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2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards finalists have been announced.


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2017 Pacific Music Awards

Celebrating Pacific Music

Thursday 1st June
Vodafone Events Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

The Pacific Music Awards Trust are proud to announce the date for the 2017 Pacific Music Awards, which is Thursday 1 June.

The 2017 awards provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the music released in 2016 and to acknowledge the amazing talent of all our Pacific music artists. The awards ceremony will be held on at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland. We are looking forward to planning the celebration of Pacific music and to sharing this with you, so please save this date!

Pacific artists that released singles, EPs or albums for sale during 1 January – 31 December 2016, were eligible to enter the awards, for the following categories:

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

The Pacific Music Awards Trust selects an independent panel of judges, who judged all the above entered categories. Finalists were confirmed by the panel for these categories and were officially announced on Wednesday 19 April ,at the Finalist Announcement event, hosted by AUT. Read the press release.

At the awards ceremony, the following awards will also be presented:

  • Most Promising Pacific Artist (presented by the Fuemana family)
  • Radio Airplay Award (based on radio play from 2016)
  • People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist (all finalists are eligible and winner is confirmed by public vote)
  • Special Recognition – Outstanding Achievement
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Details, photos and footage from previous awards ceremonies are available here on our website. If you have any questions or require information about the Pacific Music Awards, please email us on: info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz



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