Loxene Golden Disc
The Loxene Golden Disc was an annual New Zealand music award. It ran from 1965 to 1972. It was superseded by the Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA).
The award launched in 1965 and is the forerunner of the New Zealand Music Awards. It was created by the advertising agency of soap powder manufacturer Reckitt & Colman, with support from the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (NZBC), the New Zealand Federation of Phonographic Industries and the Australasian Performing Rights Society (APRA), with the awards named after Reckitt & Colman's anti-dandruff shampoo, Loxene.
10 finalist songs (later 12) were selected annually by a panel, with the winner decided by a public vote. While initially only one prize was given, other awards were added, including categories for record cover, recording artist of the year, and a producer award. From 1970, two awards were given - one to a solo artist, the other to a group.
The final Loxene Golden Disc awards were presented in 1972. In 1973 the New Zealand Federation of Phonographic Industry (later named the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand) created its own awards, the Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA).
|1965||Ray Columbus & the Invaders||"Till We Kissed"||N/A|
|1966||Maria Dallas||"Tumblin' Down"|
|1967||Mr Lee Grant||"Thanks to You"|
|1968||Allison Durbin||"I Have Loved me a Man"|
|1970||Craig Scott||"Let's Get a Little Sentimental"||Solo|
|Hogsnort Rupert||"Pretty Girl"||Group|
|Chapta||"Say a Prayer"||Group|
|1972||Suzanne||"Sunshine Through a Prism"||Solo|