AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Gina Williams and her long time music collaborator Guy Ghouse have been named Best Indigenous Act in the 2015 WA Music Industry Awards.
This is the third year in a row they have received this award, both were startled and humbled to walk away with the prize.
In her acceptance speech, Gina acknowledged the other finalists in the category, paying tribute to the strength of the Indigenous Music scene in Western Australia.
"If you've not heard any of the other artists, I'd really encourage you to go find their music, because it's amazing and it's an important voice in the WA Music landscape," she said.
Full details of the WA Music Industry Awards night can be found here.
TRIPLE WAMi NOMINEE
Great news! Gina Williams and her long time music collaborator Guy Ghouse have been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 WA Music Industry Awards.
This is the third year in a row the duo have received nominations, having taken out the Indigenous Act of the year in 2013 and 2014. This year they've made the finals for World Music Act of the Year and Indigenous Act of the Year.
Says Gina, "It's a great honour to be included in the nominations, and congratulations to the other finalists. I'm really proud to be part of the West Australian Music Industry, we regularly punch well above our weight in terms of incredible talent and really hard work.
The awards will be announced on November, more information about the finalists can be found here.
Articles and Media:
Review by Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor of The West Australian
Article in X-Press Magazine by Bob Gordon
Clip on NITV by Craig Quartermaine
Clip on ABCTV 7.30WA
Interview on Awaye! with Daniel Browning
Review by Cam Findlay, The Music
Interview with Have a Go News.
Feature on Channel Nine's "Destination WA" program
GINA NAMED APRA AMBASSADOR
Gina has recently been named an Ambassador for the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).
APRA advocates on behalf of music creator's rights and the Australasian music industry locally, nationally and internationally. Their Ambassador Program includes influential music creators from all genres and industry stakeholders such as music managers.
From the APRA Website: "Our APRA AMCOS Ambassadors partner with us to promote the importance of music creators’ rights and our role in administering those rights to all levels of government, the media and the wider community. We also consult frequently with our Ambassadors to seek their input on issues affecting our members."