News October 28, 2020

New Australian music podcast ‘Wide Open Road’ launches this week

New Australian music podcast ‘Wide Open Road’ launches this week

It’s not surprising that a new Australian Wide Open Road takes its name from The Triffids 1985 anthem about the West Australian landscape.

Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast will each week feature a long-form interview with a legend of WA music and uncovers many stories from the state’s music legacy.

Episode one, released on October 26, features producer KUČKA ().

The podcast is a joint initiative by the music association and SAE Creative Media Institute at whose Northbridge studios the series is recorded.

It is produced by musician and radio presenter Em Burrows who works as WAM’s audience development officer and is the WA coordinator.

Co-producer of the series is SAE Institute audio student Chloe Schmidt.

Burrows said Wide Open Road took shape after other projects were put on hold this year.

“WAM had the idea to develop a podcast for the last few years, but we just didn’t have the capacity to deliver it. I’m so excited to finally make it a reality,” she said.

“This podcast will create another avenue for audiences to engage with the music industry, connect with WAM, and amplify community-building opportunities into the future.”

The rest of the series will cover wide ground, Burrows emphasises.

“As a musician, it’s always fascinating to talk in-depth to people about their creative process.

“We have been conscious to feature a range of voices – including gender, cultural and generational diversity – as well as featuring guests with varying roles and careers in the industry.”

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