HOME Five CD released at 2013 BIGSOUND

Sep 9, 2013

Home Artists Vol 5

QMUSIC, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA AND THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS LAUNCH HOME VOLUME 5

In partnership with Virgin Australia and the National Indigenous Music Awards, QMusic is proud to present the latest in the Home compilation series, Home Volume 5.

The Home CD has championed the cause of Indigenous music since its inception in 2009, promoting music from established indigenous artists and up and coming musicians from around Australia.

In addition, QMusic and MusicNT are thrilled to announce a partnership between Home and the National Indigenous Music Awards that begins to bring together two key Indigenous contemporary music platforms to work together to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music to Australia and the world. Taking place at the beginning of August, the NIMA’s celebrated the effort of Indigenous artists and awarded several for their work. Notable winners included Thelma Plum (National New Talent of the Year) and Shellie Morris (G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award), both of whom appear on Home Volume 5.

Since 2009, the Home project has featured an amazing array of artists, from national icons like Gurrumul and Kev Carmody, to young stars like The Medics, Thelma Plum and Jake and The Cowboys.
Home Volume 5 contains songs from thirteen high quality musicians; the list is one of the most complete to date, with a wide range of featured artists. Featured on the 2013 edition are musicians such as The Painted Ladies, Thelma Plum, DT3, The Cold Water Band, Dubmarine, Bart Willoughby and triple J Unearthed Indigenous Artists of the Year winner, Robbie Miller.

The compilation will be launched at the BIGSOUND Music Conference on Thursday, 12th of September, continuing the tradition of promoting indigenous music in front of the Australian music industry at large. In addition to their support on the Home project, the NIMA’s are presenting the Gurrumul keynote at BIGSOUND on the closing day.

QMusic Executive Officer, Denise Foley, said, “We have long respected the work that MusicNT does in profiling Indigenous artists through the National Indigenous Music Awards; it just makes sense for our two platforms to come together to better showcase the amazing talent coming from artists in both metropolitan and regional settings.”

Virgin Australia Group Executive for People, Culture and Sustainability, Geraldine Chin Moody said,“At Virgin Australia, we are committed to promoting and supporting the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. By featuring Home on our in-flight entertainment system, we are able to showcase the incredible talent of both emerging and established Indigenous artists to travellers throughout the country [and around the world].”

“As part of our focus on maintaining a culturally diverse workplace, Home has also become an important annual tradition at Virgin Australia. We look forward to sharing this fantastic music with our people for another year.”

Manager of MusicNT, Mark Smith, said, “The Nima’s are proud to be partnering with Bigsound and Virgin Australia on the HOME CD. This snapshot of indigenous music from across the country showcases some amazing talent and highlights the strength of the indigenous music scene.”

The partnership behind this project is driven by a shared commitment to engaging with the Indigenous community. For QMusic, that support has been principally focused on the needs of Indigenous artists to access and breakthrough more regularly to the mainstream music community.

QMusic are proud to be a supporter of Indigenous Music and look forward to continuing the Home tradition in the future.

Home Volume 5 track list:

1. Shellie Morris – Simple Things

2. The Painted Ladies – Living My Life By The Days

3. Tigerlilly Lion – River People

4. Thelma Plum – Around Here

5. Robbie Miller – Don’t Go Walking Away

6. The Coldwater Band – Red, Black and Yellow

7. Bart Willoughby – Aboriginal Reggae

8. Dubmarine – Bullyman

9. Bryte – Brainwash

10. DT3 – No Love Lost (featuring Jaden Taniwha)

11. Theona Councillor – Cover Me

12. John Bennett – Wangkaja

13. Glen Skuthorpe – The Great Beyonder.