, Marty Smiles, Groove City, members of The Pararoos — Benny Roche, Taj Lynch, Angus Macgregor and Matthew Hearne, Sam Davy from Park Social Soccer Co, I Oh You’s Johann Ponniah, UNIFIED’s Dan Bombings, Mushroom’s Cara McDonald, Rojdar, Nick Mclernon of Make Them Suffer, the Nike crew Andy Keith, Nick Atkinson and Chris Scarcella, Hachiku, Untitled’s Tom Caw and futsal superstar Daniel Cappellaro.
Photos: @ladydrewniak | Full Gallery HERE
Music. Sport. Charity.
KO is 3pm and the game will feature a host of music industry 'star players' including Hot Dub Time Machine, Benson, Northeast Party House, Rojdar, Groove City, members of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hachiku and Make Them Suffer, legends like triple j's Lewis Hobba, I OH YOU's Johann Ponniah, Falcona's Chris Murray, Tom Caw of Untitled Group, the Nike All-Stars, Park Social Soccer Co. and of the amazing Benny Roche and members of the Pararoos National team.
You'll need a ticket to Ability Fest 2019 to attend, and as they're on final release, it's probably time to jump on that right away!
Here's a reminder of what went down last year...
Musica Copa 2018
Australia’s only charity 5-a-side football tournament for the music industry.
Music. Sport. Charity.
A scorching summer’s day of football and fundraising, and making friendships on and off the pitch. We were honoured to welcome ex Socceroo legend Brett Emerton to Musica Copa for the first time alongside a number of elite musicians and celebrities including Winston Surfshirt, Cosmo's Midnight, Montaigne, MUTO, Alex the Astronaut, Adam Peacock, Maddy Madden and Matt Okine.
Architects of Entertainment + The Music and Booze Company | ASTRAL PEOPLE | BMG Australia | Cattleyard | Century Venues | Channel 10 + The Loop | Falcona | FBi Radio | Future Classic | I OH YOU | Inertia Music |MTV Australia | Mushroom | Nike All Stars | Of Leisure
Red Bull Music | Sony Music | Sweat It Out | UNDR ctrl | Universal Music | William Morris Endeavor
NEWS FLASH ⚡️
Socceroo legend Brett Emerton leads from the front to help Nike All-Stars claim the Musica Copa 2018 Championship Trophy. Sweat It Out rolled back the years to secure the Runners up spot and Falcona snagged the Div 2 Trophy.
Full report and photos to follow.
Our buddies at FBi Radio return to curate the beats for tomorrow's Musica Copa tournament.
Don't forget entry is open to EVERYONE (bring the fam!) and all we ask is a $10 donation for charity.
See you tomorrow xo
Brand new to Musica Copa this year is the Ultra Football Players Lounge featuring the latest Nike Always Forward product pack, FIFA Playstation consoles, chill out zone and foosball tables plus a shop selling essential soccer items in case you forget your boots and other accessories!
Ultra Football are also offering FREE nickname printing for your shirts, so be sure to swing by the Players Lounge throughout the day.
There’s been a lot of drama today with the announcement of the Official Draw for Musica Copa.
We can exclusively reveal the full draw and group stages below…
Tune in @ 12pm for the Official Musica Copa draw - recorded at FOX Sports Australia with our fave hosts Adam Peacock and ex Socceroo Mark Bosnich.
Stand by teams for the big announcement...
● Architects of Entertainment + The Music and Booze Company
● ASTRAL PEOPLE
● BMG Australia
● Century Venues
● Channel 10 + The Loop
● FBi Radio
● Future Classic
● I OH YOU
● Inertia Music
● MTV Australia
● Nike All Stars
● Of Leisure
● Red Bull Music
● Sony Music Australia
● Sweat It Out
● UNDR ctrl
● Universal Music Australia
● William Morris Endeavor
Since launching in 2013, Musica Copa has hosted some major artists on the footy field… from What So Not, Nina Las Vegas and Motez to members of Flight Facilities, The Rubens and Bag Raiders.
This year we’ve got another huge festival sized line-up of talent with debut performances on the pitch by Hayden James, Winston Surfshirt and comedian Matt Okine, alongside returning legends Montaigne and last year’s players of the tournament, Alex the Astronaut.
Get down to KIKOFF Fraser Park this Friday afternoon to watch all the action!
The Nike All-Stars just UPPED THE GAME with their team sheet for this year’s Musica Copa.
We are utterly thrilled to announce that legend of Australian football Brett Emerton will be making his exclusive debut. Capped 95 times by the Socceroos, Brett played 247 times for Blackburn Rovers in the EPL and 92 games for Feyenoord where we won the UEFA Cup. He also played 57 appearances for Sydney FC and remains one of the greatest players this country has ever produced. What an honour!!
Joining Brett will be a number of other big names including founder of leading football culture platform Local FC Chad Gibson, South Melbourne FC star Sarah Harley Richardson, W League Premier player Gabe Marzano, CCM Youth Team player Charles William M’Mbombwa, Nike Academy coach Jas Virdee, Western Sydney Wanderers trainee Chantelle Symes and Nike Football AUS/NZ Brand Manager Nick Atkinson.
Musica Copa kicks off this Friday at 1:30pm. $10 donations on the door. Come through and support the music industry and all the amazing charities!
CHARITY SPOTLIGHT - headspace
We flew down to Melbourne to find out more about the great work that headspace are doing to help with mental and physical health issues in Australia. Hy NRG works tirelessly to ensure that young people’s voices remain front and centre.
Track: MUTO - Tessellating ft. Oliver Dibley
Head down to Kikoff from 1pm on Friday 7th December to find out...
Now in its sixth year, Musica Copa is the much-loved charity 5-a-side football tournament for the music industry, kicking goals once again on Friday 7th December at KIKOFF Fraser Park in Marrickville.
All proceeds from the event are donated to charity, with a minimum $10,000 prize fund up for grabs for the winning teams from Musica Copa’s two divisions. Reading like a who’s-who of the Australian music industry, Musica Copa represents market leaders in their respective sectors including major and independent record labels, influential booking agencies and management companies, key venues, national festival promoters, top tier media and culture brands. Joining long time participants Sony, MTV, Future Classic, last year’s winner Universal, and many others, this year we are delighted to welcome some fantastic new teams/businesses – Architects of Entertainment & Music & Booze Co, Astral People, Century Venues, Network Ten & The Loop and Red Bull Music to help make up the 21 teams battling it out for the Champion trophy, the chance to donate to their charity of choice, and bragging rights for the next 12 months!
On the pitch, Musica Copa has enlisted a festival sized line-up of celebrity players including Hayden James, Montaigne, Winston Surfshirt, Alex The Astronaut, Pat Liney (Cosmo’s Midnight), MUTO andWinterbourne plus members of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, World Champion, Erthlings and Motorik Vibe Council. Having confirmed his status as a top grade goalie at Musica Copa’s ABILITY FEST tournament, comedian Matt Okine makes his debut, plus there’s major transfer rumours going around that the Nike All-Stars team have recruited some well-known ex-pro’s and possible former Socceroo. Nike’s PR department were unavailable at the time of going to press, and their squad remains a close guarded secret for now! Meanwhile, The Loop’s presenter-to-the-stars Scott Tweedie returns as the tournament’s exclusive MC and he’ll be keeping the players and VIP guests on their toes with all the breaking news as it happens.
“Musica Copa is hands down one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on” beams co-founder Paul Stix. “Martin and I are so pleased that the event has been openly accepted into the annual music industry calendar, and it’s such a fun day to hang out with our music pals, run around a bit, and raise money for charity. I just hope that this year the UNDR Ctrl team can make it past the quarter finals!”
This year’s prize fund will tip the grand total amount raised by Musica Copa to over $60,000. Teams are playing to win money for their nominated charity with the Division 1 Champions and Runners Up and the Division 2 Champions sharing the spoils. Head to www.musicacopa.com/charities to find out more about this year’s charities, and special thanks to our partners Nike, Red Bull, Mary’s, Balter Buzz, Ultra Football, KIKOFF and Sydney Portugal Community Club for their contributions to Musica Copa 2018.
As we all strive for further gender equality across the music industry, Musica Copa continues its ‘open mixed’ team format (adopted by many Football NSW Futsal competitions), which requires 2 of the 4 outfield players on pitch to be female. Each 8 player-squad has a mandatory minimum of 3 female players (with more encouraged of course!) and we were privileged last year to welcome members of Australia women's national soccer team, the Matilda’s to Musica Copa!
Brand new to Musica Copa this year is the Ultra Football Players Lounge featuring the latest Nike Always Forward product pack, players ‘nickname’ pressing machines, a chill out zone and foosball tables plus a shop selling essential soccer items in case you forget your boots! Also new for 2018 is Half Time Talk; a new content series produced by Musica Copa to explore the special link between football and music. DMA’s launched the series just before the World Cup (watch video here) and earlier this month Winston Surfshirttalked exclusively about his passion for Portsmouth FC, how England performed at the World Cup and his new band POLOSHIRT – ahead of making his playing debut at Musica Copa. Watch the full WSS video here.
Musica Copa presents
HALF TIME TALK
Episode 1 - DMA's
We caught up backstage with the DMA's on tour in the UK to chat all things touring, Everton FC and Socceroos ahead of the Russia World Cup 2018.
Special thanks to I Oh You and Falcona.
Check out the official after movie from the inaugural ABILITY FEST last weekend, where Musica Copa hosted a charity match in Melbourne featuring a wave of music and sporting personalities to help raise awareness for the Dylan Alcott Foundation.
It was a truly momentous day and we can confirm that the festival and Musica Copa will eb returning in 2019!
A week on, we take a look back at the incredible Nike Play Gold launch event for the brand new Australian 2018 kit - to be worn by the Socceroos at the World Cup and by the Matilda's at the Asian Cup.
Musica Copa was involved in the campaign for 3 months leading into the launch night, working with Nike to recruit the music talent - Peking Duk, Montaigne and SIPPY, plus a wider pool of artists for the post-launch seeding component.