Spotify Launches ‘Emerge’ Downunder

Spotify’s Emerge launched in Australia and New Zealand to find and promote new local acts. 

Based on data from streaming and sharing, Spotify named 10 “next big things.”

They are producer duo The Aston Shuffle, alt-pop act MT, rock band Gang of Youths, singer-songwriter Gossling, pop duo Max & Bianca, rappers Miracle and Chance Waters and dance outfit The Acid, and New Zealand’s alt-pop singer Tom Lark and rap act Smashproof.

The 10 are whittled down to a winner (announced April 27) based on listens, likes and shares.

The winning prize package includes a Spotify recording session, a promo pack and $5,000 worth of technology from computer company HP.