Amazon Music and Sounds Australia to spotlight local acts in exclusive Twitch live stream
Amazon Music is partnering with Sounds Australia and UK-based Rock Scene playlist to launch an exclusive Twitch live-stream featuring a number of local artists.
DZ Deathrays, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love, Waxflower and Yours Truly will appear in broadcasted performances from an array of venues around the country, including Sydney’s Hayden Orpheum Theatre and Max Watts, The Triffid and The Zoo in Brisbane and Wollongong’s 3sixty skate park.
The Twitch stream will go live to audiences in Australia and the UK tonight (Friday May 28) from 6pm AEST.
Bonnie Fraser, vocalist and guitarist for Stand Atlantic, noted her excitement at the prospect of being featured in the live stream.
“When we were invited by Amazon to be a part of the live stream we really wanted to offer something special and take the show to the next level,” Fraser said.
“We are so psyched to light this baby up and be a part of Rock Scene presents.”
The live stream continues Amazon Music’s efforts to solidify its presence in the Australian market, having recently supported the Queensland Music Awards, Vera Blue’s ‘Strings Attached’ live stream and the upcoming Urban Country music event with CW Stoneking, Fanny Lumsden and All Our Exes Live In Texas.
Matt Newton, Australian honcho at Amazon Music, said the company doesn’t want to simply exist here – it wants to truly be a part of the communities of dedicated fans.
“Amazon Music wants to be a support not just for the #1 artists, but to really be of assistance in a way that fosters new artists and the connection that they need to make with fans as they grow,” Amazon Music Australia’s Matt Newton said of the streaming service’s recent work,” he said.
“Our global reach and our ability to bring together the power of the Amazon business gives us the ability to engage creatively and work with artists and industry partners to create things that can be solid building blocks in artists’ careers.”