[Victorian Music Development Office]
VMDO First Peoples Manager
Neil Morris is a Yorta Yorta yiyirr Artist, Entrepreneur, Radio Host and VMDO First Peoples Manager. Raised in Mooroopna on Kaieltheban land his connection to country and culture has always been strong. As he moved into being a musician and concurrently working in Indigenous peoples advocacy and self determined business and cultural development with his Yorta Yorta peoples, the path to his music and empowerment for his peoples through economic structures was destined to synergise. Neil has a strong reputation as one of the Melbourne and the countrys most uncompromising DIY artists and community builders within music , based off a model of indigenous centred practice, which includes his radio show Still Here on RRR radio and company of the same name. Neils grassroots focus with big picture vision is insipiring .His reputation is growing quickly as a key shaper of the industry moving forward, presenting new ways to the music industry of this country that are having a big impact to the thinking and practices of many, and importantly to the improved platforming of First Peoples in music.