Despite the myriad changes to the modern music industry, a triple j addition is still one of the most sought after career goals for local artists. And while there’s no tried and true method to gaining triple j airplay, there are a few trade tips one should adhere to when pitching your single to Music Director Nick Findlay.

Nick Findlay offers TIO readers an insight into his role, covering how artists can catch his attention, the general rotation lifecycle of a song, his top tips for pitching music, and more.

How many new songs do you listen to in a week?

I couldn’t tell you an exact amount as it varies week-to-week, but it would definitely be in hundreds.

What’s your preferred way of receiving music from artists, and what information do you need from them?

Digital servicing is the best way for us to receive music – it’s quick, easy, free, better for the environment and it’s not going to get lost in a pile of unmarked CDs. Also, instead of attaching files to your email, it’s best to send through download links. Wav files are the best, so we have a broadcast quality version of the song to play on air. Otherwise a link to a stream of the track like a private Soundcloud link or Unearthed profile is great. Plus of course any artwork or images (single/EP/album cover, artist press shot) and any associated press releases (or dot points on the track if you don’t have a PR).