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Nominations for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017 are now open. 

Unless otherwise specified, nominations are open to NZ recordings released during the eligibility period of 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017.

You can view 2017 Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions here:


Entries open now for RoundUp 2017, full details available here:


With 179 applications, May was one of the biggest New Music funding rounds to date, 33 new songs and videos will be supported through our New Music Single funding scheme. Congratulations to the following artists!


Called Out


Great Heights

‘Salmonella Dub, legends of the NZ music scene are celebrating their 25th anniversary with three very special shows this summer, featuring the return of Tiki Taane.’


These shows mark 25 years for the multiple platinum selling and award winning Salmonella Dub, and will be especially memorable with the featured return of Tiki Taane who worked with the band from 1996 until 2006.


Singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and lynchpin of the Christchurch-based Swarm Crew, Elly's used to wearing a few different hats. The new video for her tune 'Round and Round' proves she's partial to a few costume changes too.

A hurricane of colour, beautiful Southern landscapes and choreographed mastery, the video was directed by Mark Marchand and features members of Elly's dance studios as backups.

The track, produced and co-written by Sam de Jong is a tropical banger and is getting some good love from Mai FM.

Check it out below.

Ever wanted to know more about the music industry – how it works, who to talk to, what you need, why things happen and where you should look for help?

We are planning a get together in Christchurch called Going Local 2017. It's an informal way for you to meet with some established people already working in the music industry, who can offer advice and knowledge that will help to answer some of those questions above. It is also a chance for us to get to know you and hear about your own sound and vision for the future.