Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards   the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. It’s been a strong year f

The Frank Burkitt Band celebrate 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui win

After releasing their second album Raconteur in March 2018, The Frank Burkitt Band were announced as the winners of the 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. A folk songwriter at his core, Frank Burkitt blends American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing i


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 2018 – 31 December

Finalists revealed for first Tui of 2019

Recorded Music NZ today announces three outstanding Best Folk Artist finalists to be celebrated at the 2019 Auckland Folk Festival on 27th January. Two-time Best Folk Artist winners Great North join Jono Heyes and The Frank Burkitt Band as the 2019 finalists. Over the last eight years Great North ha

Five Tui awarded at 2018 Artisan Awards

The backbone of Aotearoa’s music industry was recognised tonight at the third annual Artisan Awards at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington. Distinguished winners across five awards were celebrated as the Tui for Massey University Best Producer, Best En


Hip hop legends to enter Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa (NZ Music Hall of Fame) on 15 November For the last 30 years Upper Hutt Posse has been creating powerful and inspirational music to challenge the status quo and fight for social justice in Aotearoa. On 15 November the group will be welcomed i

Five Tui up for grabs at the VNZMA Artisan Awards

The third annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated this year at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington, recognising the creative talents behind the scenes of the top New Zealand records of 2018. Five Tui awards will be presented at the Artisan Awards, inclu

Best Folk Artist 2019 – Nominations Now Open

Nominations are open for the 2019 Best Folk Artist. The Auckland Folk Festival is New Zealand’s largest folk music and dance festival. Come and celebrate the 46th annual festival at the Kumeu Showgrounds on Auckland Anniversary Weekend.  With international guest artists, musicians from around

Diverse line-up of finalists for the 2018 Vodafone NZ Music Awards

Four groups share the prestige of having the most Tui nods at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Beloved Kiwi group Six60 will be looking to add to their trophy cabinet which already hosts nine Tui. After releasing their third self-titled album earlier this year, and  recently announced as

He whakamihi i ngā ringapuoro pūharu Māori i Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aote...

Kua eke a Alien Weaponry, Troy Kingi me Katchafire ki te whiringa toa o Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa 2018, mo te taonga Ringapuoro Māori a Te Māngai Pāho. I tauhouanga nei ka kaha kitea te whakarauoratanga o te reo Māori i ngā mahi a te rēhia, i whakarae anō hoki te ahurea Māori i ēnei tokān