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2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards


Thursday 24 May,
Vodafone Events Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

The Pacific Music Awards Trust are happy to announce that the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 24 May 2018, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland.

The annual Pacific Music Awards event celebrates Pacific music and Pacific artists. The awards provides the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to legacy and developing artists.

The 2018 awards celebrate the music released in 2017. Pacific artists who have released singles, EPs or albums for sale during 1 January – 31 December 2017, will be eligible to enter. All NZ Pacific artists can enter all the categories listed, except for Best International Pacific Artist, which is for artists from overseas. To confirm an artist’s eligibility, please read the 2018 PMA Terms and Conditions document; and to check entered categories and obtain more information about the nomination process, please go to our Entries page: http://pacificmusicawards.org.nz/entries/


At the awards ceremony, the following awards will also be presented:

  • Most Promising Pacific Artist (presented by the Fuemana family)
  • Radio Airplay Award (based on radio play from 2017)
  • People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist (all finalists are eligible and winner is confirmed by public vote)
  • Special Recognition – Outstanding Achievement
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Photos and awards ceremony footage from previous awards ceremonies are available here on our website. Details and profiles from the 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards can also be found through the online magazine 4/4: www.fourfour.co.nz


If you have any questions about the Pacific Music Awards or the nomination process, please email us: info(at)pacificmusicawards.org.nz


The Pacific Music Awards Trust is looking forward to planning the celebration of Pacific music and to sharing this special event with you, so please save the date of 24 May 2018!


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