2010 Music Managers Awards Winners Announced

May 5th 2010
The NZ Music Managers’ Forum would like to congratulate the 2010 Music Managers Award winners.

The NZ Music Managers Awards held at Aucklands’ Backbeat Bar was an evening of celebration to reward the dedication and hard-work of NZ’s best Music Managers.  Their tireless efforts, industry knowledge and exceptional management over the past year deserves recognition so without further ado, here they are:

NZ Manager of the Year
Matt Coleman - Let The People Speak – Midnight Youth, Dane Rumble, Ivy Lies, Steriogram, Lisa Crawley, Artisan Guns, Johnny Love

Upcoming Manager of the Year
Ray Vickers – These Four Walls

Regional Manager of the Year – South Island
Flip Grater – Flip Grater

Self Managed Artist of the Year
Paul Dodge – Minuit

Industry Champion

Double award winner (for both Manager of the Year and Regional Manager of the Year - North Island) Matt Coleman said “It was a great honour to win both my awards last night, especially being nominated alongside the other nominees, who were equally as deserving. I would like to acknowledge and thank the MMF, NZ On Air, my amazingly talented Artists and Kim for their continued support, there are so many more people I could thank! I’m very humbled and happy!”

Based on the achievements of the managers' bands in 2009, the judging panel all commented on the strength of the entries this year, validating the increasing professionalism and growth of the NZ Management community.  The judging panel was made up of 15 judges from within the Music Industry, including organisations such as Apra, PPNZ, NZ on Air and The Music Commission.  The evening was MC’d by Dave Gibson from Elemeno P and awards presented by P Money, Dane Rumble, The Ivy Lies, Lisa Crawley and Deja Voodoo. The prizes were kindly given to the winners by the following music industry companies – Juice TV, Groove Guide, Rip It Up, 95bFM, Bnets, The Rock Factory, MySpace and Scizzorface.  Congratulations to all the winners!

For more information go to www.mmf.co.nz

For all enquiries contact: lorraine@mmf.co.nz



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