New Zealand Music Awards

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New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in New Zealand music
Sponsored by Vodafone New Zealand
Date 1965
Country New Zealand
Presented by Recorded Music NZ
Reward(s) Tui award trophy
Official website www.nzmusicawards.co.nz
Television/Radio coverage
Network TV3

The New Zealand Music Awards are conferred annually by Recorded Music NZ, for outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the recording field. The awards are one of the most significant awards that a group or artist can receive in music in New Zealand, and have been held annually since 1965. The awards show is presented by Recorded Music NZ, and Vodafone New Zealand is the current principal sponsor. A range of award sponsors and media partners also support the event each year.

History and overview[edit]

The first awards for New Zealand recorded music were the Loxene Golden Disc awards, launched in 1965. The awards were created by soap powder manufacturer Reckitt & Colman's advertising agency, 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.[1]

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 however there was still just one supreme award, selected from these two.[2]

The Loxene Golden Disc awards continued until 1972 when the New Zealand Federation of Phonographic Industry decided to institute its own system; these awards became known as the Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA). From 1978 the awards became known as the RIANZ Awards after the NZFPI changed its name to the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).

In 1996 and 1997 the awards were merged with the Entertainer of the Year Awards and were known as the Clear Music and Entertainment Awards, sponsored by Clear Communications. From 1998 the awards reverted to music only, with the name going back to the New Zealand Music Awards and the award trophy nicknamed the Tui.[3] Also in 1999 Coca-Cola New Zealand became the naming rights sponsor of the awards, known as the Coca-Cola New Zealand Music Awards for one year only.[4]

Since 2004, the show's principal sponsor has been Vodafone New Zealand. With Vodafone's sponsorship, the awards became known as the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMA's).[5]

In 2008 the awards ceremony moved to Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to this move the event was primarily invitation only, and the increased size of the Vector Arena enabled the event to be attended both by invitation and by the public through sale tickets. While the Loxene Golden Disc award was televised in the 1970s, broadcasting of the contemporary award ceremony started in 2004.[1][6][7]

New Zealand Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Created in 2007 in conjunction with the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame pays tribute to those who have "shaped, influenced and advanced popular music in New Zealand." Two musicians or groups are inducted into the hall each year, one at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, decided by APRA, and the other is the winner of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards, selected by Recorded Music NZ.[8]

Critics Choice award[edit]

Awarded since 2010, the Critics' Choice Prize is given to artists who are expected to be successful in the music industry in the future. To be eligible for the award, an artist must have neither released a studio album nor have been nominated for a New Zealand Music Award in the past.[9]

List of ceremonies[edit]

No. Ceremony Date Broadcaster(s) Most wins Album of the Year winner Single of the Year winner Host(s) Venue Ref.
1 1965 Loxene Golden Disc 25 November 1965 NZBC N/A No Album of the Year award given Ray Columbus and the Invaders – "Till We Kissed" Neville Chamberlain White Heron Lodge, Wellington [10]
2 1966 Loxene Golden Disc 9 November 1966 Maria Dallas – "Tumblin’ Down" [10]
3 1967 Loxene Golden Disc 4 November 1967 Mr. Lee Grant – "Thanks to You" Peter Sinclair [10]
4 1968 Loxene Golden Disc 7 November 1968 Allison Durbin – "I Have Loved Me a Man" Intercontinental Hotel, Auckland [10]
5 1969 Loxene Golden Disc 15 October 1969 The Hi-Revving Tongues – "Rain And Tears" [10]
6 1970 Loxene Golden Disc 22 October 1970 Hogsnort Rupert - "Pretty Girl" Grand Opera House [10]
7 1971 Loxene Golden Disc 2 November 1971 Craig Scott - "Smiley" Opera House, Palmerston North [10]
8 1972 Loxene Golden Disc 14 November 1972 Creation - "Carolina" Christchurch Town Hall [10]
9 1973 RATA Award 1973 TBA Shona Laing (2 awards) John Donoghue - Spirit of Pelorus Jack John Hanlon - "Damn the Dam" TBA Trillo’s, Auckland [11]
10 1974 RATA Award 1974 TBA Mike Harvey (2 awards) No Album of the Year award given John Hanlon - "Is It Natural" TBA TBA [11]
11 1975 RATA Award 1975 TBA John Hanlon (2 awards) John Hanlon - Higher Trails Rockinghorse - "Through the Moonlight" TBA TBA [11]
12 1976 RATA Award 1976 TBA Dr Tree (2 awards) New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Symphony #2 No Single of the Year award given TBA TBA [11]
No awards were presented in 1977 [11]
13 1978 RIANZ Music Awards 1978 TV One Hello Sailor (2 awards) Hello Sailor - Hello Sailor Golden Harvest - "I Need Your Love" Stu Dennison Avalon Studios [11]
14 1979 RIANZ Music Awards 23 November 1979 Th' Dudes (2 awards) Street Talk - Street Talk Th' Dudes - "Be Mine Tonight" TBA Mandalay, Auckland [11]
15 1980 RIANZ Music Awards 1980 TBA Jon Stevens (3 awards) Sharon O'Neill - Sharon O'Neill Jon Stevens - Montego Bay TBA Logan Park Hotel, Auckland [11]
16 1981 RIANZ Music Awards 1981 TBA Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos (4 awards) Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos - Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos Coup D'État - "Doctor, I Like Your Medicine" TBA [11]
17 1982 RIANZ Music Awards 1982 TBA DD Smash (4 awards) DD Smash - Cool Bananas Prince Tui Teka - "E Ipo" TBA [11]
18 1983 New Zealand Music Awards November 1983 TV One DD Smash (4 awards) DD Smash - Live: Deep in the Heart of Taxes DD Smash - "Outlook For Thursday" Karyn Hay and Phillip Schofield Michael Fowler Centre [11]
19 1984 New Zealand Music Awards 1984 Dance Exponents (3 awards) Dance Exponents - Prayers Be Answered The Narcs - "You Took Me Heart and Soul" [11]
20 1985 New Zealand Music Awards 1985 Netherworld Dancing Toys (3 awards) Netherworld Dancing Toys - Painted Years Netherworld Dancing Toys - "For Today" TBA [11]
21 1986 New Zealand Music Awards November 1986 TBA Peking Man (5 awards) Peking Man - Peking Man Peking Man - "Room That Echoes" TBA Auckland [11]
22 1987 New Zealand Music Awards 1987 TBA Dave Dobbyn (4 awards) Herbs - Sensitive to a Smile Dave Dobbyn - "You Oughta Be In Love" TBA TBA [11]
23 1988 New Zealand Music Awards 1988 TBA Holidaymakers (4 awards) Dave Dobbyn - Loyal Holidaymakers - "Sweet Lovers" TBA TBA [11]
24 1989 New Zealand Music Awards 1989 TBA Margaret Urlich (3 awards) Margaret Urlich - Safety In Numbers Margaret Urlich - "Escaping" TBA TBA [11]
25 1990 New Zealand Music Awards March 1990 TBA The Chills (4 awards) The Chills - Submarine Bells The Chills - "Heavenly Pop Hit" TBA TBA [11]
No awards were presented in 1991 [12]
26 1992 Pepsi New Zealand Music Awards 6 April 1992 TV2 Headless Chickens & The Exponents (2 awards) Headless Chickens - Body Blow The Exponents - "Why Does Love Do This To Me" TBA Aotea Centre [13]
27 1993 Pepsi New Zealand Music Awards 1993 The Mutton Birds (3 awards) The Mutton Birds - The Mutton Birds The Mutton Birds - "Nature" Simon Barnett Powerstation [14]
28 1994 New Zealand Music Awards 11 April 1994 Headless Chickens (3 awards) Straitjacket Fits - Blow Headless Chickens - "Juice"/"Choppers" TBA Pan Pacific Hotel [15]
29 1995 New Zealand Music Awards 12 April 1995 N/A Supergroove (4 awards) Supergroove - Traction Purest Form - "Message to My Girl" TBA Carlton Hotel [16]
30 1996 Clear Music and Entertainment Awards 13 April 1996 TV3 Shihad (4 awards) Shihad - Killjoy OMC - "How Bizarre" TBA Aotea Centre [17]
31 1997 Clear Music and Entertainment Awards 3 May 1997 Che Fu (3 awards) Strawpeople - Vicarious DLT featuring Che Fu - "Chains" TBA [18]
32 1998 New Zealand Music Awards 23 April 1998 TV2 Bic Runga (4 awards) Bic Runga - Drive Bic Runga - "Sway" Stephanie Tauevihi [19][20]
33 Coca-Cola New Zealand Music Awards 13 March 1999 TV3/C4 The Feelers (4 awards) The Feelers - Supersystem Che Fu - "Scene III" Jon Bridges, Nathan Rarere, Jackie Clarke Auckland Town Hall [4][21]
34 2000 New Zealand Music Awards 4 March 2000 Sky 1/Juice TV Stellar (5 awards) Stellar - Mix Stellar - "Violent" Marcus Lush Civic Theatre [22][23]
35 2001 New Zealand Music Awards 2 March 2001 TV2 Zed (3 awards) Zed - Silencer Fur Patrol - "Lydia" Francesca Rudkin [24][25]
36 2002 New Zealand Music Awards 10 May 2002 [note 1] Che Fu (4 awards) Che Fu - The Navigator Che Fu - "Fade Away" Erika Takacs and Marcus Lush St James Theatre [26]
37 2003 New Zealand Music Awards 30 April 2003 TV3 The Datsuns & Bic Runga (4 awards) The Datsuns - The Datsuns Goodshirt - "Sophie" Oliver Driver and Lucy Lawless Aotea Centre [27][28]
38 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 22 September 2004 [note 2] C4 Scribe (6 awards) Scribe - The Crusader Scribe - "Stand Up" Jaquie Brown and Mikey Havoc [29][30]
39 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 5 October 2005 Fat Freddy's Drop (4 awards) Fat Freddy's Drop - Based on a True Story Breaks Co-Op - "The Otherside" Jaquie Brown and Oliver Driver [31][32][33]
40 2006 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 18 October 2006 Bic Runga (4 awards) Bic Runga - Birds Pluto - "Long White Cross" [34][35]
41 2007 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 18 October 2007 The Mint Chicks (5 awards) The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! Evermore - "Light Surrounding You" Dai Henwood [36][37]
42 2008 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 8 October 2008 Flight of the Conchords & Opshop (4 awards) Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords Opshop - "One Day" Vector Arena [38][39]
43 2009 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 8 October 2009 Ladyhawke (6 awards) Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke Ladyhawke - "My Delirium" [40]
44 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 7 October 2010 Gin Wigmore & Stan Walker (4 awards) Gin Wigmore - Holy Smoke Kids of 88 - "Just a Little Bit" Shannon Ryan and Ben Hurley [41]
45 2011 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 3 November 2011 Four The Naked and Famous (7 awards) The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You The Naked and Famous - "Young Blood" Shannon Ryan and Ben Boyce [42]
46 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 1 November 2012 Six60 (6 awards) Kimbra - Vows Six60 - "Don't Forget Your Roots" [43]
47 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 21 November 2013 Lorde & Aaradhna (4 awards) Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb Lorde - "Royals" Shannon Ryan and Stan Walker [44]
48 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 20 November 2014 Lorde (6 awards) Lorde - Pure Heroine Lorde - "Team" Shannon Ryan and Dai Henwood [45]
49 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 19 November 2015 TV3 Broods (4 awards) Broods - Evergreen Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat" Taika Waititi [46]
50 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards November 2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA [47]
  1. ^ The awards date was moved to May to coincide with New Zealand Music Month. "Tui for a Moa?". NZ Herald. 13 April 2002. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  2. ^ The awards date was moved to spring so winners and nominees could benefit from the Christmas selling period. "2004 music awards broadcast across New Zealand". Scoop. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

Winners by year[edit]

1965-1972[edit]

1973-1976[edit]

1978-current[edit]

References[edit]

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