The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards is produced annually by Recorded Music New Zealand Limited, a non-profit company based in Auckland.
Recorded Music NZ is the industry representation, advocacy and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. We have three core functions:

As well as the Awards, we also produce and publish the weekly Official NZ Top 40 Chart. Our member services team also manages member track registrations, collects and analyses music-use data from broadcasters and others using our members’ music and manages the distribution of royalties to the owners of the music used each year.

We licence radio, television broadcasters and some digital services to use our members recordings and provide licences for certain webcast services. Through OneMusic, a joint initiative with APRA, we also licence businesses around the country to use our members’ music in public.

Our ProMusic team is dedicated to protecting copyright as well as providing information and resources for music fans on where to find music legally on- and off-line. Find out more at

Recorded Music NZ is a member of creative sector advocacy group WeCreate.