San Cisco, Bad//Dreems, Darren Hanlon and more: Australian music for isolated times

Each week we add 15 (or so) new songs to a Spotify playlist to soundtrack your physical distancing amid coronavirus – and help artists you love get paid

We’ve published a bunch of articles about how the coronavirus crisis has impacted the Australian arts industry – and musicians, being asked to play for free throughout, have been hit harder than most. But until large gatherings and gigs happen again, there are small things you can do: it’s an imperfect solution, but streaming Australian music can help.

Each week, in partnership with Sounds Australia, Guardian Australia will add some 15 new songs to a playlist for you to put on repeat.

“Australian music needs all the help it can get right now,” says Dom Alessio from Sounds Australia, who chose the songs for this playlist from artists who’ve played Sound Australia events.

“Streaming an Australian song might seem like a really small and insignificant thing to do, but artists get paid when you listen to them, and cumulatively it can have a big impact.”

Australian music for isolated times – a weekly playlist
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