The NZ Music Hall of Fame confers multiple accolades upon inductees:
The “Soundshell” is a gold-plated conch shell scuplted by renowned NZ artist Jim Wheeler (www.jimwheelersculptor.co.nz). The interior of the shell bears an outline of New Zealand with a series soundwaves radiating outwards. In the following video, Jim discusses his art and some of the process that went into creating the shell.
This incredibly limited keepsake is presented in a velvet-lined case and includes a wooden plinth to enable upright display of the Soundshell.
Artists who are inducted into the Hall of Fame by Recorded Music NZ as part of the New Zealand Music Awards also receive a Tui trophy. Tuis are normally gold, but befitting inductees’ elevated status, the Hall of Fame tui is platinum.