MUSIC MANAGERS AWARDS (2016): And the envelope, please

 |   |  1 min read

MUSIC MANAGERS AWARDS (2016): And the envelope, please

In the past two decades a very clear music business has emerged in New Zealand.

Being a musician is a viable career option these days – it's still going to be struggle however – but around the songmaker are circles of support, notably band managers who negotiate the minefield of contracts, record companies, distribution and touring.

And then some.

Getting a manager – the right manager – is one of the most important career decisions any musician can make. These days for most artists, having a manager is imperative . . . although there are a few artists who are self-managed.

And hats off to them.

The Music Managers Forum is an organisation which acknowledges and supports the role of managers, and the annual MMF Music Managers Awards celebrates the very best of those New Zealand music managers who support their artists every step of the way. The awards have become one of this country’s most respected music industry events, with attendance from managers, industry professionals and artists. 

This year's MMF Music Managers Awards will be held at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday 11 May. 


The finalists for this year’s awards are:

Recorded Music NZ Manager of The Year

Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)

Ashley Page (Broods, Jarryd James, Joel Little, Alex Hope)

Scott Maclachlan (Sol3 Mio, Leisure, Thomston, Parson James)

Breakthrough Manager of The Year

Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)

Jaz Kapow (Bailey Wiley, Laughton Kora)

Mel Parsons (Mel Parsons)

NZ Music Commission International Achievement

Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)

Ashley Page (Broods, Jarryd James, Joel Little, Alex Hope)

Scott Maclachlan (Sol3 Mio, Leisure, Thomston, Parson James)

Self-Managed Artist of The Year

Mel Parsons (Mel Parsons)

Nick Atkinson (Hopetoun Brown)

Tami Neilson (Tami Neilson)

Best Independent Tour

James Southgate (Devilskin ‘Mountains and the Moon’ Tour)

Mel Parsons (‘Drylands’ Album Release Tour April/May 2015, Theatre Tour Oct/Nov 2015)

Teresa Patterson (I Am Giant ‘Kiss From A Ghost’ Album Release Tour)

OneMusic Best Small Venue

San Fran, Wellington

The Tuning Fork, Auckland

The Wine Cellar, Auckland

OneMusic Best Large Venue

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

The Powerstation, Auckland

The Studio, Auckland

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Something articles index

MUSIC, AND THE PRICE MUSICIANS PAY (2016): The New Zealand Music Foundation Wellbeing Service.

MUSIC, AND THE PRICE MUSICIANS PAY (2016): The New Zealand Music Foundation Wellbeing Service.

So, until he published his recent autobiography, who knew Bruce Springsteen had been suffering massive anxiety issues for over a decade? The man who seems to stride the world confidently has... > Read more

RECORD STORE DAY 2015: Back to black

RECORD STORE DAY 2015: Back to black

The annual Record Store Day is an opportunity to show the love for vinyl as artists local and international issue good old fashioned records, many of them limited editions and often coming in... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

The Easybeats: Sorry (1966)

The Easybeats: Sorry (1966)

In 1980 EMI released an excellent double vinyl on the Joker imprint entitled The Easybeats: Absolute Anthology 1965-69. It might well have been titled The Rise and Fall of a Pop Group because... > Read more

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE; THE SIDE PROJECTS 1970-74: The Baron and the Nun go it alone, together

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE; THE SIDE PROJECTS 1970-74: The Baron and the Nun go it alone, together

The New York garageband Blues Magoos' Psychedelic Lollipop of 1966 was one of the first albums to have the word “psychedelic” in the title, but it wasn't quite the spaced-out sweet... > Read more