Entries are now open for the most colourful music awards in New Zealand – the Children’s Music Awards. The Children’s Music Awards champion the music of our home-grown songwriting heroes – those crazy cool (and occasionally piratical) cats that write music for our youngest music fans.
Entries are now open in the following categories:
· APRA Best Children’s Music Song
· Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Album
· What Now Best Children’s Music Video
The winner of the APRA Best Children’s Music Song Award takes home a $1000 cash prize, as well as a $10,000 grant to go towards the production of a song and a music video, courtesy of NZ On Air.
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to engage, teach, inspire and amuse children through music” says Victoria Kelly, APRA AMCOS’ Director of NZ Member Services. “It’s also a rare talent to be able to shape songs with such universal appeal that they get our kids’ knees jerking and their little feet tapping. We feel very lucky to be able to support these extremely talented writers through the New Zealand Children’s Music Awards.”
To coincide with the Children’s Music Awards, in August APRA AMCOS will be releasing the fourth instalment of Music Box – a promotional album featuring the top entries to the awards. Music Box 2016 will be distributed free to libraries and child-friendly organisations across the country and will be available as a free download from the APRA AMCOS website. Keep an eye on www.apraamcos.co.nz during August for details.
All awards will be presented in August. Entry forms are available through the APRA AMCOS website: www.apraamcos.co.nz. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 12th June.