The Pacific Music Awards Trust proudly announces that the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, will be held on Thursday 9 June, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland. Please save this date! We’re excited to celebrate the music released in 2015 and honour our amazing Pacific music artists.

Nominations for the 2016 awards are open and are due by Monday 15 February.

All singles, EPs and albums released for sale by Pacific artists, during 1 January – 31 December 2015, are eligible to enter the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.

We’re also excited to announce a new category for 2016, which is for Best Producer, honouring the expertise for this role and their contribution to sound recordings.

The entered categories for 2016 are, as follows:

  • Best Pacific Female Artist
  • Best Pacific Male Artist
  • Best Pacific Group
  • Best Pacific Urban Artist
  • Best Pacific Gospel Artist
  • Best Pacific Language
  • Best Pacific Song
  • Best Pacific Music Video
  • Best Producer
  • Best International Pacific Artist
  • Best Pacific Music Album (nb: NZ Music Award ‘Tui’)

All nominations need to be completed online – and the first step is to read the 2016 VPMA Terms and Conditions.

To obtain the entry login details, please email: info(at)pacificmusicawards.org.nz

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact me. For more details about the awards, please go to: www.pacificmusicawards.org.nz

We look forward to hearing from you and to beginning the journey towards the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.