Nominations open for the 2013 Taite Music Prize
6th December 2012
Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Taite Music Prize, until 21 January 2013.
The Taite’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, thanks to PPNZ Music Licensing.
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 17 April 2013.
Any New Zealand album released during 2012 is eligible for nomination for the Taite Music Prize 2013.
Previous winners are:
2010 - Lawrence Arabia - ‘Chant Darling’
2011 - Ladi6 - The Liberation Of
2012 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra’