Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

Tagata Pasifika

The Pacific voice on
New Zealand television
since 1987

Pacific Music Awards Trust calls for 2020 nominations

Melodownz wins the Phillip Fuemana Award for Most Promising Pacific Artist at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. PC: PMA

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 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 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 Pacific Music awards Entries page on their 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.
We can’t wait to celebrate Pacific music and share this special event with you, so please save the date of Thursday 21 May 2020!

Trust contact and Event Producer: Petrina Togi-Sa’ena, P: 0272451898; E: [email protected]

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