Dom Alessio is Sounds Australia’s Digital Export Producer, working to increase the visibility and presence of Australian music on streaming platforms and digital services internationally. He works closely with representatives from various streaming services to ensure more people can hear Australian music around the world.
That’s resulted in achievements such as Sounds Australia becoming a global playlist curator on Apple Music. Dom is also responsible for building Sounds Australia’s suite of playlists and bolstering their digital and social media presence.
Dom’s career in the music industry began as a freelance music writer in 2005 before joining Sydney’s weekly music street press magazine The Brag as their Arts & Assistant Editor in mid-2006.
He also contributed to publications such as The Guardian, The Sun Herald and triple j Magazine. It was during this period that Dom co-founded the first music blog solely dedicated to Australian music, Who The Bloody Hell Are They.
In 2008 Dom became one of the hosts of The Bridge, a show on Sydney’s FBi Radio dedicated to local music.
This continued until 2009 when Dom joined triple j, Australia’s national youth radio station, as a host of Home & Hosed. Alongside fellow presenter Steph Hughes, Dom presented and programmed the show, which ran from Monday to Thursday at 9pm, introducing audiences to the future of Australian music.
Dom became the sole host of Home & Hosed in 2010 and that same year he was listed by industry trade publication The Music Network as one of the 30 most influential people in the Australian music industry under the age of 30. Dom was an early supporter of artists such as Flume, Courtney Barnett, Boy & Bear, Methyl Ethel, Meg Mac, Julia Jacklin, Remi, Sampa The Great, D.D. Dumbo, Gang Of Youths, Alex Lahey and countless others.
Alongside his work with Sounds Australia, Dom regularly appears as a guest on ABC Radio and is also the voice of the podcast Other Side Of The Tracks.