NZ Music Manager Awards announces 2016 finalists

Singer Mel Parsons is up for Breakthrough Manager of The Year, Self-Managed Artist of The Year, and Best Tour.
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Singer Mel Parsons is up for Breakthrough Manager of The Year, Self-Managed Artist of The Year, and Best Tour.

The managers of Sol3 Mio, Broods and Marlon Williams have been listed among the best in New Zealand.

Finalists for the 2016 Music Managers Forum Awards were announced on Wednesday, recognising the clock work behind some on the country's biggest music stars.

As well as shaping the careers of the artists and running their day-to-day business affairs, the role of a music manager has in recent times extended responsibilities to crowd funding to, marketing, and social media. 

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Lorde's former manager and Sol3 Mio's current manager, Scott Maclachlan, is up for NZ Manager of The Year and the International Achievement award, which he took out both in 2015 and 2014. 

Those also up for the awards are Marlon Williams' manager Alastair Burns, and Ashley Page, who looks after Broods, and won manager of the year in 2015.

​Burns is also nominated for Breakthrough Manager of The Year, joined in the category by the self-managed Cantabrian singer Mel Parsons.

Country singer Tami Neilson is up for Self-Managed Artist of The Year.

Country singer Tami Neilson is up for Self-Managed Artist of The Year.

Parsons is also up for Best Independent Tour for Drylands, and Best Self-Managed Artist.

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Fellow country soulstress Tami Neilson joins her as a Best Self-Managed Artist contender.

Best Independent Tour nominations also went to James Southgate for Devilskin's Mountains and the Moons tour, and Teresa Patterson for I Am Giant's Kiss From A Ghost tour.

Devilskin band members from left, Nail, Jennie Skulander, Nic Martin and Paul Martin, who are up for Best Independent Tour.
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Devilskin band members from left, Nail, Jennie Skulander, Nic Martin and Paul Martin, who are up for Best Independent Tour.

Finalists for best music venues include San Fran in Wellington, the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, and The Powerstation in Auckland, the last of which has won best large venue three years in a row

The Music Managers Forum offers professional development, mentoring, and industry networking opportunities to music managers all over the world.

In association with he NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ, OneMusic, the awards will be held at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday, May 11.

 

The full list of Music Manager Forum 2016 finalists:


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

 - Stuff

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