News release: April 2021
The Pacific Music Awards Trust is very happy to announce that the 2021 Pacific Music Awards, will be held on Wednesday 1 September at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
During the challenging year of 2020, the Pacific Music Awards Trust were dedicated to celebrating Pacific music, supporting Pacific artists and keeping our community connected. We proudly produced the 2020 Pacific Music Awards as an online presentation on 3 October, honouring our amazing 2020 finalists, award recipients and Pacific music community. The late awards presentation in 2020, has impacted the 2021 timeline, but the Trust are excited about working on the 2021 ceremony, with plans to return to a live event. The Trust also hopes to return to their usual timing in 2022.
The 2021 Pacific Music Awards will celebrate music released in 2020, with the ceremony providing the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to our legacy and developing artists. Nominations for all the entered award categories are for local Pacific artists, i.e. New Zealand citizens/residents, except for the Best International Pacific Artist Award, which is open to Pacific artists from overseas. Pacific artists who have released singles, EPs or albums for sale, during 1 January – 31 December 2020, will be eligible to enter, with nominations due by Monday 3 May 2021. The entered categories for the 2021 Pacific awards are:
For the full information about entering the 2021 Pacific Music Awards, including the 2021 Terms & Conditions of Entry, please go to the Entries page on the awards website. If you have any questions about the Pacific Music Awards or the nomination process, please contact the Trust on: email@example.com
For the Trust’s Tautua Programme, they started the year with the Music in Parks Mangere - Family event; and supporting the New Music Pasifka funding round by NZ On Air. Next will be the industry workshop series, providing a bridge between Pacific artists and the music industry organisations, with the first two workshops confirmed for 13 April with MMF, and 9 June with APRA.
The Pacific Music Awards Trust looks forward to the celebration of Pacific music and to sharing the 2021 Pacific Music Awards with you, so please save the date of Wednesday 1 September!
Issued by the Pacific Music Awards Trust
Trust spokesperson: Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua, P: 021 141 8798 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee & Event Producer: Petrina Togi-Sa’ena, P: 0272451898; E: email@example.com
The Pacific Music Awards Trust has been working on activities for their Tautua Programme and started the year with the Music in Parks Mangere - Family event, which featured performances by Church & AP, Tree, Lepani, LaCoco, Silika Isaia, and DJ AlGoodie. The Trust supported NZ On Air with the next funding round for New Music Pasifka. Congratulations to the 21 Pacific artists confirmed to receive support for their new singles! The next deadline for New Music Pasifika funding will be Thursday 8 July.
Next for the Tautua Programme is the industry workshop series, with the first two workshops confirmed for Tuesday 13 April with MMF and Wednesday 9 June with APRA.
Here are the details for the first workshop, that we are hosting with MMF, the Music Managers Forum. The main details for the workshop are:
Date: Tuesday 13 April
Venue: 312 Hub 1 Paynes Lane, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
The guest speakers for the workshop are as follows:
Teresa Patterson – MMF
Mike Hall – APRA
Dean Cameron – Recorded Music
Andy Low – DRM
Tana Tupa’i and Avina Kelekolio - Tomorrow People
Jo Oliver – Soundcheck Aotearoa
Each of the speakers will have time to provide information about their organisations and services, and we’ll ask Tana and Avina to share their experience as self managed artists in the music industry. A key element for the workshop is to provide a bridge between artists and the industry organisations, connecting you with information and in particular providing details about how to earn income from your music.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you are able to attend, to help us prepare and also confirm the numbers for catering. If you would like to bring others with you or if you have any questions, please let me know. All are welcome!
We hope you can join us on Tuesday 13 April.
Fa’afetai tele lava,
Pacific Music Awards Trust
Image (L-R): Michael Prentice, John Ong, Riria Hotere-Barnes, Caren Rangi (ONZM), Dean Whiting, Robyn Hunt, Roger King, Janine Morell-Gunn and Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban (DNZM).
Following an announcement from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage this morning, Creative New Zealand is thrilled to share that Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (our governing body).
“We welcome the news that Caren Rangi has been mandated by the Government to be the next Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. Caren’s deep knowledge of our work in the arts, technical training and her deep cultural expertise and connection to the Cook Islands and Te Moana Nui a Kiva ensure a powerful perspective at the Arts Council, the group responsible for our governance work,” says Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright.
“In addition to Caren’s considerable governance, government and cultural knowledge and experience from sitting on the boards of Radio New Zealand (te Reo Irirangi o Toi Aotearoa), NZ on Air (Irirangi te Motu) and Te Papa Tongarewa the Museum of New Zealand, she adds terrific context to our work in the arts and culture space. Caren builds on the legacy and significant contribution of many wahine Māori and Pasifika who have been leaders in the arts and for our communities.”
He continues, “In addition to her professional attributes that have led to Caren having the confidence of the Minister and the Government to undertake the demanding role of chair, there is also Caren the person. In her time as Acting Chair Caren has demonstrated the many qualities of leadership required of a chair which makes us confident about our future together, not least of which is a ready wit, enormous goodwill and appetite for the considerable mahi that comes with the job.”
“Caren bringing her leadership skills and multi-cultural worldview to the position of Arts Council Chair is timely as Creative New Zealand continues to strengthen and broaden our strategic work to reach diverse creative communities around Aotearoa, for the world. She is deeply respected by our Pasifika communities for her lifetime of public service and commitment to arts and culture to help shape our inclusive national identity,” says Senior Manager Pacific Arts Makerita Urale.
Media release, 25 March 2021:
Ministry for Culture and HeritageCaren Rangi has been appointed as the new Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing body) for a three-year term.
Ms Rangi will be the first Pacific Chair and third woman to hold this role of Chair of the Arts Council in its 55-year history.
“Caren Rangi is uniquely qualified for this role given her experience in public sector governance, as well as her involvement in and services to Pacific communities”, says Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni.
Ms Rangi was appointed to the Creative NZ board in 2014, has been Deputy Chair from 2017 and has been acting Chair since December 2020. Ms Rangi is an experienced public sector governance practitioner and a qualified chartered accountant. She is currently a board member of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Radio New Zealand, director of Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd and Pacific Inc, and Chair of Pacific Homecare Services. Ms Rangi is also a director of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation in Rarotonga.
Ms Rangi’s service to governance and leadership was recognised when she was awarded the 2016 New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award, and the 2018 Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Business Leader of the Year award. In 2018, she was conferred with an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance and the Pacific community.
“I am thrilled to be taking up the role of Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, and to continue strengthening arts and culture experiences for all New Zealanders,” says Ms Rangi.
Creative New Zealand is an autonomous Crown entity established to encourage, promote and support the arts in Aotearoa for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The Creative New Zealand governing board comprises 13 members including its Chair.
Phone: 027 622 0468
NZ On Air have announced their newest homepage playlist – Musika Pasifika!
Aotearoa is full of Pasifika TALENT, and this playlist could go on forever with beloved songs!
NZ On Air will be updating this every week so be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify or Apple Music. The artists featured include previous Pacific Music Awards finalists and winners; and artists funded through the New Music Pasifika funding. The playlist includes: VILLETTE, Bella Kalolo, Valle, Lepani, Lou’ana, MELODOWNZ, Jordan Gavet, Three Houses Down, Mikey Mayz, Nesian Mystik, Sam V, Tomorrow People, JARNA, King Kapisi, Diggy Dupe and many many many more.
Here are the links:
Enjoy and support ‘Musika Pasifika’!
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