Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Celebrating Pacific Music

2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 
Thursday 9th June 2016
Vodafone Events Centre
Auckland, New Zealand


The Pacific Music Awards Trust is proud to announce that the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, will be held on Thursday 9 June, at the Vodafone Events Centre.   Please save this date! 


We’re excited to celebrate the music released in 2015 and honour our amazing Pacific music artists.  The awards celebrate Pacific music, with 15 awards presented, supporting by amazing live performances throughout the awards ceremony.


The entered categories for the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards are:


  • Best Pacific Female Artist
  • Best Pacific Male Artist
  • Best Pacific Group
  • Best Pacific Urban Artist
  • Best Pacific Gospel Artist
  • Best Pacific Language
  • Best Pacific Song
  • Best Pacific Music Video
  • Best International Pacific Artist
  • Best Pacific Music Album (nb: NZ Music Award ‘Tui’)
  • Best Producer


The Pacific Music Awards Trust selects an independent panel of judges, who judge all the entered categories.  In addition to the above, the following awards will also be presented:

  • People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Most Promising Pacific Artist
  • Radio Airplay Award
  • Special Recognition – Outstanding Achievement


The People’s Choice Award is determined by public vote  - and all the 2016 finalists will be eligible for this award.   All nominations need to be completed online – and the first step is to read the 2016 Terms and Conditions.  To obtain the entry login details, please email: info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz

Finalists for each of the entered categories will be confirmed at the Finalist Announcement Event in April, with the winners confirmed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 9 June.

To remind you of the 2015 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, check out the press release and our events page.  Our official photos are here within our Gallery page - and also check the footage from Tagata Pasifika, from their 1 hour highlights special (20 June) and also their summer episodes, featuring the full live performances (26 December and 9 January).



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