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Nominations now open for the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards

1 May

Nominations are now open for the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs).

Now in its 16th year, the NIMAs provide an important national platform for First Nations talent and raises Indigenous music to new heights.

Members of the public and industry are encouraged to nominate any Indigenous album or single released after June 1, 2018.

“Whether it is acknowledging greats of the past or discovering the talent of the future, the NIMAs continue to hold an important place in the Australian music calendar for both recognition and discovery of First Nations talent,” explained National Indigenous Music Awards Reference Group Chair Warren H. Williams.

“The event continues to evolve and cement its relevance across the year to show Australia the wide range of amazing music that Indigenous people contribute to Australia’s musical canon.”

Judging of the National Indigenous Music Awards is split this year, with 50% of votes coming from a panel of prominent Indigenous Australians and community leaders and 50% from a panel of Indigenous and non-Indigenous media and music industry representatives.

Award winners will be revealed and celebrated at the annual awards evening, which is set to return to Darwin’s Amphitheatre on August 10th.

If you’re keen to show your support for WA’s exceptional First Nations talent, cast your vote now over at the National Indigenous Music Awards’ website.

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.