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.
An incredible night to unveil the brand new Australian national soccer kit for the men's World Cup and the ladies Asian Cup.
Photos by yeahsure.
If like us you’re heading to Sydney FC at Allianz tonight, or even if you’re not, please spare some change for this cause... Hyundai A-League are coming together to raise money for Cure Brain Cancer this week.
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And in case you needed any further convincing here is a post from Caltex Socceroos legend Tim Cahill...
We had the most amazing day hosting the star-studded Musica Copa charity match for the inaugural ABILITY FEST in Melbourne and helping to raise awareness of disability in Australia and funds for the Dylan Alcott Foundation. Such a special festival and cause.
Big thanks to Nike Football for making us feel like Socceroos for the day for the day, our amazing star players on the pitch, the main man Dylan Alcott and the tirelessly hardworking and passionate team at Untitled Group. See you next year!
Photos by Aleksandar Jason
It’s been a genuine pleasure and a childhood dream to play a small part in the Socceroos World Cup journey.
Thank you to Nike for giving Musica Copa the opportunity to source the music talent for the #PlayGold campaign. Such a pleasure working with Peking Duk, Montaigne and SIPPY, three artists who truly embody what it means to be an Australian creative and a genuine passionate football fan!!
See you in Russia!! 🇷🇺⚽️🏆
Musica Copa is proud to announce a special partnership with ABILITY FEST as part of their new fundraising festival happening at the Coburg Velodrome in Melbourne this Saturday 7th April.
ABILITY FEST is an event organised by The Dylan Alcott Foundation & Untitled Group that aims to use music as a platform to normalise disability. All performing artists have donated their time and 100% of proceeds will be gong towards helping young Australians with disabilities. The line-up is insane includes Flight Facilities, Client Liaison, Harvey Sutherland, Motez, Tkay Maidza and Jack River amongst the star studded artists getting involved. Tickets are on final release and a sell out is expected.
Musica Copa is hosting our first ever football event outside of Sydney, a very star-studded special 11-a-side game featuring members triple j presenters Gen & Lewis and Alex Dyson, members of the Australian national Pararoos team, artists Hugo from Flight Facilities, Boo Seeka, Benson, Jack from City Calm Down, Rojdar and Daniel from Groove City, plus music industry personalities Ben Dennis (Peking Duk manager), Johan Ponniah (I Oh You), Paul Stix and Martin Novosel (Musica Copa founders) plus a few Nike All-Stars!
The game KO's at 3pm, so if you're heading to ABILITY FEST please arrive early and come and cheer on the games!
More information and Tickets: www.facebook.com/abilityfestival
Are you a local footy team keen to enter Neymar Jr's Five tournament with Red Bull?
Have you got the skills to win a place in the World Finals in Brazil?
Do you play in a mixed of female team?
If the answer is YES to one or more of the above Q's, then you should totally register a team in the Neymar JR’s Five NSW qualifiers happening across February and March.
Use the code MUSICACOPANJ5 in the discount box at check-out to receive a discounted entry rate of $50 per team
The fifth anniversary of Musica Copa was a truly spectacular day of MUSIC. SPORT. CHARITY. with 21 like-minded music industry teams and celebrity players hitting the pitch for a day of football, friendship and fundraising.
Congratulations to this year’s champions Universal Music for winning $7000 for their charity Musicians Making a Difference. Plus high 5’s to runners up Spotify and Division 2 champs BMG for scooping $3000 and $2000 respectively for their nominated charity Support Act.
Special thanks to Nike, Tito's Vodka, Heineken, KIKOFF and SPCCL.
See you next year!
Video by: yeahsure
Song by: Antony & Cleopatra
Yesterday's fifth anniversary of Musica Copa was a truly spectacular day of MUSIC. SPORT. CHARITY with 21 like-minded music industry teams hitting the football pitch for a day of friendship, fun and fundraising, plus some star turnouts from celebrity players including a few female W-League players!
Universal Music ran out eventual 2017 Champions, beating Spotify to claim a prize of $7000 for their nominated charity Musicians Making A Difference. Huge congratulations to the Univeral team - who finished runners up in 2016. Star player and breaking artist Alex the Astronaut was awarded the Player of the Tournament trophy to cap off a great day for the team!
Championship runners up Spotify scooped their own cheque for $3000 for their charity, Support Act, whilst over in the new look Division 2, BMG won all 6 games to finish top of the table. In doing so they were awarded $2000 and a cheque for their nominated charity - also Support Act.
Including yesterday's prize money, Musica Copa has now proudly raised $52,000 for charity since 2013. This wouldn't be possible without the support of our fantastic competing teams - Audiopaxx, BMG, Cattleyard, Falcona, FBi Radio, Future Classic, I OH YOU, Inertia, inthemix, Lucky Ent, MTV Australia, Mushroom Group, Nike All Stars, Of Leisure, Select Music, Sony Music, Spotify, Sweat It Out x MAKER Agency, UNDR Ctrl, Universal Music and WME plus the individuals who pledge their support on the day with door donations, thank you.
And finally, a special thanks to our amazing partners Nike, Tito's Vodka, Heineken, Recovery Water, DJ Warehouse, Mary's Burgers, FBi Radio, Sydney Portuguese Football Club, KIKOFF and yeahsure.
See you in 2018!
It’s game day people!
Our charity 5-a-side football tournament for the music industry kicks off today from 2pm, with our brand new Division 1 and 2 format.
We’ve got $12,000 in prize money to play for, as each team is hoping to land a nice cash injection for their nominated charity. The winners of Division’s 1 and 2 plus the runners up of Division 1 will all claiming their charity money prize today, so plenty to play for!
Here’s a reminder of the groups…
Division 1 (Group A)
Nike All Stars
Division 1 (Group B)
Sweat It Out x MAKER Agency
I OH YOU
Please join us and come down to KIKOFF Fraser Park to cheer on your fave team!
Entry is via a $10 door donation, with all proceeds going to charity.
It’s going to be a very sunny day of 29 degrees, so PLEASE bring suncream, hats, water bottles and so on…. it’s essential that you STAY HYDRATED all day!
Come and enjoy drinks and burgers in the Player Lounge, and grab a sports massage if you need one ;)
FBi Radio have the music covered all day long, and we have the after party in the Portuguese Football Club from 9pm after the trophy presentation.
See you on the pitch!
Musica Copa x
Having already unveiled the 21 legendary music crews that will skip off Friday arvo in the office to hit the field for a good cause (including new teams Spotify, Nike All Stars, Of Leisure and Inertia Music), today Musica Copa unveils some of its star players including members of Flight Facilities, Bag Raiders Gang of Youths and World Champion alongside the likes of Young Franco, Montaigne and Alex The Astronaut.
This year’s Musica Copa will be hosted by triple j House Party legend KLP, and producer-of-the-moment Mickey Kojak – keeping us informed on the day. Everyone’s favourite community station FBi Radio will once again supply the soundtrack to the day featuring Mowgli May, Sandro Dallarmi, Holly O’Neil, CKDJ, Isa b2b Tasker and Lachie Wyllie.
Each team will be playing to raise money for some wonderful charities – this years nominated for donations are Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Beyond Blue, Challenge, Fem Found, Heaps Decent, The Girls Refuge, The Kids Cancer Project, Minus18, Musicians Making a Difference, Reach Foundation, Sony Foundation, Support Act, Wesley Mission and Youth Off the Streets.
In the below video, past Musica Copa charity beneficiaries Reach Foundation chat about the amazing contribution the donations from Musica Copa’s soccer matches have made to the good work they do...
Young Franco Vs I OH YOU... best friends or worst enemies?
Find out on the pitch next Friday!
1 week to go
DJs spinning tunes, beers flowing and some bloody good football. What more could you ask for?
Musica Copa has got it all! See you all next week...
Hugo from Flight Facilities is looking for a victory for Future Classic at Musica Copa 2017!
Who will take home the trophy this year? 🏆
Tim Commandeur stretching out ready for Musica Copa 2017.
How's YOUR training going?
Young Franco and Alex the Astronaut join us to chat about their nominated charities and why they're excited about the 5th anniversary of Musica Copa.
Join us for a glorious day out on the pitch fuelled by burgers, beers and the best tunes. All proceeds go to charity so grab your tix here.
Track: Young Franco - About This Thing
Sydney’s music industry professionals usually get their ‘kicks’ from discovering new talent, releasing music, running festivals, promoting, publicising or going on tour. But for one priceless networking day of the year, a number of highly respected music companies will turn on their ‘out of office’ and head to Marrickville for a day of football and fundraising – MUSICA COPA!
Yep, the Australian music industry’s beloved charity 5-a-side football tournament is proudly back at it, celebrating their fifth anniversary, on Friday 1st December, at the pristine pitches of the KIKOFF Soccer Centre, Marrickville. On top of 21 legendary music crews (see below), an all-star line-up of artists will drop their mics to pull on the spikes and play football - celebrity players in previous years have included members of Flight Facilities, The Rubens, DMAs, Motez, Montaigne, What So Not, Nina Las Vegas and many more.
At this community event, spectators are welcome, and will have the opportunity to share a Heineken with their favourite musos (and music industry glitterati!) in the Player's Lounge, as well as carb-load with gourmet burgers from the maestros at Mary's. A selection of DJs (to be announced closer to the event) will be keeping vibes high through to day's end.
The stakes are high and each team will be playing to win money for their nominated charity. Since the event was established in 2013, Musica Copa has raised an incredible $40,000 for charity - with last year’s champions Lucky Ent raising $7000 for the Reach Foundation and runners up Universal Music winning $3000 for Musicians Making A Difference. Head HERE to find out which amazing charities have been nominated this year. This year, Musica Copa hopes to raise even more money for charity thanks in part to generous contributions from our teams and partners Nike, Tito’s Vodka, Heineken, DJ Warehouse, Mary’s Burgers and Recovery Water.
Footy friends and business partners Paul Stix (UNDR Ctrl) and Martin Novosel (Boundary Sounds / Purple Sneakers) are the masterminds behind the passion project Musica Copa, and 2017 is already gearing up to be their most exciting tournament yet.
Says Stix of the social enterprise… “for many people in the music industry (including myself), Musica Copa has become one of the favourite events on the annual calendar. It’s a nice milestone to get to 5 years, and Martin and I are really excited to welcome new teams Spotify, Nike All Stars, Of Leisure and Inertia Music to the tournament. We’re introducing 2 divisions for the first time this year and an improved open mixed team format to encourage even more female players this year. We’re humbled by the support Musica Copa receives from our industry friends, and we hope to raise as much money as we can for this year’s wonderful charities".
Meet the brave Sydney music industry teams who will be pulling on the team jersey and having a kick in the name of charity...
Audiopaxx, BMG, Cattleyard, Falcona, FBi Radio, Future Classic, I OH YOU, Inertia, inthemix, Lucky Ent, MTV Australia, Mushroom Group, Nike All Stars, Of Leisure, Select Music, Sony, Spotify, Sweat It Out x MAKER Agency, UNDR Ctrl, Universal Music, WME.