Taite Music Prize Nominations Closing Friday

January 19th 2011
Nominations for the Taite Music Prize close this Friday January 21 2011, so if you released an album in 2010 you may be eligible to enter.

The nominated finalist albums will be selected by votes from all members of Independent Music New Zealand, plus a twenty person judging group - comprising musicians, record label representatives, music journalists and radio staff. There will then be a second group of ten music judges that will decide the final winner.

The judges will make their decision based entirely on the music on the album. Sales, genres, artist recognition or popularity are not contributing factors in their decision making process. The winner will then be announced at a presentation in Auckland in April 2011.

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and Phonographic Performances New Zealand (PPNZ) are the principal music industry supporters of the Taite Music Prize in conjunction with the Taite family. Other sponsors include the NZ Music Commission, NZ On Air, The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), Native Tongue Music Publishing and Jagermeister.
Any New Zealand album released during 2010 is eligible for nomination for the Taite Music Prize. For more detail on eligibility and nomination forms please visit:



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