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First Sounds Compilation Deadline Extended!

28 Nov

Launched in early November, First Sounds is a unique initiative from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and First Nations Media Australia (FNMA), bringing new and emerging First Nations music to the radio airwaves. The two broadcasting industry peak bodies are working together to produce a series of compilations for distribution to the community radio network via Amrap(Australian Music Airplay Project). Song submissions are welcome via firstsounds.indigiTUBE.com for consideration by a First Nations panel of selectors including leading First Nations artists Leah Flaangan and Warren H Williams as well as Gavin Ivey, Program Manager at Sydney’s Koori Radio.
Celebrated singer-songwriter Shellie Morris has also joined the First Sounds selection panel, excited for the new pathways the initiative will create:
“What an amazing initiative supporting First Nations artists, and a great way to share our songs and music across this country, It is so important to have this opportunity for our First Nations Artists, creating opportunities and building a better nationwide perspective on our stories and culture. Through CBAA’sAmrap and indigiTUBE collaborating together, this will enable so many artists to get their songs out there to be heard and appreciated by so many.”
The closing date for entries has been extended to ensure First Nations artists – especially those in remote areas of Australia – have enough time to submit their songs.

The new closing date to be considered for the inaugural First Sounds compilation, due out early 2020, is Saturday December 14.

All artists who submit their music will be included on both the Amrap and indigiTUBE online platforms for community radio airplay. All of First Sounds’ activities are working to further represent First Nations heritage, history and culture in the media space where opportunities are unduly limited. The First Sounds project amplifies First Nations artists, celebrating songlines from our country’s traditional owners and contemporary pieces and in the process contributing to social change across the country.

First Sounds gets First Nations artists heard by established musicians, featured online, promoted to radio stations and reaches new audiences. And it’s free to submit!

For details and to submit your song, head to the First Sounds and indigiTUBE website HERE

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.