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Successful Staging by CAAMA Music

The Carols by Candlelight held at Anzac Oval in Alice Springs on Dec 8 will mark the culmination of a year of successful event staging for CAAMA Music. This is a new avenue of business and training for CAAMA, and it has been incredibly well-received so far by the community of Alice Springs. It provides excellent...

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Music Industry Rangers off to a good start

In February this year CAAMA MUSIC launched a long-running Regional Music Development Program (RMDP) to train sixteen specially selected ‘Music Industry Rangers’ (MIRs) from Central Australia over the next three years. Just seven months into the program these rangers are already making huge strides towards their goals of being experienced sound engineers and mentors, able...

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CAAMA MUSIC interviewed for Deadly Vibe magazine

Read the three-page feature about CAAMA in the April issue of 'InVibe' - the insert inside Deadly Vibe magazine. "Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Music is strengthening its ties with remote desert communities through an innovative regional music development program and focusing on mentoring new and fresh NT talent in the music industry."

Miko Smith talks to CAAMA RADIO

Have a listen to ‘Miko’ Smith, Manager of CAAMA MUSIC,  interviewed by CAAMA RADIO’s Breakfast Presenter, GMan, about the Regional Music Development Program (RMDP) currently in progress out in Hermannsburg/Ntaria, Northern Territory. Tonight there will be a second concert held in the community, as practice for the ‘Music Industry Rangers’ who are being trained in...

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‘Music Industry Rangers’ Stage Concert in Hermannsburg

Last night in Hermannsburg/Ntaria a concert was staged as part of CAAMA MUSIC’s Regional Music Development Program. More than four hundred people gathered in Hermannsburg’s historic centre to listen to a concert featuring a wide range of talented musicians from their own community. The town’s  well-known family of musicians – including brothers Warren H, Williams...

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Interview with Mark McCormack on PBS 106.7 FM

Over the next three years sixteen specially selected 'Music Industry Rangers' from remote indigenous communities will be trained in the art of music recording, production and running gigs. CAAMA MUSIC sound producer, Mark McCormack, is currently leading this Regional Music Development Program (RMDP) out in Hermannsburg, Central Australia. You can listen to Mark's interview, recorded yesterday, live from Hermannsburg, for 'Big Mob' on PBS 106.7FM.

MEDIA RELEASE: CAAMA MUSIC Launches Training of Indigenous ‘Music Industry Rangers’

Alice Springs-based indigenous record label, CAAMA MUSIC, has launched a long-running Regional Music Development Program (RMDP) to train sixteen specially selected ‘Music Industry Rangers’ (MIRs) from Central Australia over the next three years. The aim is to foster the recording and preservation of indigenous languages through song, as well as to develop real pathways to employment into the music industry for the Music Industry Rangers.


Alice Springs record label, CAAMA Music, has recently grown to a team of eight full-time staff in preparation for an unprecedented expansion into indigenous music production and community involvements throughout Central Australia over the next three years. Micheal ‘Miko’ Smith has worked for three years as the CAAMA Music Label Manager and where he once...

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