Jim Ottaway Music News

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17 April 2017

Latest chart news... 'Timeless e-Motion' is now #31 (down from #11) on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for April 2017. My thanks to all at OMWR, in particular Steve and Chrissie Sheppard, for sharing my music to the world .


16 April 2017

Chart news... 'Timeless e-Motion' is now at #23 (down from #15) on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for March 2017. My thanks to ZMR and all the DJs/hosts playing my music around the world.


9 April 2017

I was interviewed by Mary Bartlein on 'Instrumental Saturdays', WMSE, Milwaukee, USA, this morning (Australian time). Mary interviewed me about my life and music; and played all tracks from 'Timeless e-Motion'. If you did not have a chance to catch the show live you can listen to, or download, the show at the link below. Click on 04/08/2017... download or stream. The show starts at the 3:58 mark.

Interview on 'Instrumental Saturdays' WMSE

Many thanks Mary and WMSE!


21 March 2017

Latest chart news... Three of my albums are still on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for March 2017... 'Timeless e-Motion' has dropped to #11; but 'Southern Cross' #42 and 'Invisible Vortex' #54 have both risen once again. My thanks to all at OMWR for sharing my music to the world.


13 March 2017

Latest chart news... 'Timeless e-Motion' is now at #15 (down from #14) on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for February 2017. My thanks to ZMR and all the DJs/hosts playing my music around the world.


6 March 2017

More awards news... 'Southern Cross' has been nominated for the 2016 One World Music Awards in two categories... Album of the Year and Best Electronic Album. 'Invisible Vortex' has also been nominated in the People's Choice category. My thanks the Steve and Chrissie Sheppard and all at OWMR for playing my music. Thank you for the nominations!


2 March 2017

Exciting news... two of my albums have been nominated for awards in the 13th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards (2016) to be held in New Orleans, USA on Saturday 13 May 2017... Best Chill/Groove Album: 'Invisible Vortex' and Best Ambient Album: 'Southern Cross'.

I am really honoured to have been nominated for these prestigious awards and I would like to thank all the DJs/hosts who voted for me. Fingers-crossed for the awards night.

My congratulation to all nominees.

Zone Music Reporter Awards 2016 - Nominees Best Chill_Groove Album - 2 March 2017
Zone Music Reporter Awards 2016 - Nominees Best Ambient Album - 2 March 2017

27 February 2017

Latest chart news... Three of my albums are still on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for February 2017... 'Timeless e-Motion' #6; 'Southern Cross' #60 and 'Invisible Vortex' #70. My thanks to all at OMWR for sharing my music to the world.


17 February 2017

Latest chart news... 'Timeless e-Motion' has reached #14 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for January 2017. That is my highest placed album to date on the ZMR chart. My thanks to all the DJs/hosts who are playing my music and reporting to ZMR.


6 February 2017

Two of my albums have qualified for the 13th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards (2016) to be held in New Orleans on 13 May 2017... Best Chill/Groove Album: 'Invisible Vortex' and Best Ambient Album: 'Southern Cross'.

Category finalists will be announced in late February 2017.

I am really pleased and excited to have qualified for the awards and, fingers-crossed, I will make the finalist list.

Thank you DJs/hosts and ZMR!


3 February 2017

I am excited and honoured to have 'Southern Cross' placed at #88 on the 'end-of-year' aggregate Zone Music Reporter 2016 Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart. My thanks to ZMR and all the wonderful DJs/hosts who are playing my music.

If you have not had a chance to listen to the 'Southern Cross' Album Show you can access it by clicking on the link below:

The Album Show - 'Southern Cross' (Mixcloud)

Zone Music Reporter 2016 Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart - 3 February 2017

17 January 2017

Four of my releases are in the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart for December 2016... 'Another Christmas Eve' (EP/mini album) debuted at #27; 'Timeless e-Motion' debuted at #28; 'Southern Cross' dropped down to #51; and 'Liquid Moon' re-entered the chart (after being off the chart for 8 months) at #70.

I would like to thank all the wonderful DJs/hosts around the world who are playing my music and including my music in your 'top' lists to ZMR. Thank you for supporting my music. A big thank you to my family and friends too!

ZMR is the industry source for New Age, World, Ambient, Electronic, Solo Piano, Relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. ZMR is based in the USA but receives airplay data from all around the world.


16 January 2017

Chart news... 'Timeless e-Motion' has debuted at #6 on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for January 2017. 'Southern Cross' dropped to #34 and 'Invisible Vortex' to #48.

My thanks to all at One World Music Radio for playing my music and for everyone who has listened to the Album Shows for these albums. See links below.


1 January 2017

My new album... 'Timeless e-Motion' is officially released today. Please click on the album cover below to read more about the album and for purchasing options. I hope you enjoy the album.

You can listen to tracks from the album and me talking about the album with Chrissie Sheppard (One World Music Radio) by clicking on this link:

The Album Show - 'Timeless e-Motion' (Mixcloud)


21 December 2016

Chart news... 'Southern Cross' has continued to climb the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart. It has reached #22 on the November 2016 Chart. 'Southern Cross' is sandwiched between two 2016 Grammy nominated albums, including 'Rosetta' by one of my electronic music heroes... Vangelis! An extract of the chart is below.

Both 'Southern Cross' #21 and 'Invisible Vortex' #40 moved back down the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for December 2016.

Once again my thanks to all the DJs/hosts around the world for playing my music.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart November 2016 - 21 December 2016

9 December 2016

I have just found out that I have been added to the candidate list for the Schallwelle Electronic Music Awards (Germany) both as International Artist and International Album (3 albums... 'Southern Cross', 'Heaven's Dreaming' and 'Timeless e-Motion'). I understand these awards are chosen by judges and public vote. My thanks to the person or persons who nominated me.


2 December 2016

I had my first airplay in my home town, Gold Coast, last night on 4CRB. They featured the track 'Another Christmas Eve' during the Dinner Music show. Thank you 4CRB!

Also I was interviewed last night by Pete Hammond during his Classics and New Age show on 2Max FM, Narrabri. Thank you Pete!


30 November 2016

Five of my albums will be featured as the Special Focus during the month of December 2016 on Bill Fox's Galactic Travels radio show on WDIY. Bill will be featuring the following albums: 'Aurora' on 1 December; 'Orion' on 8 December; 'Centauri' on 15 December; 'Liquid Moon' on 22 December and 'Invisible Vortex' on 29 December 2016.

The show features one hour of various electronic artists and then the second hour is the Special Focus album. Galactic Travels airs at 11pm each Thursday (US East Coast). For my Australian friends that's Friday 2pm (AEST). Galactic Travels is also broadcast a few times the following week on Germany's MODUL303 and is then placed on Mixcloud.

Thank you Bill!


26 November 2016

Chart news... Both 'Southern Cross' and 'Invisible Vortex' have moved up the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for October 2016... 'Southern Cross' up four places to #27 and 'Invisible Vortex' up 30 places to #47. Both albums are now in the top 50!

My thanks to all the DJs/hosts around the world for playing my music and also for reporting to ZMR.


15 November 2016

The One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for November 2016 was released a few days ago. Good news... both 'Southern Cross' #8 and 'Invisible Vortex' #20 rose up the charts again. My thanks to all at OWMR for playing my music and also for everyone who is listening to the Album Shows.


5 November 2016

Two of my tracks have made it into the Top 30 listing for the 2016 Australian Songwriting Awards in the Instrumental category. The tracks are 'Counting the Falling Stars' from my album 'Power' and an un-released track 'A Moment in Time (Song for Joseph)'. These tracks now move into the next stage of judging to choose the Top 10 and winner. Hopefully some more Top 10 success this year!


4 November 2016

I have been chosen to be Artist of the Week on New Zealand internet radio station Sleep Radio for the week 4 to 10 November 2016. My thanks to John Watson and Sleep Radio for this great honour. You can listen to Sleep Radio at this link.

Sleep Radio


3 November 2016

I have just released my first official EP/mini album titled 'Another Christmas Eve'.


26 October 2016

The Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart for September 2016 has just been released. Good news!!!! 'Southern Cross' has moved up the chart to #31 and 'Invisible Vortex' has re-entered the chart at #77. My thanks to all the DJs, hosts and stations around the world for playing my music and also for taking the time to report to ZMR. I appreciate your support of my music.

Here is an extract of the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for September 2016 showing 'Southern Cross' at #31.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart September 2016 - 26 October 2016 (extract)

17 October 2016

Both 'Southern Cross' and 'Invisible Vortex' are still in the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for October 2016. 'Southern Cross' has fallen to #20 and 'Invisible Vortex' to #77. My thanks to all at OWMR.

If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Shows you can access them by clicking on the links below:

The Album Show - 'Southern Cross' (Mixcloud)

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)


1 October 2016

'Southern Cross' has finally cracked the Top 50 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for August 2016... it rose to #48 from #69 last month. My thanks to all the wonderful hosts/DJs for airing my music and also including my album(s) in their 'top albums' list to ZMR... and sometimes at the top of that list.


22 September 2016

I am really excited to advise that my album 'Southern Cross' has been awarded a Silver Medal at the recent Global Music Awards. You can review the complete list of awards winners at this link: Global Music Awards.

My thanks to all at the Global Music Awards for this great honour.


16 September 2016

Both 'Southern Cross' and 'Invisible Vortex' have maintained their positions on the One World Music Radio (OWMR) Top 100 Chart for September 2016... 'Southern Cross' (#4) and 'Invisible Vortex' (#6). Once again my thanks to all at OWMR, in particular Steve and Chrissie, Bruce, Zoee, Gazz and Michael for including my music in their shows. Thank you also to everyone who has been listening to the Album Shows featuring music from these albums.

If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Shows you can access them by clicking on the links below:

The Album Show - 'Southern Cross' (Mixcloud)

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)


12 September 2016

I was really excited to find out that 'Radio Edits 1' has been chosen by Germany's MODUL303 as 'Album der Woche', that is Album of the Week, for this current week. I am extremely honoured to have one of my albums chosen in this capacity and I would like to thank Wolf Red of MODUL303 for his support over recent months. Thank you Wolf!

The Album of the Week show is being broadcast at different times throughout the week. To view the MODULE303 program for this week click on this link: MODUL303.


8 September 2016

I have made available on Bandcamp an album... 'Radio Edits 1' which includes edits of tracks from my space ambient albums 'Southern Cross' and 'Liquid Moon' and also two edited tracks from my #1 album (One World Music Radio)... 'Invisible Vortex'. This album was intended for broadcast and podcast purposes, however I realised that there may be others who would like to have access to the edited tracks. Click on the album cover below to get more detail.


28 August 2016

'Southern Cross' has re-entered the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Airplay Chart for July 2016 #69, after dropping out of the chart last month. My thanks to all the radio stations, DJs and hosts around the world who are playing my music and for including my albums in their Top 20 lists.

Here is an extract of the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for July 2016 showing 'Southern Cross' at #69.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart July 2016 - 28 July 2016 (extract)

20 August 2016

Both 'Invisible Vortex' and 'Southern Cross' have remained in the Top 6 of the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for August 2016. After 2 months at #1 'Invisible Vortex' dropped to #4 last month and to #6 this month. 'Southern Cross' moved up to #4 from #6 last month. Both albums have traded places!

My thanks once again to all at OWMR and everyone who has listened to the Album Show podcasts on Mixcloud and the other shows for which I have provided links here and on Facebook. You are 'all' helping to keep my albums on the OWMR chart. Thank you!

Here is an extract of the OWMR Top 100 Chart for August 2016.

OWMR World Music Music Top 100 Chart - August 2016 (extract)

7 August 2016

Here is an extract of the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart for June 2016 showing 'Invisible Vortex' at #68.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart June 2016 (extract)

27 July 2016

'Invisible Vortex' has moved up to #68 on the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Airplay Chart for June 2016 after debuting last month at #93. My thanks to all the radio stations, DJs and hosts around the world who are playing my music. A special thank you to the team at One World Music Radio for their support.


17 July 2016

Both 'Invisible Vortex' and 'Southern Cross' are now in the Top 6 of the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for July 2016. 'Invisible Vortex' dropped to #4 after a two month stint at #1 and 'Southern Cross' made a big jump up to #6 from #27 last month.

My thanks to all at OWMR for appreciating and playing my music. Also special thanks to everyone who has listened to the Album Show podcasts on Mixcloud and the other shows for which I have provided links here and on Facebook. You are 'all' helping to keep my albums on the OWMR chart. Thank you!

If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Shows you can access them by clicking on the links below:

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

The Album Show - 'Southern Cross' (Mixcloud)

Here is an extract of the OWMR Top 100 Chart for July 2016.

OWMR World Music Music Top 100 Chart - July 2016 (extract)

12 July 2016

Here are extracts of the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay Chart for May 2016 showing 'Southern Cross' debuting at #52 and 'Invisible Vortex' debuting at #93.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart - May 2016 ('Southern Cross' extract)
Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart - May 2016 ('Invisible Vortex' extract)

28 June 2016

More great chart news...

'Southern Cross' and 'Invisible Vortex' both debuted on the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Airplay Chart for May 2016 at #52 and #93 respectively. ZMR is recognised as the industry source for new age, world, ambient, electronic, solo piano, relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. ZMR is based in the USA but receives airplay advice from all around the world. My thanks to the DJs/hosts who are playing my music and adding my albums to their 'top album' lists.

The means that both 'Invisible Vortex' and 'Southern Cross' are now charting on the most significant 'non-mainstream' music charts world-wide.


27 June 2016

As noted below 'Southern Cross' has risen to #27 on the One World Music (OWM) Top 100 Chart for June 2016. You can listen to Album Show featuring music from 'Southern Cross' and my interview with host Steve Sheppard by clicking on this link:

The Album Show - 'Southern Cross' (Mixcloud)


19 June 2016

Steve Sheppard, of One World Music Radio (Cyprus/UK), has written a wonderful review of my album 'Southern Cross'. You can read the review by clicking here.

You can also view Steve's review on the One World Music Radio website by clicking here. Once on the One Word Music Radio website locate and click on 'Southern Cross' and then open the PDF file.

My thanks to Steve for the fantastic review.


18 June 2016

Great news! 'Invisible Vortex' has retained the #1 position on the One World Music Radio (OWMR) Top 100 Chart for June 2016.

Thank you to all the OWMR show hosts, including Steve and Chrissie Sheppard, Zoe Ehinger, Gazz Collins and Bruce Gall who played music from the album during the last month. Once again a very special thank you to all my family and friends who listened to the Album Show featuring music from 'Invisible Vortex' and my interview with host Chrissie Sheppard. If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Show you can access it by clicking on this link:

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

'Southern Cross' also made a big move up from #68 to #27 on the June 2016 Chart. Thanks OWMR for the airplay!

Here is an extract of the OWMR Top 100 Chart for June 2016.

OWMR World Music Music Top 100 Chart - June 2016 (extract)

8 June 2016

Michael Foster, editor of Ambient Visions (USA), has written a review of my album 'Southern Cross'. You can read the review by clicking here.

You can also view Michael's review on the Ambient Visions website by clicking here.

My thanks to Michael for the wonderful review.


4 June 2016

I have had some wonderful airplay around the world over the last few weeks (8 May-31 May 2016) including:
+ 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)' - WVKR - Secret Music - Scott Raymond
+ 'Phi Velorum' - WLFR - Digital Dreams - Mark Dickson
+ 'Aurora Borealis' - 4ZZZ - The Witching Hour - Nyx Fullmoon
+ 'Desert Shadows' - 4ZZZ - The Witching Hour - Nyx Fullmoon
+ 'Alpha Crucis' - KFCF - Interstellar Lounge - Dan Cook
+ 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)' - WXPN - Star's End - Chuck van Zyl
+ 'Alpha Crucis' - WVKR - Secret Music - Scott Raymond
+ 'Gamma Crucis' - KCUR - Night Tides - Renée Blanche
+ 'Delta Crucis' - KTEP - Audiosyncracy - Jamey Osborne
+ 'Invisible Vortex' - KRCB - Space Time Radio with the Owl - Paul Nicholson
+ 'Orion' - 4ZZZ - The Witching Hour - Nyx Fullmoon
+ 'Alpha Crucis' - WXPN - Star's End - Chuck van Zyl
+ 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)' - Sequences Podcast (#89) - Mick Garlick
+ 'The Long Haul' - Sequences Podcast (#89) - Mick Garlick
+ 'Follow the Lead' - Sequences Podcast (#89) - Mick Garlick
+ 'Proxima Centauri' - KCUR - Night Tides - Renée Blanche
+ 'Pink Light from the Moon' - New Ambient 2016 Volume 1: Infinite Meadow - Mike G (Ambient Music Guide)
+ 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)' - WPRB - Music With Space - Mike Hunter
+ 'Aquila' - 4ZZZ - The Witching Hour - Nyx Fullmoon
+ 'Stellar Wind' - 4ZZZ - The Witching Hour - Nyx Fullmoon
+ 'Of Unknown Origin' - One World Music Radio - Choice Vol 27 - Gazz Collins
+ 'Delta Crucis' - One World Music Radio - Atmospheres #66 - Bruce Gall
+ 'Call for Peace (Chill Out Mix)' - One World Music Radio - Atmospheres #66 - Bruce Gall
+ 'Beta Crucis' - KCUR - Night Tides - Renée Blanche
+ 'Epsilon Crucis' - WLFR - Digital Dreams - Mark Dickson.

My thanks to the wonderful DJs, noted above, for playing my music.

My music has also been recently added to the Drone Zone playlist at Soma FM, USA. My thanks to Rusty Hodge.

Once again I would like to thank Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes, for continually having a number of my tracks played on rotation during the regular Journeyscapes stream; and to Garry Irving from Alpine Radio, northern Victoria, Australia for playing my music each week on his programs.


3 June 2016

My latest album 'Southern Cross' is included in the Secret Music (WVKR) Top 20 list for May 2016. My thanks to Scott Raymond, host of Secret Music.

This is a little late however, 'Southern Cross' was also included in the Galactic Travels (WDIY) Top 20 list for April 2016. My thanks to Bill Fox, host of Galactic Travels.


28 May 2016

My album 'Liquid Moon' has moved up 5 places in the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Airplay Chart for April 2016 to equal #80. ZMR (based in the USA) is the industry source for new age, world, ambient, electronic, solo piano, relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. My thanks to the DJs/hosts who are playing my music and adding my albums to their 'top album' lists.

Here is an extract of the ZMR Top 100 chart.

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Chart - April 2016 (extract)

23 May 2016

Chuck van Zyl, musician and host of Star's End (USA), has written a review of my album 'Southern Cross'. You can read the review by clicking here.

You can also view Chuck's review on the Star's End website by clicking here.

My thanks to Chuck for the wonderful review.


18 May 2016

Great news! My album 'Invisible Vortex' is now #1 on the One World Music Radio (OWMR) Top 100 Chart for May 2016, up from #5 last month.

My thanks to all the OWMR DJs, including Steve and Chrissie Sheppard, Zoe Ehinger, Gazz Collins and Bruce Gall who played music from the album during the last month. Once again a very special thank you to all my family and friends who listened to the Album Show featuring music from 'Invisible Vortex' and my interview with host Chrissie Sheppard. Your 'plays' of that interview helped to get my album up to #1 on the chart. If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Show you can access it by clicking on this link:

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

Please pass this link onto your friends.

My latest album 'Southern Cross' also debuted on the May 2016 Chart at #68.

Here is an extract of the Top 100 chart.

One World Music Music Top 100 Chart - May 2016 (extract)

12 May 2016

Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes (USA), has written a review of my album 'Southern Cross'. You can read the review by clicking here.

You can also view Candice's review on the Journeyscapes Blog by clicking here.

My thanks to Candice for the great review.


11 May 2016

I have had some wonderful airplay around the world over the last few weeks (23 April-8 May 2016) including:
+ Nyx Fullmoon, host of The Witching Hour (4ZZZ, Brisbane, Australia), played 'Ursae Majoris', 'Sirius', 'Phi Velorum', and 'Four Phases of the Moon - Part 1(New Moon)'
+ Chuck van Zyl, host of Star's End (WXPN, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)'
+ Pat Murphy, host of Alien Air Music (KXLU, Los Angeles, USA), played 'Beta Crucis'
+ Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides (KCUR, Kansas City, USA), played 'Delta Crucis'
+ John Peippo (The Moog Man), host of The Oort Cloud (CKCU, Ottawa, Canada), played 'Four Phases of the Moon - Part 1 (New Moon)'
+ Candice Michelle, host of Journeycapes (USA) included 'Delta Crucis' in playlist #078
+ Mark Dickson, host of Digital Dreams (WLFR, Stockton, New Jersey, USA), played 'Aurora Australis'
+ Bill Fox, host of Thought Radio (WMUH, Pennsylvania, USA), played 'Snowfall (Prelude)'
+ Chuck van Zyl, host of Star's End (WXPN, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)'
+ Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides (KCUR, Kansas City, USA), played 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)'
+ Scott Raymond, host of Secret Music (WVKR, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA), played 'Beta Crucis'
+ Steve Sheppard, from One World Music Radio included 'Delta Crucis' in the official playlist #42
+ Mark Dickson, host of Digital Dreams (WLFR, Stockton, New Jersey, USA), played 'Alpha Crucis'
+ Bill Fox, host of Galactic Travels (WDIY, Allentown, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Gamma Crucis'
+ Chuck van Zyl, host of Star's End (WXPN, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Alpha Crucis'
+ Gazz Collins, host of Choice, One World Music Radio, played 'Invisible Vortex'.

My thanks to these wonderful DJs for playing my music.

Also special thanks to Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes, for continually having a number of my tracks played on rotation during the regular Journeyscapes stream; and to Garry Irving from Alpine Radio, northern Victoria, Australia for playing my music each week on his programs.

The above details are known airplay only, i.e. I have heard the live broadcast or seen the published playlist. If you know of any other DJs playing my music please let me know via the Contact Me page. I would like the opportunity to thank all DJs who play my music. Thank you!


28 April 2016

My album 'Liquid Moon' has just entered the Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Top 100 Airplay Chart for March 2016 in equal 85th position. ZMR is the industry source for new age, world, ambient, electronic, solo piano, relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. My thanks to the DJs who played tracks from 'Liquid Moon' during March and for adding the album to their 'top album' lists.


26 April 2016

My latest album 'Southern Cross' is included in the Star's End (WXPN) Top 10 releases for April 2016. My thanks to Chuck van Zyl, host of Star's End.


20 April 2016

I have had some more airplay around the world over the last few days including Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides (KCUR, Kansas City, USA) playing 'Alpha Crucis' from my album 'Southern Cross' and Mark Dickson, host of Digital Dreams (WLFR, Stockton, New Jersey, USA) playing 'Liquid Moon' from my album 'Liquid Moon'.

My thanks to Renée and Mark for playing my music.


19 April 2016

My album 'Invisible Vortex' debuted at #5 on the One World Music (OWM) Top 100 Chart for April 2016. My thanks to all the OWM DJs who played music from the album during the last month. Also a special thank you to all my friends who listened to the Album Show featuring music from 'Invisible Vortex' and my interview with host Chrissie Sheppard. Your 'plays' of that interview helped to get my album high up the charts. If you have not had a chance to listen to the Album Show you can access it by clicking on one of these two links:

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (OWMR).

Here is an extract of the Top 100 chart.

One World Music Music Top 100 Chart - April 2016 (extract)

15 April 2016

My new album... 'Southern Cross' is officially released today. It is my first space ambient album since the release of 'Liquid Moon' in 2011 and it follows the release of 'Invisible Vortex' in 2015. 'Southern Cross' is dedicated to the memory of my beautiful mother, Madge, who passed away in May 2015. I would like to thank all my wonderful family and friends for helping to make this album release possible. Thank you also to the DJs around the world who are playing my music. Please click on the album cover below to hear short samples of each track; to read more about the album; and for purchasing options. I hope you enjoy the album.


12 April 2016

This evening I was interviewed by Garry Irving, host of Alternatively Yours (Alpine Radio 96.5 FM, Kiewa Valley; 92.9 FM, Ovens Valley and 94.5 FM, Harrietville, Victoria, Australia). The purpose of the 15 minute interview was to promote the official release of my new album 'Southern Cross' which is set for Friday 15 April 2016. Among his many questions, Garry asked me about the recording of 'Southern Cross' and how the concept and naming of the album came about. Following my interview Garry played all six tracks from the album. My thanks to Garry and Alpine Radio for regularly playing my music and supporting a local independent Australian musician.


11 April 2016

I have had some great airplay around the world over the last few days (3-10 April 2016) including:
+ One World Music Radio (UK/Cyprus) added the track 'Invisible Vortex' to its playlist #41
+ Bill Fox, host of Galactic Travels (WDIY, Allentown, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Alpha Crucis'
+ Mike Hunter, host of Music with Space (WPRB, Princeton, New Jersey, USA), played 'Alpha Crucis'
+ Bill Fox, host of Thought Radio (WMUH, Allentown, Philadelphia), played 'Gamma Crucis'
+ Nyx Fullmoon, host of The Witching Hour (4ZZZ, Brisbane, Australia), played 'Alien Cries', 'Four Phases of the Moon - Parts 1 and 4', 'Lunar Sunrise (The Light Side of the Moon) Parts 1 and 2' and 'A Comet's Journey Past Many Moons'
+ Dan Cook, host of Interstellar Lounge (KFCF, Fresno, California, USA), played 'Delta Crucis', 'Proxima Centauri', 'Call for Peace (Chill Out Mix)' and 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)'
+ Chuck van Zyl, host of Star's End (WXPN, Philadelphia, USA), played 'Alpha Crucis'
+ Bruce Gall, host of Atmospheres (One World Music Radio, UK/Cyprus), played 'Invisible Vortex'
+ Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides (KCUR, Kansas City, USA) played 'Fortune'.

My thanks to these wonderful DJs for playing my music.


8 April 2016

Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes (USA), has written a review of my album 'Invisible Vortex'. You can read the review by clicking here.

You can also view Candice's review on the Journeyscapes Blog by clicking here.

My thanks to Candice for the great review.


5 April 2016

'Southern Cross' has now been made available for download from CD Baby, a little earlier than official release date. Please click on the album cover below to purchase this album.


5 April 2016

Andrew Maxam, host of Liquid Electric (FBi FM, Sydney, Australia) played 'Southern Cross (Timeless Motion)' from my album 'Southern Cross' on 1 April 2016. My thanks to Andrew for the airplay.


4 April 2016

Mike Hunter, host of Music with Space (WPRB, New Jersey, USA), Nyx Fullmoon, host of The Witching Hour (4ZZZ, Brisbane, Australia) and Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides (KCUR, Kansas City, USA) played tracks from my albums in the last few days. Mike played 'Delta Crucis' from my album 'Southern Cross'; Nyx played 'Alpha Crucis', 'Beta Crucis', 'Gamma Crucis' and 'Epsilon Crucis' from my album 'Southern Cross' during interviews on the show; and Renée played 'Pink Light from the Moon' from my album 'Liquid Moon'. Thank you Renée, Nyx and Mike.


2 April 2016

My new space ambient album... 'Southern Cross' will be officially released on 15 April 2016. Physical CDs are now available for purchase from CD Services, Dundee, Scotland and Jim's website. Click on the album cover below to purchase this album. It should also be available for download from various websites from 15 April 2016. Promotional copies have been provided to a number of DJs around the world and tracks from the album may be aired prior to the release date. Keep an eye on this News page and the Discography/Southern Cross page for more updates.


1 April 2016

I was interviewed by Chrissie Sheppard (One World Music Radio) for the Album Show a week ago. We talked about my album 'Invisible Vortex'. The interview was a lot of fun and was conducted via Skype. I talked about all the tracks on the album and three tracks are featured: 'Invisible Vortex', 'Delicate Nature' and 'Follow the Lead'. You can hear the interview by clicking on these links:

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (Mixcloud)

The Album Show - 'Invisible Vortex' (OWMR).


31 March 2016

I have had some more airplay of my music over the recent weeks. My tracks have been played on One World Music Radio, Journeyscapes, Night Tides and Music with Space. My thanks the hosts, Chrissie Sheppard, Zoe Ehinger, Candice Michelle, Renée Blanche and Mike Hunter for continuing to play my music.


20 March 2016

'Southern Cross', my first space ambient album since the release of 'Liquid Moon' in 2011, will be released shortly. Please keep on eye on my website for updates on the release date.

Southern Cross - Jim Ottaway - Soon to be released!

20 March 2016

Below is the list of tracks and composers awarded the Top 10 places in the Instrumental Category of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Awards, held in Sydney late 2015.

2015 ASA Top 10

19 March 2016

My thanks to the following DJs, from around the world, that have played and are currently playing tracks from my eight international albums:
+ Garry Irving - Alpine Radio 96.5 FM (Victoria, Australia) - 'Alternatively Yours' and 'Non-Mainstream Mix'
+ Andrew Maxam - FBi FM (Sydney, Australia) - 'Liquid Electric'
+ Nyx Fullmoon - 4ZZZ (Brisbane, Australia) - 'The Witching Hour'
+ George Cruickshank - 'Ultima Thule' (Sydney, Australia)
+ John Diliberto - 'Echoes' (Philadelphia, USA)
+ Chuck van Zyl - WXPN (Philadelphia, USA) - 'Star's End'
+ Steve and Chrissie Sheppard - One World Music Radio (UK/Cyprus) - 'Independent Artists Show'
+ Zoe Ehinger - One World Music Radio (UK/Cyprus) - 'Zoediac Show'
+ Renée Blanche - KCUR (Kansas City, USA) - 'Night Tides'
+ Candice Michelle - 'Journeyscapes' (USA)
+ Mike Hunter - WPRB (Princeton, New Jersey, USA) - 'Music with Space'
+ Andy Garibaldi - Radio North Angus (Scotland, UK) - 'The Source'.

A big thank you to each of you for supporting my music and that of other independent artists around the world.

Some of these programs are currently available on the internet and I would recommend checking them out.

If you know of any other DJs playing my music please let me know via the 'Contact Me' page. I would like to have the opportunity to thank them.


18 March 2016

Mike Hunter, host of 'Music with Space' on WPRB (Princeton, New Jersey, USA), has played two of my tracks from the albums 'Aurora' and 'Orion' over recent weeks. My thanks to Mike for playing my music.


1 March 2016

Both One World Music (UK) and Night Tides (KCUR Kansas City, USA) played 'Call for Peace' from my album 'Invisible Vortex' in the last few days. My thanks to Chrissie and Steve from One World Music (UK) and Renée Blanche, host of Night Tides, for playing my music. Check out the Media page.


19 February 2016

Ultima Thule Ambient Media have released a download album of a selection of nine tracks from three of my space ambient albums, 'Liquid Moon', 'Orion' and 'Centauri'. The album is titled 'Heaven's Dreaming'. You can listen to samples of each track and purchase a download of the album from Bandcamp by clicking on the album cover below (and then on the Bandcamp logo).


13 February 2016

All tracks from my eight international albums are now available on YouTube Red as album art tracks. Unfortunately, YouTube Red is only available in the USA at the present time. I understand they plan to roll it out to the rest of the world some time in the future. In the meantime, if you are in the US you can access my tracks by clicking on this link: Jim's YouTube Red site.


26 January 2016

This being Australia Day, I thought it would be appropriate to officially launch my 'musician/band' Facebook site. Most of the music related posts from my personal Facebook site have been reposted on my official site so that important news from recent years is included on the official page. You will see these posts headed as "Originally posted on...". You can access my official Facebook site by clicking on this link: Jim's official Facebook site. Please LIKE my site.

Jim's official Facebook site

22 January 2016

One World Music (OWM) included my track 'Going for Broke' in the 2nd instalment of the Independent Artists Show on 21 January 2016. You can see more details on the Media page of my site. You can hear a podcast of the show by clicking on this link: OWM podcast. My track opens the show.

My thanks to Steve and Chrissie Sheppard at OWM for supporting my music.


18 January 2016

I have recently agreed to have 8 of my albums (4 electronic synth... 'Invisible Vortex', 'Power', 'Blitz' and 'Chill Factor' and 4 space ambient... 'Liquid Moon', 'Centauri', 'Orion' and 'Aurora') made available for streaming on the major streaming sites around the world. The major sites that I know currently stream my albums include iHeart Radio, JB HiFi Now, Guvera, Rhapsody, Microsoft Groove, Spotify and Apple Music. If you are a 'streamer' do a search for 'Jim Ottaway' on your favourite site and my albums should appear. I hope you enjoy what you hear.


4 January 2016

Happy New Year everyone!

I have recently uploaded my first music video onto YouTube. The video is for the track 'Takin' the Time (2015)' from my album 'Invisible Vortex'. This track features the great guitar work of Rick Fenn from British band 10cc. The video production is completely my own work. You can check out the video on YouTube by clicking on this link: 'Takin' the Time (2015)' video. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to share with your friends.


11 December 2015

Hi all. Great news! Two of my songs... 'The Long Haul' and 'Out of the Darkness (Instrumental)' made the Top 10 in the Instrumental category of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Contest. 'The Long Haul' was awarded 5th place and 'Out of the Darkness (Instrumental)' was awarded 7th place. The awards were held last Friday, 5 December 2015, in Sydney. I attended the awards and had a wonderful time. My thanks to Clare and Denny Burgess and the team at the Australian Songwriting Association for organising the event.

A reminder you can hear the songs at my Myspace website by clicking on this link:


2 November 2015

Hi all. Some more good news! Three of my songs... 'SIMplicity'; 'Out of the Darkness (Instrumental)' and 'The Long Haul', have made the Top 30 list for the 2015 Australian Songwriting Contest in the Instrumental category. 'The Long Haul' is a track from my latest CD 'Invisible Vortex'. The other two tracks are yet to be officially released. The Top 10 will be announced at the National Songwriting Awards on Friday 4 December.

You can hear all three songs at my Myspace website by clicking on this link:

Below is an extract of the Top 30 list from the ASA website:

ASA Top 30 list 2015 - Instrumental category

12 October 2015

Hi all. I have just received email advice that at least one of my tracks has been shortlisted by the judges in the Instrumental category of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Contest. This means the tracks(s) will progress to the next stage of judging where the Top 30 for each category are determined. I understand the Top 30 will be posted on the Australian Songwriters Association website in late October. The final Top 10 (including the winner) will be announced live at the National Songwriting Awards on Friday 4 December in Sydney.

This is now 4 years in a row I have made the shortlist and 5 of those songs have made it into the Top 30 list including 4th place last year with 'Live the Dream' from my album 'Power'. Hopefully an even better finish this year!


10 October 2015

On Tuesday evening, 6 October 2015, I was interviewed again by Garry Irving from Alpine Radio 96.5 FM in northern Victoria. Garry asked me about my music and in particular my 2006 album 'Aurora'. Garry played the track 'Ice Age' from 'Aurora' immediately following the interview. Although this is quite unique, Garry is in the process of playing every track from all my albums. He is halfway through album three... so there is a fair way to go! He broadcasts one track every Tuesday and Friday night during his programs 'Alternatively Yours' and 'Non Mainstream Mix'. Thanks for your support Garry!


17 September 2015

I recently found out that 'Alien Cries' from my 'Invisible Vortex' album received some airplay on Brisbane's 4ZZZ during the two different broadcasts of 'The Witching Hour' program in April this year. Many thanks to Nyx Fullmoon for playing the track.


13 September 2015

The US Ambient radio program 'Star's End' broadcast all four parts of the track 'Four Phases of the Moon' from my 'Liquid Moon' album on 6 September 2015. 'Star's End' is broadcast on 88.5 FM WXPN Philadelphia PA, 99.7 FM WXPH Harrisburg PA, 90.5 FM WKHS Worton/Baltimore MD,88.7 FM Middletown/York/Lancaster PA, 104.9 FM Lehigh Valley PA, and W285DH Whitehall PA in the US. Thanks Chuck!


12 September 2015

On 11 September 2015, Andrew Maxam (FBi FM 94.5 FM [Sydney]) broadcast on his 'Liquid Electric' program the track 'Proxima Centauri' from my 'Centauri' album. Once again... my thanks to Andrew and FBi FM for the airplay!


5 September 2015

FBi 94.5 FM (Sydney) recently broadcast the track 'Pink Light from the Moon' from my 'Liquid Moon' album on Andrew Maxam's 'Liquid Electric' program. Many thanks Andrew and FBi FM!


4 September 2015

As well as on Myspace, you can now listen to a few of my tracks on my new Soundcloud website. Click on these links to access my tracks on these sites:


29 July 2015

I was really excited to find out that my space ambient album 'Liquid Moon' has been chosen by 'Star's End' as one of the Top 20 albums for July 2015. 'Star's End' is one of America's leading electronic music radio and internet programs. Below is an extract from the 'Star's End' website.

Star's End Top 20 albums July 2015

28 July 2015

Over recent months tracks from my albums 'Power' and 'Liquid Moon' have received airplay on the US electronic music programs 'Echoes' and 'Star's End'. These programs are broadcast on a number of US radio stations and over the internet.

I am also receiving wonderful weekly airplay by Garry Irving at Alpine Radio in Victoria. Many thanks Garry!


23 July 2015

Three more of my space ambient albums, 'Aurora', 'Orion' and 'Centauri', are now also available for download from CD Baby, Google play, Amazon and iTunes. Click on the album covers (below) to purchase a download of the album or to listen to short sound bites of each track.


3 July 2015

Two of my CDs are now also available for purchase from CD Baby (USA). You can order the physical CDs by clicking on the relevant album cover below.


12 May 2015

Three more albums are now available for purchase direct from my website via Paypal. You can now order the following albums by clicking on the relevant album cover below.


3 May 2015

I have added four more albums to the list of those available for purchase direct from my website via Paypal. You can now order the following albums by clicking on the relevant album cover below. Once again, as this is very new to the website please contact me by the Contact Me menu if you experience any difficulties placing an order.


27 April 2015

I am currently making my albums available for purchase direct from my website via Paypal. The first batch have now been processed. You can now order the following albums by clicking on the relevant album cover below. As this is very new to the website please contact me by the Contact Me menu if you experience any difficulties placing an order.


26 April 2015

My latest album 'Invisible Vortex' is now officially available for purchase and download. Click on the album cover to place an order.


24 April 2015

I am being interviewed by Garry Irving from Alpine Radio 96.5 FM (Victoria) this evening. Garry hosts a few electronic music programs each week and will be playing all the tracks from my new CD 'Invisible Vortex' in his 'Non Mainstream Mix' program this evening. 'Invisible Vortex' will be released in the next week. Unless you are down in the Mt Beauty area you will not be able to listen to the broadcast as, unfortunately, 96.5 is not available on the internet.


16 April 2015

My new CD 'Invisible Vortex' will be released on 1 May 2015. It will be available for download from CD Baby, iTunes, Google play and Amazon. The CD digipak will also be available for purchase from CD Services (Dundee, Scotland) and from CD Baby (USA). I will provide links in my next News update. In the meantime, here is a look at the cover.


10 April 2015

I have just created a new album folder titled 'Jim Ottaway - DEMOS' in my Myspace Music Player. I will add demo recordings to this folder over time. The first track to be added is a demo recording of 'Call for Peace' recorded in July 2014. The final version of this track is included on my new CD 'Invisible Vortex' which will be released shortly. Click on this link to access my Myspace music player:

I hope you enjoy the track.


31 March 2015

My new electronic CD 'Invisible Vortex' will be released very shortly. The CD is dedicated to the memory of Edgar Froese (1944-2015) founder of the legendary German electronic band, Tangerine Dream, and my dear friend Kevin Underwood (1932-2013). The CD has just come back from the manufacturer and it looks and sounds great. Keep an eye on this site for further details on its release and availability.


24 January 2015

Some sad news. Edgar Froese, the person who has provided the soundtrack to 40 years of my life and most influenced my recording career passed away on 20th January 2015 in Vienna. I am glad I got to see Tangerine Dream perform live in Melbourne and to meet Edgar late last year. It was a real thrill. R.I.P Edgar.

This sad news was posted on the Official Tangerine Dream site 8 hours ago...

Dear Friends,
This is a message to you we are very sorry for… On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our hearts is immense. Edgar once said: “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address." Edgar, this is a little comfort to us.
Yours, TANGERINE DREAM TEAM.


20 January 2015

My space ambient albums ('Aurora', 'Orion', 'Centauri' and 'Liquid Moon') will be available for download from CD Baby, Google play, Amazon and iTunes over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on my News page for advice of availability.


19 January 2015

My 2011 album 'Chill Factor' is now also available for download from CD Baby, Google play, Amazon and iTunes. Click on the 'Chill Factor' cover (below) to purchase a download of the album or to listen to short sound bites of each track.


2 January 2015

My 2012 album 'Blitz' is now also available for download from CD Baby, Google play, Amazon and iTunes. Click on the 'Blitz' cover (below) to purchase a download of the album or to listen to short sound bites of each track.


1 January 2015

My album 'Power' has today been released as a CD (jewel case format). It had previously been available as a CD-R. To place an order for the CD click on this link:

'Power' is also available for download from CD Baby, Google play, Amazon and iTunes. Click on the 'Power' cover (below) to purchase a download of the album or to listen to short sound bites of each track.


31 December 2014

I have just received my certificate for being awarded 4th place in the 2014 Australian Songwriting Awards with my track 'Live the Dream'.

2014 ASA Award - Jim Ottaway for 'Live the Dream'

26 November 2014

'Live the Dream' from my album 'Power' was awarded 4th place in the Instrumental Category of the 2014 Australian Songwriting Awards on Monday 24 November 2014 in Sydney. 'Live the Dream' is a track I dedicated to Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream to thank them for the inspiration they have provided me.

It is a great honour to place so highly in these prestigious awards. My special thanks to all at the Australian Songwriters Association and the judges. You can view the complete Top 10 listing on the ASA website.


20 November 2014

I recently travelled to Melbourne to see a number of performances by legendary German electronic band Tangerine Dream. They performed a 'best of' concert on Sunday 16 November 2014 and two performances of the extended soundtrack to the 1977 William Friedkin film 'Sorcerer' on Thursday 20 November. All performances were excellent! It was a great pleasure to meet up with the band on St. Kilda Beach on Wednesday 19 November. In the photo are (from left to right)... Ulrich Schnauss, Bianca Acquaye (Edgar's wife), Jim Ottaway, Thorsten Quaeschning (partly obscured), Edgar Froese and Hoshiko Yamane.

Jim Ottaway and Tangerine Dream - St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne - 19 November 2014

6 November 2014

Over the last month or so I have been redesigning most of my album covers. All new cover images have been added to the Discography page. The artwork is currently with the printer and the new covers should arrive within the week. All tracks on the albums remain the same. Take a look at the new covers.


29 October 2014

Two tracks from my 2013 album 'Power' have been selected in the Top 30 in the Instrumental category of the 2014 Australian Songwriting Contest (Australian Songwriters Association). The Top 30 tracks are 'More than Time' and 'Live the Dream'. The final Top 10 will be announced live at the National Songwriting Awards, on Monday 24 November in Sydney.


11 September 2014

Three tracks from my 2008 album 'Orion' were aired on the 1036th broadcast of Ultima Thule on 24 August 2014. The tracks played were 'Orion', which started the broadcast, and 'Space' and 'Voice of Pleiades' which wrapped up the broadcast. The broadcast also included music by American Phillip Wilkerson. You can hear a high quality stream of the broadcast on Mixcloud.


22 August 2014

The 1034th Ultima Thule broadcast, featuring my 'Liquid Moon' album, is now available for high quality streaming on Mixcloud. It can also be downloaded and streamed at iTunes.


21 August 2014

My album 'Liquid Moon' was featured on 1034th broadcast of the Ultima Thule radio program on Sunday 10 August 2014. It was broadcast live on Fine Music 102.5 in Sydney, 5MBS - FM 99.9 in Adelaide, Artsound - FM 92.7 in Canberra, 91.5 WFBK in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, around Australia via satellite on the Community Radio Network and globally via streaming audio and podcast. Ultima Thule has been broadcasting its weekly program for 21 years and focuses on ambient and atmospheric music from around the world and across the ages.

You can listen to the broadcast (UT1034) or download the MP3(56kbps) at many sites on the internet including:

The broadcast should also be available for listening on Mixcloud shortly.

The intro to 'Liquid Moon' starts around the 7 minute mark with final comments around the 1 hour 25 minute mark.

Enjoy!

© Jim Ottaway 2017