Music Managers Awards Finalists Announced

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Music Managers Awards Finalists Announced

Managers for Lorde, Broods and Devilskin are among the finalists at this year's MMF Music Managers Awards.

Last year's big winner Scott Machlaclan is once again nominated for Manager of the Year and International Achievement for his work with Lorde, Sol3 Mio, Thomston, Mt Eden and Parson James. Also nominated for Manager of the Year is James Southgate (Blacklistt, Devilskin, The Feelers, Lightening on Me, City of Souls), Ashley Page (Broods, Joel Little) and Cushla Ashton (Louis Baker, Thomas Oliver, Estere).

The awards aim to celebrate "the endless contribution that managers make behind the scenes to the music that we all love" and "recognise the work of managers who go above and beyond the call of duty".

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday 13 May.

The finalists for this year’s awards are:

Manager of the Year
Ashley Page (Broods, Joel Little)
Cushla Ashton (Louis Baker, Thomas Oliver, Estere)
James Southgate (Blacklistt, Devilskin, The Feelers, Lightening on Me, City of Souls)
Scott Maclachlan (Lorde, Sol3 Mio, Thomston, Mt Eden, Parson James)

Breakthrough Manager of the Year
Ami Holifield (Ulcerate)
Fraser Browne (Paper Cranes)
Nick Dwyer and Dick Johnson (Weird Together)
Tim Couch (Ha! The Unclear, Summer Thieves)

International Achievement
Andy Murnane (Savage, Janine and the Mixtape, Aaradhna)
Ashley Page (Broods, Joel Little)
Campbell Smith & Paul McKessar (The Naked and Famous, Brooke Fraser)
Scott Maclachlan (Lorde, Sol3 Mio)

Self Managed Artist
Andrew Spraggon (Sola Rosa)
Flip Grater
Mel Parsons
Nick Dwyer and Dick Johnson (Weird Together)

Independent Tour
James Southgate (Devilskin ‘We Rise’ Album Release Tour)
Lorraine Barry and Rodney Hewson (Anika Moa and Benny Tipene ‘So Good They Named It Twice’)
Mel Parsons (Mel & Anika Canterbury Winter Tour)
Teresa Patterson (I Am Giant ‘Science and Survival’ Album Release tour)