The debate over a push to change the date of Triple J’s long-standing Hottest 100 countdown has raged significantly over the last year.
Although it doesn’t look like the official celebration of Australia Day will be moving from January 26 any time soon, the Hottest 100 might make a move to ensure it can be more inclusive for musicians and music fans.
Triple J announced it would review the date of the countdown in September last year, in response to a social media campaign calling for the countdown to be moved to a day that’s more respectful to Indigenous people.
Triple J says its been consulting with musicians, community leaders and representative groups on the implications of hosting the countdown on January 26. Now it’s asking its listeners for their thoughts, and says it will be making an announcement in “the coming months”.
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