• THE INDUCTEES - 2014

    DOUGLAS LILBURN

    Douglas Lilburn is acknowledged as the grandfather of classical music and a pioneer of electronic music. More than a composer, Lilburn was an influential teacher, an advocate for composers and a generous benefactor.READ MORE
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    SHIHAD

    Tagged as the greatest of all Kiwi rock bands, there’s certainly no band more successful, or more resilient, than Wellington’s finest hard rockers.READ MORE

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer or musician) into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, the artist must have released a record or achieved some other significant professional milestone at least 20 years prior to the year of induction; and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.

Criteria also includes the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of New Zealand music. We shall consider factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique, but musical excellence and significance shall be the essential qualifications of induction.