Live Nation Expands Artist Discovery Platform ‘Ones to Watch’ Into Australia

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Live Nation is hunting the hottest new talent in Australia.

From next month, the concerts giant will roll out its global artist discovery platform, Ones to Watch, into Australia, its fifth territory.

Since launching four years ago, Ones to Watch has had a hand in the success of such global stars as Dua Lipa, Halsey, Benee, Yungblud and others, by way of sharing exclusive interviews, playlists, live performances, and other music content on its platform.

Ones to Watch Australia launches proper on Oct. 8 with a live showcase at Adelaide’s Lion Arts Factory, featuring performances from local acts Colourblind, East AV3 and Teenage Joans and three of South Australia’s 2021 Robert Stigwood Fellowship Recipients.

The invite-only launch-night is a collaboration with the government of South Australia’s Music Development Office, and Music SA, and it takes place as part of the trade body’s annual industry showcase event, Scouted.

According to a statement issued Thursday (March 30) from LN, Ones to Watch Australia will “showcase rising new talent” from across the country, including musicians, bands, and producers, who’ll be provided with “professional support to help kickstart their careers by leveraging Live Nation’s global network.”

Ones to Watch launched in 2017 in the United States, and has since gone live in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and, earlier this year, in mainland China.

Alumni include beabadoobee, Celeste, Olivia Rodrigo and Maisie Peters.

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