Australian independent music, where is it?

How can we listen to more independent Australian music, and where can artists share their tracks?
Australian music. Photo: Eric Nopanen, Unsplash. Woman lying on the ground near grey radio.

It is becoming more common to hear about how Australia isn’t listening to Australian music any more. The ARIA charts are showing a significant decrease in Australian albums in the top 50, and the increase in online music streaming platforms has broadened our reach for international music consumption.

So, what prospects do independent Australian musicians have when trying to enter the Australian music industry and where can we hear their music?

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Ekkia Evans is a writer and photographer who is part of ArtsHub's Amplify Collective. She acquired a Bachelor of Media and BA in English at The University of Adelaide, and has been a theatre critic for The Adelaide Show Podcast since 2020. Ekkia also hosts two music shows, 'Mix it Up' and 'Regional Rewind', on her local community radio station, BBBfm 89.1. Ekkia is based in Ngadjuri/Barossa Valley, SA.