The CMTO is working alongside  CBAA’s Amrap and First Nations Media Australia’s IndigiTUBE on AMPLIFY, a mentoring program supporting deadly emerging First Nations artists.

The First Sounds series has featured over 120 First Nations artists. Each artist is featured on the indigiTUBE platform as well as being distributed to over 250 community radio stations in both digital and CD formats via CBAA’s Amrap.

CBAA’s Amrap saw a need for professional development of artists contributing to the First Sounds series, so CMTO Pathways Training Manager, Mikaela Ford and IndigiTUBE manager Jaja Dare collaborated to create a mentoring program for artists to meet online and hear from a range of guest speakers to hone their craft. 

The first round of AMPLIFY artists are:

Backing the artists in the program are the legendary Emily Wurramara, Kobie Dee and Mau Power, who are hosting online yarn sessions with the artists; sharing knowledge, contacts and experiences to get their music out there. The program is set to finish on Kaurna Country with a songwriting workshop and a nationally promoted gig in November, restrictions permitting. 

CMTO Trainer and Hip Hop Artist Kween G hosted the digital ‘Be Media Ready’ session for the artists on Thursday 9th September, 2021. 

Check out the happy snaps below.

Broadcasters can get all the First Sounds compilations for airplay from the CBAA Amrap website.

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