Little BIGSOUND returns in 2018 with a jam-packed program on Saturday 10 November, providing a full day of hands-on experiences for 15 – 25 year olds looking to gain real life skills, meet industry experts, and discover their local music scene.
Celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year, The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) have unveiled their 2018 frontrunners, with two Queensland acts recognised among the list of finalists.
Rising star Emily Wurramara has scored a nomination for Album of the Year for her stunning LP Milyakburra in addition to being a finalist in the Best New Talent category. Earlier this year Wurramara claimed her second consecutive Queensland Music Awards win, taking home the Indigenous Award again after her first ever win in 2017.
Meanwhile, local folk favourites Busby Marou are in the running for Song of the Year for their track Days of Gold. The band will also take to the stage at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre to perform at the NIMA ceremony, to be held Saturday, 11 August.
A highlight on the Australian music industry calendar since its inception in 2004 (as the NT Indigenous Music Awards), the NIMAs celebrate the massive achievements of Indigenous musicians, which this year included multiple #1 albums, nation tours, TV and Eurovision appearances, spots on the Hottest 100 and countless festival appearances around the country.
“The growth in the National Indigenous Music Awards has mirrored the growth of Indigenous music more generally over the last fifteen years,” said NIMA reference group chair Warren H. Williams.
“As our musicians have continued their journey of taking their rightful place at the forefront of Australian music, the awards have been there not just to celebrate their successes, but to be a launching pad for new talent and discovery vehicle for musicians, whether they are from Darwin, Devonport, Derby, Dubbo or the Daintree.”
Click below to see the full list of finalists and lineup of performers.
Brisbane’s music community is raising its voice once again to speak out about violence against women, with the return of #NotOn and the announcement of an awesome gig to raise funds for the Women’s Legal Service Queensland going down at The Triffid on 18 November.
Electronic Music Conference (EMC) is back for 2018 and has unveiled its awesome speaker lineup. QMusic members get a 20% discount on EMC PRO Delegate Passes, read on to find out more!
The $25,000 Levi’s® Music Prize winner was announced today, as Emerson Snowe blew the panel of international selectors away with a blistering Tuesday showcase at Woolly Mammoth.