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