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The Taite Music Prize 2013: Nominations about to close!

The Taite Music Prize 2013: Nominations about to close!

The nominations for the Taite Music Prize 2013 close on MONDAY 21 JANUARY.

Any New Zealand album released during 2012 is eligible for nomination for the Taite Music Prize 2013.
Non-IMNZ members will be invoiced a $50 nomination fee per album, and each label/distributor can nominate up to 5 albums.
Also required are x 1 CD copy of the album supplied to IMNZ.

Further details about the nomination criteria can be found here:

And the nomination form is here:

For more detail on eligibility and criteria please visit

The Taite Music Prize 2013:
Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country's most highly respected music journalists, this will be the fourth year for the award. In a similar vein
to several international awards, The Taite Music Prize's purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, to be spent as they wish. The cash prize is kindly supplied by PPNZ Music Licensing.

Acknowledging originality, creativity and musicianship regardless of sales figures or genre, The Taite Music Prize was established to champion the finest
release by a New Zealand artist or group – the previous winners have all been excellent albums that demonstrate these criteria well.

The nominated finalist albums will be selected by votes from all IMNZ members and a thirty person judging group - comprising musicians, record label representatives, music journalists and radio staff. There will then be a secondary group of ten music judges that will decide the overall winner.

The judges will make their decision based entirely on the music on the finalist albums. 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 on 17th April 2013.
The event will be live-streamed to the public via the NZ Herald Online.

The Taite Music Prize
Presented by:
Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)
Official Partners:
PPNZ Music Licensing / NZ On Air (NZOA) / the Taite Family
Supporting Partners:
NZ Music Commission / The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) / Native Tongue Music Publishing / Jagermeister / Red Bull / MOA Beer
Media Partners:
NZ Herald Online

Previous winners are:
2010 - Lawrence Arabia ‘Chant Darling’ (Honorary Bedouin Records)
2011 - Ladi6 - The Liberation Of (What? Music)
2012 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Seeing Records)


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