Uncharted territory. Triple J Unearthed and its role in promoting independent Australian music

Where do you go to find new music?

Chances are you’ll consider one of these places: a record store, any of the music streaming services, your friends or the radio. And they all serve this purpose well. But think about this for a minute: not every up-and-coming artist can afford to record and release their music. And if they do, promoting it and convincing commercial radio stations is another huge expense.

That’s why in Australia there’s a platform that gives unsigned artists a chance to upload their music for free. It’s called triple j Unearthed.

PART 31 OF “AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN?” A RANDOM COLLECTION OF UNKNOWINGLY OBVIOUS FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN MUSIC SCENE

In this quick, 10-minute video I’ve explained why I’m a big biased fan of the platform.

Here are my most recent discoveries:

And this is Unearthed’s playlist with the best current stuff:

Which artist caught your attention today?

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