Contemporary Māori Music


* APRA Maioha Award
Award for best contemporary Māori music writing.
* Auckland Arts Festival's Sound Aotearoa
Auckland Arts Festival's Sound Aotearoa showcase page. Lists artists featured in the event
* Che Fu
* Creative New Zealand Funding
Guide to funding available to artists and musicians.
* Brooke Fraser
* Hinemoana Baker
A poet and singer-songwriter, her first solo album was a finalist for the folk category of the NZ Music Awards in 2005, and the title track was a finalist for the Maori language category of the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Awards that same year.
* Katchafire
* Moana Maniapoto
Moana is a recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), a Life Time Recipient of the Toi Iho Maori Made Mark (denoting authenticity and quality) and received the 2005 Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi Award from Te Waka Toi (Creative New Zealand) in recognition of "outstanding leadership and contribution to the development of new directions in Maori art."
* Maori Music
Article from Te Ara, 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
* Maori Music Industry Coalition
Organisation whose goal it is to support the growth of, and create opportunities within the Maori music industry. Included is an online membership form as well as information on news and events in the industry.
* Anika Moa
* Native Tongue Music Publishing
This site features profiles of Maori artists published by their company.
* Bic Runga
* Sounds Aotearoa
An organisation which aims to create projects and events to be platforms for networking, capacity building and the promotion of Maori and Pacific music managers, artists and bands. The Indigenous Music Expo is their flagship event.
* Tama Waipara
* Te Kupu
Dean Hapeta a.k.a D Word a.k.a. Te Kupu. Poet/Rap artist of Upper Hutt Posse fame.
* Toi Maori Aotearoa
Aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art. They promote the uniqueness, quality and cultural expression of Maori art. Information on musicians.
* Whirimako Black
Maori recording artist and actress, who sings mostly in Te Reo Maori, and uses traditional Maori musical forms and collaborates with traditional Taonga puoro instruments.