AUCKLAND, NZ (CelebrityAccess) — Music Managers Forum New Zealand, Recorded Music New Zealand, OneMusic, and the New Zealand Music Commission announced the winners of the 2016 Music Managers Awards, with Broods manager Ashley Page taking the top honor.
For the second year in a row, Ashley Page took home the 'Recorded Music NZ Manager of the Year' award for his work with the artists Broods, Joel Little, Jarryd James, and Alex Hope. Page's clients, the Broods won four Tuis at the 2015 Vodafone Music Awards and played five US music festivals, while Joel Little was nominated for 3 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
Ashley also signed Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter and producer Jarryd James to Interscope who generated 40 million streams worldwide. He also started working with songwriter Alex Hope who co-produced Troye Sivans international hit EP Wild, which went to #1 on Itunes in 50 territories.
'Breakthrough Manager of the Year' and the 'NZ Music Commission International Achievement Award' was presented to Alastair Burns who looks after the careers of Marlon Williams and Julia Jacklin.
The prize for 'Best Independent Tour' was awarded to New Zealand-based singer/guitarist Mel Parsons. Mel booked, promoted and performed her twenty-three date 'Drylands' Album Release Tour and arranged a five-date theater tour in New Zealand with Julia Deans.
Country singer Tami Neilson won the award for 'Self Managed Artist' after she won Best Country Album at the 2015 NZ Music Awards and hit #1 on the New Zealand charts with her album "Don't Be Afraid"
The prize for 'Self Managed Artist' went to country singer Tami Neilson. Tami was awarded Best Country Album at the 2015 NZ Music Awards.
Teresa Patterson of CRS Management was recognized with the industry champion award, for her extensive involvement with all aspects of the New Zealand music industry for more than 20 years. Her career has included stints as ncluded developing and implementing domestic and international business strategies for recording artists under CRS Management as well as Polygram and Virgin Records. She has also run successful marketing and communications campaigns for artists, tours, and festivals including Big Day Out and Auckland City Limits. Teresa has been the Chairperson of the NZ Music Managers Forum since 2007.
The complete list of 2016 Music Managers Awards Winners are:
Recorded Music NZ Manager of the Year: Ashley Page (Broods, Joel Little, Jarryd James, Alex Hope) 2nd year in a row
Breakthrough Manager of the Year: Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)
NZ Music Commission International Achievement: Alastair Burns (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin)
Self Managed Artist: Tami Neilson
Independent Tour: Mel Parsons
OneMusic Large Venue: Studio, Auckland
OneMusic Small Venue: The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Industry Champion: Teresa Patterson, CRS Management
MMF Mentoring Program Achievement Award: Avina Kelekolio and Tana Tupai