• Best New Talent Award winner Philly (Supplied) (NIMA)Source: NIMA
The 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards held in Darwin in July were a fireworks of celebration that honoured Indigenous artists whose songs are reaching across Australia and around the world.
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NITV

27 Jul 2015 - 1:01 PM  UPDATED 27 Jul 2015 - 4:04 PM

The annual National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) glowed with some of the country's finest musicians in Darwin's Ampitheatre on Saturday evening.

Both well-known and up-and-coming artists were acknowledged with diva Jess Mauboy and new star Dan Sultan both named Artist of the Year.

Young rap artist Philly was given the Best New Talent Award and the soulful Thelma Plum took home Song of the Year for "How much does your love cost".

A dancer from Yothu Yindi - East Journey performs at the 2015 NIMAs (Supplied)

The night was filled with entertainment featuring special performances by the greatly loved Yothu Yindi and Gurrumul to stir the audiences.

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Nominees, performers and guests packed out the Ampitheatre in Darwin for the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards on 25 July. Here is some of the action.

2015 National Indigenous Music Awards winners

Artist of the Year
Jessica Mauboy - Buy their single
and
Dan Sultan - Buy their album

Album of the Year
Sheplife - Briggs - Buy their album

Song of the Year
How much does your love cost? - Thelma Plum - Buy their album

New Talent of the Year
Philly - Buy their music

Cover Art of the Year
Cause N Affect – Radical Son - Buy their album
Design: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey - See their work

Film Clip of the Year
Bad Apples – Briggs - Buy their album
Produced by Heath Kerr & Josh Davis - See their work

NIMA Album of the Year winner Briggs (left) with actor Jack Thompson (Supplied)

Community Music Clip
Cairns Murri Crew - Built to Last - Buy their song
Desert Pea Media

Traditional Award
Djalu Gurruwiwi
and
East Journey for Mokuy & Bonba - Buy their album

Hall of Fame
Vic Simms - Buy their music
Blekbala Mujik - Buy their music

School Band
The Karungkarni Band - Listen to their music