The 51st Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony will be hosted by Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce, aka ‘Jono & Ben’ – one of TV and radio’s most loved comedy couples. The irreverent pair has been tasked with leading the celebrations of yet another sensational year in Kiwi music.
No strangers to the music industry, the lads have hosted The Rock’s Drive show since 2014. Their successful mix of comedy and banter entertains thousands of commuting listeners every evening with hard hitting interviews, analysis of the big issues and the best rock music on radio.
“I think we were given the hosting gig to stop us trying to sneak into the celebrity section each year,” said Jono. "I am just pumped to finally be invited to a music award show."
Now they bring their A-game to host the most prestigious night in New Zealand music.
"This has all been an elaborate ploy to get a selfie with Lorde,” said Ben. “For one night in our lives we get to hang out with cool musicians. We’re just looking forward to finding out who is going to win ‘The Best Inland Revenue Hold music’ category.”
But that isn’t the only big reveal of the day. After all, there are a bunch of talented individuals behind the scenes who help bring our favourite artists’ visions to life.
So, on a slightly more serious note, the team at Recorded Music NZ are stoked to announce the first annual Artisan Awards, a standalone cocktail event held on Thursday, 20 October at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland says Recorded Music Chief Executive Officer Damian Vaughan.
“The Artisan Awards are a part of the build up to the Vodafone NZ Music Awards that specifically acknowledges the producers and engineers who capture, craft and enrich the artists’ musical works into final recordings, as well as the talented visual artists translating the musicians’ visions into album artwork and music videos.
The Tuis up for grabs at the 2016 Artisan Awards include (NZ on Air) Best Music Video, (Massey University) Best Producer, Best Engineer and Best Album Cover.
Finalists for both the Vodafone Music Awards and the Artisan Awards are announced on 13 October, with the Artisan Awards ceremony happening on 20 October at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
The Vodafone Music Awards celebration is on 17 November where the winners of each category are announced for 2016.
Key dates for 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards:
• Thursday, 13 October:
Finalist’s announcement, Artisan finalist announcement and Critics’ Choice line-up
• Thursday, 20 October:
Artisan awards & Legacy recipient announcement (Pullman Hotel)
• Wednesday, 2 November
Critics’ Choice Prize event and winner announcement (Tuning Fork)
• Thursday, 17 November
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony (Vector Arena)
Tickets go on sale 10th October, $25 general admission + booking fee, available from Ticketmaster.
The Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Rahui Vaka aka Brother Love at the upcoming Vodafone Pacific Music Awards on 1 June.
The finalists for the 2017 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album and APRA Best Country Music Song have been announced today and will be presented at this year’s Golden Guitar Awards in Gore.
Last night The Tuning Fork hosted managers, industry professionals, artists, and celebrities, to celebrate the people behind some of the biggest artists in the New Zealand music industry at the MMF Music Manager’s Awards.
The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best of Young Hollywood tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, awarding Golden Popcorns to the actors and stories across film and television that influenced youth culture.
The Wellington Jazz Festival will be home to the New Zealand Jazz Awards in 2017, where the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Album and the APRA Best Jazz Composition will be announced on 11 June.
We’re delighted to announce the great southern city of Dunedin will host the APRA Silver Scroll Awards for the first time in 2017.
The winner of the eighth annual Taite Music Prize 2017 is Street Chant for the album ‘Hauora’ released on Arch Hill Recordings.
The 2017 Taite Music Prize takes place tonight, Tuesday April 18th at an invite only event at the Civic Theatre's Wintergarden in Auckland City. We had the chance to flick nominee's LEISURE a few questions ahead of the award.
The 2017 Taite Music Prize takes place tonight, Tuesday April 18th at an invite only event at the Civic Theatre's Wintergarden in Auckland City. We had the chance to flick nominee's Hopetoun Brown a few questions ahead of the award.
The 2017 Taite Music Prize takes place tonight, Tuesday April 18th at an invite only event at the Civic Theatre's Wintergarden in Auckland City. We had the chance to flick nominee Emily Edrossa from Street Chant a few questions ahead of the award.
MTV has announced the categories and nominees for the first-ever 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, celebrating the actors, stories and moments that defined pop culture in the past year. Fans can begin voting immediately at MTV.com.
The New Zealand Music Managers Forum with support from the NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ and OneMusic have announced the finalists for the 2017 Music Managers Awards.