Michael Chugg Joins Campaign Calling For More Aussie Music On Our Airwaves

11 December 2019 | 2:50 pm | Staff Writer

"The acts that don’t cross over from Triple J to commercial – where are they now?"

A new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the lack of local content featured on Australian radio, TV and streaming services has launched today.

The Feature MORE Australian MUSIC (FM/AM) campaign, launched by music industry veteran Chrissie Vincent, is already being backed by the likes of Michael Chugg, Pete Murray, Jane Gazzo and Spiderbait's Kram.

“Due to the support of commercial radio over the decades, the acts that have had consistent commercial airplay have been the ones that have had long, consistent careers, myself included," Pete Murray said.

Michael Chugg Feature MORE Australian MUSIC

Music industry veteran and recent ARIA Icon Award winner, Michael Chugg threw his support behind the FM/AM campaign. Thanks for the support - we love you Chuggi !!

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"The acts that don’t cross over from Triple J to commercial – where are they now? We need the support of Triple J right through to commercial radio – that’s the only way for the future of Australian artists.”

FM/AM will aim to "explain how commercial radio and streaming platforms could better support Australian artists, both new and established and hopefully encourage change - which in turn will have a positive effect on the wider Australian music ecosystem". 

“When you think how well our Australian bands and artists are doing internationally, it’s even more credible and a huge accomplishment because if we were getting airplay in Australia and the streaming services were not being dictated by American playlists, we would be doing a lot better," Chugg said.

For more details on the FM/AM campaign, click here.