What do you get when you cross a badminton playing Chihuahua called Jim, a motley crue of pirates and kindness?  A sample of the 2021 NZ Children’s Music Awards finalists – an annual presentation celebrating music written and recorded for kids. These poets, rhythm makers, ensemblers and creato


Recorded Music NZ are pleased to announce that nominations for Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Music Artist, Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Best Country Music Artist, and Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist are now open. If you have released a Children’s Music, Country Musi


Tennessee-based New Zealand duo Tattletale Saints won the 2021 Tūī for Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist at the Auckland Folk Festival on Sunday evening. The group won for their third studio album, Dancing Under The Dogwoods. This is the second time the duo has won Best Folk Artist, winn

Outstanding finalists announced for 2021 Best Folk Artist

Darren Watson and You, Me, Everybody have claimed their first Tūī finalist nominations for Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist alongside past Tūī winner and finalist Tattletale Saints. Darren Watson Watson has had quite the 35-year journey from fresh faced front-person of popular 80s rhy

BENEE and The Beths win big at the Aotearoa Music Awards

BENEE claims the most Tui awards in back-to-back years For the second year running, Kiwi pop juggernaut BENEE has taken home four Tui at the Aotearoa Music Awards at Spark Arena, Auckland tonight. After making a huge splash last year, the singer songwriter has been recognised as one of New Zealand

Announcing the official charity partners for the Aotearoa Music Awards

Highlighting five organisations and campaigns using Music to help our communities The Aotearoa Music Awards are shining the light on five different organisations and initiatives that are helping those affected by COVID-19 and using music to help communities and heal our whānau. MusicHelps, Crescend

Unsung heroes of Aotearoa music celebrated tonight at the Artisan Awar...

Five big winners announced during pre-recorded Three broadcast The fifth annual AMA Artisan Awards were held this evening, celebrating the Kiwis behind some of our most successful musicians. In place of a live event, this year’s Artisan Awards were pre-recorded at Massey University’s School of M

Biggest performing line-up ever for the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards

Nineteen performances announced at the launch of new music venue Flare  In a new look ceremony, there will be 19 performances at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards | Nga Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa. The line-up was announced tonight at the launch of SkyCity’s new music venue Flare. The star-studded line up

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