L.A.B, The Beths and Tami Neilson are among finalists for the Taite Music Prize.
Independent Music NZ (IMNZ) has today announced this year's finalists for the Taite Music Prize.
Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of Aotearoa’s most respected music journalists, the Taite Music Prize recognizes outstanding creativity for an album.
This year’s finalists are:
Anna Coddington - Beams
L.A.B - L.A.B IV
Nadia Reid - Out Of My Province
Reb Fountain - Reb Fountain
Ria Hall - Manawa Wera
Tami Neilson - Chickaboom!
The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers
The Phoenix Foundation - Friend Ship
Troy Kingi - The Ghost of Freddie Cesar
Wax Chattels - Clot
The Taite Music Prize will be awarded at a ceremony at Auckland’s Q Theatre on April 20th. Also awarded on the night will be the Independent Spirit Award, the Independent Music NZ Classic Record, and Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award.
Nominees for Best Independent Debut Award are:
Amamelia - WOW!
Dick Move - Chop!
Na Noise - Waiting For You
Nominees for other awards are yet to be announced.