News July 21, 2020

Triple j’s annual search to unearth future hitmakers returns

Triple j’s annual search to unearth future hitmakers returns
Ben & Liam surprise 2019 winner George Alice.

Now in its 13th year, triple j’s competition is back and looking to discover the next , Arno Faraji, Gretta Ray or Japanese Wallpaper.

2019 winner George Alice says Unearthed High helped kick start her career.

“I didn’t expect anything at all to come from unearthed high, I honestly just wanted to be a part of it and to hopefully learn a thing or two from experience!

“Not only did I meet so many great people along the way, but I get to do what I’ve always wanted to do and be who I really am.

“It’s still sinking in a year later, but winning Unearthed High really changed my life and gave me countless opportunities to succeed.”

This year’s winner will receive “top-notch advice” from the triple j team, who will then help the artist record their music to be played on triple j and its Unearthed digital station.

The best entry from an Indigenous artist will also win ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers and a songwriting workshop for their school by the .

Last year’s Indigenous winner, Aodhan, scored a writing session with his mentor Josh Pyke, resulting in their song collaboration ‘Drive’ being played on triple j and on Unearthed.

A new segment hosted by Unearthed alumni will air every Wednesday until August 26, featuring the best 2020 entries.

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