The Brag Media has confirmed that it will hold its first-ever Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards ceremony. The event will take place at the Glasshouse in Auckland on Wednesday, August 31, as the Aotearoa Music Festival, and follows the Australian expansion of iconic music and pop culture, which was launched in March.
The main sponsor of the Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards is the craft brewery Panhead Custom Ales, which was also confirmed by supporting sponsors SAE and Canna. Awards are awarded only by invitations to an evening of live music, drinks and a kiwi music festival.
Honoring New Zealand musicians, the Panhead Rolling Stone Awards will pay tribute to the year that has been in music, honoring performers in five categories including Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist and Global Rolling Stone Award.
Rolling Stone Australia / New Zealand also gives its subscribers to the magazine the opportunity to determine the winner of the award, and the first Rolling Stone Readers’ Award. Rolling Stone Australia / New Zealand subscribers can cast their vote for their favorite artist or Kiwi band by voting here. Readers who vote will also have the opportunity to attend the award ceremony in August.
Nominations for the inaugural Panhead Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards will open on May 16 and close on Friday, June 17 via The Brag Media, owned by The Industry Observer.
Awards can be given to New Zealand artists or groups that have released works between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. Nominees will be announced on Friday, June 24th.
Editor-in-Chief of The Brag Media, Poppy Reedtold Media Week that though Rolling Stone NZ is new to the market, it has made a big impact.
«[The Brag Media CEO] Luke Girgis and I arrived earlier this month and we met a bunch of people from the music industry and advertising agencies – they were very excited.
“In the same way, the Australian media industry was really crippled by Kovid, as was the New Zealand sector. They lost a lot of publications. They have really incredible music blogs, but nothing with iconic power Rolling Stone in this area. “
Speaking about the power of the New Zealand music scene, Reid said the talents being built are full of brilliant artists.
“It is very diverse, as is Australia. They have some pretty incredible artists coming out of there – we all know that Lordbut I feel there are a few potential lords going on there. Just so many incredible talents.
We’re doing a great article in the next magazine called “Eight Kiwi Artists Worth Watching,” and it’s a multi-page feature dedicated to emerging artists who we think could become the next Lord or the next Benee.
“We are also talking to many of these artists because we have awards waiting for us and we want some of them to perform. There is just something to choose from. “
This year Rolling Stone Australia expanded to New Zealand and last year launched the Rolling Stone Australia Awards, and, according to Roy Morgan in the Australian National Australian Magazine Market, Rolling Stone Australia reached 191,000 readers in the six months to December 31, 2021, ahead of major Australian Mastids Golf Digest, Family Circle and World Health Organization.
Among the winners at the second Rolling Stone Australia Awards in March this year were Amy Shark, Genesis Owusu, Small LAROI and King stingray.
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The next issue of Fr. Rolling Stone Australia / New Zealand arrives at kiosks on June 13 with RÜFÜS DU SOL on the cover and an interview with 5 seconds of summer, Jack White, Drag Race favorites as well as features on New Zealand’s polyamory, the new internet, eight acts of Kiwi prepared for fame, and a glimpse into the secret world of private concerts with great prices.