triple j’s Unearthed High searches for Australia’s best high school music act

The music comp is back for the 11th year. 

triple j is looking for the next Gretta Ray, Japanese Wallpaper or Arno Faraji in its latest Unearthed High competition. 

Last year, Arno was an unknown rapper and producer form Perth’s Shenton College while in Year 12, he uploaded his track ‘Destiny’s’ to Unearthed High. 

A few weeks later, breakfast co-hosts Ben & Liam surprised Arno at school to announce that he’d won. 

“Unearthed High was a huge moment for me!,’ said Arno. ‘A lot has happened, so fast, and it’s boosted my music’s reach so far. Only last year I was a senior in high school looking for a way to do what I get to do now: playing ‘thicc’ festivals, touring and making music with some of my favourite artists. I’m still geeking out over a lot of the things that are coming my way.”

Entrance should upload an original piece of music to triple j Unearthed before midnight Monday 30 July.

The winner will be flown to triple j to record, mix or master their music, which will be played on triple j and triple j Unearthed. They’ll also receive music industry advice and triple j will visit their school.

The best Unearthed High entry from an Indigenous artist, as well as being eligible for the major prize, will win ongoing mentorship from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

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