Australian Music Month on Apple Music
Throughout November, Aussies can discover fresh Australian music content on Apple Music, featuring Amy Shark’s brand-new Feeding Time Radio show, an Aussie music takeover on the Browse page, and the sweet sound of Australian tunes playing in Apple Store locations.
Amy Shark and Tkay Maidza are set to celebrate the best of Australian music on Feeding Time Radio, debuting exclusively on Apple Music starting Friday, 20 October.
Today, Apple Music is launching an epic celebration of Australian music in honor of Aus Music Month. It kicks off with the announcement of Amy Shark’s new Apple Music radio show, Feeding Time Radio. Apple Music will also bring you a complete Aussie music takeover on the Browse page, along with a diverse range of special programs and original content starting from 1 November. Furthermore, for the entire month of November, Apple Store locations across the country will be grooving to the sounds of 100% Aussie music on their in-store radios.
Amy Shark, the Aussie singer-songwriter, is here with her new Apple Music radio show, Feeding Time Radio. It’s a six-part series dedicated to showcasing the best of Australian music, from iconic artists to emerging talents. This show will reach Apple Music’s global audience spanning over 167 countries, starting this Friday, 20 October.
“Every day, all across Apple Music, we provide opportunities for artists at every level of their career to contextualise their music, share stories that educate and inspire our global audience, and build a deeper and more meaningful connection with their fans. And today we have the absolute pleasure of welcoming the exceedingly talented Amy Shark to Apple Music Radio to share her passion for Australian music, champion and elevate acts from home, and allow our listeners worldwide to discover and fall in love with new music coming from Australia.”
– Rachel Newman, Apple Music’s global head of editorial
In 2017, Shark made history as the first Australian musician to be selected as an Apple Music Up Next artist. This global campaign identifies and promotes the music industry’s next generation, and now Shark joins international superstars with Apple Music radio shows, including Elton John, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Estelle, The Weeknd, and BTS.
“It’s surreal to think that just a few years ago, I was an Apple Music Up Next artist and a guest on Elton John’s radio show, Rocket Hour, discussing my debut album, now, I have my own Apple Music radio show, which I hope will give homegrown artists the same platform that I had.”
– Amy Shark
Don’t miss Zane Lowe’s exclusive interview with Amy Shark on 20 October, only on Apple Music.
Each day of Aus Music Month, Apple Music will shine a spotlight on local songs and the stories behind them as part of the Apple Music Today series. They’ll dive into the history and unravel the insights about the music embraced by so many Australians, featuring artists like Yothu Yindi, The Presets, The Kid LAROI, and Tones and I.
In celebration of Aus Music Month, Apple stores nationwide will be blasting 100% homegrown music from their in-store radios. This selection features songs from Troye Sivan, Jessica Mauboy, Winston Surfshirt, and up-and-coming talents such as Carla Wehbe, DICE, Vv Pete, Cat & Calmell, The Rions, and YNG Martyr, all handpicked and expertly curated by Apple Music’s local editors.
Australian music has made significant waves on Apple Music and Shazam. In celebration of Aus Music Month, here are some of the most noteworthy artists, songs, and albums:
- Most-streamed Australian album of all time: “F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE)” by The Kid LAROI.
- Most entries on the Global Daily Top 100: The Kid LAROI with 19 songs. His collaboration “STAY” with Justin Bieber spent 63 days at the No. 1 spot.
- Most-streamed Australian song of all time: “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I.
- Most-streamed Australian artist of all time: Sia.
- Most-Shazammed songs across all genres of all time: “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I (No. 1) and “Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)” by Gotye (No. 2).
- Biggest Australian rock artist of all time: AC/DC.
- No. 1 Australian hip-hop artist of all time: Iggy Azalea.
- Biggest Australian alternative artists of all time: Tame Impala, ranking among the top 20 artists of all time on Apple Music by alternative streams.
Additionally, Australia is home to two of the biggest electronic artists of all time on Apple Music worldwide: Flume and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Both are ranked in the top five artists of the past year in electronic streams and among the top 10 of all time.