Due to the quantity and quality of music submitted the decision was made to run with a larger playlist of 900 songs, 64% of which are Australian artists. There are over 700 different acts whose music is featured on this playlist which will run throughout the second half of 2019. You can view the new Playlist here
Indigo FM Tech-Programming Sub-Committee member Phil Fraser gave this overview.
“We have had contributions to the playlist from presenters at Beechworth, Yackandandah and Tangambalanga stations and also contributions from future presenters at the soon to be live station in Chiltern.
Indigo FM has a policy of supporting Australian music, especially Local and Independent musicians who may struggle for airtime on more commercial stations, so as well as hearing well known tracks from the past you will be able to hear some of the great young talent that is emerging in Australia today. We at Indigo FM are proud to be able to support these musicians by providing them airtime.
Though we are big supporters of Australian music we also enjoy listening to a diverse range of music from around the world, as well as an extensive variety of music from America and Britain we have also included music from countries such as France, India, Jamaica, Brazil, Mongolia and Cameroon.
The latest playlist also includes songs from our extensive “Indigo FM Alive” catalogue of local and touring acts who have recorded live in our studios over the years. On this latest Playlist there are around 30 of these songs including young local artists Tayla Grace and Katie Gaston, international acts The Young Folk (Ire), Dayan Kai and Melissa Crabtree (USA), Red Tail Ring (USA), Scott Cook (Can) as well as acclaimed local acts Monique Clare, Tom Richardson, The Royal High Jinx, Claire Anne Taylor, Dean Haitani and Joel Havea.
The local live Music and Festival scene is well represented with recent performers like Jack The Fox, Emilee South, Rhysics, Dana Sipos, The Maes, Daniel Champagne, Georgia Knight, Tumbleweed, Ben Whiting, Truly Holy, Whiskey Dram, Little Georgia, Pablo Pace, Gabriella Cohen, Swim Team, Adrian Clark, Matt Joe Gow, Amaya Laucirica, Feelds, Lachlan Denton, The Pigs, Alana Wilkinson, Woodland Hunters, Timberwolf, Jade Imagine, Merpire, Tracy McNeil, The Inner Vision and The Northern Folk.
We hope that our listeners continue to enjoy the diverse, eclectic and rare music we continue to provide.”
In coming months, Indigo FM presenters will produce a couple of Playlist Insight shows on podcast where we take you behind the scenes to get a better idea of how some of the songs came to be chosen.
Interested in how it all works? Indigo FM’s Playlist Policy can be viewed here.