2013 New Zealand Music Awards

2013 New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in New Zealand music
Sponsor Vodafone
Date November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
Location Vector Arena, Auckland
Country New Zealand
Host Shannon Ryan and Stan Walker
Reward Tui award trophy
Official website http://nzmusicawards.co.nz
Television/Radio coverage
Network Four
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The 2013 New Zealand Music Awards is the 48th holding of the annual ceremony featuring awards for musical recording artists based in or originating from New Zealand. The main awards event will be held on 21 November 2013 at Vector Arena, Auckland and will again be hosted by Shannon Ryan, along with new host Stan Walker.[1] Nominations opened on 27 May 2013 and closed on 8 July 2013. Eligible works were those released between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013.[2] The ceremony will be broadcast on television channel Four, as will a red carpet special hosted by Drew Neemia and Sharyn Casey.[3]

The technical award winners, legacy award recipient and the Critics' Choice Prize shortlist were announced on 22 October at the Pullman hotel, Auckland. The Critics' Choice Prize winner was announced at the Critic's Choice Showcase at the King's Arms bar on 6 November.[4]

Early awards

While most of the awards are presented at the main awards ceremony held in November, four genre awards are presented earlier at ceremonies of their field. The first was awarded in January, with the Tui for Best Folk Album presented at the Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu to Auckland alt-country group Great North for their album Halves. [5] The Tui for Best Jazz Album was presented in March to Nathan Haines at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga for his album The Poet's Embrance.[6] The Tui for Best Pacific Music Album was presented to Aaradhna at the Pacific Music Awards in May for her album Treble & Reverb.[7] The Best Country Music Song Tui was presented to Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams for their album Sad but True – The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol. 1 at the Gold Guitar Awards, also in May.[8]

In addition, the three technical awards are presented at a ceremony on 22 October 2013. Nominees for the technical categories were announced on 10 October.[9]

Nominees and winners

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

  †  – Non-technical award
  ‡  – Technical award
Album of the Year Single of the Year
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Best Group† Breakthrough Artist of the Year
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Sponsored by Westpac Hotpoints
Best Male Solo Artist† Best Female Solo Artist†
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Best Rock Album† Best Pop Album†
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Best Urban/Hip Hop Album Best Roots Album†
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Best Alternative Album† Best Māori Album†
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  • Maisey Rika – Whitiora
    • Kirsten Te Rito – Te Rito
    • Ngatapa Black – I Muri Ahiahi
Best Music Video Best Electronica Album
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  • Joel Kefali – "Royals" (Lorde)
    • Nick Dwyer – "In Colour" (Shapeshifter)
    • Thunderlips – "Frankenstein" (Randa)
  • ShapeshifterDelta
    • K+LAB – Space Dirt
    • Sola Rosa – Low and Behold, High and Beyond
Best Gospel / Christian Album† Best Classical Album†
  • Strahan – Posters
    • Edge Kingsland – Edge Vol.2: Due North
    • Go Stop Go – Go Stop Go
People's Choice Award Critics' Choice Prize[10]
Sponsored by Vodafone
Sponsored by Hallensteins Brothers

Presented 6 November 2013

  • Sheep, Dog & Wolf
    • Janine and the Mixtape
    • Paquin
Highest selling New Zealand Single† Highest selling New Zealand Album†
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No finalists are announced in this category.
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No finalists are announced in this category.
  • Peter PosaWhite Rabbit: The Very Best of Peter Posa
Radio Airplay Record of the Year International Achievement Award
Sponsored by NZ On Air
No finalists are announced in this category.
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No finalists are announced in this category.
Legacy Award Best Album Cover‡
Sponsored by The New Zealand Herald
No finalists are announced in this category.

Announced 22 October 2013

Presented 22 October 2013
Best Engineer‡ Best Producer‡
Presented 22 October 2013 Presented 22 October 2013
Best Folk Album†[5] Best Jazz Album†[6]
Presented 27 January 2013
  • Great North – Halves
    • Brenda Liddiard – Box of Memories
    • French For Rabbits – Claimed By the Sea
Presented 31 March 2013
  • Nathan Haines – The Poet’s Embrace
    • Jennifer Zea – The Latin Soul
    • Whirimako Black – The Late Night Plays
Best Country Music Song†[8] Best Pacific Music Album†[7]
Presented 30 May 2013
  • Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams – Sad but True –
    The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol. 1
    • Donna Dean – Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts
    • The Eastern – Hope and Wire
Presented 30 May 2013

Presenters and performers


Presenters of awards:[11]

  • Hosts Stan Walker and Shannon Ryan presented the first three awards: Highest Selling Album, Highest Selling Single and Radio Airplay Award.
  • Comedians Urzila Carlson and Jesse Griffin awarded Best Electronica Album, Best Roots Album and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album.
  • Māori musician Ria Hall handed out Best Gospel/Christian Album, Best Classical Album and Best Māori Album.
  • Damian Vaughan, the CEO of Recorded Music NZ, presented the International Achievement Award.
  • Rugby player Benji Marshall and his wife, television personality Zoe, awarded Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Album.
  • Lead singer of The Exponents and New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee Jordan Luck bestowed the Legacy Award.
  • Newsreader Samantha Hayes and broadcaster Paul Henry presented the awards for Best Male and Female Solo Artists.
  • Media personalities Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce awarded Best Music Video.
  • Teenage online comedian Jamie Curry and Australian pop singer Cody Simpson presented Best Pop Album.
  • English performer Natalia Kills awarded Best Group and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
  • Madeleine Sami and Thomas Sainsbury presented People's Choice Award.
  • Musician Dave Dobbyn awarded Album and Single of the Year.


Performers at the ceremony:[11]


  1. ^ "Stan to host music awards". Stuff.co.nz (Fairfax New Zealand). 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nominations open for 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards" (Press release). New Zealand Music Awards. 27 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vodafone NZ Music Awards". Four (MediaWorks New Zealand). Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sheep, Dog & Wolf wins 2013 Critics' Choice Prize". 3 News. MediaWorks New Zealand. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Best Folk Album". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Haines’ ‘pursuit of sound’ resonates with critics". NZMA. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Pasefika Proud Pacific Music Awards Event". Pacific Music Awards. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Double Win for Delaney and Marlon". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "NZ Music Awards 2013 Technical Award Finalists Announced". Under the Radar. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sheep, Dog & Wolf wins Critics' Choice Prize". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Official Programme – Run of Show". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). 21 November 2013. lift-out booklet: p. 14. 

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