FINALISTS FOR THE 2018 VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS: . . . and I hope we passed the audition

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 FINALISTS FOR THE 2018 VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS: . . . and I hope we passed the audition
With a new and colourful Tui award designed by Dick Frizzell for the mantlepiece, a number of artists will be getting pretty excited by being nominated in theis year's music awards.

Those in with a good chance will be Six60, Alien Weaponry, Drax Project and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, all of whom have four nominations.
Marlon Williams has three nominations; Robinson, Julia Deans, Tami Neilson and Sons of Zion two . . .

The full list of finalists follows as well awards already announced, and then key dates in the countdown to the big awards night at Spark Arena on Thursday November 15.

We have added intralinks to artists/albums which Elsewhere has covered (on first mention only). And crikey we've covered quite a few across many genres.

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VNZMA 2018 Finalists (by category)

1. Album of the Year
Alien Weaponry – Tū
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Six60 – Six60
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

 

2. Vodafone Single of the Year
Drax Project – ‘Woke Up Late’
Mitch James – ‘21’
Robinson – ‘Nothing To Regret’
Six60 – ‘Don't Give It Up’
Sons Of Zion – ‘Drift Away’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Hunnybee’

3. Best Group
Alien Weaponry – Tū
Drax Project - Noon
Six60 - Six60
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

4. THREE Best Solo Artist
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Kimbra – Primal Heart
Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!

5. Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Drax Project
JessB
L.A.B.
Robinson

6. Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist
Alien Weaponry
Katchafire
Troy Kingi

7. The Edge Best Pop Artist
Drax Project
Kimbra
Six60

8. Best Alternative Artist
Marlon Williams
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Wax Chattels

9. Best Soul/RnB Artist
Israel Starr
Troy Kingi
Vince Harder


10. Best Hip Hop Artist

JessB
Kings
SWIDT

11. Best Roots Artist
Katchafire
Sons of Zion
Tomorrow People

12. Best Electronic Artist
Arma Del Amor
Boycrush
Chores

13. Best Rock Artist
Alien Weaponry
Cairo Knife Fight
Skinny Hobos

14. Best Worship Artist
EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth Choir
Equippers Revolution
Kane Adams

15. Best Classical Artist
Eve de Castro Robinson
Henry Wong Doe
Michael Houstoun

16. Vodafone People’s Choice Award

17. Recorded Music NZ Legacy Award

18. Vodafone Highest Selling Single

19. Highest Selling Album

20. NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year

21. International Achievement

Additional Tuis presented in 2018

22. Best Pacific Album
Winner: Ladi 6 Royal Blue 3000 EP

 

EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth Fa'afetai Le Atua

Noah Slee Otherland

Sol3 Mio – A Very Merry Christmas

SWIDT – Stoneyhunga

23. Best Country Artist
Winner: Reb Fountain – Hopeful and Hopeless
Lana Doublet – Beautiful Human

Phil Doublet – Strength, Love, Music & Light

24. Best Folk Artist
Winner: Albi & The Wolves – One Eye Open
Reb Fountain – Little Arrows
Candice Milner – Evergreen

25. Best Jazz Artist
Winner: Umar Zakaria – Fearless Music
Hayden Chisholm, Norman Meehan and Paul Dyne – Unwind
Lucien Johnson – West of the Sun

26. Best Children’s Artist
Winner: Levity Beet – My Best Friend Jake Is A Cyborg
Chanelle & Friends – The Little Green Turtle And Other Songs For Kids
Moe & Friends – The Moe Album

Key dates for 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards:

•   Thursday 11th October
Artisan Awards presented by Massey University finalist announcement 

•   Thursday 18th October

                Recorded Music NZ Legacy Award recipient announcement

•   Tuesday 30th October

                NZ Music Producer Series starts at Roundhead Studios in Auckland

Music Producer Series Seminar with Gil Norton & Clint Murphy at Roundhead Studios, Auckland

•   Wednesday 31st October

     Music Designer Series Seminar at Recorded Music NZ, Auckland

•   Monday 5th November
Tui Music Series Seminars at Massey Campus Wellington

                Artisan Awards, presented by Massey University at Massey Campus Wellington

•   Tuesday 6th November

                Music Producer Series Seminar with Sylvia Massy at Roundhead Studios, Auckland

•   Wednesday 7th November

                Music Filmmaker Series at Recorded Music NZ

•   Thursday 15th November
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony (Spark Arena)


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