April 24th 2019
The Children's Music Awards are very pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 APRA Best Children's Music Song, the Recorded Music NZ Best Children's Music Artist, and the NZ On Air Best Children's Music Video.

This years finalists represent the diversity and quality of the music being produced in NZ.  It’s equal to anything from international artists and, even better, it reflects kiwi kids and their whanau and lives.  The finalists cover a diverse range of genres all guaranteed to get your kids dancing and singing. 

The finalists are:

APRA Best Children's Song finalists:
- Anna van Riel for Haere Mai Song
- Marian Burns for Bubbles and Bubbles
- Simon Stanley for Marley Sitting on a Pumpkin Seed written by Cy Winstanley

Recorded Music NZ Best Children's Artist finalists:
- Anna van Riel for Fishing For Stars
- Craig Smith for Not Just For Kids 2
- Marian Burns for Songs For Kids

NZ On Air Best Children's Music Video finalists: 
- Anna van Riel for Echo (feat. Tasmin), video by Anna van Riel
- fleaBITE for Probably Papakura by Robin Nathan, video by Ross Payne
- Suzy Cato and Kath Bee for Sprinkle A Little Sunshine, video by Raymond McGrath


Presented by Recorded Music NZ, APRA NZ and NZ On Air, the awards have the support of Kiwi Kids Music, the national association of children’s songwriters, creators and producers.  Formed by some of the most passionate creators of music for Kiwi Kids and currently chaired by Suzy Cato, the association supports NZ children’s music creators and seeks to advance the potential of all our children to live healthy fulfilling lives.

Winners will be announced at an invite only ceremony on Sunday 5 May at Tuning Fork, Spark Arena. There will be live performances, video screenings, interactive music-making workshops, BBQ and plenty of fun and games. 



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