Triple j’s Unearthed High competition returns for 2021
The youth songwriting competition, aimed at high school students making music across the country, kicks off today and closes on Sunday, July 25 at midnight AEST.
Winners will get the chance to fly to Sydney to record, mix and master a track at triple j’s Ultimo studios, as well as receive professional industry advice from a senior music manager and a one-on-one mentoring session with a prominent Australian artist.
Meanwhile, the Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative will provide First Nations entrants with the opportunity to obtain ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers, as well as a songwriting workshop for their school courtesy of the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.
Adelaide duo Teenage Jones, who took out last year’s competition and landed a spot on triple j’s Hottest 100 with ‘Three Leaf Clover’, said that Unearthed High proved pivotal to their recent success.
“It’s such a cool competition because you learn so much from the experience and get to meet a whole heap of new friends,” the duo said.
“Through our experience we learnt so much about the Australian music scene.”
Previous acts to have emerged through triple j’s Unearthed High competition include The Kid LAROI, Genesis Owusu, Hockey Dad, Gretta Ray and Japanese Wallpaper.
Find out more via triple j Unearthed’s website today.