For almost a decade now, triple j has been giving young Aussie bands, solo acts, MCs and producers a chance to get their foot in the music industry door. Triple j’s Unearthed High has given voice to, and paved the widespread success for previous winners such as Japanese Wallpaper and Stonefield. Now in its ninth year, triple j Unearthed High has added a special Indigenous initiative. Young Indigenous artists will have the chance to win the major prize, as well win ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), and a songwriting workshop at their high school – courtesy of the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Alongside this, triple j Unearthed is joining forces with the National Indigenous Music Awards. For the fifth year in a row, Australia’s best unsigned, independent Indigenous acts will get the chance to play at the 2016 NIMAs in August – following in the footsteps of previous winners Philly and Thelma Plum.

Unearthed High applications close on Monday August 1, and Unearthed NIMAs applications close Sunday July 3.

Check out triple j for more details.