Updated: May 20, 2020
On the forty-first episode we have Tim Thorpe, who is the founder of an online publication called ‘The Local Frequency’. Tim a young man from Melbourne, he developed the platform for up and coming local artists from Melbourne, but his idea is now spreading throughout the rest of Victoria and Australia. Tim has his master’s in journalism and birthed his publication from an assignment he had to complete for university. Where the goal was to write up about something, he was passionate about. This created a simple goal and allowed him to write about all the good music from Melbourne’s hip hop scene. Fast-forward a few years, Now the Local Frequency provides features, premiers and exclusive interviews with artists in Australia. The publications purpose is to provide a platform to showcase Australian hip-hop, while pushing culture to redefine what Australian hip-hop is.
Tim takes us through it what it is like to run a publication; Tim starts us off by explaining what an online publication is, he then elaborates on how he was able to start The Local Frequency. We discuss the new job opportunities that are created in an emerging hip-hop scene and how they focus on skills we indirectly learned from school. Tim talks about hip hop politics where we discuss artists using American Accents and how artists are held to no standard meaning they have the ability to create whatever they choose. Tim breaks down the future of traditional media and how online medias could impact it. Lastly, Tim believes it is important to remind yourself of what makes you happy because it is likely to change.