FINALISTS FOR MMF MUSIC MANAGERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The MMF New Zealand, Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Music Commission are proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Music Managers Awards.

It is an event managers and other industry guests look forward to each year, and this year the MMF Music Managers Awards is to be held at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday May 14.

New Zealand music managers today work tirelessly for the love of their band and are far more than a manager of affairs; they’re a booking agent, record company, travel agent, merchandise seller, driver, counselor and at times even a wardrobe assistant. 

The MMF Music Managers Awards recognise the blood sweat and tears of those working frantically behind the scenes of New Zealand’s most popular acts.

So without further adieu finalists for the 2014 Music Managers Awards are;

Manager of the Year
Ashley Page – Joel Little / Broods
Rebecca Caughey – Shapeshifter / Ladi6
Scott Maclachlan – Lorde / Sol3 Mio
Teresa Patterson – Six60 / Iva Lamkum / PleasePlease / I Am Giant

International Achievement
Andy Murnane – Aaradhna / Savage
Ashley Page – Joel Little / Broods
Scott Maclachlan – Lorde / Sol3 Mio
Teresa Patterson – Six60

Breakthrough Manager
Dean Lawton – Sons Of Zion
Elizabeth Woollacott – Horomona Horo / Waiora
Natalia Sheppard – Tali
Vanessa McGowan – Tattletale Saints

Best Independent Tour
Dean Lawton – Sons Of Zion ‘Two Drop Summer Tour’
James Southgate – Blacklistt Album Tour
Scott Grafton – Batucada Sound Machine – 2014 B2kada European Tour
Teresa Patterson – Six60 March/April NZ tour 2013 & I Am Giant Razor Wire single release tour Jan/Feb 2014

Self-Managed Artist of the Year
Te Awanui Reeder – AWA
Daniel McBride – Sheep Dog & Wolf
Mel Parsons – Mel Parsons
Vanessa McGowan – Tattletale Saints

Lorraine Owen from MMF says, “New Zealand music is continuing to shine both locally and on the international stage.  The list of finalists this year goes to show how far our talent and their managers have come over the past 12 months, and we are proud to say New Zealand managers – MMF members or not – are amongst the best in the world”.