Music industry people came together at The Tuning Fork last night to celebrate the people behind some of the biggest artists in the New Zealand music business.
For the second year in a row, Ashley Page took home the prestigious 'Recorded Music NZ Manager of the Year' award for his work with the artists Broods, Joel Little, Jarryd James, and Alex Hope.
'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 'Industry Champion' for 2016 was awarded to Teresa Patterson of CRS Management. Over the course of her 20-year career, Teresa has had extensive experience in all aspects of the NZ Music Industry.
The 2016 Music Managers Awards Winners are:
Recorded Music NZ Manager of the Year: Ashley Page (Broods, Joel Little, Jarryd James, Alex Hope
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