triple j’s Unearthed High is now open for 2022

triple j’s high school music competition, Unearthed High, is back for 2022, giving high school students the opportunity to take their music careers to the next level.

The winner will secure funding for a professional recording of their next single, plus top-tier career guidance from experts in the field, including a senior music manager from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM).

Entrants must upload their songs and profiles by midnight Monday, July 25th (AEST).

This is the 15th year of triple j’s Unearthed High competition that has seen some of Australia’s biggest stars and freshest faces come up through its ranks including, The Kid LaroiGenesis OwusuGretta RayHockey DadGeorge Alice and many more.

Northern Beaches four-piece The Rions took the crown in 2021 and landed at #51 in triple j’s Hottest 100 with their indie-rock smash ‘Night Light’.

The reigning champs have some advice for those artists thinking of entering, “Just keep at it. We entered Unearthed High the year before and didn’t make the finalists, but we kept trying and working a little bit harder then won it the following year. It’s always worth it in the end.” 

“We’ve done everything we could’ve wanted to in the year since winning – from performing with Spacey Jane and Lime Cordiale to chatting with Tones and I – it’s been next level for us.”  

In addition to the major prize, the Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative gives First Nations entrants the chance to win ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers, plus a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Enter here at triple j Unearthed by midnight Monday, July 25th (AEST).

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