2022 Pacific Music Awards Announcement

April 14th 2022
The Pacific Music Awards Trust is very happy to announce that the 2022 Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 4 August, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, Aotearoa. The awards will celebrate Pacific music, bringing our communities together to honour our Pacific music artists.

The Pacific Music Awards Trust affirms their commitment to the awards and Pacific music.  The Trust has observed the strength of our artists and communities during these challenging times and want to honour their resilience, by hosting the annual awards event.  We are proud of the online awards we have presented in the last two years and we hope we can return to a live event this year.  The Trust sincerely thanks all the sponsors, funders and the team that work on the awards event, for their dedication to the Pacific Music Awards.

Entries for the 2022 Pacific Music Award officially open Monday 11 April and are due by Friday 6 May 2022.  Local Pacific artists, i.e. New Zealand citizens/residents, can be nominated for all the entered award categories except for the Best International Pacific Artist Award, which is open to Pacific artists from overseas.  The recordings eligible for entry, can be singles, EPs or albums that have been released during the year of 1 January – 31 December 2021.  For all the information about nominations for the 2022 Pacific Music Awards, including the 2022 PMA Terms & Conditions of Entry, please go to the Entries page on the awards website.  All nominations for the awards need to be submitted online through the official entry system and the entered categories for the 2022 Pacific awards are as follows: 

§ Best Pacific Female Artist

§  Best Pacific Male Artist 

§  Best Pacific Group

§  Best Pacific Gospel Artist

§ Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist

§ Best Pacific Soul/RnB Artist

§Best Roots/Reggae Artist 

§  Best Pacific Language

§  Best Pacific Song 

§  Best Pacific Music Video

§  Best Producer

§  Best International Pacific Artist

§  Best Pacific Music Album (Aotearoa Music Award)

 

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process for entries, please contact the Trust on:  pacificmusicawardstrust@gmail.com

The Pacific Music Awards Trust are also continuing their Tautua Programme, to provide support to Pacific artists.  In the plans are online and in person workshops, providing a bridge between Pacific artists and music industry organisations; as well as mentoring and artist development support for artists.  We will also provide assistance to NZ On Air for the New Music Pasifika funding rounds.

Save the date of Thursday 4 August for the 2022 Pacific Music Awards!  We are planning a wonderful celebration of Pacific music and look forward to sharing all the details with you over the coming months.

Issued by the Pacific Music Awards Trust

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