October 9, 2018
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Thursday 15 November 2018

This new direction of the VNZMA aims to honour the past, celebrate the present, and see the future – taking the time to remember the great musicians of Aotearoa, to recognise the exceptional artists currently creating the soundtrack to our lives, and to nurture the talents of up-and-comers from the next generation of musicians.

Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan said the changes to the VNZMA this year were the next step in the evolution of the ceremony.

The 2018 awards ceremony will celebrate the winners of the sixteen categories awarded on the night including Album of the Year, Vodafone Single of the Year, THREE Best Solo Artist, Best Group, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Highest Selling Album, Vodafone Highest Selling Single, NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year and Te Mangai Paho Best Maori Artist – as well as a celebration of the Music Teacher of the Year Tui.

The winning artists of each genre category are also recognised (Best Rock, The Edge Best Pop, Best Alternative, Best Roots, Best Electronic, Best Worship, Best Classical, Best Hip Hop, Best Soul/RnB) along with the Vodafone People’s Choice Award and the Legacy Award.

Finalists for the VNZMA have been announced on 27 September.

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