Public tickets for the 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards go on sale October 10th from Ticketmaster.

Information on VIP Tickets and Corporate pricing is here.

Yes. Ticket holders who have a disability or impairment should contact a Vector Arena attendant upon arrival at the show.

For general enquiries regarding the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (nominations, judging, ticketing) contact Sarah Leota at Recorded Music NZ- Phone 09 360 5085 or email

For all sponsorship and event enquiries contactJustine McKay at J&A Productions on 09 951 0292or email

For all show production enquiries contact Andy Dowding at J&A Productions on 09 951 0293or email

For all media enquiries please contact Leandri Smith at Pead PR on 09 918 5555 or email

Entry is open to all eligible NZ recording artists who meet the Eligibility Criteria as set out in the Terms & Conditions of Entry. Nominations open in mid May each year for around six weeks.

The entry process is completed online via a separate NZ Music Awards nominations and judging site. Artists are to be nominated via their record label, or if an artist is independent (unsigned), they can nominate themselves. A fee of $40+GST is payable per category entered.

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Six categories are decided by a Voting Academy, thirteen categories are decided by specialist Voting Schools, three categories are awarded on sales data alone and two categories are decided by the Recorded Music NZ board. The Music Awards Committee determines the People’s Choice Award finalist and the winner of that is decided by public vote.

For full information on the judging process go HERE.