Jim Ottaway is an international award-winning Australian musician, composer and producer of original electronic instrumental music covering many genres including electronic, ambient, new age, space music and music for film and television.
Jim’s major musical influences include Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese, Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Enigma, Johannes Schmoelling, Tony O'Connor, Christopher Franke, Lisa Gerrard and Gary Wright.
Since 2004 Jim has released over 25 independent albums in his homeland, Australia… commencing with his first release FIRST LIGHT, a light relaxing ambient album culminating in his new release YESTERDAY PASSING a light melodic electronic/contemporary instrumental album, officially released in May 2018.
At the 14th annual Zone Music Reporter Awards held in New Orleans in May 2018 Jim received two awards for two of his albums:
Best Electronic Album: TIMELESS e-MOTION
Best Ambient Album: DEEP SPACE BLUE.
Jim was also nominated for Album of the Year for DEEP SPACE BLUE.
Another two of Jim’s albums have received international music awards nominations. SOUTHERN CROSS and INVISIBLE VORTEX were nominated for category awards in the 2016 Zone Music Reporter Awards held in New Orleans in May 2017. Both albums were also nominated for the 2016 One World Music Awards including SOUTHERN CROSS for ‘Album of the Year’. TIMELESS e-MOTION has also received a 2017 One World Music Awards nomination.
Jim was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2016 and 2017 Global Music Awards for his albums SOUTHERN CROSS and DEEP SPACE BLUE (respectively).
Since 2010 seventeen of Jim’s tracks have been chosen as finalist in various Australian music/songwriting awards including the Australian Songwriting Awards.
During the years 2016 to 2018 five of Jim’s albums charted around the world… INVISIBLE VORTEX peaked at #1 on the One World Music Top 100 Chart for 2 months in 2016; and SOUTHERN CROSS; LIQUID MOON; TIMELESS e-MOTION and DEEP SPACE BLUE, which was the first of Jim’s album to reach the Top 10, on the prestigious USA-based Zone Music Reporter Top 100 chart.
Jim’s music is available for download from CD Baby, iTunes, Google play, Bandcamp and Amazon. Jim’s music is also available for streaming from major streaming sites including iHeart Radio, Spotify, Groove, iTunes, Pandora, Deezer, Rhapsody and YouTube. Jim’s albums can also be purchased directly from his website… www.jimottaway.com
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Comments by Jim Ottaway
@dj-chicoco: Thanks dj.
@chris-gate: Thanks Chris.
@steven-hazelbaker: Thanks Steven.
Thank you for including 'Liquid Moon' (excerpt) from the album LIQUID MOON. Jim (www.jimottaway.com)