Announcing the finalists for 2021 Artisan Awards

Recognising the success of Aotearoa’s behind-the-scenes music talent   For the sixth year running, Recorded Music NZ and Massey University will celebrate the unsung heroes of Aotearoa’s music industry at the AMA Artisan Awards. The 2021 Artisan Award finalists and winners will be celebrated in


Nominations are now open for the 2022 Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist. Friday 28 January to Monday 31 January 2022 will be the 49th annual Auckland Folk Festival. Performers and audience will come together again at the Kumeu Showgrounds on Auckland Anniversary Weekend. Performers and au

Record number of entries and finalists for the 2021 Pacific Music Awar...

After a thriving 12 months, this evening we announced the finalists for the 2021 Pacific Music Awards at an event at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. This year, we have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensation Tree leading the nominations. After the release of h

Recorded Music NZ announces Statement of Expectations for the Aotearoa...

Recorded Music New Zealand has published a Statement of Expectations for the Aotearoa Music Awards and expects and requires everyone involved with AMA to respect others, act lawfully and with integrity and act safely and responsibly. Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan notes “As host and kaitiaki

Nominations for the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards open today

Nominations are now open for 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards to celebrate the mana and achievements of our homegrown musicians across the country over the last year. From today musicians, producers, engineers and visual artists who have made an impact to the local music industry can be put forward. FOR T

Talented composers celebrated at 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival

This evening we celebrate the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition, announced at the opening powhiri of the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival. Wellington-jazz octet The Jac received the Tūī for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Taut

Double award win for Kiwi country music sensation Tami Neilson

Country music superstar Tami Neilson was presented with both the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Song at the 2021 Country Music Awards tonight. A celebrated musician in both the local and international country music scene, Tami has

Top jazz musicians celebrated with finalist announcement

Aotearoa’s premiere jazz musicians have been celebrated following the announcement of this year’s finalists for the Recorded Music New Zealand Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and APRA Best Jazz Composition awards. The NZ jazz scene continues to innovate and thrive, exemplified by this


Blast your trumpets and blow your horns.  The winners of the 2021 NZ Children’s Music Awards – celebrating those writing and recording for our youngest generation of Kiwi tamaraki, have been announced, APRA Best Children’s Song winner: – Michal Bush, Andrew Knopp, Victoria Knopp for

Announcing the 2021 finalists for Best Country Artist and Song

Six talented musicians to be celebrated next month Today, Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS NZ are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to the Aotearoa country music scene from the past year. The finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Best Country Music Artis