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Nominations about to close for Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2008

06 June 2008 - 0 Comments

Nominations for the 43rd annual RIANZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2008 close on Friday week (June 13). Entries can be made online at www.nzmusicawards.co.nz.

Unless otherwise specified, only New Zealand recordings commercially released between 1 June 2007 and the end of May 2008 are eligible to be entered for the annual awards.

Nominations in 2008 are being accepted for Album and Single of the year, Best Group, Best Male and Female Solo Artists, Breakthrough Artist and Best Music Video.

They are also being accepted for the Best Album category in Maori, Rock, Urban / Hip Hop, Dance / Electronica, Aotearoa Roots, Gospel / Christian and Classical genres, as well as the Technical award categories of Best Producer, Best Engineer & Best Album Cover.

The awards finalists along with the Technical Award winners will be announced at the Finalists Announcement and Technical Awards presentation in Auckland on Wednesday 3 September.

The announcement of the 2008 Legacy Award winner (first presented last year to Johnny Devlin) will also be made at this time.

RIANZ chief executive Campbell Smith says it has been another great 12 months for New Zealand music and he expects the awards entries to be both plentiful and first rate.

“Once again we have had a huge year with Kiwi musicians excelling both domestically and on the international scene. Get your entry in and stand by for a big night in October.”


· All nominations must be submitted online via the official website, www.nzmusicawards.co.nz.

· More information is also available at the award’s MySpace page: www.myspace.com/nzmusicawards.

· Copies of the conditions of entry are available from www.nzmusicawards.co.nz.

· To be eligible for judging, all nominations including any accompanying material such as CDs, videos and the like must be signed and with RIANZ by 5pm on Friday 13 June 2008.

The Tuis presented at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2008 ceremony are for:

Album of the Year; Single of the Year; Best Group; Best Male Solo Artist; Best Female Solo Artist; Breakthrough Artist of the Year; Highest Selling NZ Album; Highest Selling NZ Single; Best Music Video; Best Rock Album; Best Urban/Hip Hop Album; Best Dance/Electronica Album; Best Aotearoa Roots Album; Best Maori Album; Best Gospel/Christian Album; Best Classical Album; International Achievement Award, Legacy Award.

No finalists are announced for the Highest Selling NZ Single or Highest Selling NZ Album Awards.

The International Achievement, Legacy Award and Outstanding Achievement awards are judged by the RIANZ Board and awarded at the Board’s discretion. No finalists are announced for these categories.

Technical Award Categories (presented at the Finalists Announcement 3 September) are for:

·Best Producer
·Best Engineer
·Best Album Cover

Thanks to www.nzmusicawards.co.nz for this story.

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