The winner of the 2015 Indigenous Music & Media Award is Marcus Corowa.
Growing up in far north Queensland, Marcus Corowa draws on his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage to create captivating music with elements of blues, jazz and funk. Marcus’s accolades include winning the ‘Most Promising New Talent in Music’ award at the 2012 Deadly Awards, on the back of his debut EP, ‘The Greater You’. He is a regular face at national music events and has played with some of the best in the industry including Mark Seymour, Toni Childs, Marcia Hines, Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Casey Donovan, Linda and Vicka, James Reyne and Frank Yamma. Marcus has been busy in 2015, songwriting for the soundtrack of the documentary about Indigenous basketball player Patty Mills, ‘For My People’. As Ambassador for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Marcus recently hosted a documentary about smoking awareness called ‘Clouded History’. He is currently starring in the Opera Australia and Barking Gecko Production of ‘The Rabbits’.
We are privileged to be able to play a small part in supporting the development of such a unique and talented voice amongst Australia’s rich tapestry of musical talent.
The Music & Media Prize includes a cheque for $12,000 , along with a publisher introduction & industry mentoring session courtesy of Damian Trotter at Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia, and a songwriting mentorship & co-writing opportunity with Lior.
The SOL foundation are thrilled to be partnering with APRA AMCOS to deliver the inaugural Indigenous Music & Media Award this year, & we are sincerely grateful to our dear friends at APRA for their assistance in helping us integrate this special award in their Professional Development Award Program.