Jess Mauboy, Dan Sultan Named Artists Of The Year At Indigenous Music Awards

For the third-year running, the illustrious Jessica Mauboy has cleaned up at the National Indigenous Music Awards, taking home the Artist of the Year gong with Dan Sultan overnight. 

Victoria’s Briggs—who won Best New Talent last year—took home the most awards in Darwin last night, winning Album of the Year (Sheplife) and Film Clip of the Year, for a gritty portrait on his hometown of Shepparton, Victoria in ‘Bad Apples’, produced Heath Kerr and Josh Davis.

New talent of the year went to Philly, who spoke on the motivation behind his music.

“I like to push a message as much as I can, whether it be for kids to chase a dream or issues I see in my community,” Philly said, “Being nominated really reassured me that I’m headed the right way in my music career, and to be appreciated by my people first and foremost is just something amazing. “This is what I’m doing it for, I’m doing my music for my people.”

Winners of the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards:

Artist of the Year – Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan 

Album of the Year – Sheplife 
Song of the Year – How Much Does Your Love Cost? – Thelma Plum 
New Talent of the Year – Philly 
Cover Art of the Year – Cause N Affect – Radical Son. Design: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey 
Film Clip of the Year – Briggs. Produced by Heath Kerr & Josh Davis 
Community Music Clip – Cairns Murri Crew – Built to Last. By Desert Pea Media 
Traditional Award – Djalu Gurruwiwi and East Journey for Mokuy and Bonba 
Hall of Fame – Vic Simms and Blekbala Mujik 
School Band – The Karungkarni Band

via ABC.