triple j’s Unearthed High is open for 2022

triple j’s high school music competition is back for 2022 giving the winning high school students the opportunity to take their music career to the next level.

The winner will get assistance in funding a professional recording of their next single and top tier career guidance from experts in the field including a senior music manager from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM).

Songs and profiles should be uploaded by Monday July 25th at midnight (AEST).

This is the 15th year of triple j’s Unearthed High competition and that has seen some of Australia’s biggest stars and freshest faces come up through its ranks including The Kid Laroi, Genesis Owusu, Gretta Ray, Hockey Dad, George Alice and many more.

Northern Beaches four-piece The Rions took the crown in 2021 and landed themselves 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, as well as a song writing workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.