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Browse home-grown musical heroes and top picks from some of our favourite performers with these specially curated Australian Music Vault playlists.

The Australian Music Vault celebrates the Australian contemporary music story – past, present and future. Our Australian Music Vault curators have put together some great Australian playlists for your listening pleasure.


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AMV's Listening To...

We love Australian music - past, present and future! Follow this playlist to hear what the AMV team are listening to and check in regularly to see what's currently got us hooked... we've got new songs from Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil, Washington, Daryl Braithwaite and many many more!



Let's Move

Run For Your Life

As we head into Lockdown 2.0, it’s time to dust off those kicks (if you haven’t already), turn up the volume and commit to getting through this. It’s never too late to start running and we’ve got the perfect playlist of Australian music to keep you motivated.

 



It’s Cool to be Kind

Even though we’re apart, let’s listen and dance together. Featuring tracks from Alex Lahey, Alice Ivy, Ball Park Music, Kira Puru and more.

 



Family Jams

From Tim Minchin to the Teeny Tiny Stevies, get the whole family dancing around the living room with these Aussie music tunes for kids!

 



International Dance Day

Ever thought you’d see Bee Gees and Sneaky Sound System on the same playlist? We have selected some bangers to get you moving. Turn it up loud and dance it off.

 



Relax & Unwind

AMV Unwind

Relax and unwind with this soothing playlist of great Australian songs.

 



Genre Pioneers


Hip Hop

Think you know Hip Hop? Check out this curated playlist of the best beats Australia has to offer.


Punk / New Wave

It's loud, it's D.I.Y., it's in your face. See how Aussie punk/new wave music shook the world.



Themes To Explore

The Real Thing

Celebrate our hit makers and behind-the-scenes heroes and their impact on Aussie music. With artists including Daddy Cool, Divinyls to Powderfinger and Deborah Conway.

 



Two Way Traffic

From homegrown talent to recent Aussie arrivals and globetrotting expats, our music journey knows no bounds. Listen to Split Enz, Sia, Tkay Maidza, Savage Garden, The Easybeats and more.

 



The Wild Ones

Innovation, improv and boundless imaginations. We've created a playlist inspired by the trailblazers of Aussie music, including Johnny O’Keefe, Jimmy Little, Wendy Saddington, Russell Morris, Courtney Barnett and Jen Cloher to name a few.

 



Agents of Change

From human and environmental rights to the fight to save live music, music busts down walls and drives progress. Including Archie Roach, Renee Geyer, Midnight Oil and Yothu Yindi plus many more.

 



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From Our Friends

Opera Australia's performance of La Traviata

Orchestra Victoria | Standing OVation playlists

Orchestra Victoria are sharing music they’re currently loving with weekly Standing OVation playlists. Browse favourite works from Verdi, Prokofiev, highlights from classic Operas and Ballets and more, curated by the orchestra’s musicians.

Image: La Traviata, Opera Australia, 2018. Jeff Busby.

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AAO Closed Beginnings

AAO | Closed Beginnings

An example of responding to the Covid-19 crisis by staying creative and making music. Reuben Lewis improvises a musical solo via livestream, Tariro Mavondo performs words over this solo while hearing it for the first time, then Peter Knight improvises over their parts combined.

Duration: 24 minutes

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Umi No Uzu

AAO | Umi No Uzu

Original work by Tokyo-based Australian composer/pianist Aaron Choulai. Mythical and deeply groovy, bringing together traditional Japanese court music with jazz and hip hop. Commissioned by Australian Art Orchestra, recorded live at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Duration: 38 minutes

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Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi | 12 Songs From Home

After a mesmerising performance at The Bowl earlier this year, back home in Italy and at the height of their lockdown, Ludovico Einaudi took out his iPhone and recorded this intimate record himself.

Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes

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Drama in the Loungeroom with Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall

Melbourne Theatre Company | Drama in the Loungeroom

Ahead of the MTC's upcoming season of Shakespeare’s musical comedy As You Like It, composers Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall took some time out from writing its music to create a playlist for audiences to enjoy as they await the return of live theatre.

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ACO Underground Playlist - Satu Vanska

Australian Chamber Orchestra | Satu's Playlist

From Miles Davis to Massive Attack: Principal Violin and ACO Underground Frontwoman Satu Vänskä shares an assortment of what she’s listening to while at home.

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