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All the end of year Aussie music news to get around before 2023

All the end of year Aussie music news to get around before 2023

Look back at what Aussies have been digging this past year, and what you need to be on top of for the month of December.

It’s been a wonderful year for Australian music.

And while we get ready to kick back and celebrate with some of the best parties and festivals across the country, there is still plenty of news you’ll want to be on top of.

Here’s your chance to look back at what Aussies have been digging for the past year, as well as get up to date with what’s going on in the month of December.

Australia’s most streamed artists of 2022

Spotify Wrapped is one of the most revealing times of the year.

It’s your chance to look back and see what artists you fell in love with, tunes you were obsessed with, and to see whether your mates are freaks.

Or…whether you’re the freak.

It’s also revealed what Aussies across the country have really been digging this year from international superstars and local legends.

Taylor Swift, Drake, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, and Kanye West rounded out the top five most-streamed artists in Australia

There was no surprise there, as they’re easily some of the most listened to artists from around the world.

Locally, The Kid LAROI, Hilltop Hoods, Vance Joy, Flume, and The Wiggles all got absolutely blasted by Aussie listeners.

Hilltop Hoods are still as popular as ever, and I wouldn’t bank on younger listeners being the sole reason The Wiggles are so high up.

I mean, they did win the Hottest 100 with their cover of Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’ back in January.

The likes of Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’, Glass Animals’ ‘Heat Waves’ and ‘Stay’ by Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI were all played on repeat by Australian listeners.

All bangers in their own right.

Spacey Jane win triple j album of the year poll

This one is hardly a surprise.

Triple j dropped their fan-voted top 10 albums of the year, and, with a band as popular as Spacey Jane, they were always going to be up there.

The Freo foursome’s second album Here Comes Everybody marks their second LP to top the poll after their debut album Sunlight won in 2020.

The band has soundtracked many Australians’ growth into adulthood, with pertinent lyrics surrounding mental health, angst, and unease that are all wrapped into head-bopping tunes.

The group continues to go from strength to strength and we should expect there to be plenty of the album tracks in the Hottest 100.

Second on the list was the ever-popular Ball Park Music with Weirder and Weirder, whilst Gang Of Youths’ angel in realtime rounded out the top three.

Wet Leg and Arctic Monkeys were the only non-Aussies to make the top 10.

Tyler, The Creator gives advice to Aussie emerging artists

One of the world’s most groundbreaking musicians dropped into Sydney recently to film an episode of the All Star Series: Tyler Talks.

Tyler, The Creator has been flying around the world to talk with and lay out some advice for some of the most promising musicians from across the world.

He’s already been to Los Angeles, Paris, London, and now Sydney.

Aussie rising stars such as PRICE, Boy Soda, and Pania were in attendance and they lapped up everything Tyler had to offer them.

He offered insight into his life philosophy, embracing his inner child, overcoming hardships, and how to express creative freedom.

Love that from him.

Australian Open drops first-ever music festival line-up

Melbourne will be getting much more than epic sporting performances.

The final three days of the Australian Open will be taken over by the first-ever AO Finals Festival.

And there are some seriously fantastic Aussie artists on the billing.

Ticket holders will be treated to a full experience of what Melbourne has to offer in both sport and music at Kia Arena.

Local artists such as Flight Facilities, Thelma Plum, Winston Surfshirt, Montaigne, BENEE, and Lastlings will all be in the building to showcase their talents to a new audience.

Sydney welcomes 24-hour club with a 36-hour launch party

Rejoice Sydneysiders, nightlife is getting an upgrade.

Iconic-late night venue The Abercrombie has reopened and acquired a 24-hour license.

The venue has been closed since 2014, and has since undergone new ownership and renovations.

And to celebrate, they ran a 36-hour party that went into Christmas day.

It was a huge 36 hours, with surprise guests as well as the likes of Andy Garvey, Ayebatonye, and Dameeela.

And the party didn't stop there, with a seven-day program following the 36-hour event that featured parties hosted by labels and promoters such as Sweat It Out, Gallery Recordings, Undr Ctrl, and Astral People.

A wonderful way to ring in Christmas and New Year’s.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy. @spacey_jane/Instagram

Topics: Australia, Music