Amy Shark is about to have her own Apple Music radio show, Feeding Time Radio.
The six-part series will celebrate Australian music, from iconic artists to emerging acts, and begins this Friday, October 20th, broadcasting to Apple Music’s worldwide audience. An interview with Zane Lowe will also air on Apple Music on the same day.
Shark has a long association with Apple Music, becoming the first Australian “Up Next” artist in 2017, a global program that showcases emerging music artists. She now joins other international stars with their own Apple Music radio shows, including Elton John, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Estelle, The Weeknd, and BTS.
“It’s surreal to think that just a few years ago, I was an Apple Music Up Next artist and a guest on Elton John’s radio show, Rocket Hour, discussing my debut album,” Shark says. “Now I have my own Apple Music radio show, which I hope will give homegrown artists the same platform that I had.”
At an SXSW Sydney panel today, Shark said she can’t wait to get started. “This radio show has been so great for me to do and get out of my little world a bit instead of listening to my demos. I’ve been so busy on my won shit and there’s so much [new music] happening and I’m so excited about.”
Feeding Time Radio is part of Apple Music’s celebration of Aus Music Month, featuring a local music takeover on the browse page, special programming, and original content starting on November 1st.
Rachel Newman, Apple Music’s global head of editorial, says that Shark’s show is a way to champion Australian music and artists.
“Every day, all across Apple Music, we provide opportunities for artists at every level of their career to contextualise their music, share stories that educate and inspire our global audience, and build a deeper and more meaningful connection with their fans,” she explains.
“And today we have the absolute pleasure of welcoming the exceedingly talented Amy Shark to Apple Music Radio to share her passion for Australian music, champion and elevate acts from home, and allow our listeners worldwide to discover and fall in love with new music coming from Australia.”