The Finalists For The 2016 Music Managers Awards

Wednesday 4 May 2016

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum in association with NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ and OneMusic are proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 Music Managers Awards.

To appoint a manager is one of the most important career decisions an artist will make. With the changing landscape of the music industry, music managers have never played a more important role than today. As well as shaping the career of the artist, and running their day-to-day business affairs, a music manager is now responsible for building and managing a range of activities, from crowd funding through to marketing.

The MMF Music Managers Awards celebrates the very best of those New Zealand music managers who support their artists every step of the way. The awards have become one of this country’s most respected music industry events, with attendance from managers, industry professionals and artists.

The MMF Music Managers Awards will be held at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday 11 May.

The finalists for this year’s awards are:

Recorded Music NZ Manager of The Year
Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)
Ashley Page (Broods, Jarryd James, Joel Little, Alex Hope)
Scott Maclachlan (Sol3 Mio, Leisure, Thomston, Parson James)


Breakthrough Manager of The Year
Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)
Jaz Kapow (Bailey Wiley, Laughton Kora)
Mel Parsons (Mel Parsons)


NZ Music Commission International Achievement
Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)
Ashley Page (Broods, Jarryd James, Joel Little, Alex Hope)
Scott Maclachlan (Sol3 Mio, Leisure, Thomston, Parson James)


Self-Managed Artist of The Year
Mel Parsons (Mel Parsons)
Nick Atkinson (Hopetoun Brown)
Tami Neilson (Tami Neilson)


Best Independent Tour
James Southgate (Devilskin ‘Mountains and the Moon’ Tour)
Mel Parsons (‘Drylands’ Album Release Tour April/May 2015, Theatre Tour Oct/Nov 2015)
Teresa Patterson (I Am Giant ‘Kiss From A Ghost’ Album Release Tour)


OneMusic Best Small Venue
San Fran, Wellington
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
The Wine Cellar, Auckland


OneMusic Best Large Venue
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
The Powerstation, Auckland
The Studio, Auckland