Home Volume 6 released for BIGSOUND 2014

Sep 8, 2014

Home-Artists-CD5-CoverIn partnership with Virgin Australia and the National Indigenous Music Awards, QMusic is proud to launch volume 6 of the HOME Indigenous music compilation series at this year’s BIGSOUND music festival in Brisbane on Thursday September 11.

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.

Volume six has seen the second year of QMusic and MusicNT working together to link HOME and the National Indigenous Music Awards, bringing  together two key Indigenous contemporary music platforms to work together to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music to Australia and the world.

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, Robbie Miller, The Cold Water Band and East Journey.

Home Volume 6 contains songs from sixteen acts – the list is one of the most comprehensive diverse line-ups to date, with a wide range of genres and styles. Featured on the 2014 edition are The Painted Ladies, 2014 NIMA Hall of Fame Inductee Mark Munk Ross and his Renegades of Munk , Tom E Lewis, Jimblah, Jacinta Price, Tjintu Desert Band, newcomers Tigerlilly, Blekbala Mujik and many more.

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The compilation will be launched at the BIGSOUND Music Conference, continuing the tradition of shining a light on indigenous music in front of the Australian music industry. This year’s showcase will feature the Home artists Renegades of Munk with a number of guests jumping up in a huge hip-hop collaboration (L-FRESH the LION, MC Rival and more), Jacinta Price, Jimblah, CKNU. The evening will be hosted by Busby Marou’s Jeremy Marou.

This year’s stunning cover artwork “Beautiful Earth and Sea” is from Yarrabah artist Edna Ambrym.

QMusic EO Denise Foley said, “In our sixth year of Home we are proud to be shining the spotlight on yet another amazing crop of artists. We are proud to be working with Virgin Australia and the National Indigenous Music Awards once more; two partners with the same deep respect and love for Indigenous art as ourselves. We continue our long commitment to showcasing amazing talent coming from artists in both metropolitan and regional settings.”

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.

Virgin Australia Group Executive, 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.

Home Volume 6 Tracklist:

  1. Stranger in My Country – The Painted Ladies
  2. I Can’t Make It On My Own – Tom E Lewis
  3. Fractions – Tigerlilly
  4. Sunday – Robbie Miller
  5. Oh Diva Me – Kaylah Truth
  6. Help Is On The Way – Renegades of Munk
  7. Hip Hop Head – JPoint
  8. Fireproof – Jimblah
  9. Beauty In It’s True Form – Dukebox
  10. Come’n’ Dance – Blekbala Mujik
  11. Ngurra Ikuntji – Tjintu Desert Band
  12. Grateful – Troy Brady and Sounds of AustraNesia
  13. Don’t Go Falling in Love – Jacinta Price
  14. Bringing Me to Tears – Adam James
  15. Vacant Space – Slip On Stereo
  16. So Tight – CKNU

Home Vol 6 is produced by QMusic, and proudly supported by Virgin Australia and the National Indigenous Music Awards.