The Pacific Music Awards is an annual awards event, which celebrates Pacific music.  The event provides the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to legacy and developing artists.   The awards night allows the wide audience for Pacific music to be involved in the night, starting with the family and friends of the artists, to their fans, the Pacific community and the local music industry, to all come together on the one night, to share the positive celebration.

The awards ceremony involves the presentation of the various award categories including the Tūī for Te Pukaemi Toa o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa | Best Pacific Music Album, as well as live performances which provide a dynamic showcase of the best Pacific music talent.   The performances are lead by the finalists from that year, along with special tribute performances created especially for the night.  The live music is at the heart of the awards and provides a vibrant talent-packed showcase of the best in Pacific music.  With a solid foundation to work from, what is presented and performed on the night is absolutely unique to that event.

The ceremony is a one of a kind night and a unique experience for everyone who is involved and who attends.  The Pacific Music Awards Trust is proud that the awards have become the premier Pacific music event, with Recorded Music NZ a principal sponsor and supporter from the it’s beginning in 2005.