The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa was founded in 2007 as a cooperative venture between APRA AMCOS NZ and Recorded Music NZ. Both organisations were considering instituting an award of this nature at the same time and, rather than set up competing ventures, agreed to work collaboratively. In June 2014 a formal Trust was established to better organise the Hall’s operations.
Inductees receive the Hall of Fame “soundshell”, a taonga created by renowned sculptor Jim Wheeler. These taonga are gifted to our inductees privately, with the inductions recognised publicly at either the Aotearoa Music Awards, The APRA Silver Scroll Awards | Kaitito Kaiaka, or another platform deemed suitable by the trustees.
The purpose of the Hall is to:
- Recognise the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Aotearoa music by inducting them into the Hall of Fame; and
- Establish, maintain and develop a forum for the ongoing celebration and recognition of inductees and Aotearoa music
HALL OF FAME TRUST
The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa is governed by The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Trust.