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Finalists Announced for the 2014 Music Managers Awards

Finalists Announced for the 2014 Music Managers Awards

The MMF New Zealand, Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Music Commission are proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Music Managers Awards.

It is an event managers and other industry guests look forward to each year, and this year the MMF Music Managers Awards is to be held at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday May 14.

New Zealand music managers today work tirelessly for the love of their band and are far more than a manager of affairs; they’re a booking agent, record company, travel agent, merchandise seller, driver, counselor and at times even a wardrobe assistant.

The MMF Music Managers Awards recognise the blood sweat and tears of those working frantically behind the scenes of New Zealand’s most popular acts.

So without further adieu finalists for the 2014 Music Managers Awards are;

Manager of the Year
Ashley Page – Joel Little / Broods
Rebecca Caughey – Shapeshifter / Ladi6
Scott Maclachlan – Lorde / Sol3 Mio
Teresa Patterson – Six60 / Iva Lamkum / PleasePlease / I Am Giant

International Achievement
Andy Murnane – Aaradhna / Savage
Ashley Page – Joel Little / Broods
Scott Maclachlan – Lorde / Sol3 Mio
Teresa Patterson – Six60

Breakthrough Manager
Dean Lawton – Sons Of Zion
Elizabeth Woollacott – Horomona Horo / Waiora
Natalia Sheppard – Tali
Vanessa McGowan – Tattletale Saints

Best Independent Tour
Dean Lawton – Sons Of Zion ‘Two Drop Summer Tour’
James Southgate – Blacklistt Album Tour
Scott Grafton – Batucada Sound Machine – 2014 B2kada European Tour
Teresa Patterson – Six60 March/April NZ tour 2013 & I Am Giant Razor Wire single release tour Jan/Feb 2014

Self-Managed Artist of the Year
Awanui Reeder – Awa
Daniel McBride – Sheep Dog & Wolf
Mel Parsons – Mel Parsons
Vanessa McGowan – Tattletale Saints

Lorraine Owen from MMF says, “New Zealand music is continuing to shine both locally and on the international stage. The list of finalists this year goes to show how far our talent and their managers have come over the past 12 months, and we are proud to say New Zealand managers – MMF members or not - are amongst the best in the world”.

A massive thanks to our sponsors – for without who these awards would not be possible. Some of 2014’s amazing prizes include:
• Advertising campaigns with Groove Guide, New Zealand Musician, 95bFM, Kiwi FM, Eventfinder and Phantom Billstickers
• Production hire from The Production Company
• Spotify subscriptions
• Shoes from Converse
• A professional photo shoot from Alexander Hallag
• CD Manufacturing run from Stebbing Recording Centre
• One Day Recording at The Lab Recording Studios

Background Information:

THE MMF NEW ZEALAND is part of International Music Managers’ Forum (IMMF), a worldwide community of music managers, with active organisations in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, United States, Australia, South Africa, Belgium, Italy and Ireland. The NZ MMF offers professional development in the form of regular national seminars and mentoring sessions, as well as Music Industry networking opportunities for managers and bands to share and learn from the experiences of others, and an avenue through which common problems and areas of concern can be discussed. The MMF ultimately seeks to improve the managers’ capacity to support the careers of the artists they represent. There are 4 regional areas for the MMF - Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago. As a member of the MMF (NZ) you join a community with some of the countries leading music managers who look after artists such as Lorde, Tiki Taane, Tattletale Saints, House of Shem, Supermodel, Six60, 1814 and many more. For more information visit us at

RECORDED MUSIC NZ is the industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It owns and presents the NZ Music Awards, publishes the Official New Zealand Music Chart, provides collective broadcast and online licensing services either directly or through OneMusic and promotes and protects the work of its artists and labels through its ProMusic NZ division.


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