Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific Music Awards Trust is very happy to announce that the 2022 Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 4 August, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, Aotearoa. The awards will celebrate Pacific music, bringing our communities together to honour our Pacific music artists. Entries for the 2022 Pacific Music Award officially open […]

On the heels of his Pacific Music Awards Nominations, Avondale poet, MC and rapper Melodownz joined fellow 685 rapper POETIK on ‘For The Ville Radio’. Third time nominee, Melodownz is a finalist for the ‘NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist‘ and ‘Base FM NZ & Island Base FM Samoa Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist‘ […]

Last Thursday the Pacific Music Awards announced the finalists for 2021 at an event at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. This year the Pacific Music Awards have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensation Tree leading the nominations. After the release of her self-produced debut album Mrs Tree, she has […]

This week’s Local Eyes is SWISS and TREE ‘Emergencies’. A beautiful love story that will wrap you up in the warmth of their love. Two acclaimed Artists who have joined forces to honour that journey together, after strongly supporting each other through their individual Artistic journeys. – honouring the past, celebrating the present and being grateful for the future.

This week on Native Tongues we feature some of the winners of this years Pacific Music Awards 2020 and the usual offerings of new tracks from local talent. Kicking off the show is Church & AP who were big winners this year sweeping up a few awards: FLAVA Best Pacific Group Base FM NZ & Island […]

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert Purcell – better known as dynamic Auckland […]

The Pacific Music Awards will be shared as an online presentation this Saturday 3 October at 7pm. Watch the awards online at or on the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page HERE A Tagata Pasifika special will be screened again on TV1 on Saturday 17 October, 9.30-11am. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards will feature live performances by the new […]

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2020 Pacific Music Awards will be presented online and television this year, there will be no live event on Wednesday 30 September as planned. Given the current environment and our responsibility for our community, we believe this is the best decision for the awards. The 2020 […]

After postponing the Pacific Music Awards earlier in the year, the Pacific Music Awards Trust has announced that a live event will be going ahead on Wednesday 30 September at the BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. The Base Breakfast crew spoke to Event Producer & Trustee, Petrina Togi-Sa’ena about the upcoming event and some of the […]

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM, are proud to be sponsors again for […]

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