The New Zealand Music Managers Forum is pleased to announce that nominations for this years Music Managers Awards are now open!
It has been a phenomenal year for rising Kiwi soul star TEEKS (Cilla Ruha). Riding a wave of success in the charts and drawing acclaim from local and international critics, the young artist from Northland also won the Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist award at this year’s VNZMAs and has just been signed to two international booking agencies, 13 Artists and Niche Productions, as he prepares to take on the world in 2018.
Aotearoa’s very own champions of ‘sunshine reggae’, Tomorrow People (Tana Tupai & Avina Kelekolio), are back with another summer smash - ‘Don’t Wanna Fight It’. And ot content with just one version, Tomorrow People have gone the extra mile, releasing the song in English, Māori, and Samoan - in celebration of the band’s heritage and the diversity of their loyal fanbase.
It’s a dream the three Northland teenagers have harboured since they formed a thrash metal band five years ago – and a secret they have guarded closely for the past three months. Now, they can finally tell the world – in August 2018, Alien Weaponry (Niel de Jong) will become the first New Zealand band ever to take the stage at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest and most prestigious heavy metal festival.