Six iconic Kiwi acts to be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame

The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at the Aotearoa Music Awards in November The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa is this year inducting six of Aotearoa’s pioneer artists, with their inductions acknowledged and celebrated at the Aotearoa Music Awards

Nominations Open for 2021’s Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk...

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist. The world of concerts and festivals changed in 2020, but the Auckland Folk Festival intends to return to the Kumeu Showgrounds in January 2021. The largest folk festival in New Zealand, and one of the oldest in the So

Presenting the finalists for the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards

Aotearoa Music Awards | Nga Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa today announce a sensational group of 2020 Tui finalists, showcasing the country’s outstanding musical talent. After selling out Western Springs, releasing a double platinum album and creating a feature film due out in November, longstanding favour

He mea whakapāho i ngā kōwhiringa toa mō te Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa...

 He mea whakanui hoki i ngā kaiwaiata Māori o Aotearoa me te maiangi ake o te reo Māori i roto i ā tātau ake waiata o te kāinga nei.  Ka nui te hōnore o Recorded Music New Zealand ki te whakamōhio atu i ngā kōwhiringa toa mō te Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa me Te Tohu Mana Reo a Te Māngai Pā

Celebrating the winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah M

Announcing the finalists for 2020 AMA Artisan Awards

Recognising the success of Aotearoa’s behind-the-scenes music talent   For the fifth year running, Recorded Music NZ and Massey University will celebrate the unsung heroes of Aotearoa’s music industry at the AMA Artisan Awards this November. Due to the uncertainty surrounding a live audienc

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Announcing the Aotearoa Music Awards

New branding and spirit for New Zealand’s flagship music awards Today marks the launch of the Aotearoa Music Awards, introducing a new era for Recorded Music New Zealand’s annual music awards. Developed by creative agency LIKEMINDS in collaboration with specialist Māori concept and creative stu

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Aotearoa Music Producer Series

Applications now open for the 5th New Zealand Music Producer Series – October 26 to November 6th, 2020. Thanks to the ongoing support of our music industry partners: Recorded Music New Zealand; The New Zealand Music Commission; NZ On Air; SAE Auckland; Auckland Unesco City Of Music and the Mus

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Introducing the Music Producers Guild

During an era of constant change in the music industry, the goal of the Music Producers Guild of New Zealand / Aotearoa (MPG NZ) is to inform music producers of their rights, help secure income streams, provide contracts for production and mixing, plus information on royalties and residual income

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Tui time: Nominations open for the 56th Music Awards

Recorded Music New Zealand announce nominations are now open for the 56th New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa. Damian Vaughan, Recorded Music New Zealand CEO, says it’s more important than ever to celebrate the incredible music coming out of Aotearoa. “COVID-19 has devastated o