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SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SELECTS is a playlist updated every Friday, featuring new music from artists who have previously showcased under the Sounds Australia banner.

I PICKED THIS gives an Australian a chance to show off their musical taste by hand-picking a playlist of their favourite tracks.

Want to hear which Australian acts are showcasing their music at festivals and conferences internationally? We’re making a playlist for each event we work at. You can discover them below.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SELECTS is a playlist updated every Friday, featuring new music from artists who have previously showcased under the Sounds Australia banner. Check it out on Apple Music, Deezer, PandoraSpotify and YouTube.

54 Australian acts are showcasing at SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas. Hear a song from each of them on Apple Music, Deezer, PandoraSpotify and YouTube.

Folk Alliance International 2019 is making its way to Montreal this February. Take a listen to the Australian acts you’ll be able to see showcasing there on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Celebrating a decade of Australian music export: it’s 100 songs from 10 years of SOUNDS AUSTRALIA. You can listen to all 6+ hours of music on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, triple j presenter & Gamilaroi woman Karla Ranby’s picked some of her favourite Australian First Nations artists for you. Hear them on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Hear artists heading to South America for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s third trade mission this November & December on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Hallo! If you want to hear the Australians playing at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany in September then this is the playlist for you. Hear it on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Check out the Australians bringing their Americana sounds to Nashville in September. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Songs from the Australians showcasing at Music Matters this year, as well as tracks from past artists who’ve graced the stage in Singapore. Hear it on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Hola! Have a listen to the Australians playing at Primavera in Barcelona this year on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Genevieve Lacey from the Australian Music Centre has curated a playlist of contemporary Australian classical and art music to celebrate Classical:NEXT 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Check it out on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Check out the Australian acts heading to Brighton, England in May for The Great Escape Festival. Listen to the playlist on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

THE AUSSIE BBQ London is the largest showcase of Australian artists in the UK It’s on Sunday May 20 at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Hear who’s playing at Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

To celebrate jazzahead! in Bremen in April, award-winning composer & pianist Stu Hunter has selected some of Australia’s most exciting jazz artists. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Hear all the Australian artists who’ll be making noise in Austin, Texas at one of the world’s largest festivals in March. Take a listen on AmazonApple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

A playlist of the Aussie artists strumming their way into Kansas City in February 2018 for Folk Alliance International. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.


Before they embark on a European tour, Haiku Hands have selected some of their favourite bangers for this month’s I Picked This.

Haiku Hands – Squat (feat. True Vibenation)
Rapsody – OooWee (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Rihanna – Consideration (feat. SZA)
Kwesta – Spirit (feat. Wale)
Cardi B – I Do (feat. SZA)
N.E.R.D – Lemon (feat. Rihanna)
Eminem – Without Me
Lulu Be. – Rude Tings
Young Franco – About This Thing (feat. Scrufizzer)
DUCKWRTH – I’M DEAD (feat. Sabrina Claudio)
GTA – Little Bit Of This (feat. Vince Staples)
Herve & Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up
Le1f – Wut
Karol Conka – Boa Noite
CLiQ – Wavey (feat. Alika)
yaeji – raingurl
Mykki Blanco – Wish You Would (feat. Princess Nokia)
Okzharp & Mantha Ribane – Dear Ribane
Angel Haze – Werkin’ Girls
Little Simz – Picture Perfect
Stormzy – Shut Up
Sa-Roc – Forever
Sampa The Great – Blue Boss
Noname – Shadow Man (feat. Saba, Smino & Phoelix)
Masego – Navajo
HANDSOME – Late Night Ball Game
Frank Ocean – Solo (Reprise)


What does BIGSOUND programmer Maggie Collins listen to when she’s not curating a festival? Find out with this month’s I Picked This playlist.

James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
Solange – Losing You
Rick James – Give It to Me Baby
The BPA – Toe Jam (feat. David Byrne)
Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) [feat. Pharrell Williams]
Mos Def – Quiet Dog
Anderson .Paak – Come Down
Baker Boy – Marryuna (feat. Yirrmal)
Haiku Hands – Not About You
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – Lemon
clipping. – Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
Ana Tijoux – 1977
Sampa the Great – Blue Boss
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Beyoncé – Blow
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Ms. Dynamite – Dy-Na-Mi-Tee
Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (and Count to F**k) [feat. Zack de la Rocha]
Cassius – Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes
M.I.A. – Bamboo Banga
Peaches – Boys Wanna Be Her
Regurgitator – Music Is Sport
Nikka Costa – Like a Feather
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Tone’s Rap
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Odette – Watch Me Read You
Mildlife – The Magnificent Moon
Mulatu Astatke – Yègellé Tezeta
Dusty Springfield – Spooky


The award-winning duo from Rockhampton, Busby Marou, have picked some of their favourite songs for this month’s I Picked This playlist.

Bruce Springsteen – The River
Deer Tick – Ashamed
DMA’S – Delete
Dr. Dog – Lonesome
Georgia Fair – Times Fly
M. Ward – Chinese Translation
Middle Kids – Never Start
My Morning Jacket – The Bear
Pernice Brothers – The Weakest Shade Of Blue
Phosphorescent – Song For Zula
Sam Outlaw – Love Her For A While
Tom Petty – Wildflowers
Tia Gostelow – Strangers (ft. LANKS)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright
Silky Fuzz – Space
Ben Lee – Gamble Everything For Love
The Teskey Brothers – Pain and Misery
Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
Amy Shark – I Said Hi
Urthboy – The Arrow (ft. Timberwolf)
Natt Dunn – Trigger
Good Oak – Provider
Suicide Swans – Yearling
Halfway – The Old House
Sarah Blasko – Flame Trees
You Am I – Heavy Heart
Augie March – Pennywhistle
Beck – Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Iron & Wine – Miss Bottom Of The Hill
Jamie McDell – A Liar Loves A Liar
Minor Premiers – Memphis
The War On Drugs – Holding On
Kasey Chambers – Ain’t No Little Girl
Brad Butcher – I’m On Fire
Pandemic – Space Case


After 28 years, Brett Cottle stepped down as the CEO of APRA AMCOS at the end of June. As a parting gift, he made a playlist of some of his favourite music.

Elliott Smith – Colorbars
Real Estate – Stained Glass
Joni Mitchell – Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow
The Velvet Underground & Nico – I’ll Be Your Mirror
Lou Reed – Street Hassle
The Easybeats – Land Of Make Believe
Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls – Leaps & Bounds
The Go-Betweens – Right Here
Pulp – Babies
Beth Orton – Think About Tomorrow
Grant McLennan – Haven’t I Been A Fool
Lambchop – Up With People
The Cure – Inbetween Days
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes
The Decemberists – Calamity Song
Crowded House – Catherine Wheels
Teenage Fanclub – The World’ll Be OK
The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied
Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry
Tina Arena – Sorrento Moon (I Remember)
Bob Dylan – She Belongs To Me
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
Wilco – Handshake Drugs
New Order – Ceremony
Elliott Smith – Baby Britain
Aimee Mann – Wise Up
Ainslie Wills – Lemon Japan
The Waterboys – Universal Hall
Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
Iris DeMent – Our Town
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
John Martyn – Just Now


Cub Sport, winners of this year’s inaugural ARIA Emerging Arts Scholarship, have picked some of their favourite songs, from Mariah Carey to Middle Kids.


Cub Sport – Jellybean’s Graduation Song
Saskwatch – Then There’s You
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Mallrat – Better
Brockhampton – Bleach
Ella Thompson – Arcade
Tobias Jesso Jr – Without You
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press
Cocteau Twins – Cherry-coloured Funk
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Major Leagues – Good Love
Middle Kids – On My Knees
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Cloud Control – Zone (This Is How It Feels)
Pool Shop – Can You Dream
The Beatles – Here, There And Everywhere
Mariah Carey – #Beautiful (ft. Miguel)
Starchild & The New Romantic – Hangin On
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Machines Always Win – Nocturne
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Frank Ocean – Chanel
M.T. Hadley – Janet
SZA – Prom
Cub Sport – Chasin’
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Hatchie – Sleep
Kali Uchis – Tomorrow
Perfume Genius – Queen
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry


Chosen by a number of Federal backbencher MPs, the playlist celebrated the annual Parliamentary Friends Of Australian Music (#PFOAM) event at Parliament House in Canberra

Nicolle Flint
Member for Boothby

Cold Chisel – Bow River
INXS – Mystify
The Waifs – Three Down
Jen Cloher – Forgot Myself

Lucy Wicks MP
Member for Robertson

Icehouse – Great Southern Land
Fletcher Pilon – Infinite Child
Sheppard – Geronimo
Sia – Alive

Trevor Evans MP
Member for Brisbane

Powderfinger – My Happiness
Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
Pete Murray – So Beautiful
Crowded House – Weather With You

Stephen Jones MP
Member for Whitlam

Cold Chisel – Flame Trees
The Living End – Prisoner of Society
Sunnyboys – Happy Man
Powderfinger – These Days

Susan Lamb MP
Member for Longman

Tash Sultana – Jungle
Missy Higgins – Scar
Hunters and Collectors – Holy Grail

Anne Aly MP
Member For Cowan

Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section
Yothu Yindi – Treaty
Stevie Wright – Evie (Part One)
Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well

George Christensen MP
Member for Dawson

Graeme Connors – A Little Further North Each Year
Ganggajang – Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)
Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow – Wipeout!
Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock

Kevin Hogan MP
Member for Page

The Angels – No Secrets
Midnight Oil – King of the Mountain
Sunnyboys – Alone With you
Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene

Adam Bandt MP
Member for Melbourne

Teeth & Tongue – Turn, Turn, Turn
Camp Cope – Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams
The Go-Betweens – Cattle And Cane
Underground Lovers – Starsigns


The inaugural I Picked This. Stella Donnelly had won Round 1 of the Levi’s Music Prize and was readying herself for SXSW 2018.

MGMT – When You Die
Amadou & Mariam – Bofou Safou
Steve Harley & Cocknel Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Jade Imagine – Walkin’ Around
Aldous Harding – Blend
Kardajala Kirridarra – Warmala (Young Girls Song)
Body Type – Silver
Girlpool – Cut Your Bangs
Jen Cloher – Regional Echo
Deerhunter – Helicopter
MOSSY – Ginsberg
George Harrison – I’d Have You Any Time (Early Take)
CALMLY – Used Up
Cate le Bon – Are You With Me Now?
Broadcast – Tears In The Typing Pool
Methyl Ethel – L’Heure des Sorcieres
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press
ABBA – Knowing Me, Knowing You
Jacob Diamond -Blue Begets Blue
Feels – Moon Holiday (feat. Zellow)
Ziggy Ramo – White Lies
Kaiit – 2000 n Somethin
The Go-Betweens – Cattle And Cane
Owl Eyes – Nightswim
CALMLY – Hallelujah Heartache
Dianas – Somebody Else
This Is The Kit – Bullet Proof
Catatonia – Don’t Need The Sunshine
ShitKid – Favourite Thing
Baker Boy – Marryuna (feat. Yirrmal)
Noname – Yesterday
Alex Cameron – Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)
Rabbit Island – Adam’s Song
Ngaiire – Fall Into My Arms
Billy Bragg – She’s Got A New Spell
Radiohead – Talk Show Host
Suss Cunts – Sweater Vest
Moody Beach – Vanilla
Telete – Basketball Boy
Jacob Diamond – Goodbye Gondwana