You can have your say by participating in the Vodafone People’s Choice Award and by purchasing the album or single of your favourite artists. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious by musicians, as it is a reflection of New Zealanders’ love of local music.
Highest Selling Album and Highest Selling Single are awarded based solely on retail sales and sales success is also a judging criterion in all other awards. Generally speaking though, these are industry awards and like the Oscars and the Grammys the recipients of the other Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are voted for by industry professionals.
While it’s an industry event, more members of the public than ever before will be able to attend the 2005 awards ceremony. Closer to the event, you should check out sponsors and media websites for details on promotions and competitions that enable you to go to the awards. Again in 2005, free-to-air CanWest TV station C4 will provide a delayed broadcast of the awards. Check your TV guide for dates and times.
There are a number of criteria used in deciding who wins a Vodafone New Zealand Music Award. Some are judged on sales success coupled with artistic and radio merit. The judges are aware of how well received a record has been in each of the award categories and this criterion is a factor they take into account in the judging. Other criteria vary from award to award and include things such as artistic merit, originality and creative appeal
Come back to this website at 11pm on October 5, 2005. There will be a complete listing of this year’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners loaded straight to the site after the event. Alternatively the awards will be covered by traditional media channels such as television, print and radio.