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Finalists for the Nz Music Awards 2006

Finalists for the Nz Music Awards 2006

Sunday, 10th September 2006 12:00PM

PlayStation® 2 SingStar™ Album of the Year

Don McGlashan – Warm Hand
Bic Runga – Birds
Dave Dobbyn – Available Light
Concord Dawn – Chaos By Design
Elemeno P – Trouble in Paradise

The New Zealand Herald Single of the Year


Bic Runga – Winning Arrow
Goldenhorse – Out Of The Moon
Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat. Hollie Smith – Bathe In The River
Pluto – Long White Cross
The Feelers – Stand Up

KIWI FM Best Group

Bleeders – As Sweet As Sin
Elemeno P – Trouble In Paradise
Fly My Pretties – The Return of Fly My Pretties

Best Male Solo Artist

Che Fu – Beneath the Radar
Dave Dobbyn – Available Light
Don McGlashan – Warm Hand

Best Female Solo Artist

Aaradhna – I Love You
Anika Moa – Stolen Hill
Bic Runga - Birds

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Aaradhna – I Love You
Bleeders – As Sweet As Sin
Frontline – Borrowed Time

C4 Best Music Video

Mark Williams – Wandering Eye (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
Alyx Duncan – Fuji (Minuit)
Adam Jones – Long White Cross (Pluto)


Best Rock Album

Bleeders – As Sweet As Sin
Blindspott – End The Silence
Elemeno P – Trouble In Paradise

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album

Frontline – Borrowed Time
Nesian Mystik – Fresh Men
Opensouls – Kaleidoscope

Best Dance / Electronica Album

Concord Dawn – Chaos By Design
Recloose – Hiatus on the Horizon
Sola Rosa – Moves On

Best Aotearoa Roots Album

Anika Moa – Stolen Hill
Fly My Pretties – The Return of Fly My Pretties
Rhombus – Future Reference


Best Maori Album

Mahara Tocker – Hurricane’s Eye
Rodger Cunningham – Toto
Te Reotakiwa Dunn – Te Reotakiwa Dunn

Best Gospel / Christian Album

juliagrace – juliagrace
Mumsdollar – A Beautiful Life
Shooting Stars – Over The Water

Best Classical Album

Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thomson – Taurangi
The New Zealand Trio – Spark
Tower Voices Of New Zealand – Spirit of the Land

People’s Choice Award

Pluto
Frontline
Elemeno P
Bic Runga
Goodnight Nurse
Fat Freddy’s Drop

No finalists are announced for the Highest Selling NZ Single, The Warehouse Highest Selling NZ Album and NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year awards.

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS TUIS
Best Album Cover

Winner: Chris Knox for As Sweet As Sin (Bleeders);

Finalist: Joe Garlick for Fly My Pretties’ The Return of Fly My Pretties;

Finalist: Stephen Tolfrey for the cover of Blindspott’s End The Silence.

Best Engineer

Winner: Andre Upston, engineer on Birds by Bic Runga;

Finalist: Andrew Spraggon & Angus McNaughton, for their work on Moves On by Sola Rosa;

Finalist: Lee Prebble, for Fly My Pretties’ The Return of Fly My Pretties.

Best Producer

Winner: Bic Runga for Birds by Bic Runga;

Finalist: Don McGlashan, Sean Donnelly & Ed McWilliams for Don McGlashan’s Warm Hand;

Finalist: David Holmes and Paul McLaney for Like Stray Voltage by Gramsci.

The Tuis presented at the NZ Music Awards 2006 ceremony are for:

PlayStation®2 SingStar Album of the Year, The New Zealand Herald Single of the Year

KIWI FM Best Group, Best Male Solo Artist, Best Female Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, The Warehouse Highest Selling NZ Album, Highest Selling NZ Single, C4 Best Music Video, Best Rock Album, Best Urban/Hip Hop Album, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Aotearoa Roots Album, Best Maori Album, Best Gospel/Christian Album, Best Classical Album, People’s Choice, NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year.

The People’s Choice Award

Finalists for the People’s Choice Award in 2006 are Pluto, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Frontline, Elemeno P, Bic Runga and Goodnight Nurse

Members of the public can vote for their favourite artist by TXT:

* TXT “Choice” and then
o A for Pluto
o B for Fat Freddy’s Drop
o C for Frontline
o D for Elemeno P or
o E for Bic Runga
o F for Goodnight Nurse
* Send the TXT to 3950
* Voting opens at midnight on Wednesday September 6, 2006 and closes at midnight on Friday October 13, 2006.
* TXT votes cost 50c each.
No finalists are announced for the Highest Selling NZ Single, The Warehouse Highest Selling NZ Album and NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year awards.

Tuis awarded at separate functions throughout the year, and again recognised at the main gala event on October 18 are Best Folk Album, Best Pacific Music Album and Best Country Music Album.

The Best Jazz Album Tui is to be presented at the Wellington International Jazz Festival in November and the winner will be acknowledged at the New Zealand Music Awards 2007.

Issued for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand by Pead PR





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