The beat goes on for Dom Alessio, who will drum up support for Aussie artists on a global stage with Sounds Australia.
When Triple J last week announced a shakeup to its lineup of presenters, one of the big question marks was the whereabouts of Home & Hosed host Dom Alessio, who departed after eight years and more than 1,400 radio shows for an “exciting new opportunity.” That opportunity was revealed Monday morning by Sounds Australia, which tapped Alessio as Digital Export Producer.
“You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that knows about and has supported more Australian artists throughout their career. Hard-working, passionate and knowledgeable are just the surface of traits that make Dom the perfect choice to join Sounds Australia’s cheer squad,” says Millie Millgate, Sounds Australia’s Executive Producer, of their prized recruit.
Alessio will be charged with finding new ways to promote Aussie artists
His focus will be around finding new avenues for acts to make it big in the digital age and to muscle-up their profiles on international streaming playlists.
These duties include cultivating long-term relationships with streaming curatorial teams and building partnerships with key platform gatekeepers, while driving Sounds Australia’s digital presence into a “premier content discovery portal,” according to a statement. And with his “finger-on-the-pulse” expertise, Alessio will create, maintain and pitch playlists and tastemaker blogs to help the next generation on their way.