National Indigenous Music Awards

National Indigenous Music Awards

Miiesha and Baker Boy head up the finalists for National Indigenous Music Awards 2020

July 13, 2020

Today the nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards were announced, with Miiesha and Baker Boy leading the way with three nominations apiece.  The awards, with their sizeable geographic and genre range, honour the best of First Nations musical talent. The twenty-four finalists are spread across seven categories and represent a diverse and rich […]

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Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. Baker Boy (pictured), Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Kardajala Kirridarra are among the nominees, each having had absolute belters of 2018 thus far. Both Baker Boy and Kardajala Kirridarra are […]

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A.B. Original & Troy Cassar-Daley win big at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards

August 12, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards wrapped up in Darwin tonight with a record breaking attendance crowding in at the Darwin Amphitheatre to celebrate the wide range of talents across not only our country’s communities, but musically as well. Perhaps unsurprisingly, A.B. Original continued their winning streak, coming up with Song of the Year and Film Clip of […]

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The National Indigenous Music Awards is set to shine at the Darwin Amphitheatre this August

June 16, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards has unveiled its line up for its 2017 ceremony and for another year running, the Darwin event has shown itself to be one of Australian music’s shining lights on the annual calendar. At the Darwin Amphitheatre, the crowd celebrates the country’s Indigenous talent under stars, in a tropical vibe unlike any […]

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Nominations now open for the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards

April 21, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards celebrates 14 years in 2017 and as of today, the nominations for the event are officially open. Celebrating the last year of Indigenous music and recognising the sheer amount of talent that has been making waves nationally and overseas, the NIMAs encourages artists from right across the country and the Torres […]

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Gawurra & Gurrumul win big at the 2016 National Indigenous Music Awards!

August 8, 2016

The National Indigenous Music Awards took place in Darwin on Friday night, with a huge event hitting the Darwin Amphitheatre and celebrating Indigenous musicians, both established and emerging. Gurrumul won the NIMA for Artist of the Year for the fifth time running, while up and coming star Gawurra took home a bunch of awards himself including New […]

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Dan Sultan, A.B. ORIGINAL, Emma Donovan and more nominated for National Indigenous Music Awards!

July 14, 2016

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed this morning, along with the full list of performers confirmed for the ceremony’s live music program. Artist of the Year nominees at this year’s NIMAs are Emma Donovan, Dan Sultan and Gurrumul Yunupingu, while up for Album of the Year are Gawurra with Ratja Yaliyali, Gurrumul with The Gospel Album and Dan Sultan with Open […]

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AB Original, Kahl Wallis, Emma Donovan & more featured on first artist announcement for 2016 NIMAs

June 15, 2016

The first names confirmed to perform at this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been released and already, it’s looking to be quite the diverse and entertaining night under the stars in Darwin this August! With 2016 standing out as being quite the significant year for Indigenous people, it’s expected that this year’s NIMAs will […]

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triple j Unearthed launches its National Indigenous Music Awards competition for 2016!

May 31, 2016

Now taking off for its fifth year, the National Indigenous Music Awards and triple j Unearthed have launched their search for the best independent and unsigned Indigenous artist to perform at the 2016 NIMAs! Previous winners have included Philly and Thelma Plum, with the prize including flights and accommodation for the award event in Darwin on August 6th, […]

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The State of Affairs (29th April 2016): Australian Indie Labels heading to New York, nominations for the NIMA’s are open & more!

April 29, 2016

This week in the music industry, AIR, Sounds Australia and PPCA have announced the 12 Australian independent record labels who will be attending the annual Indie Week conference in New York, applications for the National Indigenous Music Awards are open, Support Act to celebrate and honour Paul Kelly’s contributions to the industry and we bring you […]

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Nominations now open for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards!

April 28, 2016

Nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) opens tomorrow and this is an opportunity for people part of the Indigenous Music Industry to be recognised for their excellence, dedication, innovation and outstanding contribution for their work. The theme for this year’s NIMA is Protest Songs, due to the amount of milestones reached in the […]

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