Announcing 2020’s Best Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Composition winners

Today we celebrate the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa|Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition. Dixon Nacey was awarded Best Jazz Artist Tui for his 2019 album The Edge of Chaos, while Jake Baxendale received the APRA Best Jazz Composition award for his work ‘T

Recognising the achievements of the 2020 Country Music Award winners

New Zealand’s top country music achievements were announced today with Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders receiving the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tui | Best Country Music Artist and Tami Neilson taking out the APRA Best Country Song for ‘Hey Bus Driver!’. With the 2020 Cou


APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ are all wiggly with excitement to announce the winners for the 2020 NZ Children’s Music Awards – celebrating music written for children. APRA Best Children’s Song – Kath Bee and Doug Stenhouse for I Love Life (feat. Joelle) Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuo

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Best Jazz Artist

The 2020 finalists for the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and APRA Best Jazz Composition were announced today, showcasing a hugely talented and diverse pool of Aotearoa musicians. The creativity of New Zealand’s jazz scene is exemplified by this year’s finalists for

Celebrating Aotearoa’s outstanding country musicians

Today, Recorded Music NZ and APRA are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s country music scene from the past year. The finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Best Country Music Artist are Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders, Katie Thompson and Kend


A tiny pony with a lofty goal, shuffling worms underground and Te Reo Māori are all thoroughly explored by this year’s finalists for the 2020 Children’s Music Awards – an annual presentation celebrating music written for kids. The Children’s Music Awards celebrate the storytellers, the rhym

Record number of entries showcase outstanding year for Pacific music

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Pacific Music Awards Trust spokesperson Rev. Mua

First Tui of the new decade recognises Mel Parsons as Best Folk Artist

In a night of firsts, Mel Parsons won both her first Tui and the first Tui of the decade at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. The indie-folk artist won Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa for her fourth studio album, Glass Heart. She started writing the album in Lyttelton, New Zealand


Recorded Music NZ are pleased to announce that nominations for Best Children’s Music Artist, Best Country Music Artist, and Best Jazz Artist are open. If you have released a Children’s Music, Country Music, or Jazz album (or 5 single releases) during the period 1 January 2019 – 31 December

Announcing the finalists for Best Folk Artist, the first Tui of the ne...

Two-time finalist Mel Parsons is up again to win Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa alongside Kiwi songstress Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin and husband-and-wife duo Paper Cranes 折り鶴 at the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival on 26 January. Mel Parsons Recorded in Los Angeles with leg