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 2019 you could be eligible to enter one of our genre NZ Music Awards.

Entries for the APRA Best Country SongAPRA Best Jazz Composition, and APRA Best Children’s Song, as well as the NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video are also open.


2020 NZ Country Music Awards

The NZ Country Music Awards celebrate the best in local country music, and are comprised of the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Music Song, as well as the MLT Songwriting awards.

Held in Gore each year, The NZ Country Awards are presented by the The New Zealand Songwriters Trust, and have been running since 2011. ‘An exceptional evening celebrating the craft of New Zealand Country Music’


2020 NZ Jazz Awards

The NZ Jazz Awards recognise excellence and creativity in the broad world of jazz, and will be held at this year’s Wellington Jazz Festival, celebrating the achievements of the NZ Jazz community. The awards are comprised of the Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Artist tui, and the APRA Best Jazz Composition award.


2020 NZ Children’s Music Awards

The Children’s Music Awards champion the music especially created for our youngest music fans.

Presented at a special ceremony in May, we recognise the achievements of our children’s music creators with the Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Artist tui, the APRA Best Children’s Music Song award, the NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video award, and the Baysting Prize for Children’s Champion.


Terms and Conditions can be found HERE

To enter your nomination for the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist, Best Jazz Artist, or Best Children’s Music Artist please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Owen at