Call for Nominations

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Organisation
Taite Music Prize 2013
Closes
21 Jan 2013
Region
National
Work type
Volunteer
Work classification
Music

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The Taite Music Prize: in search of this year's finest New Zealand album

We are very excited to announce that nominations are now open for 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)

Key skills

The Taite Music Prize acknowledges originality, creativity and musicianship regardless of sales figures or genre

How to apply

Any New Zealand album released during 2012 is eligible for nomination for the Taite Music Prize 2013. For more detail on eligibility and nomination forms please visit http://www.indies.co.nz.

Nominations close on 21st January 2013.

Written by

The Big Idea Listings Manager

6 Dec 2012

Interests The Big Idea is a self-help website but there are times when the creative community needs a hand. Lena Days is the Listings Manager and looks after the Jobs & Opportunities section of the site. Lena also manages the Display Advertising on the site.