Born in Scotland and resident in Sydney, I’ve spent the last two decades hunting for music that defies convention and definition, turning out a slew of record labels, radio programs, zines, gigs, podcasts, blogs and more.

My areas of activity are –

Broadcasting – I’ve worked as a broadcaster for the last thirteen years, presenting programs on Double J (ABC), Sydney’s FBi Radio and FBi Click, and UK station Resonance FM. My current show Fat Planet is broadcast nationally every Wednesday at 8pm on Double J. Read More.

Curation – My passion for innovative and experimental music has birthed a number of projects, including the award-winning New Weird Australia initiative, Wood And WireNew Editions and currently Provenance, a record label for eclectic and experimental music. Read More.

Writing – I began writing about music as a student at the University Of Glasgow, and after moving to Australia in 2003, started the Fat Planet blog to accompany the FBi radio show, and the music / mixtape blog DiscontentRead More.

Consultancy – I currently work as a freelance consultant with a key focus on digital strategy, audience engagement and digital transformation. Clients include TEDxSydneySydney Opera HouseMuseum Of Contemporary Art, The Ethics Centre, Broken Hill Tourism and Australia Council For The Arts. I also present an ongoing series of sold-out Digital Strategy Masterclasses for The Guardian which have been presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Read More.

Contact stuart@stuartbuchanan.com. If you want to keep in touch with my work, you can follow me on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Photo by Daniel Boud for ABC Double J