New Zealand Music Awards

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New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded forExcellence in New Zealand music
Sponsored by Vodafone New Zealand
Date1965
Country New Zealand
Presented by Recorded Music NZ
Reward(s)Tui award trophy
Website http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz
Television/radio coverage
Network TV3

The New Zealand Music Awards, conferred annually by Recorded Music NZ, honour outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the recording field. The awards are among the most significant that a group or artist can receive in New Zealand music, and have been presented annually since 1965. The awards show is presented by Recorded Music NZ, and as of 2017 Vodafone New Zealand is the principal sponsor. A range of award sponsors and media partners support the event each year.

Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand. Membership of Recorded Music NZ is open to any recorded music rights owner operating in New Zealand, inclusive of major labels, independent labels and self-released artists. Recorded Music NZ has over 2000 rights holders.

The music of New Zealand has been influenced by blues, jazz, country, rock and roll and hip hop, with many of these genres given a unique New Zealand interpretation. A number of popular artists have gone on to achieve international success including Lorde, Split Enz, Crowded House, OMC, Bic Runga, Kimbra, Ladyhawke, The Naked and Famous, Fat Freddy's Drop, Savage, Gin Wigmore, Flight of the Conchords, and Brooke Fraser.

Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London and Newbury, Berkshire. It predominantly operates services in the regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Among mobile operator groups globally, Vodafone ranked 4th in the number of mobile customers as of 2018.

Contents

History and overview

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]

The Loxene Golden Disc was an annual New Zealand music award. It ran from 1965 to 1972. It was superseded by the Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA).

Reckitt Benckiser Multinational producer of consumer goods headquartered in Slough, England

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, England. It is a producer of health, hygiene and home products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV.

The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation was established by the New Zealand government in 1962. It was dissolved on 1 April 1975, and replaced by three separate organisations: Radio New Zealand, Television One, and Television Two, later known as South Pacific Television. The television channels would merge again in 1980 to become Television New Zealand, while Radio New Zealand remained unchanged.

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).

The Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA) were an annual award honouring excellence in recorded New Zealand music. The RATAs ran from 1973 to 1976, before being replaced by the RIANZ Awards.

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]

Clear Communications

Clear Communications was a telecommunications company based in New Zealand. Until merging into Telstra's operations in 2001, it was the biggest rival to Telecom New Zealand.

Coca-Cola Amatil Beverage company

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the world's five major Coca-Cola bottlers. CCA operates in six countries – Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Samoa.

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]

Vodafone New Zealand is a telecommunications company operating in New Zealand; it is a subsidiary of the London-listed company Vodafone Plc. It is New Zealand's largest mobile phone operator, based in Auckland, and was formed in 1998, after Vodafone purchased BellSouth's New Zealand operations. The company employs over 3,000 people and has operations nationwide, with its main offices based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The company is part of New Zealand Telecommunications Forum.

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

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

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

No.CeremonyDateBroadcaster(s)Most winsAlbum of the Year winnerSingle of the Year winnerHost(s)VenueRef.
1 1965 Loxene Golden Disc 25 November 1965 NZBC N/ANo Album of the Year award given Ray Columbus and the Invaders – "Till We Kissed"Neville ChamberlainWhite Heron Lodge, Wellington [10]
2 1966 Loxene Golden Disc 9 November 1966 Maria Dallas – "Tumblin’ Down" [10]
31967 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 1969The 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 1971Craig Scott – "Smiley"Opera House, Palmerston North [10]
8 1972 Loxene Golden Disc 14 November 1972Creation – "Carolina" Christchurch Town Hall [10]
9 1973 RATA Award 1973Unknown Shona Laing (2 awards)John Donoghue – Spirit of Pelorus Jack John Hanlon – "Damn the Dam"UnknownTrillo’s, Auckland [11]
10 1974 RATA Award 1974UnknownMike Harvey (2 awards)No Album of the Year award given John Hanlon – "Is It Natural"UnknownUnknown [11]
11 1975 RATA Award 1975Unknown John Hanlon (2 awards) John HanlonHigher TrailsRockinghorse – "Through the Moonlight"UnknownUnknown [11]
12 1976 RATA Award 1976UnknownDr Tree (2 awards) New Zealand Symphony OrchestraSymphony #2No Single of the Year award givenUnknownTrillo’s, Auckland [11]
No awards were presented in 1977 [11]
131978 RIANZ Music Awards1978 TV One Hello Sailor (2 awards) Hello Sailor Hello Sailor Golden Harvest – "I Need Your Love"Stu Dennison Avalon Studios [11]
141979 RIANZ Music Awards23 November 1979 Th' Dudes (2 awards)Street Talk – Street Talk Th' Dudes – "Be Mine Tonight"UnknownMandalay, Auckland [11]
151980 RIANZ Music Awards1980Unknown Jon Stevens (3 awards)Sharon O'Neill – Sharon O'Neill Jon StevensMontego Bay UnknownLogan Park Hotel, Auckland [11]
161981 RIANZ Music Awards1981Unknown 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"Unknown [11]
171982 RIANZ Music Awards1982Unknown DD Smash (4 awards) DD Smash Cool Bananas Prince Tui Teka – "E Ipo"Unknown [11]
181983 New Zealand Music AwardsNovember 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]
191984 New Zealand Music Awards1984 Dance Exponents (3 awards) Dance Exponents Prayers Be Answered The Narcs – "You Took Me Heart and Soul" [11]
201985 New Zealand Music Awards1985 Netherworld Dancing Toys (3 awards) Netherworld Dancing ToysPainted Years Netherworld Dancing Toys – "For Today"Unknown [11]
211986 New Zealand Music AwardsNovember 1986Unknown Peking Man (5 awards) Peking ManPeking Man Peking Man – "Room That Echoes"UnknownSheraton Hotel, Auckland [11]
221987 New Zealand Music Awards1987Unknown Dave Dobbyn (4 awards) Herbs Sensitive to a Smile Dave Dobbyn – "You Oughta Be In Love"UnknownUnknown [11]
231988 New Zealand Music Awards1988Unknown Holidaymakers (4 awards) Dave Dobbyn Loyal Holidaymakers – "Sweet Lovers"UnknownUnknown [11]
241989 New Zealand Music Awards1989Unknown Margaret Urlich (3 awards) Margaret Urlich Safety In Numbers Margaret Urlich – "Escaping"UnknownUnknown [11]
251990 New Zealand Music AwardsMarch 1990Unknown The Chills (4 awards) The Chills Submarine Bells The Chills – "Heavenly Pop Hit"UnknownUnknown [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"UnknownAotea 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"UnknownPan Pacific Hotel [15]
29 1995 New Zealand Music Awards 12 April 1995N/A Supergroove (4 awards) Supergroove Traction Purest Form – "Message to My Girl"UnknownCarlton Hotel [16]
30 1996 Clear Music and Entertainment Awards 13 April 1996 TV3 Shihad (4 awards) Shihad Killjoy OMC – "How Bizarre"Unknown Aotea Centre [17]
31 1997 Clear Music and Entertainment Awards 3 May 1997 Che Fu (3 awards) StrawpeopleVicarious DLT featuring Che Fu – "Chains"Unknown [18]
32 1998 New Zealand Music Awards 23 April 1998 TV2 Bic Runga (4 awards) Bic Runga Drive Bic Runga – "Sway"Jon Bridges, Petra Bagust and Nathan Rarere [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, and 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 17 November 2016Broods (5 awards) Broods Conscious Broods – "Free" Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce [47]
51 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 16 November 2017 Three Lorde (5 awards) Lorde - Melodrama Lorde - "Green Light" Spark Arena [48]
52 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 15 November 2018 Six60 (4 awards) Marlon Williams - Make Way for Love Drax Project - "Woke Up Late"Kanoa Lloyd and Stan Walker
  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

1965-1972

1973-1976

1978-current

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