Nominations are now open for 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards to celebrate the mana and achievements of our homegrown musicians across the country over the last year. From today musicians, producers, engineers and visual artists who have made an impact to the local music industry can be put forward. Nomination details can be found on the […]

This evening we celebrate the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition, announced at the opening powhiri of the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival. Wellington-jazz octet The Jac received the Tūī for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist […]

Country music superstar Tami Neilson was presented with both the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Song at the 2021 Country Music Awards last night. A celebrated musician in both the local and international country music scene, Tami has been recognised for her sensational […]

Tennessee-based New Zealand duo Tattletale Saints won the 2021 Tūī for Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. The group won for their third studio album, Dancing Under The Dogwoods. This is the second time the duo has won Best Folk Artist, winning in 2014 for their […]

Darren Watson and You, Me, Everybody have claimed their first Tūī finalist nominations for Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist alongside past Tūī winner and finalist Tattletale Saints.   Darren Watson Watson has had quite the 35-year journey from fresh faced front-person of popular 80s rhythm and blues showband Chicago Smoke Shop to […]

1. Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year Winner: The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers L.A.B – L.A.B III Nadia Reid – Out Of My Province Reb Fountain – Reb Fountain Six60 – Six60 Tami Neilson – Chickaboom 2. Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year Winner: BENEE […]

BENEE claims the most Tui awards in back-to-back years   For the second year running, Kiwi pop juggernaut BENEE has taken home four Tui at the Aotearoa Music Awards at Spark Arena, Auckland tonight. After making a huge splash last year, the singer songwriter has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s fastest rising stars, […]

The fifth annual AMA Artisan Awards were held this evening, celebrating the Kiwis behind some of our most successful musicians. In place of a live event, this year’s Artisan Awards were pre-recorded at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington and broadcast on Three this evening. This year’s winner of Te […]

The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at the Aotearoa Music Awards in November The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa is this year inducting six of Aotearoa’s pioneer artists, with their inductions acknowledged and celebrated at the Aotearoa Music Awards in Auckland on 15 November. […]

Aotearoa Music Awards | Nga Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa today announce a sensational group of 2020 Tui finalists, showcasing the country’s outstanding musical talent. After selling out Western Springs, releasing a double platinum album and creating a feature film due out in November, longstanding favourites SIX60 emerge as frontrunners for the 2020 awards with five […]