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Amy Shark and Tkay Maidza in a studio for Feeding Time Radio show recording on Apple Music.
Amy Shark and Tkay Maidza celebrate Australian music on Feeding Time Radio, beginning Friday, 20 October, exclusively on Apple Music
Today, Apple Music begins its unprecedented Australian music takeover in celebration of Aus Music Month. Kicking off with the announcement of Amy Shark’s new Apple Music radio show, Feeding Time Radio, Apple Music will also feature a complete local music takeover on the Browse page alongside an expansive catalogue of special programming and original content beginning 1 November. Additionally, throughout Apple Store locations nationwide, in-store radio will play 100 per cent Australian music for the entire month of November.
“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,” said Rachel Newman, Apple Music’s global head of editorial. “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.”

Feeding Time Radio on Apple Music

Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark’s new Apple Music radio show, Feeding Time Radio, is a six-part series dedicated to showcasing the best of Australian music, from iconic artists to emerging acts. The show will broadcast to Apple Music’s global audience in over 167 countries beginning this Friday, 20 October.
In 2017, Shark was the first Australian musician to be selected as an Apple Music Up Next artist, a global campaign aimed at identifying and elevating music’s next generation. 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” Shark said. “Now, I have my own Apple Music radio show which I hope will give homegrown artists the same platform that I had.”
Zane Lowe and Amy Shark in a recording studio.
Zane Lowe’s new interview with Amy Shark will air on 20 October, exclusively on Apple Music.
Apple Music’s live global radio stations continue the celebration with hosts Ebro Darden and Ty Bentli spotlighting their favourite Australian hip-hop and country music artists respectively right now, including Tkay Maidza and Chillinit on Rap Life Radio, and James Johnston and Taylor Moss on Apple Music Country. Beloved Australian DJ, producer and vocalist Anna Lunoe will share the sounds of her home country with exclusive all-Australian HYPERHOUSE DJ mixes highlighting why some of the most in-demand DJs in the world right now are coming from Australia.

Apple Music Today

Each day of Aus Music Month, Apple Music will highlight local songs and the stories behind them as part of the Apple Music Today series, digging into the history and unpacking insights about the music that so many Australians have embraced, from artists including Yothu Yindi, The Presets, The Kid LAROI, and Tones and I. 

Australian Music in Apple Stores Nationwide

Music runs deeps in Apple’s DNA, from its products and services to retail stores. In celebration of Aus Music Month, Apple stores nationwide will play 100 per cent local music from the in-store radio, featuring thousands of handpicked songs and expertly curated by Apple Music’s team of local editors. The new selection features songs from Troye Sivan, Jessica Mauboy, Winston Surfshirt, and up-and-coming talent including Carla Wehbe, DICE, Vv Pete, Cat & Calmell, The Rions, and YNG Martyr.

A Look at Australian Music’s Biggest Moments on Apple Music and Shazam

Australian music has hit major milestones on Apple Music and Shazam. In celebration of Aus Music Month, here are the biggest artists, songs and albums of all time:
  • 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. “STAY,” his team-up with Justin Bieber, had the most days in the No. 1 spot, with 63 days.
  • 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, ranked 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 rank in the top five artists of the past year in electronic streams, and among the top 10 of all time.
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