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2003 bNet NZ Music Awards Nominees Announced

2003 bNet NZ Music Awards Nominees Announced
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Nominees Announced for the 2003 b.Net New Zealand Music Awards.

The b.Net network of radio stations today announced the nominees for the 2003 b.Net New Zealand Music Awards. The nominees in each category include the best local music that has been broadcast across New Zealand over the past year. Voting is now open to everyone on-line at The winners, chosen by popular vote, will be announced at the b.Net New Zealand Music Awards on Fri September 19 at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland.

Thousands of people voted in last years awards via the website. "Unlike most other awards ceremonies, the winners of the b.Net NZ Music Awards are chosen by the people of New Zealand," says Aaron Carson, Station Manager of 95bFM, "there are a lot of people out there with a passion for New Zealand music and we are expecting even more votes this year. "

The public can vote for their musical preference in twelve diverse categories. These categories range from "Most Promising New Act" and "Best New Zealand Remix" to "Best Downbeat Release", "Best Electronic Release" and "Best Rock Release". There are four categories to be judged by a panel of experts, including "Most b.Net Play" and "International Achievement".

The b.Net NZ Music Awards are organized in co-operation with b.Net radio stations across the country. This creates an awards ceremony, which is representative of the greater New Zealand public. A big thank you also goes out to PlayStation2 who have made this year's awards possible, through their continued support.

"The b.Net awards are a real celebration of New Zealand music and creativity," says Aaron, "The nominees represent the innovators of today and the stars of tomorrow. The b.Net awards are unique in that they really are about the music."

Let the voting begin!

Voting online at –

Voting commences 9am Wednesday 2 July until 5pm Friday 5 September.

For more information contact Natalie Jessup, Marketing Manager, 95bFM by E-MAIL:

Press Photos can be downloaded from

Nominees Categories Decided By Public Vote

1. Best Video

Audiosauce - "Be-Bop"

The Brunettes - "Moon In June Stuff"

The Datsuns - "Harmonic Generator"

P-Money & Scribe - "Remember"

Rhombus - "Clav Dub"

Salmonella Dub - "Platetectonics (Fartyboom)"

2. Best Live Act

The Black Seeds

The Brunettes

The D4

The Datsuns

Fat Freddy's Drop


3. Most Promising New Act




The Mint Chicks

Two Lane Blacktop

Verse Two

4. Best Downbeat Release

The Black Seeds ­ "Pushed"

Flash Harry - "Flash Harry"

Otautahi Allstars - "Otautahi Allstars"

Salmonella Dub - "Outside The Dub Plates"

Sperber & Casey - "Relaxomatic Projections"

Various - "Dub Combinations Chapter 3"

5. Best Hip Hop Release

Dubious Bros - "Trade Secrets"

Ill Semantics - "Theory Of Meaning"

King Kapisi - "2nd Round Testament"

Nesian Mystik - "Polysaturated"

P-Money - "Big Things Instrumentals"

Unique - "Jerry 4 W.A."

6. Best Electronic Release

50 Hz - "Carbon"

House Of Downtown - "Mother Funkin Earth"

Jet Jaguar - "Think About It Later"

Rhombus - "Bass Player"

Subware - "Subware"

Various - "Sun Valley Sound"

7. Best NZ Remix

Blacklisted/Salmonella Dub - "Push On Thru remix"

House Of Shem/The Black Seeds - "Black Sunrise remix"

Jagwah/Rhombus - "Clav Dub (Steak & Mushroom mix)"

Mu/Salmonella Dub - "Platetectonics (Fartyboom) remix"

P-Money/King Kapisi - "Conversate remix"

DJ Shan/P-Money ft Deceptikonz - "Touch Something remix"

8. Best Pop Release

The Brunettes - "Holding Hands Feeding Ducks"

Fang - "Somewhere Out There"

Goldenhorse - "Riverhead"

Gramsci - "Object"

Lucid 3 ­ "Running Down The Keys"

Pine - "Long Player"

9. Best Rock Release

The Datsuns - "The Datsuns"

Indicator Dogs - "Anschluss"

Meterman - "Reset Start Reset"

Spelling Mistakes - "Epileptic Apocalypse Œ79-Œ99"

Various - "Rock 'n' Roll Music Is My Only Salvation"

World War Four - "Rok In Rol Point Of View"

10. Best Compilation

Various - "25 Silver Selections"

Various - "Alpine Unity"

Various - "Dub Combinations Chapter 3"

Various - "Loop Select 004"

Various - "Rock 'n' Roll Music Is My Only Salvation"

Various - "Sun Valley Sound"

11. Best Unreleased Song

Baitercell vs Timmy Schumacher - "Nasty Gymnastix"

Ejector - "Drift"

Frontline - "Come And Get Me"

The Mint Chicks - "The Son (live)"

Paselode - "Mr Creepy"

Two Lane Blacktop - "The Rat"

12. Best Song

The Brunettes - "Boy Racer"

Concord Dawn - "Morning Light"

The Datsuns - "In Love"

Fat Freddy's Drop - "Hope"

Ill Semantics - "Highway"

Rhombus - "Clav Dub"

13. Best Album

The Brunettes - "Holding Hands Feeding Ducks"

The Datsuns - "The Datsuns"

Flash Harry - "Flash Harry"

Goldenhorse - "Riverhead"

Pine - "Long Player"

Rhombus - "Bass Player"

14. Best Vocalist/MC

Ladi Six (Verse Two)

Heather Mansfield (The Brunettes)

Mareko (Deceptikonz)

Kirsten Morelle (Goldenhorse)


Dallas Tamaira (Fat Freddy's Drop)

Categories Decided by Judging Panel

15. Most b.Net Radio Play

(winning song title determined by Median Strip's ŒAlt Airplay' chart returns).

16. International achievement

17. Best Musician 18. Best Producer

Background to the b.Net Music Awards

in the beginning…

mainstream music awards were staged by RIANZ, the major record companies umbrella organization. But the people grew restless and cried out for a change. They wanted an awards ceremony that expanded on the mainstream categories and that gave them the chance to vote. Auckland's 95bFM heard their cries, and in 1998 the 95bFM Music Awards were held at the Mandalay Event Centre in Auckland.

and then there was…

the b.Net NZ Music Awards. In 1999 the awards grew to include the other b.Net stations Radio 1 (Dunedin), Radio Control (Palmerston North), RDU (Christchurch), Radio Active (Wellington) & The Most (New Plymouth). These stations feature specialist shows, personalities and new music. Especially New Zealand music. Together they put together a music awards ceremony which included people's choice categories, giving the people of New Zealand the chance to vote.


The b.Net NZ Music Awards have reached their sixth year. The people continue to vote, with passion and commitment, for their favourite New Zealand music at

The winning nominees will be announced at this years b.Net NZ Music Awards, on Fri Sept 19th at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. As always these awards promise to be a true celebration of the diversity surging forth from the New Zealand music scene.

For more information contact Natalie Jessup, Marketing Manager, 95bFM by

E-MAIL: or visit

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