Nominations are now open for the National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMA], a celebration of Indigenous music that honours contemporary and traditional artists.
NIMA will partner again with Triple J’s Unearthed to undertake the only national Indigenous Unearthed competition. The amazing Thelma Plum was unearthed this way last year.
The national categories include Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, New Talent of the Year, Cover Art of the Year and Film Clip of the Year.
Since going national in two years ago, NIMA has firmly placed itself at the forefront of recognising excellence in Indigenous music from across the country and has been embraced by both the national industry and the wider Indigenous community. NIMA is seen as a key platform for the celebration of talent from our leading Indigenous musicians and songwriters.
NIMA 2013 promises to build upon this vision and present a special concept show, celebrating what has been and what is to come.
‘NIMA has come a long way in a short time and is exceptionally fertile ground for finding and breaking new Indigenous artists,’ says local impresario Michael Chugg. ‘NIMA is gathering much respect both nationally and overseas for the professionalism it is bringing to the Indigenous music scene.’
Culminating in a spectacular awards ceremony in Darwin on Saturday August 10, 2013, this year’s lineup will represent the past, the present and the future; all with a common thread that promises an emotional musical experience that should not be missed. The NIMAs recognise excellence, dedication, innovation and outstanding contribution to the Indigenous music industry.
Nominations are now open for the music industry and the general public via www.nima.musicnt.com.au.