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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS

Briggs cleans up at the 2015 NIMAs; Gurrumul, B2M and 'The Genesis Project' provide live performance highlights!

A strong crowd of music lovers and members of the NT music industry gathered at the Ampitheatre in the George Brown Botanic Gardens in Darwin last night for the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards - an event that saw some incredible live performances and artists take away a range of awards recognising musical achievements, commendations and excellence in not only surging forward in the wider Australian and international industries, but also in keeping culture and traditional language alive.

Gurrumul to premiere new songs from 'The Gospel Album' at 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards!

The 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards has just gotten bigger the announcement today that acclaimed artist Gurrumul will be performing at the ceremony to be held in Darwin this July, premiering three songs from his highly anticipated album, The Gospel Album. Fellow NIMA performers East Journey and Yothu Yindi will also be debuting a special one-hour live performance of their recent collaboration, The Genesis Project, tying in nicely with their two nominations in this year's awards.

Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Briggs make solid impact on the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards!

The National Indigenous Music Awards were held in Darwin over the weekend, with many turning out to celebrate the diversity and talent within the Indigenous Australian music industry. For the second year, Jessica Mauboy took out the National Artist of the Year Award, while Dan Sultan dominated the night in more ways than one, with a powerhouse headline performance and winning the National Album, Song and Cover Art of the Year Awards.

Nominees for the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards announced!

This year's nominees for the National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and by all looks, the August Darwin ceremony is going to be one for the books! The musicians announced to be in contention for the awards this year have all been recipients of ARIA awards - or at least have been nominated - in previous years and have cracked the mainstream in their own way. From the pop stylings of Jessica Mauboy to the widespread international appeal Gurrumul, the artists vying for NIMA's love this year are all incredibly talented and diverse.

Mildura rapper Philly takes out triple J Unearthed's NIMA competition for 2014!

Partnering up again for 2014, triple J Unearthed and the National Indigenous Music Awards were on the look out for the best unsigned Indigenous act in the country as part of their annual NIMA Competition. Today, the 2014 winner was announced! 22 year old Mildura rapper Philly won the same title that talented and successful artists Thelma Plum and Robbie Miller have taken out in previous years and will now be hooked up with one sweet show - performing in Darwin next month at the NIMA's ceremony alongside the likes of Dan Sultan, Briggs and Jimblah.

Feature: 10 Unmissable Shows at the 2014 Darwin Festival!

The 2014 Darwin Festival brings possibly one of its strongest programs yet this year, being Artistic Director Edwina Lunn's final year at the helm. Celebrating not only the amazing culture of Darwin's artistic community, but that of Australia's performing artists, theatre community, music industry and more, the Darwin Festival this year proves again that there is something for everyone. We've picked out ten great shows you can't miss if you're going to be perusing the program trying to work out your own schedule for the August 7-24 event or if you'll be pondering whether or not to make the trip north for some warmth and good times this year.

National Indigenous Music Awards details revealed in Melbourne!

Details of this year's National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) were revealed in Melbourne, with Dan Sultan joining Nathan Lovett-Murray (Payback Records), Ariel Katz (triple j Unearthed) and Mark Smith (MusicNT) in discussing the ceremony and event proceedings for 2014.

Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach and more take out honours at the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards.

The 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards were held in Darwin over the weekend and saw some of the country's best talent take out the coveted awards for another year. Over 2000 people came together in Darwin for the event, where Indigenous music and culture was celebrated, with live performances and a special tribute to Yothu Yindi remained highlights of the evening.

Brisbane's Robbie Miller announced as the winner of Triple J Unearthed's National Indigenous Music Awards competition!

There's gotta be something in Brisbane's water to be producing the wealth of talent it has been over the past 12 months, with singer-songwriter Robbie Miller following Thelma Plum's lead in winning the triple j Unearthed NIMA competition for 2013!

Yothu Yindi tribute at this year's NIMA's set to feature more guest artists!

In the wake of the moving memorial for Dr Yunupingu, the organisers of the 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards have revealed that they have received an overwhelming amount of calls from artists who have wanted to be involved in the special Yothu Yindi tribute that had been planned to go down at the ceremony in August.

Photo Gallery: NIMA Media Call - Arts Centre Melbourne. (16.05.13)

The Media Call for the National Indigenous Music Awards was held at The Arts Centre on Thursday to launch the nominations for the awards. Carl Dziunka was there and brings us these photos.

Yothu Yindi to be celebrated at the National Indigenous Music Awards.

The National Indigenous Music Awards have announced that the legendary Yothu Yindi will be celebrated at this year's ceremony. Along with some top performances by some of our best indigenous acts, the NIMA's will be dedicating the event to the iconic musical group and their legacy.

Says Music NT's Manager Mark Smith:

Photo Gallery: National Indigenous Music Awards 2012 - The Amphitheatre, Botanic Gardens Darwin (11.08.12)

In the following gallery, Johnny takes us to the top end – Darwin, NT – to experience a night of modern Indigenous music at the National Indigenous Music Awards (the NIMAs), featuring The Medics - who won three awards on the night - East Journey (pictured above) - who won two - triple j Unearthed winner Thelma Plum - Hall of Fame inductees the Sunrize Band and many more.

A weekend in Darwin ft. NIMAs, iNTune and Darwin Festival (10 and 11.08.12)

I’d like to start this article by thanking Music NT, AUM and the traditional owners of the land – the Larrakia people – for being wonderful hosts and inviting myself and Johnny up for what was a fantastic weekend in Darwin; our first ever visit to the top end.

The Medics Take Out Top Honours at the National Indigenous Music Awards!

The Medics, the emerging QLD four-piece, have taken out the top gongs at this year's National Indigenous Music Awards, held up in Darwin! As one of the country's freshest and most exciting young bands, The Medics won the prestigious Album of the Year award for their debut record, Footprints. They also took out Song of the Year for their track "Griffin", as well as New Talent of the Year.