Taite Music Prize

Taite Music 2018 – nominations are now open.


Taite Music Prize Nomination 2018

Please ensure that you’ve read all the Terms & Judging Criteria before completing the Taite Music Prize nomination form.


Auckland Live Best Independent Debut

Please ensure that you’ve read all the Terms & Judging Criteria before completing the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut nomination form.

About the Taite Music Prize: 

Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country’s most highly respected music journalists, The Taite Music Prize‘s purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, to be spent as they wish – with thanks to Founding Partner of the Taite Music Prize, Recorded Music NZ. Additionally through the support of Red Bull Studios Auckland, the winner receives recording time at the Studios and a year’s supply of Red Bull product.

Also recognised at the ceremony are the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award – acknowledging a defining NZ record from our yesteryear and the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut award – celebrating the freshest talent of Aotearoa. Thanks to the Event Partner, this award includes a live performance slot in the Auckland Live Summer In The Square programme, and includes a $2000 cash prize.

Wikipedia entry, Taite Music Prize: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taite_Music_Prize

Terms and Judging Criteria – CLICK HERE


Presented by: Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)

Founding Partner: Recorded Music NZ

Official Partners: NZ On Air / The Taite Family

Event Partners: Auckland Live

Supporting Partners: NZ Music Commission / APRA AMCOS / Media Arts Lawyers / Red Bull Studios Auckland / Commotion Ltd. / McCarthy Design / Spotify

Media Partners: 95bFM

Charity Partners: The NZ Music Foundation


About Dylan Taite

Taite Music Prize – Archives

Taite Music Prize – Past Nominees