OMFM: Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship Winners And Final Festival Artists Announced

One Movement for Music Perth (OMFM) are pleased to announce the winners of the new artist submission platforms via Channel [V], MySpace and Nova as well as the state winners of the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship (AIMs)


As part of its commitment to fostering new talent, OMFM, in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs, has founded the Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship (AIMS). And the State winners have now been announced for this ground-breaking program for Australian Indigenous musicians.

And the winners are: Western Australia – Thaylia Skopellos, Queensland – Max Judo, New South Wales – Brothablack, Victoria – Lee Morgan and South Australia – The MERRg. Each act will receive a coveted position to perform to music industry heavyweights and fans on the One Movement Showcase Music Festival alongside acts such as the Hilltop Hoods, Sarah Blasko, Kate Miller-Heidke and Blue King Brown.

Department of Indigenous Affairs Director, General Patrick Walker, said the scholarship offered young artists an unrivalled opportunity to develop their performance skills.

“We are delighted to be able to help bring some of the amazing talent we know Western Australia has, to the world stage,” he said

In addition to this the scholarship recipients will also be offered studio time whilst in Perth, receiving recording time and tutoring from a professional producer.

AIMS is a pioneering partnership between OMFM, WA’s Department of Indigenous Affairs, Skinnyfish Music and MGM Distribution, and is supported by the Victorian, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australian state governments, through their corresponding arts departments via direct support of participating artists.

OMFM invited indigenous artists from across Australia to apply to participate in the scholarship, offering an opportunity to showcase at the One Movement Showcase Music Festival as well as gain professional and performance development experience in the studio.

The selection panel including Mark Grose (Managing Director, Skinnyfish Music and manager of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu), Alan Pigram (Pigram Brothers), Shane Howard (Goanna Music) and Rhoda Roberts (Artistic Director The Dreaming Festival) will then select one of these acts as an overall winner for the program. This act will receive additional development opportunities including the chance to record a full album with a professional producer and manufacturing, distribution and marketing. Album distribution is supported by Skinnyfish Music and MGM Distribution.


Nova, MySpace and Channel [V] have all now revealed who they’ll be sending to the One Movement Showcase Music Festival thanks to STA Travel.

Nova: Nova winners and Francophiles Vasy Mollo hail from Queensland and are certainly on the rise. Nova thinks so too and has selected them as their choice to play the One Movement Showcase Music Festival.

Channel [V]: While the mention of their name often invokes raised eyebrows and amused smiles among the uninitiated, Brisbane four-piece Hungry Kids of Hungary produce music that inspires equal measures of curiosity and joy. And thanks to Channel [V] they are on their way to Perth.

MySpace: MySpace winners and Sydney locals The Sunpilots released their debut album late last year, earning many accolades in the process. Described as somewhere between Pearl Jam and Radiohead, they are the MySpace artist heading for the One Movement Showcase Music Festival.

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