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The Taite Music Prize 2021 Finalists Are Announced

The Taite Music Prize 2021 Finalists Are Announced
The Taite Music Prize highlights outstanding New Zealand albums released in the past year. The award is open to all genres of music and judged on artistic merit regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Today, Independent Music NZ (IMNZ) is ...

B IV (Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa) Nadia Reid - Out Of My Province (Slow Time Records) Reb Fountain - Reb Fountain (Flying Nun Records) Ria Hall - Manawa Wera (Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa) Tami Neilson - Chickaboom!/ Universal NZ) Troy Kingi - The Ghost of Freddie Cesar (AAA Records) Wax Chattels - Clot (Flying Nun Records) The Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award celebrates the freshest talent of Aotearoa.Music) 2012 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Seeing Records) 2013 – SJD - Elastic Wasteland (Round Trip Mars) 2014 – Lorde - Pure Heroine (Universal Music NZ) 2015 – Jakob – Sines (Shoot The Freak) 2016 – Silicon - Personal Computer (Weird World/Domino Recordings) 2017 - Street Chant - Hauora (Arch Hill Recordings) 2018 - Aldous Harding - Party (Flying Nun Records / 4AD) 2019 - Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club (Years Gone By) 2020 – Troy Kingi – Holy Colony Burning Acres (Triple A Records) Previous Winners of the Independent Music NZ Classic Record: 2013 – Gordons – Gordons (Flying Nun) 2014 – Various Artists – AK79 (Ripper Records) 2015 – Herbs – What’s Be Happen?(Warrior Records) 2016 – Upper Hutt Posse – E Tū (Jayrem Records) 2017 - The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle (Flying Nun) 2018 - Headless Chickens - Stunt Clown (Flying Nun) 2019 - Moana and the Moahunters - Tahi (Southside) 2020 – Shona Laing – South (Pagan Records) Previous Winners of the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut: 2017 - Merk - Swordfish (self released) 2018 - The Miltones - The Miltones (Self-released) 2019 - Alien Weaponry - Tū (Self-released) 2020 – Repulsive Woman – Relief (Independent) Independent Spirit Award 2019 - Bernie Griffin 2020 - Murray Cammick p

The Taite Music Prize highlights outstanding New Zealand albums released in the past year.Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of New Zealand’s most respected music journalists, the Taite Music Prize recognises outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained in one recording.

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