2020 Pacific Music Awards Announce Date and Entries

December 19th 2019
The Pacific Music Awards Trust proudly announce the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 21 May 2020.

The Pacific Music Awards celebrates the music released in 2019, providing the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to legacy and developing artists. 

Nominations are open for all the entered award categories and are due by Friday 7 February 2020.  All the categories are for local artists, i.e. New Zealand citizens/residents, except for the Best International Pacific Artist Award, which is open to Pacific artists from overseas.  For the 2020 awards Pacific artists who have released singles, EPs or albums for sale during 1 January – 31 December 2019, will be eligible to enter.  

The entered categories for 2020 are confirmed as the following: 

1.     Best Pacific Female Artist

2.     Best Pacific Male Artist 

3.     Best Pacific Group

4.     Best Pacific Language

5.     Best Pacific Gospel Artist

6.     Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist

7.     Best Pacific Soul/RnB Artist

8.     Best Roots/Reggae Artist  

9.     Best Pacific Song 

10.   Best Pacific Music Video

11.   Best Producer

12.   Best International Pacific Artist

13.   Best Pacific Music Album (nb: NZ Music Award ‘Tui’)


For all the details about entering the 2020 Pacific Music Awards, please go to the Entries page on our website:   http://www.pacificmusicawards.org.nz/entries/     

If you have any questions about the Pacific Music Awards or the nomination process, please contact the Pacific Music Awards Trust.

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