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My name is Jim Ottaway and I compose and record original instrumental music, including electronic, space ambient, new age and music for film and television.
The inspiration for my music stems from my love of nature and my spiritual connection to the beautiful environment of the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia.
Since 2004 I have released over 30 independent albums in Australia… commencing with my first release 'First Light', a light relaxing ambient album (my most popular release in Australia to date), culminating in my recent albums 'Invisible Vortex' (2015), 'Southern Cross' (2016), 'Timeless e-Motion' (2017), 'Deep Space Blue' (2017), 'Yesterday Passing' (2018), 'Beyond the Purple Sun' (2019), my side-project album 'Beautiful Desolation' (2019), 'When Eternity Touches Time' (2020), 'Threshold of the Universe' (2021) and 'Somewhere In-Between' (2022). Click here to view my music catalogue and to stream music from my international albums.
In 2023 I was awarded a Schallwelle Award in the 'Der eigene Weg' (Your Own Way) category, i.e. independent musicians, at the 15th Annual Schallwelle German Electronic Music Awards for 2022. The awards were announced at a live ceremony in Kolpinghaus Bochum-Wattenscheid, Germany.
Three of my albums have been awarded Zone Music Reporter Awards in New Orleans, USA. At the 17th annual awards (2020) 'When Eternity Touches Time' was awarded Best Electronic Album and at the 14th annual awards (2017) 'Timeless e-Motion' was awarded Best Electronic Album and 'Deep Space Blue' was awarded Best Ambient Album. Both 'When Eternity Touches Time' and 'Deep Space Blue' were also nominated for Album of the Year in the respective years.
In 2017 'Southern Cross' and 'Invisible Vortex' received nominations in the Zone Music Reporter Awards (2016) and One World Music Awards for music released in 2016. In 2018 'Deep Space Blue' also received a nomination for Best Electronic Album in the One World Music Awards for music released in 2017. In 2019 'Yesterday Passing' received a nomination for Best Electronic Album in the Zone Music Reporter Awards (2018). In 2020 'Beyond the Purple Sun' received two nominations for Zone Music Reporter Awards (2019)... Album of the Year and Best Ambient Album. In 2020 'Beautiful Desolation' received a nomination for Best Ambient Album in the 7th Annual One World Music Radio Awards (2019). In 2022 'Threshold of the Universe' was awarded 3rd place in the Best Electronic Album category in the 9th Annual One World Music Radio Awards (2021).
'Southern Cross' was awarded a Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards in 2016 and 'Invisible Vortex' peaked at #1 on the One World Music Radio Top 100 Chart for two months during 2016. 'Deep Space Blue' was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2017 Global Music Awards.
Since 2010 twenty-six of my tracks have been chosen as finalist in various Australian music/songwriting awards. Click here to view my music awards page.
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