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
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