On the cover – Dami Im
The Australian Music Industry has experienced its strongest growth since 1996 with the uptake of streaming music services. ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) reported a 10.5 per cent increase in the value of the Australian recorded music industry to $391 million in its annual wholesale figures for 2017.
Korean born Australian singer-songwriter Dami Im has contributed to the Industry's expansion with her rise to pop stardom over the last five years. She walked off The X Factor stage in 2013 victorious and strode, without delay, into the #1 spot on the ARIA charts with her platinum self-titled album Dami Im. Since then, she's released two more acclaimed studio albums.
In 2016, she represented Australia at The Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, placing Australia centre stage with her stellar performance of Sound of Silence. The European juries awarded her second place, confirming her status as a true international star.
"I fly to countries such as Korea, China, Singapore, America and Sweden to perform my songs and to write new ones" says Im.
Her most recent visit to Korea in August 2018 saw her travel from Seoul to Chun Cheon doing radio and TV appearances, which included King Of The Mask (TV) All That Music / KBS (TV), Morning Garden (TV) & 7080 (TV) and pretty much every possible radio interview in-between. Dami Im's new album I Hear a Song is available now on your favourite streaming service.