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Pacific Music Awards announced for 2024 entries open

Story Published Saturday 16 March 2024

Congratulations to the Pacific Music Awards who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year! Entries are now open for all categories including the APRA Best Pacific Song Award. Entries close Friday 26th April 2024.

It is with honour and excitement that the Pacific Music Awards Trust announce the details for the 2024 Pacific Music Awards. This is a milestone year for the Pacific music community, as the awards are celebrating their 20 year anniversary.

The 2024 Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 29 August, at the Due Drop Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland. Reaching the 20 year anniversary signals the importance and growth of the Pacific music community. The Trust wishes to sincerely thank all our artists, families, audience, sponsors, funders and the team that work on the awards event, for their support for the Pacific Music Awards over the last two decades.

The awards journey begins with the entry process and entries for the 2024 Pacific Music Award are now open. All entries need to be submitted online through the official entry system, with the deadline for entries being Friday 26 April 2024.

Entries for all the Pacific Music Awards entered categories are submitted online. Local Pacific artists, i.e. New Zealand citizens/residents, can be nominated for all the entered award categories except for the Best International Pacific Artist Award, which is open to Pacific artists from overseas. The recordings eligible for entry, can be singles, EPs or albums that have been released during the last year, i.e. between 1 January – 31 December 2023. For all the information about nominations for the 2024 Pacific Music Awards, including the 2024 PMA Terms & Conditions of Entry, please go to the Entries page on the awards website. The entered categories for the 2024 Pacific Music Awards are as follows:

  • Best Pacific Female Artist
  • Best Pacific Male Artist
  • Best Pacific Group
  • Best Pacific Gospel Artist
  • Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist
  • Best Pacific Soul/RnB Artist
  • Best Pacific Language
  • Best Pacific Song
  • Best Pacific Music Video
  • Best Producer
  • Best International Pacific Artist
  • Best Pacific Music Album (Aotearoa Music Award)

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Alongside the beautiful trophy, all the 2024 winners will receive an exclusive 20th PMA anniversary watch, thanks to the support from Matai Watches. The Trust has collaborated with the Matai Watches creative team for this design and are thrilled to provide this gift to honour each winner and the 20th anniversary.

The Trust are encouraging everyone to celebrate and honour Pacific music this year – past, present and future. The Trust also looks forward to sharing the 20th anniversary celebration of Pacific music and the 2024 Pacific Music Awards with the Pacific music community, family, friends and the music industry.

For any questions about the awards or the nomination process for entries, please contact the Trust on: [email protected]

Issued by the Pacific Music Awards Trust