The APRA Music Grants programme contributes to the Pacific Music Awards - including the APRA best Pacific Song Award.

About the Pacific Music Awards Trust

In 2004 the Pacific Music Awards Committee (PMAC) was formed to realise a vision and the result was the resounding success of the inaugural Pacific Music Awards that debuted at Pasifika Festival in March 2005. Encouraged by the success of the 2005 Pacific Music Awards and galvanised by the Pacific music industry who warmly welcomed the establishment of the Awards, PMAC has set about developing the infrastructure to make this annual event a significant highlight of the New Zealand Music Industry calendar.

The Pacific Music Awards Committee later became a Charitable Trust that organises and hosts the awards. 

The Trust also works with Recorded Music NZ, particularly in regards to the presentation of the NZ Music Award, Best Pacific Music Album. This experienced group of people are culturally and commercially aware and are driven by the Trust’s objective:

"To create and manage an event that acknowledges the success of Pacific artists, celebrates and promotes excellence in Pacific music and encourages young Pacific musicians to aspire to a higher level of achievement."

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