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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 which is available on our website

Nominations are open for all the entered award categories and are due by Thursday 1 February 2018.  All nominations are completed online and can be submitted by the artist or their representative.  The entered categories for 2018 are confirmed as the following:

·       Best Pacific Group

·       Best Pacific Female Artist

·       Best Pacific Male Artist

·       Best Pacific Language

·       Best Pacific Song

·       Best Pacific Music Video

·       Best Pacific Gospel Artist

·       Best Pacific Urban Artist

·       Best Producer

·       Best International Pacific Artist

·       Best Pacific Music Album (nb: NZ Music Award ‘Tui’)


For those considering nominating an artist, please note the deadline of 1 February 2018.  To confirm the details to submit a nomination, please

Details and profiles from the 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards can be found through the online magazine 4/4

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!    

If you have any questions about the Pacific Music Awards or the nomination process, please contact us.  For more details about the awards, please go to: