LOCAL: Lismore High School student Taholo Renagi entered the Triple J Unearthed High Competition in 2014. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
LOCAL: Lismore High School student Taholo Renagi entered the Triple J Unearthed High Competition in 2014. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Triple J Unearthed looking for local Indigenous talent

THE triple j search is on for the country's best high school music act.

This year will feature a new Indigenous initiative.

It will give Indigenous artists the chance to win a major prize, with the best entry also winning onoing mentoring from the Assocation of Artis Managers as well as a songwriting workshop at their school.

Over the past decade, triple j Unearthed has been discovering, sharing and providing opportunities to young Australian artists.

As part of that, triple j's Unearthed High has seen previous winners like Mosquito Coast, Japanese Wallpaper, Asta and Stonefield go on to release incredible music, tour the world and appear on top notch festival bills.

Now in Unearthed High's 9th year, it's the class of 2016's chance and we want to hear from bands, solo acts, producers and MCs from all over the country.

 

Triple j Unearthed executive producer Steph Carrick said they were looking forward to finding even more amazing young talent to highlight on air.

"Unearthed High has proved so important in encouraging and nurturing the next generation of musicians and this year we are very excited to partner with AAM, APRA/AMCOS and the NIMAs to provide mentoring and song writing development to Australia's best Indigenous high school act," he said.

To enter, upload an original piece of music to triplejunearthed.com and include which high school you attend.

You can be in a band, a solo act, producer or MC as long as at least half of the act is in high school.

All genres of music are eligible, including dance, electronic, hip hop, indie, metal, pop, punk and roots.

Entries close at midnight on Monday August 1.


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